RDX Love Movie Review: A cringey, boring adult entertainer masquerading as a social drama
This film is a tedious affair to sit through because of its obnoxious treatment
Payal Rajput's RDX Love billed as a rustic love story, is actually a mindless sex-comedy filled with crass and unsavoury jokes and packaged like a television serial. The plot revolves around a village girl, Alivelu (Payal), who actively serves as a campaigner for the Chief Minister's (Nagineedu) government welfare schemes, with an aim to make the dream of her villagers come true. She gets closer to her goal by manipulating a young man (Tejus Kancherla) and this forms the crux of this convoluted saga.
Starring : Payal Rajput, Tejus Kancherla, Aamani, Adithya Menon
Director: Shankar Bhanu
To begin with, the film is an old-fashioned melodrama that becomes a tedious affair to sit through because of its obnoxious treatment. It also occasionally evokes memories of serval other films. There are numerous tasteless sex jokes and close-up shots of the heroine. Payal doesn't shy away when it comes to glamour, but her performance lacks originality. There is nothing new in this uni-dimensional film filled with sex-obsessed characters, frivolous and done-to-death scenes, and sexual innuendos. It's unfair to expect stellar performances in a film like this, but what if all the silliness makes you squirm in your seat after a point?
The foundation of this story is inspired by Ravi Teja-starrer Bhageeratha, where the protagonist puts an end to the mean ways of an IAS officer and gets the approval to build a bridge across the river.
The first hour of RDX Love seems intense with a young girl spreading awareness on prevention of HIV/AIDS. But, the film's intentions get diluted as the director fails to establish an emotional connect. The second hour starts off on a disappointing note and it only gets more lacklustre and predictable with every passing moment.
Even after Alivelu meets the Chief Minister, the narrative meanders endlessly and deviates from the basic premise. What's more annoying about this film is that it wants to be taken seriously while addressing sexuality.
Tejus Kancherla just hams his way through his performance, but Aditya Menon packs a punch as the antagonist. Aamani, Naresh VK, Mumaith Khan and Nagineedu make their presence felt and have their moments. Payal Rajput attempts to make an impression, but this script is so silly that she can't add anything to it.
Radhan's music passes the muster and the background score is in line with the narrative. Overall, RDX Love is totally avoidable, unless you enjoy crass comedies.