Rating : 3.25/5.
Cast : Ashwin Babu, Dhanya Balakrishna, Poorna, Chethan, Vidyalekha, Shankar and Others.
Directed by : Ohmkar.
Language : Telugu.
Genre : Horror Thriller Comedy.
Release date : 22nd October 2015.
Music : Sai Karthik.
Bottom Line : This Room has a secret. Worthy watch.
Ohmkar may not be a familiar name but Ohmkar annayya is quite popular in telugu households. This VJ turned director made an indelible mark with his TV shows Aata and Maya dweepam. His first directorial venture Genius turned out a damp squib at the Box office. Now he has come up with thriller Comedy, Raju Gari Gadhi. He introduced his sibling, Ashwin as the lead actor in his second film.
Raju Gari Gadhi begins with a three friends visits a haunted mahal (manor) and lost their lives. A television network plan to design a reality show on the haunted Mahal, If someone proves that ghots are exist in the mahal, They will be rewarded with three crore rupees. They held auditions and select Seven Contestants (Ashwin, Dhanya Balakrishna, Chethan, Krishna Tejaswi, Shankar Vidyalekha and Dhanraj) for the show with some rules and conditions. As they enter into Mahal they start to experience eerie things. Atlast, Ashwin unravel the mystery. what is that mystery? Who is Ashwin and what is his story? are main parts of he story.
The premise is exemplary for what a Thriller comedy needs. Ohmkar used his characters very well to evoke laughs from audience and at the same time he has successfully kept his secret til the climax. The narrative is quite absorbing but still there are some loose ends. Editing is good.Gnanam Camera’s work is brilliant especially the lighting and those visuals are well supported by Sai Karthik composed background score. A few double entendres are there to entertain front seat audience.
On the whole, Raju Gari Gadhi has given relief to Ohmkar after the directorial debut. It will ring the cash register at box office. Worthy watch.
Ohmkar’s younger brother Ashwin played the lead role, He did a good job on his debut But he need to improve his acting skills in emotional scenes. Shakalaka Shankar did a good job. Dhanya, Chethan and Dhanraj played their roles well.