Love You Rachchu Movie Review: This romantic thriller comes with interesting twists but leads to a dead-end
Though the film brings in elements of surprise, debutant director Shankar S Raj takes a casual approach with his work. Thus, the plan does not let the audience experience any excitement
With a story written by director Shashank and executed by debut director Shankar S Raj, and filmmaker Guru Deshpande as creative head, Love You Rachchu is a romantic thriller that revolves around a happily married couple. A year into marriage, Ajay (Ajay), who holds a good job at a private firm, wants to spend his wife’s (Rachita Ram) birthday at a resort. However, his plan goes awry when Ajay gets back home and finds his driver (Raghu Shivamogga) murdered. His wife explains, what led to the murder. The couple decides to go on with the vacation plan. But, now, they two have to carry the corpse along with them.
Cast: Ajay Rao and Rachita Ram
Director: Shankar S Raj
The film is about this journey filled with emotional struggles, relationships, blackmail, fear, and accidental death. The tale has several suspenseful twists and opens up many secrets of the couple’s past. As the two try to make their relationship work, another twist derails everything. The film ends on a not-so-predictable note, but it will not linger in the audience’s mind for a long time.
Moral learned: Don’t invite your past. Karma is like a boomerang that will sooner or later come back to you -- this quote well suits the climax of Love You Rachchu.
Though the film brings in elements of surprise, debutant director Shankar S Raj takes a casual approach with his work. Thus, the plan does not let the audience experience any excitement. While the first-timer has done a decent job, he fails to bring in the edge-of-the-seat thrills. Likewise, a few scenes in the film seem unnecessary to the film’s proceedings.
Director Shashank has scripted a good story for the film. I kept wondering if the film would have worked better if he had directed the film as well. Though Ajay Rao is known for his intense roles, the usual depth in his performance is not seen in Love You Rachchu, and there is no extra effort seen from his end. Rachita has by now come out of her comfort zone and the run-of-the-mill stories. The film proves that she is a performer, and it depends on how much one can extract that good ability from her. Both the lead actors seem to have gone by the director’s instructions.
Though the romantic thriller may not give you heart-racing moments, one might end up liking its story and its message.