A simple auto-richshaw driver turns into a psychopath killer and a kidnapper. Raghu CNG is the thriller Gujarati film that begins with this ordinary looking auto rickshaw driver turn into a maniac with cold bloodily crushing another individual to death with a stone.
Full credit is to be given to the writers Jay Parmar and Sanjay Marvaniya to have penned a gripping thriller. More so to the director Vishal Vada Vala for giving the right treatment to this gradually picking up suspense thriller.
And more so because it is one of the rare Gujarati films to have explored this genre.
Dhawal is a young businessman who is kidnapped and tortured by the rickshaw driver Raghu (Ethan). While the Police is investigating into the kidnapping case, they are ridden with another kidnapping of a US-return lady who is also reported missing from the station of a small town near Rajkot.
While the victims are tortured by the protagonist, their family members are questioned by the cop (Chetan Daiya) who is bent on solving the case ASAP.
Without resorting to any gimmicks and histrionics, the film Raghu CNG shows the protagonist in a negative shade, yet he isn’t that hate worthy.
While Jagjeet Sinh Vadher and Sharvary Joshi are natural as the victims and Chetan Daiya as the investigating officer, the film solely rests on the shoulders of Ethan who plays the role of Raghu the auto-rickshaw driver.
Raghu CNG is an all out Ethan’s film. For the information of our readers, he is an engineer by profession and it is his debut film. Without being overly dramatic and loud, Ethan conveys his happiness, dismay and frustration towards happening in his life. Welcome to the film industry Ethan.
Any more specific mention about his role would be like giving away the story.
Here is the Shahrukh Khan of Baazigar of Gujarati cinema! An extra half star for Ethan.
Cast of Raghu CNG:
Ethan as Raghu
Jagjeet Sinh Vadher as Dhaval Pambhar
Sharvary Joshi as Bhumi Joshi
Chetan Daiya as Ashok Dave
Kapil Sahetya as Pandya
Credits of Raghu CNG:
Banner: V 3 Production
Produced by: Vishal Vada Vala
Co producers: Hiren Thummar
Director: Vishal Vada Vala
Written By: Jay Parmar, Sanjay Marvaniya
Music By: I-shoj Kartay, Atharva Sanjay Joshi
Lyrics By: I-shoj, Atharva Sanjay Joshi, Vatsal Joshi
Executive Producer – Dhrumil Garach
Cinematography – Yash Mayekar
Editor – Tejas Tataria
Background Score – Atharva Sanjay Joshi
Shooting Locations: Nana Vada, Rajkot Gondal Road, LPL café, Gondal
Media Relation: Ashwani Shukla, Altair Media
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