Sudhir Varma, who made his debut as a director with the movie ‘Swami Rara’, became known as a crime and thriller genre specialist with movies like ‘Dochey’, ‘Kesava’ and ‘Ranarangam’. If a film with Ravi Teja as the hero comes from a director like this, the expectations will definitely be huge. According to those expectations, Sudhir Verma has chosen a good plot. ‘Ravanasura’ has been screened with enough stuff for mass Maharaja fans by adding commercial elements to the thriller genre of the story presented by Srikanth Vissa. The director who showed the Ravi Teja that we see regularly in the first half.. introduced Ravi Teja with negative shades from the pre-interval. Ravi Teja has never looked so violent after becoming a star hero.
However, Sudheer Ravma, who has chosen a good plot, is completely unable to show it effectively on screen. There are not many thrilling scenes that bring goosebumps in this movie with a huge cast. If not, Ravi Teja’s violence from the pre-interval to the entire second half feels new. The director who started the film with a comedy and romantic mood took it into the original story with a crime scene. And with the introduction of the character of Saket (Sushant), the story takes another turn. However, within this two songs are also over. The movie goes smoothly for about 30 minutes.
After the introduction of Saket’s character, the investigation by the police..revealing who is doing the murders seems thrilling. And the pre-interval scene is definitely surprising and scary. The highlight is the scene where Ravindra kills Harika. We take an interval break thinking why he killed her so brutally. The thriller starts from the second half. The director has revealed things like why Ravindra is committing these murders. In this order, the title ‘Ravanasura’ was defined. If Ravanasura has ten heads in Ramayana, this ‘Ravanasura’ has ten goals.
However, Ravindra uses prosthetic makeup to defeat his ten goals. With this make-up he transforms into other people and commits murders. In fact, we have seen many movies in the past where heroes cheated the villains by wearing masks like other people. There have been such films since the time of NT Rama Rao. But, such scenes were not at all believable in the movies of that time. To overcome that, director Sudhir Verma tried to show the hero in the form of another person with prosthetic make-up. But, this is also illogical. Even if you change the face with prosthetic make-up, you can’t change the body language. Is it that easy to commit heinous crimes and mislead the police in such make-up? In addition to this, the graphics used for this prosthetic make-up are also not very good.
Due to these illogical scenes, the interest in the movie decreases a bit. Even a police officer’s simple revelation of why Ravindra is committing these murders is not thrilling. The climax will be with the concept of how a criminal lawyer thinks with his criminal mind and uses the law to commit murders. It also doesn’t give much of a kick. This logic seems insufficient to kill a Home Minister. Overall, this movie is a commercial thriller that lacks logic. A logic-minded audience will surely enjoy it.
Ravi Teja is the one and only attraction in this movie with a huge cast. Mass Maharaja is a one man show. Cultivating comedy, romance, and flying fights are Ravi Teja’s walks on the black. But, something new has been shown in this movie. Showed his villainy. Ravanasura did justice to the title. No matter how many people there are in the film, our eyes will always revolve around Ravindra’s character. Another important role in this movie is Saket. This role is played by Sushant. This is not a strong enough role to test the actor in Sushant. Whoever replaces him will not make a big difference in the role. It would be no exaggeration to say that Sushant’s roles as Raju in ‘Ala Vaikunthapuramulo’ and Saket in ‘Ravanasura’ are examples of Sushant’s versatile acting.
Five beautiful girls played five different roles in this movie. It is not correct to call all of them heroines. Acting in five types of roles. Both heroines got a chance to dance with Ravi Teja in songs. Someone else got a chance to romance. Two others have nothing to do with Ravi Teja. But, they did justice to their characters. Faria Abdullah’s role as Kanakamahalakshmi is entertaining. Anu Emmanuel appears three times. The roles of Poojita Ponnada and Daksha are important.
After that Hyper Adi made us laugh in the beginning of the movie with one line punches. Aadi’s punches on Harshavardhan are laughable. Another important character in the movie is ACP Hanumantha Rao. Veteran Malayalam actor Jayaram acted in this character. Such roles are for him. And Jayaprakash, Sampath, Sriram, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Praveen, etc. acted according to the scope of their roles.
When it comes to the technicians behind the scenes.. editor Naveen Nooli should be mentioned first. With his editing skills he gave a good output at the right length. Naveen Nooli’s work is evident in the crime scenes. And Harshavardhan Rameshwar’s background score is not good. Harshavardhan Rameshwar along with Bheems Cicerolio has composed the songs for this film. These songs were not very popular even before the release of the film. There are only a few in the movie. Otherwise, the Ravanasura theme that comes as part of the background score is good. Cinematography by Vijay Karthik Kannan is good. The Censor Board has given the film an A certificate. But, except for two or three scenes, it is not such a movie, and the controversial dialogue that went viral on social media was also beeped.
This ‘Ravanasura’ has no logic but a thrilling commercial angle.