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Andala Rakshasi – Movie Review

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Andala Rakshasi
'Love is the irresistible gravity between hearts that pulls them into the game of fate'. This has been best carried out on the screen through Andala Rakshasi. Hanu Raghavapudi debut directorial venture has sound technical values. The heart-touching love story seems to be a rehash of Manirathnam's early film. It appears like the director is retelling the story of Mounaragam with tragic end.

The cinematography of Murali G is the major attraction of the movie Andhala Rakshasi. Lead actors' performance, Radhan's musical score, Hanu Raghavapudi's poetic narration, comedy, stunning visuals, amazing art work are its other highlights. The lethargic and slow paced narration is its biggest drawback.

The story of Andhala Rakshasi, which is set in 1991, is centre-staged on three pure hearts Surya, Gowtham and Midhuna. It is all about falling in love, forgetting and waiting for love. The film highlights love and its dark side of tormenting its patrons in pursuit of it. They resemble the three celestial bodies Sun, Moon and Earth. Set in motion by the force of love, the three individuals can neither come close nor cut off, but are destined to revolve around the dear ones.

Gowtham (Rahul Ravindran) is son of a rich father. He falls in love with Mithuna (Lavanya Tripathi) at first sight. And he wants to marry her, but he waits for her to develop love towards him. But she is emotionally connected to her dead lover Surya (Naveen Chandra). Whether Gowtham will find a replace or not will form the crux of the story.

The narration is very slow and nothing interesting happens in the first half of the movie, in which Gowtham and Mithuna are just sitting in his father's hill resort. He keeps gazing at her, while she is awkward and anxious and is looking around except him. This whole sequence appears blank and dragging.

Rahul Ravindran has delivered wonderful acting, his expressions throughout the movie are awesome. As Mithuna, Lavanya Tripathi has done her part very well and she emotes well, which is appealing. But it is Naveen Chandra, whose rock-solidness makes everyone like him in the end. Others have also done justice to their roles.

Murali G's camera work is main attraction in the technical front. Then comes art work, which is also super. Radhan's music is also plus point of the movie. His compositions like 'Yemito' and 'Emito ivale rekkalochinattu' are good to listen. Editing is also commendable.

Overall, Andhala Rakshasi is good romantic entertainer. If you are fan of heart-touching love story, then don't miss this film.

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