RajadhiRaja

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Rajadhi Raja
RajadhiRaja.jpg
Film poster
Directed byAjai Vasudev
Produced byM. K. Nasser
Stanly Silvester Consera
Written byUdayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
StarringMammootty
Raai Laxmi
Joju George
Siddique
Sijoy Varghese
Assim Jamal
Music byKarthik Raja
Berny-Ignatius
Gopi Sunder (Background score)
CinematographyShaji
Edited byMahesh Narayanan
Distributed byGood Line Productions
Release date
  • 5 September 2014 (2014-09-05)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

RajadhiRaja (English: The King of Kings) is a 2014 Malayalam film, directed by Ajai Vasudev and written by the duo of Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas.[1] The film stars Mammootty and Raai Laxmi in lead[2] and Joy Mathew, Siddique, Mukesh Khanna, Jojo and Lena in supporting roles; the film released on 5 September 2014.[3]

The film was later dubbed into Hindi as "The Real Don Returns" in 2015 Ad-Wise Digital Media.

Plot[edit]

The film begins in Chittur district of Palakkad, Kerala; the story is about Shekarankutty (Mammootty), who is leading a happy family life with his wife (Raai Laxmi) and his daughter. One day Shekarankutty is arrested by the police on suspicion of being an underworld don, but as the police could not confirm that he was a don, he is released. Shekarankutty and his family are attacked by gangsters the following night; the next day they shift their house. As Shekarankutty and Ayyappan (Joju George) go to meet the commissioner, they are followed by several gangsters; as they are rounded up, Ayyappan tries to flee but stops when seeing Shekarankutty beating up the gangsters. After the fight, Shekarankutty takes Ayyappan to a place and reveals about his past as a notorious don, he reveals that he came to Mumbai to become a business person but instead got a job as a taxi driver.As the flashback ends, Shekarankutty is threatened by his former boss Krishna Vamshi (Raza Murad), that his family will be killed. However, Shekarankutty manages to save his family in the nick of time. Later in the movie, Shekarankutty is sent by his former boss to kill Chief Secretary, Mahindra Varma (Siddique (actor)) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, who was his old friend on the occasion of Mahindra Varma's daughter's wedding, but as Shekarankutty is indebted to Mahindra Varma for the help he had done to Shekharankutty in the past, Shekarankutty can never kill Mahindra Varma. But as Shekarankutty's boss and his associates are adamant on killing Mr.Varma, they take Shekarankutty's family hostage and threaten to kill them unless Mahindra Varma is brought to them. Mahindra Varma says he too loves his family, as Shekarankutty does. Finally, Shekarankutty brings Mahindra Varma to Ahmed Shah (Joy Mathew), but Shekarankutty reveals that he and his friend Sikandar Bhai (Mukesh Khanna) killed his boss before coming to the place; as Ahmed Shah and his associates try to kill the Chief Secretary, a fight ensues and the villains are killed by Shekarankutty, and the Chief Secretary is saved.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Sify said, "Rajadhi Raja is a mimicry of some tasteless masala flicks, which are seriously outdated; this one has perhaps been aimed at the hardcore fans of the superstar."[6] IndiaGlitz gave six out of ten and said, "Rajadhiraja is an Average Thriller" and stated, "In the final analysis, 'Rajadhiraja' doesn't offer any freshness in narratives, but it can be fine for a one-time watch, if you are not in theatres with any big expectations."[7] Paresh C Palicha of Rediff gave two stars out of five with a caption, "Rajadhi Raja fails to impress", and wrote, "Rajadhi Raja proves to be a lacklustre Onam release"[8] Unni R Nair of Kerala9 gave two out of five and stated, "Just about good entertainment watchable if you know what to expect..."[9] Deepa Soman of The Times of India gave 3.5 out of 5 and said, "Rajadhiraja is a winsome film with enough moments to entertain you this Onam season."[10]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed close to 8 crore (US$1.2 million) fro weeks from Kerala box office.[11] According to Sify, along with Sapthamashree Thaskaraha the film was a success at the Onam box office.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mammootty to enthral fans as 'Rajadhi Raja'". MetroMatinee. 8 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Raai as Radha". The New Indian Express. 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ "`Rajadhi Raja` will test Mammootty's mass appeal". Sify. 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Unni turns item boy". Indiaglitz.
  5. ^ "Shamna Kasim Turns Item Dancer!". FilmiBeat.
  6. ^ Sify.com. "Rajadhi Raja". Sify.com. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  7. ^ Indiaglitz (6 September 2014). "Rajadhi Raja Review - 'Rajadhiraja' is an Average Thriller". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 12 September 2014.6/10 stars
  8. ^ Paresh C Palicha (5 September 2014). "Review: Rajadhi Raja fails to impress". Rediff.com. Retrieved 12 September 2014.2/5 stars
  9. ^ Unni R Nair. "Rajadhi Raja Review". Kerala9. Retrieved 12 September 2014.2/5 stars
  10. ^ Deepa Soman (7 September 2014). "Rajadhiraja". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 September 2014.3.5/5 stars
  11. ^ "Kerala Box-Office – September". Sify. 8 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Kerala Box-Office – September". Sify. 8 October 2014.

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