Nene Raju Nene Mantri starring Rana, Kajal Agarwal and Catherine Teresa in lead roles is directed by Teja and produced by D.Suresh Babu, Kiran Reddy and Bharath Chowdary under Suresh Productions and Blue Planet Enterprises. Teja is making a comeback after quiet a long time. Co-incidentally, Teja who has launched Kajal in Lakshmi Kalyanam is directing her for the second time after her decade long career. Nene Raju Nene Mantri is touted to be a political thriller from what we saw in teasers and theatrical trailers. Apart from the lead cast, we also have Navdeep, Ashutosh Rana, Shivaji Raja, Thanikella Bharani, Ajay, Josh Ravi, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Pradeep Rawat, Posani Krishna Murali, Satya Prakash, Raghu Karumanchi, Bithiri Sathi and Sanjay Kapoor in the cast. Anoop Rubens has given the music and background score while Venkat C Dileep took care of the camera work. Let’s see what the team of Nene Raju Nene Mantri came up with.
Nene Raju Nene Mantri is a story of a middle class man Jogendra who makes a living by lending money on interest. Jogendra is a happy married man and does anything for his wife. The emotional journey of Jogendra and his love towards Radha forms the main premise of Nene Raju Nene Mantri.
Rana is absolutely terrific in the character of Jogendra. He has nailed it with his performance in all the emotional scenes. Nene Raju Nene Mantri is easily considered to be the best lead role Rana played in his career in terms of acting. He had huge scope to display emotions and he did it with perfection. Kajal is very beautiful as Jogendra’s wife Radha and their chemistry worked well for the movie. Catherine Teresa was glamorous and had negative shades. Rest of the cast was adequate.
Teja is back in track with Nene Raju Nene Mantri. When compared to the recent movies he directed, Nene Raju Nene Mantri is definitely better than those. He made sure that the movie narration is not fast and at the same time, to the point. He was successful in getting the best out of the lead pair. Camera work by Venkat C Dileep is praiseworthy. Music by Anup Rubens is good. Production values are grand
Music and Background Score
Bit dragging at times
Some illogical scene
Box-Office Analysis: Nene Raju Nene Mantri definitely has its moments. But a few dragged and illogical scenes may not work well for the movie. Taking into consideration the movie’s medium budget, CineCrows predicts it to be a Hit movie at box office.
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