After giving a blockbuster like Pokiri in 2006, Puri Jagannath got his name included in the top directors list. His immediate next films Desamuduru and Chiruta too were successful and gave him a hat-trick.
However, his film Bujjigadu, Ek Niranjan, Nenithe and Golimaar remained average flicks. Now, he has come up with a different film Nenu Naa Rakshasi with Rana Daggubati and Ileana D'Cruz in the leads. Let us see what he has to offer.
Story: Sharpshooter Abhi (Rana)'s father gets killed by a goon (Abhimanyu Singh). His mother, who injured badly during the attack, is in coma. In order to provide costly treatment to her, Abhi turns a professional killer. He not only kills people for money but also tries to eliminate goons while searching his father’s killer. Meenakshi (Ileana) works in a coffee-shop and she discreetly uploads the suicide videos on the Youtube.
At this juncture, he falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Abhi’s mother dies in coma and Abhi disgusted with his life and decides to commit suicide. He contacts the website and asks the person to come and videograph it. After Abhi reveals his flashback and stabs himself, he realises that the person who was shooting the video is none other than Meenakshi. Realising that he could live for Meenakshi, he pleads her to admit him to hospital, but she refuses and leaves him to his fate. After that the police officer lays a trap and tries to arrest Meenakshi, but Abhi saves her. What happens next should be seen on-screen.
Performance: Rana's character in the film did not suit him perfectly. He should have chosen Gopichand kind of artiste for the role. Moreover, Rana has failed to shake his legs for all the songs. Ileana has got a meaty role in this film and she has done complete justice to her character.