Raja Ranguski (U/A)
21/Sep/2018 Crime, Thriller 2hrs

Raja Ranguski

Critics Review


A Crime Thriller Curbed By Commercial Compromise, Leaving You Wanting For More Thrills And Chills

The moment a crime thriller sets off, the guessing game begins and the biggest challenge for a writer is to surprise the watcher with the reveal in an intriguing manner. Director Dharani Dharan has done well here. Even though the major twists are not predictable, the scenes involving the murder mystery have a few cliches and this could have been handled in a slightly more interesting way. Nevertheless, both the halves have a few high points on offer.(more)

Source: Akash, MovieCrow


A murder mystery stands out or falls apart by how convincingly it gives us the denouement. And here, both the reveal and the execution of this revelation are underwhelming.

But the problem is that the film eliminates the red herrings almost as soon as they are implied as suspects. And given how the supporting cast isn't developed beyond a handful of characters, we can easily make out that the final revelation will involve one of these characters. But even this wouldn't have been too big a problem with solid plotting. And this is where the film slips.(more)

Source: TOI, Times Of India


Ambitious storyline fails to keep you engaged

This is a film that tries to travel in the lines of the recent gripping thrillers in Kollywood, but is let down by poor acting and commercial compromises.(more)



Contrived but engaging

Shafiq Muhammed Ali keeps the cuts crisp and he is one of the reasons most of the gaping loopholes are plugged in successfully. Writer-Director Dharanidharan's screenplay is far from organic but he has succeeded in keeping the audience tied to their seats by fanning their curiosity till the very end.(more)

Source: Review Board, IndiaGlitz.com


Source: PRasanth, Prashanth