Release date : Oct 11th, 2013
Director : Ramayya Vastavayya
Music Director : S. Thaman
Producer : Dil Raju
Starring : Jr NTR, Samantha, Shruti Haasan
Nandu (NTR) is a cool college guy student who falls in love with Lalia (Samantha) and vows to protect her father Mosalla Padu Nagabhushanam (Mukesh Rishi) , After marriage of Samantha’s sister Sanjana, Nandu kills Nagabhushanam . There begins the second half with a Rao Ramesh as investigative office and the flashback episode in Adityapuram where Ammulu(Shruti Hassan) plays NTR’s Mardal(uncle’s daughter) role who was already in love with village zamindar’s grandson Ramu Cowdary (NTR) and get killed by a central minister son Bikshapathi (Ravi Shankar) who is a womanizer for not accepting his desire of spending a night with him . which leads to revenge saga….forms story.
Brilliant performance from Jr NTR who is totally absorbed in different shades. His strengths and determination are put 100%, Besides he looked young as college student. He played the role with ease. His comedy timing is pretty good. over expectation on Dances may lead to disappointment. Samantha is impressive with her bubble act in the first half. She doesn’t have the same importance in the second half. Shruthi Haasan is confined to small role in Flash episode , one have to give her applaud for accepting such a role. Kota Srinivas was good in his role, Rao Ramesh is doing well these days with his own style of dialogues, as a investigating officer, Rao ramesh and NTR’s conversation episode has come excellently. The Villain played by Sai Kumar brother ,Ravi Kumar is not projected well.Senior Actress Rohini Hattangadi as Baby Shamili is good. Tanikella Bharani and Nagineedu got brief roles.
Chota.K.Naidu should be given a big applauded for his excellent cinematography, Chogerphys is not up to range in few songs other than two songs. Ram Lakshman action is excellent and violent too. The First fight with base ball and second fight with Hockey stick are good. Music by Thaman is already a hit album ,but failed to give deliver the same when it comes to Background score of the film. Dialogues are excellent and are very popular . Screenplay has ups and downs, 1st half is bit slow ,but has picked up well in the second half.
NTR’s Ramayya Vastavaiya success is more prestigious for Harish Shankar who was riding high with a blockbuster like Gabbar Singh, Certainly people starts comparing this film with his earlier films like Mirapakaya and other films too. Harish’s Direction of the film is adequate. The screenplay should have been better. The director concentrated more on massy fights and Dialogues than Intense narration. There are several scenes which resemble some other films like Racha, Rebel and Mirapakai in the fist half and in the second half at times resemble another film like Dammu.
The main drawback of the film is direction, Harish instead of developing a perfect original script , he has developed the script from picking the content of other films. Harish’s Gabbar Singh magic was missing, Although, Harish must be appreciated for the Interval bang and emotional pre climax episode. The first half of the film is cool till the pre interval episode and the interval scene raises hype to the peak stage. Second Half runs on the predictable rough mode with flash back and revenge drama, Once the flashback episode starts, new characters get introduced the movie graph falls and lead to excessive dose of violence , but pre climax episode where few emotional scenes are catchy, and the climax is a big letdown as the director chose make it more routine commercial . Overall Ramayya Vastavayya is a botchup versions of previous movies with all commercial ingredients to entertain masses.
Action, songs & Cinematography,
Dialogues & Twists,
Direction in 2nd half,
Screenplay, No chemistry between lead pairs
Brahmi, Ali and MS Narayana missing
One Time watch for general audience and One plus times watch for NTR fans