Sharwanand and Surabhi in Express Raja
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Director Merlapaka Gandhi's Telugu movie "Express Raja", starring Sharwanand and Surabhi, has received mixed reviews from the audience across the globe.

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"Express Raja" revolves around the story of a diamond worth Rs 75 crore, which is tagged to the neck of a dog, but goes missing. Raja (Sharwanand) is an unemployed youth, who wastes his time with his Tapori gang in Vizag. He sets out in search of a job in Hyderabad, where he is introduced to Surabhi. Another gang is now looking for Raja. Why the gang is running after him forms the crux of the story. 

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Viewers say "Express Raja" is a romantic comedy entertainer, but lacks a fresh story. The first half of the movie moves at a slow pace and a couple of songs and a few comedy scenes are good in this portion. The second half has interesting story and is high on entertainment quotient.

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Viewers have added that Sharwanand has delivered a wonderful performance in "Express Raja" and his acting is the highlight of the movie. Surabhi has done justice to her role. The chemistry between the lead pair is another highlight of the film. The urban-youth-centric subject, peppy music, slick visuals and a few comedy scenes are the other attractions of the film. However, the slow-paced narration is a big drawback in the movie.

Some film goers shared their verdict on the film on their Twitter handles. We bring to you some unique comments. Here is the live update of Express Raja movie review by audience:

Kohli ‏@imVkohl1

First Half of #ExpressRaja is pretty average. Except two good songs , no much entertainment. Below Par second half #ExpressRaja Movie is all about a 75Crore worth diamond which is tagged to the neck of a dog – and missing

VJ1909 ‏@vj1909

#ExpressRaja Interval, first half average with nice 30 mins pre interval comedy, songs matram #ExpressRaja Second half bad,poor comedy with no engaging screenplay, huge advantage to #NannakuPrematho

RJV ‏@RJV4U

#ExpressRaja is a timepass entertainer with drags in 2nd half..Can give a watch for the comedy by Saptagiri & Prabhas Seenu...Sharwa

RakeshRockZ ‏@KVRAKESHREDDY

#ExpressRaja engaging screenplay...comedy is a big asset n songs r also gud...perfect festive film..congrats sharwanand on hatrick hit

Megastar ‏@nagbabuabhimani

#ExpressRaja is finest and one of d best movie from Sharwanand Congrates for pongal winner. #NannakuPrematho should do well

Telugu360 ‏@Telugu360

Story is connected well with different gangs. Stage set for interesting second half. #ExpressRaja

SureshReddy ‏@surddre

Good comedy and nice screenplay..1st half ...2nd half ayaka verdict istha...#ExpressRaja

Darling ‏@muneervarma

Entertaining 1st half with interval twist #ExpressRaja

GuddaDengutha ‏@GuddaDengutha

#ExpressRaja Comedy bane undhi so far

Vasco da gama ‏@VLCspeaks

First Half of #ExpressRaja is pretty average. Except two good songs , no much entertainment. Below Par second half #ExpressRaja Movie is all about a 75Crore worth diamond which is tagged to the neck of a dog – and missing

Pradeep N Katukuti ‏@pradkprad

Just finished premier show, #ExpressRaja superb comedy timing, congrats @uvcreations one more blockbuster in USA!!!

Lahari ‏@Lahari_S

Thoroughly enjoyed @Sharwanand 's #ExpressRaja totally recommend!

FirstDayFirstShow ‏@fdfslive

Superb 1st half .. Comedy kummesadu gandhi #ExpressRaja

Bharath ‏@bharathreddy519

#ExpressRaja hilarious through out the movie, venkatadri express ki ekuva run raja run ki takuva,

Tarak ‏@Mahee_pfdb

#ExpressRaja 1st half 2nd half

SureshReddy ‏@surddre

Good comedy and nice screenplay..1st half ...2nd half ayaka verdict istha...#ExpressRaja Scene2scene mapping,full comedy,colorful chilaka song..kukka story tho hit kottaru..paisa vasool sankranthi family entertainr #ExpressRaja

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