Raj Tarun’s Raju Gadu Movie Review & Rating

Raju Gadu Review – Very Routine But Comedy Works In Parts


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Release date : June 01, 2018

Starring : Raj Tarun, Amyra Dastur, Rajendra Prasad

Director : Sanjana Reddy

Producers : Sunkara Ramabrahmam, Anil Sunkara

Music Director : Gopi Sunder

Cinematographer : B. Rajasekar

Editors : M. R. Varma, Lakshman Reddy

Rating : 2.75/5

Raj Tharun is testing his luck with the latest comedy entertainer Raju Gadu which has hit the big screens yesterday.


Raju(Raj Tharun) is a kleptomaniac( a person who steals things unintentionally) who struggles to keep his medical condition in check. One fine day, he comes across Thanvi(Amyra Dastur) and falls in love with her instantly. Even Tanvi accepts his love but with a condition that Raju has to impress her grandfather(Nagineedu) if he wants to marry her.

Raju sets on his path to impress Tanvi’s grandfather but in the process gets in all sorts of a mess created by Anji(Rao Ramesh). Rest of the story is as to how Raju sets things right and comes over his weakness at the end.


Raju Gadu is a rom-com entertainer with lighter vein comedy. First half has got some fun moments showcasing hero’s stealing habit. Second half the film dampens with unnecessary deviations. Perhaps, comedy keeps the film lively.

However, some comedy scenes appear silly. Some episodes leave audience clueless. Logics are gone for a toss in climax. Emotional scenes and sentiment haven’t worked out. Terrorists coming out of the blue into the story is annoying. Setting aside story, the film is watchable for the entertainment with comedy working out in bits and pieces.


Young hero Raj Tarun played a varied role with a lot of ease. He entertained one and all with decent comedy. Amyra Dastur impressed with her screen presence. She has good looks and also pulled off the role she was offered. Comedian Prudhvi is interesting in the part he was given.

Rajendra Prasad’s performance is a significant highlight for the movie. Nagineedu, Rao Ramesh, Sitara, and others are okay in their limited roles. The rest of the actors have made their presence felt.

The Story is given by Maruthi, and it has got an exciting element. The screenplay by Sanjjana Reddy is okay. The dialogues by Veligondla Srinivas are good. The cinematography by B Rajasekhar is excellent.

The film looked vibrant and colorful. Gopi Sunder scored the music for the movie which is good, and the background score also came out well. The editing by MR Varma is impressive. The graphics work and VFX is okay. The artwork is excellent. The film has a crisp runtime. AK Entertainments producers maintained lavish production values which are appreciable.

Final Analysis:

On the whole, Raju Gadu has some fun moments here and there. A well executed first half sets the right tempo for the latter part but out of the blue subplots play the spoiler part here. If all you want is to watch is a comedy flick and do not mind a few glitches here and there, you can give this movie a shot. But clearly keep your expectations low.

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