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Raate(Rhaatee) Movie Review: Not Just A Love Story.. Beyond That!

By: Veena N
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Director: AP Arjun

Producer: V Harikrishna

Casting: Dhananjay, Sruthi Hariharan, Suchendra Prasad, Bullet Prakash, Uday Raghav and others.

AP Arjun's third direction Raate(Rhaatee), has hit the marquee today. Dhananjay and Sruthi Hariharan are playing the lead roles in the movie. Raate is the love story of two lovers Raja(Dhananjay) and Rani(Sruthi Hariharan).

Raate(Rhatee) in colloquial language means 'pulley'. There is an supreme power which plays an important role in everyone's life . Likewise, AP Arjun has written a good story which revolves around the importance of a 'pulley'. Read the review below..


Raate(Rhaatee) is a love story two unconditional lovers Raja(Dhananjay)and Rani(Sruthi Hariharan). Raja plays a cable operator, and Rani plays a girl next door in the movie.

But, why did the director give the title for a love story as Raate? Because it is not just a love story. The story gets a new twist when Raja and Rani come to Bengaluru to do their wedding shopping and also to watch Darshan's movie, Sangolli Rayanna.

Sruthi Hariharan plays a die-hard fan of Challenging star Darshan in Raate. What happens after Raja and Rani reach Bengaluru? What is the twist in the movie? To know the twists in the tale, watch Raate today.

Cast Performance:

Firstly, nativity of the characters in the movie is fantabulous. The viewers will be occupied throughout the movie. Secondly, Dhananjay and Sruthi are best at their performances. Though they have paired up for the first time in Raate, they portray a very sweet-cute couple in the movie and both steal the show.

Bullet Prakash definitely needs an appreciation for depicting such a good emotional character in Raate. Suchendra Prasad plays a Police Officer in the movie and he has given full justice for his character. Jayammanna Maga fame Uday Raghav rocks playing an antagonist in the movie.


V Harikrishna's songs composition and BGM is yet another supportive element in Raate. Songs Raja Rani, title song Raate and Sudeep's Jod Haaki will be the super-hit songs of 2015.

Technical Aspects:

Cinematography and screenplay goes hand in hand. Raate(Rhaatee) will definitely be a hatrick hit movie in AP Arjun's direction.


Raate(Rhaatee) a perfect treat to Ugadi. Dhananjay and Sruthi Hariharan steals the show.

Continue to read more about the movie in the slideshow...

Dhananjay And Sruthi Hariharan

The main attraction of the movie is the pairing up of the lead roles. Though, Dhananjay and Sruthi have paired up for the first time, both actors steal the show.

Suchendra Prasad

Suchendra Prasad plays a Police Officer in the movie and he is best at his performance.

Bullet Prakash

Established as comedian, Bullet Prakash plays a vital role in Raate(Rhaatee). The actor puts a smile in the viewers face in between emotional scenes in the movie.

Dhananjay And Sruthi Hariharan

This image is from the song Jod Hakki. Jod Hakki is sung by Kiccha Sudeep. The song has been shot in a perfect location which is apt for the script.

Dhananjay And Sruthi Hariharan

Dhananjay and Sruthi's onscreen chemistry is fantabulous. They both share a very good screen space playing as small town lovers in the movie.

Dhananjay And Sruthi Hariharan

Dhananjay and Sruthi will definitely get more offers through their heart warming performance in Raate(Rhaatee). Thanks to AP Arjun for choosing them as the lead pair for the movie.

Dhananjay And Sruthi Hariharan

Raate (Rhaatee) is not just lover story, it is beyond that. A perfect treat to Ugadi for all Kannada audience.

Dhananjay And Sruthi Hariharan

Dhananjay and Sruthi already have an established profile in Sandalwood. But, through Raate(Rhaatee), they have once again proved that they are best performers.

Dhananjay And Sruthi Hariharan

Raate(Rhaatee) portrays the dark sides of Bengaluru. The innocent performance of Dhananjay and Sruthi as a sweet couple is heart-melting.

Dhananjay And Sruti Hariharan

Overall, Raate(Rhaatee) is a good attempt at portraying a love story with a terrific and tragic ending. A very heart-touching story which can happens to all of us in Bengaluru.

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