Ravanasura Review: ordinary psycho-thriller

Ravanasura Review: ordinary psycho-thriller
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Ravanasura Review: ordinary psycho-thriller
Ravanasura Review: ordinary psycho-thriller

Cast: Ravi Teja, Sushanth, Anu Emmanuel, Faria Abdullah, Megha Akash, Daksha Nagarkar, and others

Director: Sudheer Varma

Producers: Abhishek Nama, Ravi Teja

Music Director: Harshavardhan Rameshwar, Bheems Ceciroleo

Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja played the role of grey shades in the movie Ravanasura. The film received a positive buzz with its promos and trailers. Ravanasura released today and let us check out the review.


Ravindra aka Ravi (Ravi Teja) is a junior lawyer who is working under Kanaka Mahalakshmi (Faria Abdullah) who is a well-known criminal lawyer in the city. Harika (Megha Akash) one day approaches Kanaka Mahalakshmi and requests to take up a murder case in which her father (Sampath Raj) is accused. Ravindra is interested in the case as well.

However, the Police later find out that not one but many murders happened with similar patterns and they dig deep. Who commits these murders which are gruesome? Why is Ravindra interested in the case? Who is Ravanasura? How is Sushanth’s character connected to these happenings?


Undoubtedly, this is one of the bright performances in Ravi Teja’s career. He is excellent in the role of grey shades. Actually, he surprises and even shocks in some of the sequences. We must appreciate Ravi Teja for accepting such a negative character. He is as usual in the other role. Ravi Teja is the major highlight point in Ravanasura, undoubtedly.

Sushanth’s character gives a lot of buildups. A lot of hype surrounds but it fizzles out in no time. Nevertheless, he does okay. Faria Abdullah and Megha Akash have got characters with some potential and they are fine. Poojitha Ponnada, Daksha Nagarkar, and Anu Emmanuel have nothing much to boast about.

The other characters like Sampath Raj, Rao Ramesh, Jayaram, and Sreeram have got not much importance as well.


The story has so much potential. It’s been a revelation that a star actor like Ravi Teja accepted this role. The story starts well in a regular yet entertaining manner. The pre and post-interval sequences are the major highlights. The screenplay should have been a lot better in the second half. Sudheer Varma, the director has shown sparks of brilliance but he is not consistent. The way he dealt with the climax raises many eyebrows. It is clear to say that he wasted a golden opportunity yet again.

Music by Harshavardhan Rameshwar and Bheems is okay. The BGM in particular is good. The cinematography is good but the editing needs to be sharp. The production values are decent as well.


Ravanasura could have been a perfect psycho-thriller in which Ravi Teja excelled. The first half paves way for it as well. The post-interval sequences are interesting. While everything is working like a dream, the main reason behind the killings is what plays the spoilsport. It is quite routine and from that point, everything falls apart. The last 30 minutes turn out to be a complete joke. In what could have been a superb psycho-thriller, Ravanasura ends up as an average suspense thriller. Wait for OTT.

Rating: 2.5