Rangasthalam Movie Review
Cast and Crew:
Cast: Ram Charan, Samantha, Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapati Babu
Producers: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Editor: Navin Nooli
Rangasthalam is undoubtedly, one of the much-awaited projects in the Tollywood. For the first time, the director has taken a village backdrop story and the actor will be seen in the role of a hearing impaired. Amidst huge expectations, the film has finally hit the screens and let’s see whether the movie reached the expectations or not.
The story starts with the introduction of a village named Rangasthalam. Chitti Babu(Charan) is a happy going guy, who falls in love with Laksmi (Samantha). The entire village is under the rule of a ruthless president (Jagapathi Babu) who creates problems for the villagers. Disappointed with his rule, Chitti Babu’s elder brother Kumar (Aadi) starts fight against the president and starts facing problems. The rest of the story forms, how Chitti Babu solves the issues and help his brother.
Rangasthalam is one of the best films in Sukumar’s career. He has perfectly presented the story that he has written and the performances of the characters are top notch. The entire credit should go to Sukumar for thinking of something like this and pulling it off with such ease and perfection.
Ram Charan has improved a lot as an actor. He took this challenge of doing the role of a hearing impaired and gave an outstanding performance. Charan is so adorable as Chitti Babu that you fall in love with him instantly. His slang, body language, and acting will stay forever in your hearts. Along with Ram Charan, Samantha steals the show as a perfectly de-glamorized role. Samantha looks her best as Lakshmi. Jagapathi Babu once again gave his career-best performance. Aadi completely transformed himself as Kumar Babu.
Anasuya as Ranagamatha surprised the audience with her power-packed performance.
One of the biggest disadvantages is the length of the film. The general audience may find slightly difficult at times. The placement of item song comes as a speed breaker for the film. One certain section of the audience might feel rustic to the village backdrop.
DSP’s BGM and songs are biggest strengths to the film. The songs look gripping and visual treat for the audience. The dialogues are top notch. Production design needs a special mention as the not once do you get a feeling that most of the film is shot in a set. The production values of Mytri are so good that the 80’s effect has been created in a spectacular way. Editing is good. It is one of the best in Sukumar’s career. Tollywood has been missing these rustic village dramas and Sukumar is banging on with his story and narration. The way he sets the plot in a rural area and showcases the politics and negativity is good. It is his vision which is showcased through the star cast’s performance.
Rangasthalam is one of the best in recent times. The human emotions and 80’s story was shown in an interesting way with the terrific performances of the actors. A must-watch film and one should never miss it.