Release date : December 20, 2019
Starring : Sai Dharam Tej, Raashi Khanna, Sathyaraj, Vijayakumar Rangasamy, Rao Ramesh, Hari Teja
Director : Maruthi
Producers : Allu Aravind, Bunny Vasu
Music Director : S. Thaman
Cinematography : Jaya Kumar
Editor : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Sai Tej’s much-awaited family drama, Prati Roju Pandage is hitting the big screens today. The film had attained good buzz, thanks to impressive teasers.
Touted to be a wholesome family entertainer, this film has Maruthi at the helm. Let’s see if can tick all the right boxes or not.
Raghuramayya(Sathyaraj) is diagnosed with cancer. He has just around five weeks to live and wishes to spend his last days with his family members. But all of his family members are settled abroad and are busy with their lives. However, Raghuramayya’s grandson, Sai Tej comes to India to make his grandad’s last days memorable. The remaining story unveils the proceedings in this regard.
Sathyaraj does what is needed of him in the role of an ailing grandad. He is very settled in his role and brings depth to the plot.
Sai Tej has changed his looks in this film. He shed a few extra kilos and even flaunts his six-pack in a fight sequence. His mature act is very impressive and appealing.
Rao Ramesh plays a key role and he is good with his typical mannerisms. The rest of the star cast get good screen time and they perform well.
The lady lead Raashi Khanna is very cute on screen. She is seen as a Tik Tok celebrity and she keeps the audience hooked with her lively performance.
Maruthi has picked a family-related subject for Prati Roju Pandage and he infuses it with comedy. His narrative is breezy in the first half. The comedy sequences work out quite well.
Jaya Kumar Sampath’s cinematography is rich and pleasing to the eye. He captures good visuals in the village backdrop.
Thaman delivered the goods when it comes to the background score. He carries the feel of the film with his scoring. The songs are decent.
Prati Roju Pandage is a family entertainer which has a breezy first half. The second half is a tad patchy but the film, as a whole is a partly enjoyable one. It keeps the viewers hooked for most parts. Sai Tej gives an impressive performance. The comedy is good here and there.