Cheekati Rajyam (Telugu) Critics Review, Rating
Universal hero Kamal Haasan’s Cheekati Rajyam will hit the screens tomorrow i.e. November 20th The promos of this movie created a lot of curiosity among the film-goers. The hype and popularity of Kamal Haasan created a big competition for the theatrical rights of Cheekati Rajyam in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Kamal Haasan has planned a premiere show for film celebrities today (November 19th at Hyderabad). Actors Rana, Venkatesh and political celeb KTR will attend the premiere show of this movie. Tamil version of this movie, Thoonga Vanam is doing a decent business at the box office. Kamal Haasan himself produced this movie under Raaj Kamal Films International banner. Rajesh directed this film. Cheekati Rajyam is an action thriller Tamil movie, directed by Rajesh M Selva and produced by S. Chandrahasan under the banner Raaj Kamal Films International. It features superstar Kamal Haasan & Trisha Krishnan in lead roles, with Prakash Raj, Kishore and Asha Sarath in supporting roles. Thoongavanam is an official remake of 2011’s French movie Sleepless Night. The movie has shot in Tamil and Telugu languages simultaneously.
Cheekati Rajyam Live Response/Critical Reception
Gautaman Bhaskaran of Hindustan Times gave the film a rating of 4/5 stars, calling it “an absolute slick crime adventure”. Latha Srinivasan of Daily News and Analysis gave 3.5/5 stars mentioning Thoongaa Vanam as a slick, well-made film that takes you through the course of happening over one night to police officer and appreciated the debutant Rajesh M Selva for directing a film that broke from the regular Kollywood films. They also appreciated the performance of Kamal Haasan, Trisha Krishnan and music director Gibran for the excellent background score. Avinash Gopinath of Filmibeat gave 3.5/5 stars and concluded “Without any songs and romantic sequences, Thoongaavanam [sic] is not your regular Tamil film. After all, who else other than Kamal Haasan can make a Kollywood flick look truly international?. Karthik Keramalu of IBNLive gave 2.5/5 stars and wrote, “Actors move in and out of rooms, run this way and that, plot and fail, hide and seek. Yet all the effort of the cast and crew is shaken and not stirred enough as the screenplay gets a few nods wrong.”