Movie name: Ramayya Vasthavayya
Director: Harish Shankar
Starring: Jr.NTR, Shruthi Hasan, Samantha
Music director: S.S.Thaman
Producer: Dil Raju
Release date: Oct 11th 2013
After giving one of the industry hits ‘Gabbar Singh’, Mass director Harish Shankar’s ‘Ramayya Vasthavayya’ usually grabbed the attention of cine goers and aam jantha. Of course Jr.NTR craze among masses is additional advantage for this flick. Let us see whether the movie stand up to the hype and expectations? Did Harish Shankar spilled the magic just like his previous films Mirapakai and Gabbar Singh? Let’s see.
Ramaya Vasthavayya ‘Plot’
With a revenge premise at its core, ‘Ramayya Vasthavayya’ is a little bumpy ride with its own ups and downs. The story tells about a college student(NTR) who falls in love with a beautiful charming girl (Samantha) at first instant. She refuses, but he loves more.. she threatens him to death using some rowdies, he loves even more.. Finally she bends her head to his heroism and sincerity. But her happiness could not last long when she came to know that he trapped her to take his revenge. What is the revenge and why he traps her forms rest of the story.
Jr.NTR, he is a complete revelation. His dance moves in few songs were mesmerizing. Untouched areas of this hero has been disclosed by the director as he stated in many interviews. You will relish a new comedy timing from NTR. He is refreshing, handsome, youthful. His physic is perfect in this movie. NTR never disappointed with his performance in any of his past movies and so is here. His mythological lengthy dialogue from ‘Dana veera soora karna’ is nice but could not create impact like that of Yama Donga.
Samantha, she sparkles and shines with her natural innocent beauty. Samantha is gorgeous, she put on little mass to her skinny bones which gives feast to your eyes. She is little liberal in this flick compared to previous films in skin show. Samantha fans will sure relish.
Shruthi Hasan was the show stealer. Her elegance, energetic performance, well toned body is a major plus in the second half.
Rao Ramesh adds up to the momentum in the second half but it is the director who could not make well use of him. But he made sure his presence felt in few scenes.
Nagineedu, Mukesh Rushi, Kota Srinivas rao, Ajay were okay. Rohini Hattangadi performance is good and her love story was convincing and emotional. Ravi Shankar’s performance as a baddie is apt. He sure might grab few more chances after this film. Hamsa Nandini was hot.
Ramayya Vasthavayya is a typical Tollywood masala pot boiler. The protagonist has everything that a common man wants to see it in himself to name Angry, Aggressive, and Temperamental, Love what not? And there are so many powerfully written scenes by director Harish Shankar which elevate the above qualities of hero to the peaks.
It is a kind of cinema we are relishing every now and then since last 10 years. The fight between good and bad has been fodder of many Telugu films from so many decades, so nothing new in that, but the director’s talent lies in how interestingly he makes the plot. It is really tired of seeing the similar plots of first half comedy/songs/entertainment and second half a powerful revenge story with a love story with another heroin.
First half of the movie is entertaining. Second half has the actual story with highly emotional scenes and mass elements. In second half there will be two major fights. Director could have merged both the fights to one. Tempo is lost in the last fight. Same mistake happened in Dammu also. Dil Raju’s touch is missing in this film.
- Jr. NTR dances and performance
- Samantha and Shruthi hasan glamor.
- Shruthi Hasan love story
- Routine story line.
- Dragging climax
- No enough comedy
Behind the Screen (Technical):
On the technical front the movie is on par with any other big budget film in the recent times. Action episodes are very well canned. Music is a plus for the film. Thaman undoubtedly changed a lot and you do not feel like monotony like his previous flicks. Be it Harish Shankar’s greatness or Thaman changed himself, but the outcome is amazing.
Cinematography by Chota K naidu is brilliant; all songs have been canvassed so well. Choreography is very good.
Director Harish shankar is good at parts. But as a whole I do not feel like a full meals.
First half of the movie is OK. Second half take off was very good, but landing was little turbulent. I mean, climax is little disappointing. But Dussehra season could be a major plus for this movie. You may watch with no expectations.