Racha (film)

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Film poster
Directed by Sampath Nandi
Produced by R. B. Choudary
Written by Sampath Nandi
Starring Ram Charan
Tamannaah Bhatia
Ajmal Ameer
Mukesh Rishi
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Dev Gill
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography Sameer Reddy
Edited by Gautham Raju
Megaa Super Good Films
Release dates
  • 5 April 2012 (2012-04-05)[1]
Running time 144 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget INR450 million (US$7.4 million)[2]
Box office INR45 crore (US$7.4 million)[3]

Rachha (translation: Uproar / Commotion) sometimes spelled Racha, is a 2012 Tollywood action film written and directed by Sampath Nandi. The film is produced by R. B. Choudary under his Megaa Super Good Films banner. The film stars Ram Charan and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles, with Mukesh Rishi, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Ajmal Ameer essaying other important roles.[4]

The music was composed by Mani Sharma. The film released on 5 April 2012[1] and was a success at the box office.[5] The film was also dubbed and released in Tamil and Malayalam as Ragalai and Raksha respectively.[6] Although opening to mixed critical reception, the film gross INR1228 million (US$20 million) at the box office which as proved his box-office performance once again after his previous film Magadheera. The film has been dubbed in Hindi as Betting Raja[7]


'Betting' Raju (Ram Charan) is a Hyderabad-based happy-go-lucky guy who makes his living by betting. He lives with his adopted parents (M. S. Narayana and Sudha) who support his means of living. Everything goes on as usual until tragedy strikes the family in the form of his father who is diagnosed with cirrhosis as a result of heavy drinking. Raju needs INR 2 million for his father's liver transplant, which must be done within a month. As he is on the lookout for money, he is approached by James (Ajmal Ameer), another bookie whom he had already met at an earlier competition, with a betting challenge. James dares Raju to make Chaitra (Tamannaah Bhatia), a dental student and the daughter of the powerful betting committee president Bellary (Mukesh Rishi) to fall in love with him. If he is able to make her fall in love with him before the month end i.e. 31 December 2011, he would win INR 2 million.

A desperate Raju, badly needing the money for his adopted father's operation, takes up the challenge and begins wooing Chaitra. Initially, Chaitra appears to spurn his advances and sets him even tougher challenges to propose her. Raju successfully overcomes all these challenges and Chaitra soon reciprocates his advances. Unfortunately, Bellary finds out about this relationship and sends his henchmen to kill the couple on the night of 31 December, the day Raju is to win his challenge. Raju successfully thwarts the henchmen and he and Chaitra escape to Srisailam. Bellary, with the help of his corrupt minister-friend Baireddanna (Kota Srinivasa Rao) and the latter's Dubai-based son (Dev Gill), begin a search for the couple.

Meanwhile while Raju and Chaitra are on the run from Bellary's and Baireddanna's henchmen in Srisailam, James surprisingly appears and rescues them. At this juncture, Baireddanna's son appears, kidnaps Chaitra and stabs James. A wounded James then reveals to Raju about the latter's past.

Raju was the son of Suryanarayana (Parthiepan), a respected man in Rayadurg. Suryanarayana was best friends with a rich man Ramamurthy (Nassar), whose daughter was Chaitra. Chaitra was a childhood friend of Raju. Suryanarayana's brother-in-law was none other than Bellary, who had found out about the presence of iron ore under Ramamurthy's land. He and Baireddanna decided to exploit the ore for their sinister purposes. When Suryanarayana and Ramamurthy objected to this, Bellary, Baireddanna and their henchemen killed them and their families, except Raju and Chaitra. Chaitra was adopted by Bellary, who planned to kill her when she became a major, so that he could acquire Ramamurthy's land. Chaitra, who already knew about Raju's betting nature, told James, who was her school friend, to place the INR 2 million bet to Raju so that he could destroy Bellary and Baireddanna. Raju decides to avenge his father's death and kills Bellary, Baireddanna and his son in a thrilling climax at Rayadurg, rescues Chaitra and distributes Ramamurthy's land to the villagers.



The film was launched formally on 12 June 2011 with Chiranjeevi sounding the clapboard.[10] Furthermore Ajmal Ameer is said to play the main antagonist after the unit was impressed by his performance in Rangam, the dubbed version of the Tamil film Ko.[11] The unit has finished shooting a song in Sri Lanka.[11] Mani Sharma has been roped in as the music director and reports say that he has completed two songs.[12]Gyanendra


The film was released worldwide on 5 April 2012.[1] Rachha was released in 1600 theatres world wide in three languages.

Critical reception[edit]

Racha opened to mixed reviews. The critics in the CNN-IBN website gave the average rating 2.5 out of 5 for the film, stating- "Rachha is technically sound, but lacks storyline".[13] The critics of The Times of India website gave the above average rating 3/5 and stated that "The movie is designed for the hardcore "Mega Fan" and it makes no bones about it".[14] Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu wrote- "Rachha is tailor-made for Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan fans. Go without expectations and you will be entertained."[15] Sify says the movie is "A Paisa Vasool Movie".[16] OneIndia says "Don't miss the movie".[17] TeluguOne says "Racha is a potpourri and Mega Fans will be fully satisfied." [18] CineCorn says "Racha is a mass entertainer. Watch it because it's an entertaining commercial mass film in a long time".[19] 123Telugu says "The film has all the commercial elements required for a good run at B and C centers.Racha is decent one time summer watch".[20]

Box office[edit]

This film has crossed the magic figure of INR 10.8  crore in its opening day. The film has collected a gross more than INR 50 crore in its first week .The Tamil version of this film Ragalai has collected INR 52 million in its full run and Malayalam version Raksha has collected INR 18 million.[5] The film has completed 50 days in 127 direct centres on 24 May 2012.[21] Racha collects INR890 million (US$15 million)(worldwide share) And A final gross figure of INR1.13 billion (US$19 million).Racha collected INR48.5 crore (US$8.0 million)(Domestic Nett) and 1 million dollars in overseas.Its malyalam version collected INR1.5 crore (US$250,000)(Share) and Tamil version collected INR6.5 crore (US$1.1 million)(Nett) in 100 Days.Rachcha collected INR60 crore (US$9.8 million)(Share) worldwide.Its music rights were sold for INR 1 Crore and Satellite rights were sold for INR6.15 crore (US$1.0 million).It collected Pre-release revenue's up to INR45 crore (US$7.4 million).[22]

Home media[edit]

The Aditya Video Company has released the film through VCD's and DVD's into the market in India and Overseas, five days after completing 100 days of the film.[23]


Soundtrack album by Mani Sharma
Released 11 March 2012 (2012-03-11)
Recorded 2012
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 23:00
Language Telugu
Label Aditya Music
Producer Mani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Mani Sharma, which happens to be his second film with Ram Charan after 2007 film Chiruta. The soundtrack album was released on 11 March 2012 at People's Plaza in Hyderabad.[24]

No. Title Lyrics Artist(s) Length
1. "Rachha"   Chandrabose Deepu, Revanth, Pruthvi 04:54
2. "Vaana Vaana (Remix)"   Bhuvanachandra Rahul Nambiar, Chaitra 04:48
3. "Dillaku Dillaku"   Chinni Charan Tippu, Geeta Madhuri, Benny Dayal 04:35
4. "Oka Padam"   Chandrabose Hemachandra, Malavika 04:36
5. "Singareni Undi"   Suddala Ashok Teja Sukhwinder Singh,Rahul Silpigunj, Sahiti 04:07
Total length:

Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor Ram Charan Nominated
Best Actress Tamannaah Nominated
Best Music Director Mani Sharma Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Vedala Hemachandra for "Oka Padam" Nominated
Best Dance Choreographer Shobi for "Vaana Vaana" Nominated


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  3. ^ Top Worldwide Share (Telugu): 'Yevadu', 'SVSC', 'Attarintiki Daredi', 'Mirchi' and Other Films - International Business Times
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  13. ^ "Telugu Review: 'Rachha' is technically sound, but lacks storyline". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Racha". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Tailor-made for fans". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Movie Review : Rachha review: A paisa vasool movie". Sify.com. 
  17. ^ Prakash (5 April 2012). "Racha – Movie Review". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 
  18. ^ "Racha Telugu Movie Review". Teluguone.com. 5 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "Ram Charan's Racha Movie Review". CineCorn.Com. 
  20. ^ "Review 1: Racha – Mass Masala Entertainer". 123telugu.com. 5 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "Ram Charan's Racha completes 50 days in 127 centers". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  22. ^ http://www.chiranjeeviblog.com/records/racha-completes-100-days-in-38-centers.html
  23. ^ "Rachha VCD,DVD Released By Aditya Video". chiranjeeviblog.com. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  24. ^ "Racha's starry audio launch". The Times of India. 13 March 2012. 

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