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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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