Hyderabad: This January could be the best season for low-budget films to chip in, show their their strength at the box office after big films backed out from the race.
Senior actor Sivaji Raja had launched his son Vijay Raja with action thriller ‘Edaina Jaragocchu’ with a good star cast during the end of 2019. Later, Vijay Raja tried experimenting with the movie ‘Gem’ which received mixed response. Now, his latest suspense thriller ‘Veyi Subhamulu Kalugu Neeku’, a fairly low-budget film, has hit the screens just ahead of Sankranthi.
The story is about Chaitu (Vijay Raja) who works as a programme director for a television horror show. He has been seeing his girlfriend Divya (Tamanna Vyas) after he falls for her generous attitude and of course, for her good looks. Before taking his relationship with Divya to the next level, Chaitu has a goal – to buy a lavish bungalow with his hard-earned money and present it to his father (Sivaji Raja).
He fulfils his father’s wish. The house doesn’t look creepy or nor it appears paranormal but it has an occasional visitor. Chaitu senses that his family is being constantly haunted by an evil spirit after spending a few days. The spirit (Gnana Priya) starts harassing Chaitu’s family and frightens the members into leaving the bungalow. The later story tells how Chaitu comes out of the situation. Will he make peace treaty with the spirit or fights back to take hold of the bungalow?
Horror films and televised serials have been aplenty made with similar plot. This one is no different.
Vijay Raja has put substantial performance as a protagonist but the film has its own clichés when it comes to the screenplay with heavily-laden commercial elements. For his acting talent and dancing skills, Vijay should explore more better scripts to climb up the ladder.
For the film of its scale and budget, ‘Veyi Subhamulu Kalugu Neeku’ tries its possible best in not getting the suspense element diluted. Director Raams Rathod did fair job in keeping the excitement alive.
Character artiste Satyam Rajesh, who played the sidekick of the protagonist tries to impress with comedy track and other scary sequences inside bungalow. Sivaji Raja, Tamanna Vyas deliver reasonably good performance to make it sail through. Background score composed by Gyaani, is good.
‘Film: Veyi Subhamulu Kalugu Neeku’
Director: Raams Rathod
Cast: Vijay Raja, Tamanna Vyas, Sivaji Raja
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