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Rowdy is an emotional family drama with high voltage action and all other commercial ingredients to woo the film goers. Mohan Babu and Vishnu Manchu's performances are the main attractions in the film. RGV's gripping narration and punch dialogues, Sai Karthik's scintillating music, beautiful craftsmanship of Satish Muthyala's cinematography, a few intense action, comedy, romantic and sentimental scenes and beautiful serene locales are other attractions of the movie.
In terms of its story, Ram Gopal Varma has definitely taken inspiration from his own hit Hindi movie Sarkar, but he has done a few changes to the plot besides adding commercial elements to suit the taste of Telugu audience. It can be said that he has made it a notch better than the Bollywood film. This film has been made purely in RGV style.
Set in the arid landscapes of the faction ridden Rayalaseema region, Rowdy is a political thriller that revolves around the struggle of the hero against the larger than life villain, who has corrupted the society with his thirst for power. Though the film is rough and tough, it touches your hearts. It is a feel-good film packed with perfect shade of all human emotions.
Anna Garu (Mohan Babu) is a powerful leader in Rayalaseema and political leaders and officials work on his guidance. He has two sons - Bhushan (Kishore), who is arrogant and cruel, and Krishna (Vishnu Manchu), who is an obedient and intelligent guy. Anna Garu does not treat Bhushan due to his bad nature. Anna Garu's enemies (KR, Vedantham Murthy and Jeeva) take this opportunity and plan to kill him with Bhushan's help. How Krishna saves his father will form crux of the story.
Mohan Babu, who essayed a never-played-before role in Rowdy, steals the show with his sterling performance. He impresses the viewers with stern look and dialogue diction. As his obedient son, Vishnu has also done good acting. He impresses viewers in action sequences. Shanvi has done justice to her role as Vishnu's love interest. As Mohan Babu's wife, Jayasudha has given a convincing performance. Tanikella Bharani, Vedantham Murthy and others are good in their respective roles.
Rowdy has sound production elements, and Sai Karthik's songs and background score are the main attraction in the technical front. A couple of his composition are good and his BGM helps RGV to elevate the intensity of emotional scenes. Satish Muthyala's cinematography is another big strength of the film. Other technical departments have also delivered good job.
Overall, Ram Gopal Varma has taken story from his Sarkar and weaved a different screenplay for Rowdy keeping Telugu audience in mind. He has also added a few commercial ingredients to it. It is good entertainer and will be a treat for action lovers. Must watch film for Mohan Babu fans. Continue to read Rowdy movie viewers' review in the slideshow.
Mahesh S Koneru @smkoneru
First half of Rowdy is over .. A much much better flick from RGV compared to all of his recent releases.. Mohan Babu garu is outstanding Rowdy is decent .. Last 3 - 4 years lo RGV teesina better film... Sarkar 1 and 2 ki reboot
#Rowdy...1st half is ok..Slow narration...Mohan babu garu serious acting chinchesaru Sarkar series ni mix chesi remix chesthe #Rowdy
Shrinu Fox @Imshri09
#Rowdy has been watched... Its an average movie.. RGV is gradually getting back in form...Mohan babu dialogue delivery & BGM r +.s #Respect
Terrific intense acting by @themohanbabu in #Rowdy. Challenge that no other actor can bring out that voice modulation. #Respect.
Rasool Oruganti @RCOruganti
V saw faction films but thy look like fiction.in #Rowdy v saw a real factionist thinking, actions & his family. In #rowdy, placement of the songs is extremely excellent..the way songs enhanced mood in movie is superb. As ANNA in #Rowdy my respect on @themohanbabu sir went to big heights.."mee runam teerchukolem AACHARYA @RGVzoomin garu"
Rohit Reddy @rohit_reddyp
Frst half is good!! Vishnu's performance at intrval scene was too good!! As usual.. BGM adirindi!! Rgv _/\_ #Rowdy
1st half is bearable sir but 2nd half is a mess..and moreover we have seen it all in previous RGV movies.
Madhu Sudhan Reddy @Itsmetinku
no irritation with camera angles & BGM . both are Good. go for it. dont believe the stupid talk. its a Telugu Sarkar, but watch it. #Rowdy
Just watched Ram Gopal Varma's #Rowdy and loved it ! #Respect to Mohan Babu acting.
Prem Chand @PrajaPratinidhi
#Rowdy: RGV disappoints us again. He rehashes his own Sarkar and Sarkar Raj.
Interval Mohan babu Sai Karthik BGM only positive Migilndi chetta #Rowdy
Done with 1st half.. Konni scene Lu tappa ani bababebe scene le. Vishnu Babu ni asalu vadukoledu sarigga :P RGV garu chesina best Ede #Rowdy
Thappu chesina chotta manam undakodadhu! manam Una chotta Thappu cheyakodadhu! edhi na personal vaidham :D Tittlu aina Tindi Aina yavaridhi valley tinale vinale Resssspect !! :D - jayasudha @themohanbabu ultimate Interval Bang!! Enjoying It pishaaaaabbbb no words Tanikala barani m/ owwwww edhi na vaidham #Rowdy
Interval mundu fight bibastam.. #rowdy Vishnu orginal acting chudatam 1st time..