Movie Review: Venky Mama
Director: KS Ravindra
Producer: Suresh Babu, Vishwa Prasad, Vivek Kuchibhotla
Banner: Suresh Productions, People’s Media Factory
Music: S Thaman
Starring: Venkatesh Daggubati, Payal Rajput, Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, and Raashi Khanna
Release Date: 13th December 2019
Venky Mama Review: The multi starrer Venky Mama starring Venkatesh Daggubati, Payal Rajput, Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, and Raashi Khanna, has finally arrived at the theaters today on 13th December Worldwide in a very grand manner. The movie is directed by KS Ravindra alias Bobby of Jai Lava Kusa fame and is bankrolled by Suresh Babu under the banner of Suresh Productions.
Story of Venky Mama: Venkataratnam Naidu (Venkatesh)’s sister marries against her father Ram Narayana (Nassar) ’s wish and dies in an accident leaving her son behind. Venkataratnam Naidu raises his nephew Karthik (Naga Chaithanya) in a village. Venky remains unmarried to look after nephew. Now Karthik decides to get his mama married and he is looking out for a girl. On the other side, Venky’s father does not like Karthik because of ‘Sri Krishna Amsa’ in Karthik’s horoscope. Soon Karthik joins the army without Venky’s consent. What happens next? What is the reason behind Karthik’ to join the army? To get these answers one should watch Venky Mama on the silver screen.
· Sentimental scenes
· Second half
Performance: Venkatesh is the role of a farmer from Bheemavaram who lives by the idology of jai jawan jai kisan, has given a top-notch performance. This role is a cakewalk for him. Venkatesh steals the show with his performance. His get-up and body language are very good. He provides entertainment with his reactions. Akkineni Naga Chaitanya has done decent work. Payal Rajput in the role of Venkatesh’s love interest, a teacher Vennela who has an affinity to talk in Hindi is fine and Raashi Khanna as Naga Chaitanya’s love interest looks good on the screen. Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj, Nassar, and others performed accordingly.
Technical: The characterizations and performances of lead pairs in Venky Mama brought freshness to it. The Writer writes an engaging screenplay and interesting characterizations. Some of the scenes appear routine, but KS Ravindra alias makes it up with a screenplay. S Thaman comes up with nice tunes and a good background score. The songs Yennallako, and Coca Cola Pepsi are good on screen. The cinematography of Venky Mama is good. Dialogues are entertaining most of the time. Editing is neat. The art direction is very good. Production values are good.
Analysis: The first half of Venky Mama has entertainment whereas, in the second half, which shifts from rural setup to army backdrop, things start to go haywire. Venky impersonating a dreaded terrorist leader is laughable The plus points of Venky Mama are Venkatesh, comedy and first half. On the flip side, the second half should have been handled in an interesting way. KS Ravindra and Suresh Babu come up with a decent family entertainer that caters to all kinds of crowds You may watch it!