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Ramayya Vastavayya - Movie Review

Written by: SP Ramana
Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 12:25 [IST]

Harish Shankar bagged an opportunity to direct Young Tiger NT Rama Rao for a film by Dil Raju, soon after the Gabbar Singh proved a Blockbuster. He had promised NTR that he would show him in a most fascinating manner, which his fans want to look at him in the film Ramayya Vastavayya (RV). He penned a story, which is a routine revenge drama, but the way he narrated on screen is somewhat different.
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Nandu (Junior NTR) lives in a village called Adityapuram and Ammulu (Shruti Hassan) is his sweetheart (lover). In the village, three crooked people - Home Minister Umapati (Kota Srinivasa Rao), his son Bhikshapati (Ravishankar of Arundhati fame) and Nagabhushanam (Mukhesh Rushi), plan to grab a land that was very fertile. They resort to lot of bloodshed and finally grab the land and share among themselves.

In that process, Nandu loses Ammulu and his near and dear ones. Later, Nandu shifts to Hyderabad. Being alone, as a college student, he lives a simple and happy life. One day, he comes across Akshara (Samantha), who stays with her grandmother Baby Shalini (Rohini Hattangadi). Nandu makes every effort to grab her attention and gives his heart to her and gets her in reciprocation. Their friendship and love go to such an extent that Nandu had become one of their family members.

Akarsha tells Nandu about her cousin's engagement and also invites him to the marriage. Nandu goes there and hacks almost all the male family members there. Police officer Avinash (Rao Ramesh), who is investigating the case, finds that Nandu is behind those killings. What does he do? What happens to the love affair between Akarsha and Nandu? The rest of the movie answers these questions.

Continue to read Ramayya Vastavayya movie review in the slideshow.

RV Screenplay And Direction

Satish Vegesna, Ramesh Reddy and Thota Prasad have penned the screenplay for Ramayya Vastavayya. They have done a brilliant job in the first half, but the second half appears a little boring. This is due to lesser comedy quotient and more focus on action. Moreover, director Harish looses grip on the story as it takes many twists. Had he maintained a little more comedy in the interludes at least, he would have attracted more audiences.

NTR's Acting

As told by Harish Shankar, Junior NTR is at a very glamorous look and very jovial in the first half. The director has fulfilled his promise that the NTR fans would feel very happy to watch him. He is looking best in the film. He has made no mistake in this aspect.

Samantha's Role

Samantha, who has played Junior NTR's love interest, has no big role to play in the movie, but she entertains the audiences in the first half. Her glamour and chemistry with NTR are among the big strengths of the movie.

Shruti Hassan's Role

Shruti Hassan has played a brief role in Ramayya Vastavayya and she has tried her best to impress the film goers. Her brief chemistry with NTR is also good to watch on screen.

Supporting Cast In RV

Kota Srinivasa Rao, Mukhesh Rushi and Ravi Shankar are at their usual best. Rohini Hattangadi entertains the audiences as Baby Shamili in the first half. Thanikella Bharani and Ajay have very brief roles in the movie. Rao Ramesh is nice to watch in police officer's role.

RV Production values

Ramayya Vastavayya has brilliant technical elements. There is no need for introduction about Chota K Naidu's cinematography. He has made it a fantastic and visual splendour throughout the film whether it is action scene or a comedy or song sequence.

SS Thaman's Music

SS Thaman has given excellent tunes for Ramayya Vastavayya and his background score is also good and lifts many scenes. All the songs are worth watching with NTR's dances. Gautham Raju's editing is equally good, but he should made the movie even more entertaining by trimming certain scenes in the second half.

Dialogues In RV

Coming to the dialogues, though they are good in the entire movie, those penned for NTR's character need a special mention. Many of those dialogues have good punches and with the excellent dialogue modulation by NTR, they are really one of the main highlights of the film.

Final Remarks

Watch Ramayya Vastavayya for NTR in an extraordinary handsome looks and punch dialogues. First half is excellent, while the second half, though we can't say boring, but completely devoted to action. The second half will be entertaining for those audience, who enjoy action scenes. The film is quite appealing to mass audiences and would really ring the Box Office in B, C Centres.

RV Production Team

Cast: Young Tiger NT Rama Rao, Samanta, Shruti Hassan, Mukhesh Rushi, Ravi Shankar, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Bharani, Rao Ramesh, Ajay, Rohini Hattangadi and others; Cinematography - Chota K Naidu; Editing - Gautham Raju; Music - Thaman SS; Art - Brahma Kadali; Action - Ram-Lakshman; Screenplay assistance - Satish Vegsna, Ramesh Reddy and Thota Prasad; Presents - Smt Anitha; Producer - Dil Raju; Story, screenplay and direction - Harish Shankar; Banner - Sri Venkateswara Creations; Released on October 11, 2013

Topics: ramayya vasthavayya, junior ntr, samantha, shruti hassan, harish shankar
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Story first published:  Saturday, October 12, 2013, 11:27 [IST]
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