The film is a good watch and full marks to the writing department. Logic, pace, and tautness is what one would expect from such films and Sri Saripalli’s work disappoints on all three counts. As far as spy-thrillers go, Raja Vikramarka is a lame one, considering not once during the film do you feel any adrenaline rush. The simple and predictable story doesn’t really rise above the ground level.
When he is entrusted with a big task, you expect him to be diligent with the mission, but his interest lies elsewhere. He falls in love with the Home Minister’s daughter, Kaanthi instead. Karthikeya, the antagonist is shown in a guy who is a novice and the comedy around him and the love track in fact deviated the entire story.
Sudhakar Komakula will get a mixed response for his role and performance. He did well during the second half of the movie. Harsha Vardhan happens to be the major relief factor of Raja Vikramarka. Overall, Raja Vikramarka is an action-comedy that fails to blend action and comedy properly. The silly writing and lack of fresh aspects further mar the story.
It is due to the mistake of Vikram, a crucial evidence gets missed. It is then, Vikram takes the responsibility of the security of the Home Minister without his notice. This happens to be his major task and it is then, Vikram turns a LIC Agent and impresses Kanthi , the daughter of the Home Minister. He finally stops the attack on Home Minister and gets the mission accomplished. The real twist comes here and the rest of Raja Vikramarka is all about what happens next. Watch the film to know about the story and about the real twist.
First things first, the love story in Raja Vikramarka is so old that we can predict the frames and acts in the song where the couple falls for each other. Hero impressing with his straightforward nature and also by taking her to the place she always wished to visit but couldn’t, is a vintage formula. The love track slows the movie down very badly. Raja Vikramarka is the story of Vikram who is an NIA cop. The state’s Home Minister Chakravarthy lands in trouble because of the Naxalites.
In a scene, Vikram and his team nab a most-wanted weapons supplier and kill him in an interrogation by mistake. Director Sri Sripalli falters at using logic during such scenes and this really sets the tone for what’s to come. You’ve seen the love interest angle so many times; it has nothing new to offer. A good spy-thriller ideally keeps the audience engrossed in its intelligent plot, spectacular action sequences, exciting espionage elements, and thrills. But, Raja Vikramarka, directed by debutant Sri Saripalli, fails to create such impact owing to its potpourri of influences coupled with irredeemable qualities.
It would still be fine if the ‘silly humour’ were spaced correctly with the serious elements. The comedy track is a rehash, inspired as it is by the element of the male lead scapegoating a comedian in trying to woo the daughter of a powerful man. The classical dance element is given a step-motherly treatment (there is a good song where Tanya shows off her skills and that’s all there is to it). The ingredients in the first half are insufferable, with Harsha Vardhan’s character lacking both believability and comedy.
One wonders how could the director convince Karthikeya and the producers of the film. The production values are good and every frame looks good. All the songs are not impressive and they are placed wrong. The editing work and others are pretty average. Raja Vikramarka offers nothing on the whole and will end up as one more dud for Karthikeya. If there’s one thing that’s commendable in this flick, it’s Kartikeya’s performance – as always.
The comedy works better than the action segments and the film is found lacking in terms of emotional depth and a strong conflict. Don’t think twice to skip it or if you can’t resist, wait for the OTT release. The action sequences aren’t unwatchable either – the main issue here is the absence of a strong antagonist and a motive.
A novice NIA officer Raja Vikramarka aka Vikram will be assigned his first major case after a silly mistake he does. Vikram’s responsibility is to save Home Minister Chandrasekhar from a notorious Naxal leader in exile, elimi-fat burner reviews Guru Narayana . Vikram falls in love with Home Minister’s daughter Kaanthi while he is at saving him. What all Vikram does to save the VIP forms the story. The love track between the lead actors makes no impact.