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Sumanth is known for playing soft roles and he has always failed to impress the audience in mass roles. This was proved on many occasions, as many of his films were proved duds at the Box Office. Now, Sumanth has tried his hand in a commercial formula flick with two heroines. However, these days Jagapathi Babu as patented such roles and the audiences don"t expect any other in such roles. Director VN Aditya has tried his best to woo the audiences by making use of the glamour of Priyamani and Vimala Raman. Read on for Raaj review.

Raaj (Sumant) is a fashion photographer. Once, he was in Goa for a photo shoot. He comes across Priya (Vimala Raman), who was being chased by goons and at the instance of his friend (Srinivasa Reddy) bashes the goons and saves her. She doesn"t even say thanks for the help and leaves the place. The next day he finds Priya as the upcoming model and Raaj as a professional photographer takes the snaps. After watching the snaps, Priya gets very impressed and offer her sorry for the earlier day"s incident and thanks for the nice photographs. They both fall in love with each other at first sight and she even shares bed with Raaj. She leaves in a huff after a phone call and will never call him back. Raaj, who sincerely loved Priya, refuses his father"s (Vizag Prasad) decision to marry Mythili (Priyamani). Then his father asks Raaj to bring Priya but he could not do so as she was missing. His father emotionally blackmails him, hence Raaj marries Mythili. As expected, he avoid her intially but Mythili puts her best efforts to change his mind and succeeds in her efforts. When the things were turning smooth, Raaj happens to see Priya but could not meet her. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Sumanth is totally a misfit to the character. Though, he accepted this film, it looked like he is is not so comfortable with the storyline, as he could not emote well. Priyamani has scored more points in the film with the heavy skin shows. She is very seductive and romantic. Vimala Raman is okay, but her glamour took a back-seat, as priyamani outclassed her in that department. Her dialogue modulation is not that impressive. Sumanth has lip lock scenes with both the heroines, but the scenes have failed to elevate the romantic mood of the audiences. Other artistes including Srinivasa Reddy, Ali and Sairabanu are just okay.

The cinematography of the film is good and Jagan has tried to capture the moods of the artistes, catapulted the beauties of the heroines perfectly. Action scenes are also a little stylish but not very effective. None of the songs are impressive and the music director Koti remixed a popular tune of Nagarjuna 'Bheemavaram Bulloda…" for the film. Only that song is good to listen, as it was already popular. The choreography of songs is good. The director has chosen to use old style of narration and the routine commercial formula subject and there is nothing novel in the film.

Watch the movie only to see the skin shows of the lead actresses.

Cast: Sumanth, Priyamani, Vimala Raman, Ajay, Vizag Prasad, Giribabu, Srinivasa Reddy, Ali, Sairabanu and others
Credits: Music – Koti, Cinematography – Jagan, Producers – Kumar Brothers, Screenplay, direction – V N Aditya.
Banner: Kumar Brothers Cinema
Released on: March 18, 2011

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