"Genius" fame director Omkar's Telugu movie "Raju Gari Gadhi" starring Ashwin Babu, Dhanya Balakrishna and others in the lead, has received positive reviews from film critics.

"Raju Gari Gadhi" is a horror comedy written by Omkar. The movie is about a mystery palace (mahal) in a village. Whoever dares to unravel the mystery gets killed. A TV channel starts a reality show to cash in on the mystery and announces that the winner will get Rs 3 crore. Seven youth enter this mahal. How they manage to survive there forms the crux of the movie.

Critics opine that "Raju Gari Gadhi" has a unique and interesting story and Omkar has executed it well on screen. The first half is quite entertaining and the second half is serious and thrilling in parts. Shakalaka Shankar and Dhanraj's comedy timing is the main highlight of the film. Ashwin, Chetan, Eshanya, Dhanya Balakrishnan, Dhanraj, Shankar and Vidyulekka have done justice to their roles.

"Raju Gari Gadhi" has superb production values and Sai Karthik's background score, art direction and cinematography are the big highlights in the technical front, add the critics. The film has been rated an average of 2.87 out of 5 stars. We bring you some critics' verdicts and ratings for the film. Continue to see the same in "Raju Gari Gadhi" movie review roundup:

India Glitz Ratings: 3

A horror comedy is not a rare genre nowadays, especially after the runaway success of 'Prema Katha Chitram'. The audience surely want something more from every film, and this one provides what some of the previous one didn't provide. A well-made film that is a surprise package. The likes of Shakalaka Shankar and Dhanraj are to be watched out for.

123 Telugu Ratings: 3

Ragu Gari Gadhi surprises you with some decent entertainment. A hilarious first half, superb performances by Shakalaka Shankar and Dhanraj are major assets. If you manage to sit through the bogged down and mediocre second half, you can easily give this film a shot this weekend.

AP Herald Ratings: 2.5

Raju Gari Gadi is a film that has been presented far more drollery than what it is worth. The film manages to give you some entertainment, but that is not all that you want from a horror comedy for sure. All in all, Raju Gari Gadi tries to package too many things, but ends up being an effete motley of half-baked stuff.

Telugu Cinema Ratings: 3

Raju Gari Gadhi is a neat horror movie with good humor. Watch out for the comedy Shakalaka Shankar and Dhanraj.