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Cast: Naveen Chandra, Rahul Ravindran, Lavanya Tripathi
Editing: Chandra Shekar G.V
Cinematography: Murali G
Art: S Rama Krishna
Choreography: Ajay Sai
Producer: Sai Korrapati, SS Rajamouli
Written & Directed by: Hanu Raghavapudi
CBFC Rating: ‘U/A’
Release Date: 10-08-2012
Midhuna (Lavanya) is an ordinary college going girl who falls in love with a street guy, Surya (Naveen Chandra) after his several attempts to impress her. Suddenly when every thing looks bright, they meets with an accident. On a different track, Gautam (Rahul Ravindran) is a rich kid but lives on his own playing guitar in a local pub for pocket money. He sees Midhuna and falls for her in first sight. His father offers to save the life of Midhuna if she is married to his son for which Midhuna’s parents readily agree. Later, Midhuna lives in dilemma to chose one from her love Surya or the genuine love of Gautam. Finally, she yields to the love and affection showered by Gautam. Exactly at that time, a twist occurs in the story. What is it? How their lives are affected forms the actual part.
Naveen Chandra, who played the role of Surya excelled in the role. He delivered excellent expressions and acting skills required to generate the tragedy demanded by the role. Lavanya did a stupendous job as an innocent college going girl and later as a confused young girl. She looked extremely beautiful and had the charm to lure audience in many frames. Rahul did a decent job as Gautam.
Rest of the characters performed well in whatever they are offered.
Director Hanu Raghavapudi had dealt with a complex story for his first movie and executed it perfectly. It is such a subtle subject that every frame in the movie should convey emotion and he manged it perfectly. Dialogues were excellent and added to the fresh feel. Radhan’s songs and rerecording is the soul of the movie and suited to the mood of the movie. Cinematography by Murali took the movie to next level. All the locales in which the movie are superb.
Andala Rakshasi is a tragic triangular love story. It is a script with subtle emotion. All the new cast and crew of the movie did perfect justice to their roles. The camera work, dialogues, back ground score every thing takes us to the time of happening. The feel of the movie lingers with us even after we leave the theater.
Coming to the box office part, It is not a kind of movie for regular movie goers who want fights, romance and comedy. People who enjoy movies like Geetanjali, Yem Maaya Chesave and some Tamil movies with tragic ends will enjoy it. The chances of commercial success are low.