Cast: Ram Charan, Samantha, Aadhi, Jagapati Babu
Direction, story & screenplay: Sukumar
Producers: Naveen, Yerneni, Y.Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri
Production company: Mythri Movie Makers
Music director: Devi Sri Prasad
Editor: Navin Nooli
Release date: 30-03-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 59mins
Genre: Action, Drama
In 1980s, Rangasthalam village is rich in harvesting corn. Headed by the evil President ‘Jagapati Babu’. How Ram Charan fights him with the villagers forms the remaining story.
Sukumar’s script is quite simplistic yet satisfies as a package. Screenplay is decent post interval, especially the last hour is interesting and gripping. Dialogues are good, both the serious and humorous ones. Direction is strong as the presentation is highly neat. Ram Charan’s screen presence is crazy and his performance is heavy as the characterization has made the scope. Aadhi appears in an important supporting role and has done a good job. Jagapati Babu and Prakash Raj also stand as pillars. Devi Sri Prasad’s songs are energetic and enjoyable, apt for the mood. His background score is nice and sticks to the situations. Ratnavelu’s cinematography is splendid, the he has picturised things provide massive strength to the quality and slow motions shots are amazing. Edit cuts are flawless, hence doesn’t bump the flow. Stunt choreography is superior and packs up a solid punch to the action quotient. Art department’s village sets brings in the authenticity. Break point scene is terrific and offers goosebumps. There are plenty of worthy sequences towards the end to watch out for, night fight in the agriculture land is the main highlight. Film ends on a high note, with a bang on twist in the climax.
Samantha gets a weak role who doesn’t really have anything worthy to impact the progression. Also, her portions are over-cinematic, quite boring and needlessly glamorous. Few other less known faces who play as the side artists aren’t essential to the situation. Song placements are a little troublesome to the flow. However, the mix is convincing, there’s nothing new or refreshing to relish with respect to the plot. Ram Charan’s parents have nothing much to do, they just fill up the family element. Navin Nooli’s editing misses to be on crisp surface as the film nearly runs for 3 hours. There are a lot of portions which deserves to be chopped, as they tend to appear as stretch. Film gives a long drawn out feel, also the first hour is so slow and fails to move forward. Given the length, there could’ve been much more plays inside the dramatic tale. Logic loopholes exist at few places is an undeniable fact.
TO CONCLUDE – A watchable rustic commercial package that has a fine final hour.
Movie Rating – 2.5/ 5.
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