Disco Raja Movie Review

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Release date : January 24, 2020

Starring :  Ravi Teja, Payal Rajput, Nabha Natesh, Vennela Kishore

Director :  Vi Anand

Producers :  Ram Talluri

Music Director :  Thaman S

Cinematography :  Karthik Ghattamaneni

Editers : Shravan Katikaneni


After giving back to back flops, Ravi Teja is back with a scientific thriller titled Disco Raja. Directed by V I Anand, this film has hit the screen today. Let’s see how the film is.

Story:

The film starts of by showcasing a research team who bring a dead man (Ravi Raja) alive. He is none other than Disco Raj who has a dreaded past featuring Sethu (Bobbu Simha). Upon knowing his flashback, Disco Raja starts hunting for Sethu. Rest of the story is as to how Disco Raja sets things right and where do Payal Rajput and Nabha Natesh feature in this setup.

Plus Points:

Ravi Teja is the biggest highlight of the film as his performance in two different shades is pretty good. He especially nails it in the retro look as his mannerisms, dialogue modulation and body language are super stylish. Tanya Hope as the scientist is pretty good.

Payal Rajput looks beautiful in the retro look and shares good chemistry with Ravi Teja. Sunil is the surprise package as his performance is pretty impressive in the end. Vennela Kishore gets a lengthy role and he is the one who keeps the proceedings lively most of the time and he is very good as a doctor.

The film has amazing camera work as Karthick Gahttamaneni does a brilliant job in showcasing the film in both the past and present time zones superbly. The film starts on an impressive note and creates a good curiosity factor.

Last but not the least, Bobby Simha is another highlight as his negative role is very good. He has solid screen presence and is an equal match for Ravi Teja. In some scenes he is in fact, better than Ravi Teja. Comedian Satya was okay. The last twist in the climax is decent.

Minus Points:

When you choose scientific dramas with a dose of action, the screenplay needs to be razor sharp but that is not the case in Disco Raja. Director Anand comes to the actual plot only during the interval. His narration is very slow in most of the areas and this is where the film falters.

Too much time is taken in the flashback as the love story comes as a deviation. The conflict point between the villain and the hero is not at all impressive. Though the twist in the climax is good, things could have also been managed without that twist.

The second half goes down as many logics go for a toss. The film just keeps rolling without any motive and creates a dull atmosphere in the proceedings. The emotion between Ravi Teja and is son is missing as things are hurried up.

All those who think there will be a lot of glamor featuring Nabha Natesh and Payal, they will be disappointed as they are hardly used in the film. Nabha, in particular, has only two or three scenes.

Technical Aspects:

As said above, camera work is astonishing. The film reaches another level with Thaman’s solid BGM which is top notch. The songs are also superb but they have not been placed and shot well. Lyrics are very good and so are the dialogues. Production design and set work showcasing the bygone era is amazing. Ravi Teja has been styled well.

Coming to the director Anand, he did not make use of the good concept. He has worked mainly on the hero’s character and starts the film well but from there, things become slow and dull. There are not many thumping episodes and the flashback is also slow paced. He should have edited a lot of scenes and come to the present time and make things realistic. His idea of having a twist in the climax will also draw mixed reactions.

Verdict:

On the whole, Disco Raja is a scientific thriller laced with an action backdrop. Ravi Teja is superb in the retro look but the screenplay and narration are dull and slow. The film is neither bad or has terrific moments and unfolds at its own pace. A section of the audience will connect to the concept but the general audience who look for masala entertainment can get let down. So, go in with an open mind to enjoy this film.

‘Disco Raja’ Live updates:

  • The film comes to an end with a normal fight sequence. Movie Done. Keep watching the space for the complete review

  • An unexpected twist in the tale is revealed now

  • As the film is heading towards the climax, Bobby Simha goes to Ladakh in search of Disco Raja

  • Some serious scenes are going on between Bobby Simha and Ravi Teja’s gang

  • Nuvvu Naatho Emannavo song is on between Ravi Teja and Payal

  • Payal Rajput makes an entry in the flashback. Ravi Teja trying to impress her

  • Ravi Teja started attacking Bobby Simha’s businesses…a few elevation scenes are going on

  • A confrontation scene is on between Ravi Teja and Bobby Simha

  • With RUM PUM BUM song playing in the background, some robbery scenes of Ravi Teja and his gang are being showcased now

  • Now, the film went back to flashback mood. Ravi Teja, Sunil are introduced as thieves. They are planning to loot a bank

  • A serious discussion is on between Ravi Teja and Naresh regarding a murder is on now

  • Post-interval scenes related to Ravi Teja are going on

  • First Half Report: So far, the film is good with an engaging narration. Novel point and the twists revealed are nice. Hope the second half also carries the same tempo

  • The film comes halfway with a good twist towards the interval point. Break now

  • Bobby Simha re-joins the proceedings. A kidnap drama is on now

  • Now, the vintage Ravi Teja as Disco Raja is back. He got his memory back. Time for Freak Out song

  • Satyam Rajesh joins the scene as Ravi Teja’s brother

  • Some fun scenes are on between Ravi Teja and his side-kick batch

  • A few key scenes related to Ravi Teja are going on

  • Naresh starts a secret enquiry on Ravi Teja

  • Some love scenes are on between Ravi Teja and Nabha Natesh

  • The proceedings lead to a flashback episode. Movie opens in Delhi and time for the first song Dilliwala

  • Doctors are trying to trace the past of Ravi Teja…

  • Ravi Teja comes back to life after several tries. He is trying to escape from the research center

  • Bobby Simha has been introduced now in a violent manner.

  • Tanya Hope and Vennela Kishore join the scene as the scientists. They are working on how to bring live into a dead human concept. Some scenes related to it are showcased in a funny manner

  • Ravi Teja’s body is identified by a trekking crew in a vacant house in Ladakh. Now, the film shifts to a research center.

  • Murder attempt on Ravi Teja. Now, his body got frozen. Tension atmosphere in the proceedings. Senior actor Naresh and heroine Nabha Natesh make an entry

  • Titles rolling… the movie opens in Ladakh…some intense scenes are going on

  • Hi…the film has just started and its duration is 149 minutes

Release date : January 24, 2020 Starring :  Ravi Teja, Payal Rajput, Nabha Natesh, Vennela Kishore Director :  Vi Anand Producers :  Ram Talluri Music Director :  Thaman S Cinematography :  Karthik Ghattamaneni Editers : Shravan Katikaneni After giving back to back flops, Ravi Teja is back with a scientific thriller titled Disco Raja. Directed by V I Anand, this film has hit the screen today. Let’s see how the film is. Story: The film starts of by showcasing a research team who bring a dead man (Ravi Raja) alive. He is none other than Disco Raj who has a dreaded past featuring Sethu (Bobbu Simha). Upon knowing his flashback, Disco Raja starts hunting for Sethu. Rest of the story is as to how Disco Raja sets things right and where do Payal Rajput and Nabha Natesh feature in this setup. Plus Points: Ravi Teja is the biggest highlight of the film as his performance in two different shades is pretty good. He especially nails it in the retro look as his mannerisms, dialogue modulation and body language are super stylish. Tanya Hope as the scientist is pretty good. Payal Rajput looks beautiful in the retro look and shares good chemistry with Ravi Teja. Sunil is the surprise package as his performance is pretty impressive in the end. Vennela Kishore gets a lengthy role and he is the one who keeps the proceedings lively most of the time and he is very good as a doctor. The film has amazing camera work as Karthick Gahttamaneni does a brilliant job in showcasing the film in both the past and present time zones superbly. The film starts on an impressive note and creates a good curiosity factor. Last but not the least, Bobby Simha is another highlight as his negative role is very good. He has solid screen presence and is an equal match for Ravi Teja. In some scenes he is in fact, better than Ravi Teja. Comedian Satya was okay. The last twist in the climax is decent. Minus Points: When you choose scientific dramas with a dose of action, the screenplay needs to be razor sharp but that is not the case in Disco Raja. Director Anand comes to the actual plot only during the interval. His narration is very slow in most of the areas and this is where the film falters. Too much time is taken in the flashback as the love story comes as a deviation. The conflict point between the villain and the hero is not at all impressive. Though the twist in the climax is good, things could have also been managed without that twist. The second half goes down as many logics go for a toss. The film just keeps rolling without any motive and creates a dull atmosphere in the proceedings. The emotion between Ravi Teja and is son is missing as things are hurried up. All those who think there will be a lot of glamor featuring Nabha Natesh and Payal, they will be disappointed as they are…
Story - Screenplay - 2.75
Star Cast Performances - 3.5
Technicalities - 3.25
Direction - 2.75

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