Rajahamsa: Different kind of family drama, a one-time watch
Rajahamsa is a family entertainer at heart, though it does have fresh ideas besides the usual drama and laughter. Its originality makes it stand out from the crowd. Director Jadesh Kumar Hampi has a new formula; there are a few hitches in the storyline, but he has managed them with admirable elan.
Cast: Gowrishikar, Ranjini Raghavan, Sridhar, BC Patil, Yamuna
Director: Jadesh Kumar Hampi
Rajahamsa revolves around city boy Raja (Gowrishikar) who meets village girl Hamsakshi (Ranjani Raghavan). But their love is put to the test when the girl’s family comes up with an interesting demand. They will agree to the marriage only if this is met. How Raja’s family goes all out to succeed is what forms the rest of the story.
Jadesh’s new take on this genre makes it an interesting watch, but he has gone overboard with dialogues. They are too many of them delivered by the hero, and it gets annoying. Editing is bad too, with poor judgment exercised on which portions to cut and which to keep. The director should have had more scenes with the family, which is more interesting, and cut down on those with the love birds.
Coming to the actors, Gowrishikar is good, but seems overconfident. Ranjini Raghavan’s role is different from her popular character in the serial Puttgowri Maduve, and excels. Senior actors Sridhar, BC Patil and Yamuna do well as the supporting cast.
Joshua Sridhar comes up with few romantic medleys and peppy numbers that stand out; that said, there are way too many songs. There's a feel good picturisation in parts by cinematographer Anoor Sudhakar.
Overall, a one-time watch mainly for the family drama.