Title: Raagala 24 Gantallo
CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 14 Mins
Release Date: 22-11-2019
Banner: Sri Karthikeya Celluloids, SriNavhas Creations
Cast: Satya Dev, Eesha Rebba, Sri Ram, Musskan Sethi, Ganesh Venkataraman, Krishna Bhagawan, and Others
Music: Raghu Kunche
Cinematography: Garudavega Anji
Producers: Srinivas Kanuru
Directed by Sreenivaas Redde
It is love at first sight for Rahul (Satya Dev), one of India’s top Ad-filmmaker. He falls in love with the beauty of Vidya (Eesha Rebba), an orphan. They immediately married, and things are going smoothly. However, one rainy day, Rahul (Satya Dev) is found murdered, and Vidya (Eesha Rebba) confesses to it? What is the truth?
Satya Deva is rocking in the role of an ad-filmmaker. The attitude and body language are suitably modified and enacted with panache. The scenes involving him and Eesha Rebba that talk about beauty and property are sure to leave an impact. His act, as a whole, for the duration it lasts, creates a memorable impression.
Eesha Rebba too rises to the challenge and comes up with a solid performance. She can hold against formidable opposition. It shows the intensity and grit of the character and her portrayal.
Tamil actor Sri Ram is seen in a Telugu movie after a long gap. He appears as a cop. It has a lot of scopes for him to leave a strong impression. Sri Ram does that with ease and confidence. Ganesh Venkatraman also plays a crucial role that makes the narrative interesting. He has less screentime, but whenever he arrives, there is a good amount of focus on him.
Musskan Sethi appears briefly and puts a glamorous act. The critical emotional bit is enacted well too. Among the rest, Temper Vamsi and others have decent parts, and they all do well. Krishna Bhagwan appears in a bit role in providing laughs.
Gets a little predictable in the second half
Director Sreenivaas Redde known for his mass comedies shifted genre with his last outing. Now, he is coming back with another film that belongs to a new style for him. Ragala 24 Gantallo is a thriller.
Right from the opening, the setup and location, cinematography give a proper build-up to the thrilling elements. It soon gets into the story, and the director narrates the behind the scene drama related to the opening in an engaging manner. The husband and wife scenes contain the new age conflict of body and feminism.
By the time we reach the interval, enough drama and suspicion are built on various characters. It is all set up well to the second half. Although it is not as sharp as the first, there are enough screenplay hooks that keep the viewers engaged. The climax ends on a good note. Overall, for the exciting premise and suspenseful drama, Ragala 24 Gantallo is a decent thriller.
Raghu Kunche’s music goes well with the flow of the movie. It is, however, the background score that stands out. It gives an edge of the seat feeling to the narrative. The cinematography is neat and provides the film with a grand look despite being shot in selective locations. The editing could have been sharper.
The production values are fantastic for a first-timer. Srinivas Kanur must be appreciated for backing a film like this without any compromise. Not only that, but he also acts in the movie. He just seamlessly transforms into the character and yet stands out among the crowd. These are the signs of a seasoned artist.
Bottom-Line: A Well Made Thriller