RX 100 Movie Review

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Movie: RX 100

Rating: 2.5/5

Writing and Direction: Ajay Bhupathi

Behind the Screens:
RX 100 is one small film which has attracted good buzz thanks to the raw promotional material and aggressive promotions of the makers. It has to be seen if this Rural Love Story releasing today Strike Chord with the audience.
Daddy (Ramki) grooms Shiva (Karthikeya), an orphan all himself. Shiva keeps helping Daddy in everything. Daddy gets into a tangle with Viswanadham (Rao Ramesh) in the village but Shiva falls in love with his daughter, Indu (Payal Rajput). But then, Indu who goes to her father to tell their love story goes abroad marrying a guy. Shiva seethes with anger on Vishwanadham and behaves like a Psycho. Why did Indu marry another guy? What happens to Shiva finally? forms the rest of the story.
Star Shine:
Karthikeya has really excelled in the role of Shiva. He looked very natural and lived in the character with two shades – Sincere Lover and a Heart-Broken Psycho Lover. He is too good in the climax. Payal Rajput is at her glamorous best and has also performed okay. Rao Ramesh is good as always. Ramki is disappointing in a poorly written role.
Director Ajay Bhupathi seems to be in Arjun Reddy Hangover. He wanted to make a hard-hitting film like Arjun Reddy but in the process deviated from the story and is partly a success. The Hero Characterization is good but he should have worked more on the love story to establish the emotion. He should have worked on the pace of the film. Chaitan Bhardwaj’s songs are good and a couple is well shot. Smaran’s background score could have been better. Camera work compliments the story setup while Editing should have been a lot better. Production Values are appropriate.
The movie is titled RX 100 to depict those times when youth used to go Gaga over the Bike. Hero uses the Bike in the film. The director has solely focused on the hero characterization and the agony he undergoes throughout. Even though the proceedings have become slow in the process, the youth will connect to the agony of the hero. In the process, some emotional scenes have worked well. The climax is raw again and it may not be easy for everyone to digest it. RX 100 even with its share of shortcomings works for those who like those Raw and hard-hitting films
Movie Marks:
RX 100: Okay Ride With Some Bumps
Cast: Karthikeya, Payal Rajput, Rao Ramesh, Ramki, and Others
Writing and Direction: Ajay Bhupathi
Producer: Ashok Reddy Gummakonda
DOP: Raam
Music: Chaitan Bhardwaj
Editor: Praveen KL
Banner: Kartikeya Creative Works
Release Date: 12th July 2018

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