Cast: Nikhil, Swati, Pooja Ramachandran, Ravi Babu, Jeeva, Bhanu Cinematography: Richard Prasad Editing: Karthik Srinivas Direction: Sudheer Varma Runtime: 125 Minutes Censor Certificate: U/A Watched at Prasads, Hyderabad.
Story: The story is about a stolen idol of Ganesha from Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram and how it changes hands and finally lands into the hands of Pick Pocketers Surya (Nikhil), Bhanu (Pooja Ramachandran) and Ravi (Sathya). They come to know that this is the same small golden idol of Lord Ganesh stolen from the secret chambers of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram and they sell the idol. Durga (Ravi Babu) is after the missing Ganesh Idol and wants to earn millions and Minister post grabbing it and does anything to achieve it. Jeeva is an antique item expert. How the stealing of the idol impact these characters forms the crux of the story.
Performances: Nikhil is adequate as the main lead. His character should have been written in energetic style. He improvised many scenes and dialogues. Jogi Brothers impresses with their funny features and fine performance. Swathi looks cute. her chemistry with Nikhil is too good. Pooja Ramachandran (Love Failure & Pizza fame) ans Sathya are alright as crime partners of Nikhil. Ravi babu is good in his character. Jeeva is okay. Bhanu Avirineni cameo is fine.
Technicalities: There is a credible story-line here. But the problem is the casual way in which the director presented it on screen. Script is pretty meek and the director barely manages to package his film, beyond the limitations of the script. The way Jogi borther, Ganesh Idol introduction sequence is shown are good and the Chemistry between the lead pair is also nice. The director could not script the chase between primary characters in the second half well. Hence the movie loses its steam in the second half.
Music by Sunny MR is effective. Guitar BGM for few scenes deserve special mention. Cinematography by Richard Prasad is topnotch. The producers have taken proper care in the post-production of the movie and it showed up. The entire movie is good at technical level. Editing by Karthik Srinivas is adequate. Dialogues are satisfactory.
Survi Verdict: Swamy Ra Ra takes off in an interesting way. But things tend to be a bit too predictable from then on and the climax appears comical. It is evident that some real hard work has gone into the making of Swamy Ra Ra , which should be appreciated. But still, the film ends up as a half-baked one, at best.