Raja The Great is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film written and directed by Anil Ravipudi and produced by Dil Raju on Sri Venkateswara Creations banner. The film stars Ravi Teja as a visually impaired man, alongside Mehreen Pirzada and Raadhika. Vivan Bhatena(in his Telugu Debut), Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj and Sampath Raj play supporting roles with music composed by Sai Karthik. The film marks the debut of Teja’s son Mahadhan as child actor.
The film began its production began in April 2017 with filming taking place in Hyderabad and Darjeeling. Released worldwide on 18 October 2017, the film received mixed reviews from critics and audience with praise towards the cast performances, action sequences and entertainment value but criticism for writing and uneven tone. It was a commercial success grossing more than 50 crore, becoming the highest-grossing film in Teja’s career.
Lucky is a very protected and pampered daughter of a sincere police officer, SP Prakash. In one of his operations, Prakash encounters the brother of a powerful gangster named Devaraj, for which Lucky was one of the reasons. The angered Devaraj seeks revenge, and in the attack, Prakash gets killed and also targets Lucky. Lucky runs away to Darjeeling and hides in her father’s friend Prasad’s house to evade an attempt on her life. Now, the police department looks out for a special team to provide security for Lucky. Raja is a blind man, who is trained by his head constable mother Anantha Lakshmi, to use his disability to his advantage. Anantha Lakshmi’s ambition is to make her son a police officer.
She obliges the IG Viswaraj to include her blind son in the mission. After a few incidents, he agrees to send him, but only to cook food for other officers. Raja, with his friend Bujji and three others, goes to Darjeeling. Raja meets Lucky and starts changing the depressed Lucky into making her have a happy mood with a few tricks. He also learns about Prasad’s difficulties and solves their problems. Lucky comes out of her depressed state and starts celebrating her life with Raja’s help. Meanwhile, Devaraj gets to know where Lucky is and orders his goons to attack her. Knowing this, IG Viswaraj and his team come to protect Lucky by sending her abroad.