Review : Rakshasudu

Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas and Anupama Parameswaran’s crime thriller, Rakshasudu is carrying decent buzz among the audience. Directed by Ramesh Varma, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s check how it is.


After taking charge as a sub-inspector, Arun (Sai Srinivas) starts an investigation on a mysterious serial killer. What kind of challenges will Arun face during the course of time? Will he be able to trace the notorious killer? What is the main motive of the killer behind serial murders? To know this, you have to watch the film in the theaters.


The makers played it safe by picking up Tamil thrilling hit, Ratsasan’s content. The original version itself has a tight screenplay with enough suspense factor build till the flag off scenes. The same formate is executed frame to frame in Telugu also. Director Ramesh Varma managed to narrate the film in a gripping manner by creating the setup with suits our nativity.

Background by Ghibran is the backbone for the film as he tried his best to keep the proceedings engaged with his work. In one word, his music is the unseen hero of the film.

Coming to artist performance, Bellamkonda Srinivas is decent in his role as a sub-inspector. Compared to the earlier films, he improved a lot while performing emotional scenes.

Heroine Anupama is cute in the school teacher’s role and delivered a nice performance in the limited screen presence. Rajiv Kanakala is impressive with his acting, particularly in an emotional scene.

A montage song which comes between the lead pair in the first half is soothing and brings a much-needed break to the audience, who involved in the serious drama.

Plus Points:

Story and Screenplay

Suspense factor

Background music


Lack of commercial elements

Serious narration


All in all, Rakshasudu is an engaging drama which has enough thrills in it. The suspense factor has been maintained nicely with some mindblowing background score. A must watch film for the audience who enjoy serious watching dark thrillers. But considering the genre, the film may have limited appeal among the general audience.

Rating: 3/5

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