Rangamarthanda Review: Krishna Vamsi is one of the great directors of Telugu cinema, but his last few films like Mogudu, Paisa, Govindhudu Andharivadele, and Nakshatram ended as disasters, his last hit was Mahatma which was released in 2009. After a long sabbatical, he is back with the film called Rangamarthanda, which is an official remake of a Marathi film called Nata Samrat. Already makers have premiered this film to many celebrities and they showered it with good reviews that it has created some buzz, and carrying that buzz, the film has finally been released and without wasting much time let’s dive into the in-depth review and find out whether the film is worth watching or not.
Raghava Rao(Prakash Raj) is a retired theater artist, who is an acclaimed theater actor and won many awards, after retirement, he decided to live a peaceful life with his family but a property dispute between Raghava Rao and his two children makes him and his wife homeless. Finally, how they survived during their old age forms the rest of the story.
Cast & Crew
Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rahul Sipligunj, Shivathmika Rajashekar, Ali Reza and others. The film is directed by Krishna Vamsi, Raj K Nalli is the cinematographer, Ilaiyaraaja composed the music and the film is produced by Kalipu Madhu, S. Venkat Reddy, and backed by Mythri Movie Makers
|Kalipu Madhu, S. Venkat Reddy
|Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, and others
|Raj K Nalli
Rangamarthanda is an official remake of the Marathi superhit film Nata Samrat, Nata Samrat was the biggest hit over there and Nana Patekar killed it with his performance. To pull off this character needs a great performer and Rangamarthanda’s biggest asset is Prakash Raj played the lead role. The film starts off on a low note and it takes time to get into the main story but once the main story begins, then the realistic performances and the core emotion pull you into the world of Rangamarthanda and make you part of it.
Despite the slow narration, the film has many relatable elements that will surely connect all sections of audiences. The second falls flat with dragged-out scenes and it could have been trimmed for a better experience. The dialogues are heart-touching, especially, the dialogues between Prakash Raj and Brahmanandam. There are a few flaws in the narration when compare to Nata Samrat but to make it for the Telugu audiance makers took some cinematic liberty but that’s fine. One thing that holds you till the end is the emotion and the climax will haunt you for sure.
Talking about the performances of Prakash Raj’s one-man show and he carried the whole film on his shoulder as Raghava Rao is just speechless as it felt like, he is the only actor who can justify the character, especially in emotional scenes he is phenomenal and he makes you cry for sure. Brahmanandam has never seen this kind of role and he just simply superb, Ramya Krishnan has also equal length as Prakash Raj role has and she did her best and rest of the cast, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rahul Sipligunj, Shivathmika Rajashekar, Ali Reza did their best.
Talented director Krishna Vamsi is back after a long gap after Nakshatram, he is best known for family films and the way he captured and brought emotions onto screens, as we can see the same magic in Rangamarthanda as well. Though he chose to back with the remake he sticks to the original subject and presented it for the Telugu audiance taste without missing the soul.
Technically, Rangamarthanda is good but it should have been much better, Raj K Nalli’s cinematography is just okay, Ilaiyaraaja’s songs are not up to the mark but his background score is just brilliant and the rest of the technical team did well.
Overall, Rangamarthanda is an emotional tale with brilliant performances.
- Background score
- Slow Narration here and there
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