Gun & Rose
With an intriguing title (Courtesy: Sujatha) and interesting start, we enter into ‘Raja Ranguski’ directed by Dharanidharan and we understand soon that it is a Sujatha-type murder mystery.
Even as we eagerly wait for things to unfold in Sujatha style, we are only half-satisfied. But we also understand that Dharanidharan alone cannot be blamed.
‘Raja Ranguski’ is a whodunit thriller that is interesting in most parts, especially in the first half. After that, we kind of get used to the treatment and can guess things without much effort.
Raja (Shirish) is a police constable. He falls in love with Ranguski (Chandini Tamilarasan) and also emerges successful in making her reciprocate.’
The cop gets the biggest ever shock of his life when he get a mysterious phone call. The caller mimicks Raja’s voice and tells him that he would murder Ranguski.
With the caller challenging Raja to save his lover, the constable goes to the residential colony where Ranguski lives, in a bid to protect her.
There, Maria Paulraj (Anupama), an antique collector and a neighbour of Ranguski, gets murdered and the blame falls on Raja. A tough cop KK (Jayakumar) is in charge of investigation.
Who has really murdered Maria? Is Raja, the prime suspect, able to prove that he is not guilty? Is he able to unite with his lover? Answers to this questions will be told by ‘Raja Ranguski’.
Shirish of ‘Metro’ fame has shown improvement than his earlier film, while Chandini deserves more challenging roles. Remaining members of the cast are adequate.
The two big strenghts of ‘Raja Ranguski’ are Yuva’s cinematography and Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music. Dharanidharan is delivered a thriller that teases our brains to an extent.
Rating: 3.0 out of 5