Release Date: August 11, 2017
Cast: Rana, Kajal, Catherine Tresa
Music Director: Anup Rubens
Production Company: Suresh Productions
Directors who once scored decent blockbusters and enjoyed best phase of their filmy career are now out of focus due to the subjects they are choosing and movies they are making which are not working at box office. There are many directors who come in this category like Kodi Rama Krishna, Vamsi, Ram Gopal Varma, Krishna Vamsi, Teja and many others. Teja, who made some blockbusters like Chitram, Jayam and some more is in bad phase of his career with the flops he made. He is now coming up with “Nene Raju Nene Manthri” which has Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa as leads which was produced by Rana’s home production house, Suresh Productions. Already, the trailer of this film has got superb reviews which increased the expectations for movie. Let’s see how it works on us.
Jogendra (Rana Daggubati) is a money lender who is living with his wife Radha (Kajal Aggarwal). Due to clash, he enters into politics and starts his political life from a Sarpanch post. He becomes a minister in a very short time with his mind games and aims to become chief minister. He then loses all his money, post and leaves politics and he also is given death by hanging judgement in Ananthapur prison. What are the events that led him go into politics? How did he rise and fall in politics? Why is he given judgement of death by hanging? This questions form rest of the story.
Rana Daggubati as Jogendra is terrific. He has shown some variations between the political scenes and love scenes between him and Kajal Aggarwal. This character can be termed as just a Rana thing and we cannot imagine anyone other than him for his macho avatar and superb acting. Kajal Aggarwal as Radha is superb. Her performance for the character and her character in the movie can be termed as one of the best in her career. She also looks gorgeous and complemented Rana well in the love scenes. Thanikella Bharani did good job for his role. Catherine Tresa as tv reporter Devika Rani is good. Navdeep has done a fine job in his role. All other actors did fine work for their given roles.
Nene Raju Nene Manthri movie songs composed by Anup Rubens are superb and he has done fantastic work. This album is far more superior than any of his previous works in any way compared. He has also given excellent background score which helped and enhanced the basic emotion of the movie. The film cinematography by Venkat C Dileep is good. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is okay and it could have been much better during second half.
Action sequences are made well. Production values are okay.
Rana Daggubati as Jogendra
Racy narration in first half
Anup Rubens background score