'Prathi Roju Pandaage', directed by Maruthi and starring Sai Tej, Sathyaraj, Raashi Khanna, Rao Ramesh among others, released today. Read our review.
Raghuramaiah's (Sathyaraj) children are well settled in USA, Australia, Hyderabad and he lives alone in Rajahmundry. He gets diagnosed with lung cancer in an advanced stage and has only few weeks left to live. He informs his children about his condition. Sai (Sai Tej), son of Raghuramaiah's elder son (Rao Ramesh) immediately flies down to Rajahmundry to spend time with his grandfather. He says to Raghuramaiah that death should also be like a celebration and tries to fulfill all his wishes, which remained unfulfilled. To fulfill his grandfather's wish to see him get married, he also gets engaged to Angel Aarna (Raashi Khanna), a Tiktok celebrity. Raghuramaiah's children also fly down to Rajahmundry though reluctantly. But they want their father to die as soon as possible and they grow restless as his death keeps getting delayed.
Sai Dharam Tej impresses in the role of caring grandson. He is very good emotional scenes. Seasoned actor Sathyaraj is excellent. He does a great job. Rao Ramesh leaves the audience in splits with his impeccable comedy timing and his performance is superb. Raashi Khanna looks very beautiful and is good in comic scenes.
Thaman's songs and background score are good. The cinematographer has done a good job. The production values are rich.
Maruthi has cleverly included a reference to 'Shatamanam Bhavati', realizing that audiences will draw comparisons between the two films. But audiences will certainly compare both the films as the storylines are almost similar. The conflict point is different though. Maruthi has narrated a serious subject in an entertaining way. The emotions should have been handled well. Performances are very good. Watch 'Prathi Roju Pandaage' for some good moments.