Raja Raja Chora review: A fun ride with a thief

Movie: Raja Raja Chora
Rating: 3/5
Cast: Sree Vishnu, Megha Akash, Sunaina, Ravi Babu, Tanikella Bharani, Srikanth Iyengar, Ajay Ghosh
Director: Hasith Goli
Produced By: Vishwa Prasad TG & Abhishek Agarwal
Release Date: 19th August 2021

Sri Vishnu’s Raja Raja Chora finally hit the screens today. As the trailers suggest, Vishnu plays the role of a thief in this film. After Brochevarurevarura, Sree Vishnu returns to another comic plot. The film promised to be a fun ride with a complete dose of comedy and entertainment. Did it succeed to give that? Is there more to the movie than that? Let’s find out

Story: Raja Raja Chora follows the story of Bhaskar (Sree Vishnu) who falls in love with Sanjana (Megha Akash). In order to impress her he poses as a software engineer. While the drama works for a while, Sanjana eventually finds out that not just is Bhaskar lying about his profession, there are also many hidden truths about his life. Why is the reason behind these secrets? Why did Bhaskar lie? This is what forms the crux of the story

Performance: Sree Vishnu has once again proven that he excels at both comedy as well as emotional scenes. Known for his unique script selection, Sree Vishnu as Bhaskar reminds us once again why he is one of the most talented actors in the industry. Megha Akash looks terrific and her cute screen presence lights up the screen. Sunaina who is a known face in Tamil does well in emotional scenes and is adequate. Ravi Babu as a cop is something that we’ve seen a number of times and the same is the case with other cast members.

Analysis: Raja Raja Chora starts on a fun note and the first half is packed with moments that will surely tickle your funny bone. The second half focuses more on Sri Vishnu’s backstory and has emotional moments and this is where the film slightly starts to lag and drag. The movie regains the tempo towards the end which acts as a saving grace. The film might go a bit high on emotions and tends to be a bit melodramatic at times. The movie has a solid flow from beginning to end and credit must be given to debutant director Hasith Goli for it. Vivek Sagar’s music and BGM are other big assets to the film.

Plus Points:

Sree Vishnu’s performance

Megha Akash and Sree Vishnu chemistry

Music and BGM

First half comedy

Minus Points:

Slow narration in 2nd half

Gets overdramatic at times

Run time exceeds the content

Verdict: Raja Raja Chora is one of the most fun movies of recent times. Sree Vishnu excels as the lead character and the movie also packs a beautiful message along with the fun elements. It is one of those rare times when all the technical aspects of the film came together and supported the writing and performances brilliantly to give you and good cinematic experience.