Nene Raju Nene Mantri Movie Review -3/5

Cast: Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal

Director: Teja

Producers: D. Suresh Babu

Music: Anoop Rubens


After scoring hits in the form of Ghazi and Baahubali series, expectations on Rana’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri are sky-high. Director Teja, who has been away from the work is looking forward to bouncing back with this film. Rana and Kajal Aggarwal played lead roles in this film. Let’s check whether Rana will continue his successful stint with this film.


Nene Raju Nene Mantri is a revenge drama which set up in a village backdrop. The game between villain and hero are the major plot. Jogendra (Rana) is a financier in the village. He loves his wife Radha so much. An unfortunate incident causes Radha’s miscarriage because of the village Sarpanch (Pradeep Rawat. Jogendra wants to revenge on Sarpanch (Pradeep Rawat) by contesting as a president in the village. Soon after becoming a president, he becomes an MLA and then, Minister and his eyes fall on CM chair. Does his dream come true? You need to watch the film.


Rana fits the bill as a politician. He impressed as a gentle financier and power-thirty politician. Of course, as a loving husband is also superb. He scored brownie points with this film once again.

Kajal as an obedient wife to Rana has contributed best for this film. She looks good and her maturity and countenance are neat.  Catherine as a cigarette-smoking journalist did a nice job.

Tanikella as CM is okay and Navdeep’s role is restrained but fine. Posani and Prabhas Seenu have done well.


Teja who delivered many hits in Tollywood has not been in a good form for a long time. But, he has come up with a political thriller this time. Teja’s narration of the film in the first half is intriguing and enjoyable. The way Rana’s wife got insulted and Rana starts taking revenge on sarpanch in the first half is engaging. But, when it comes to second half, the narration goes in snail pace. Teja loses the grip on Rana’s character in second half and some scenes are not practical and inconvincible. However, it is a better narration of Teja after a long time.



The major asset of the film is dialogues. Powerful dialogues in this film are interesting. The cinematography is okay and music is fine by Anup. Two songs are good. Editing should have been sharp in a second half.

Final Say:

Nene Raju Nene Mantri is an average story with committed performance of Rana.