Rangasthalam Movie Review

rangasthalam-movie-reviewMovie: Rangasthalam

Director : Sukumar

Producers : Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri

Banner: Mythri Movie Makers

Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad

Starring : Ram Charan, Samantha Akkineni, Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapati Babu

Release Date: 30th March 2018

 Rate:3.25/5

Mega Power Star Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni starrer Rangasthalam  has finally hit the theaters today on 30th March.  With music by sensational music composer Devi Sri Prasad, lyrics by Chandrabose, DOP by Rathnavelu and also starring Aadhi Pinisetty, Anasuya Bharadwaj and Jagapathi Babu in crucial roles , Telugu film is set in the 1980s in a fictional village called ‘Rangasthalam’. This the biggest release for a Ram Charan film in the neighboring state by any standards.  Let’s see the storyline.

Story: The story is set in a  village called Rangasthalam. Chitti Babu(Charan) is a happy go lucky guy who falls in love with a Lakshmi(Samantha).  In the village, President Kumar (Jagapathi Babu) is a financier who gives money for high interest to the poor people. Chitti Babu’s brother Kumar Babu (Aadi Pinisetty) decides to go against Kumar. What happens next? How does Chitti Babu help his brother? How does Chitti Babu solve the problems of villagers? To get these answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.

 Plus Points:

  • Ram Charan’s performnace
  • Samantha’s  cute expressions
  • Music and BGM
  • Story
  • Direction
  • Cinematography

Minus points:

  • Run time
  • Slow pace

Performance: Ram Charan as Chitti Babu steals the show. He grabs the opportunity to work for a revenge drama  with both hands and shows his other side in this movie. Charan has given his fantastic performance. His native slang, get up and performance in which he unleashes his beastly side is the major asset of the film. Samantha as Rama Lakshmi looks good. She is perfect in her de-glamorized role. Anasuya Bharadwaj as Rangammatha looks hot and she justifies the role. She has a meaty role and this movie will surely be yet a turning point in her career as an actress. Jagapathi Babu is menacing as the main villain. Aadhi Pinisetty’s performance also needs lot of applause. Prakash Raj, Ajay Gosh, Mahesh Achanta and others perform accordingly.

 Technical:  The storyline of the  movie is very interesting and impressive. Sukumar  handled the story and scenes very well. The dialogues  are superb and showcase the Godavari flavor quite well.  The screenplay of the film is interesting.  The songs  scored by Devi Sri Prasad are shot well on the screen. Background score is noteworthy.  The item song is just ok and comes as a speed breaker for the movie. Cinematography by Rathnavelu is superb and the movie has some fantastic visuals.  He captures the colorful visuals of village locals very well, which is visual treat.  The Editing by Naveen Nooli is good but some scenes in the second half could have been trimmed. Art department has done a superb job. The production values are rich. The way, director sets the plot in rural area and shows the politics is superb. The movie is at his best in technical department. One of major drawback of the film is its lengthy run time.

Analysis: Sukumar has touched the excellent subject in Rangasthalam and made sure that there is something for every class of audiences. Rangasthalam must be the most satisfying film for  Ram Charan as an actor. It gives him a lot of scope for exploits his unlimited acting skills. The first half is filled with the beauty of Rangasthalam   village   and after a racy and entertaining first half there is some new factor in the second half. The movie picks up the speed, by the time it reaches the pre-climax. If ignore the  lengthy runtime and rustic nature, Ram Charan and Samantha will entertain  the audiences to the fullest. The visuals, melodies background score, perfect casting,  Ram Charan’s performance make the movie watchable.