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Ragada – Movie Review

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After giving a big hit like Mass, Nagarjuna had no notable hit to his credit. Though, he did another mass-oriented movie King, which failed at box-office. After watching director Veeru Potla Bindaas, Nag summoned him and expressed his wish to work with him. As a result, they have joined hands in Ragada, which has all kinds of commercial elements that could attract mass audiences.

Satya (Nagarjuna) is from Kadapa. He reaches Hyderabad city and as soon as he enters the city outskirts, he saves GK (Dev Gil) from goons. Impressed with the style of bashing the goons, GK asks Satya to work with him. Satya comes to know from GK about Peddanna (Pradeep Rawat). Satya starts eliminating Peddanna's loyalists and succeeds in killing two of them. Satya meets Sirisha (Anushka) at GK"s house and she falls in love. At this juncture, Ashta Lakshmi (Priyamani) enters the scene, with her father, mother and younger brother. They ask Satya to give them shelter. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Nagarjuna has excelled in a mass role. Apparently, he has worked very hard as he is in dire need of a success with a volley of two or three flops/average flicks. He looks very handsome and looked like a macho man in action scenes. Brahmanandam has got a very good and lengthy role in this film and both Nag and Brahmi has delivered good comedy in the film. Anushka and Priyamani has competed with each other in exposing and Priyamani has gone a little overboard. Tanikella Bharani is brief, while Dev Gill does a spineless character. Pradeep Rawat is okay as main villain. Satya Prakash has been wasted. Venniradai Nirmala and Lata have done justice to their roles, while Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Sana, and Master Bharat has helped in tickling the funny bones of audiences. Charmme has done an item song and shown her oomph in the first song.

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Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is excellent in the film. He has done wonders with the camera by showing Nagarjuna as a handsome figure. The camera angles, lighting in songs are extraordinary and made the songs a visual feast to the audiences.. Action scenes were also choreographed in a stylish manner and the camera work in it is worth mentioning. Tunes by Thaman S are peppy and foot-tapping and lyrics by Ramajogaiah Sastry has added flavour to the music. All the songs were choreographed well and it is a visual feast for mass audiences. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is also okay. Story, dialogues and screenplay by Veeru Potla are superb.

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The film has all kinds of elements that could attract all classes of audiences and is like a full meals for the hungry Telugu audience. The movie has all the ingredients like action, romance, sentiment. Don't miss the movie.

Cast: Nagarjuna, Anushka, Priyamani, Dev Gil, Pradeep Rawat, Satya Prakash, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Supreet, Tanikella Bharani, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Venniradai Nirmala, Sana, Lata, Master Bharat, and others.
Credits: Lyrics – Ramajogaiah Sastry, Music – Thaman S, Choreography – Sobhi, Raju Sundaram, Cinematography – Sarvesh Murari, Editing – Marthand K Venkatesh, Action – Vijay, Producer – D Sivaprasad Rao, Story, dialogues, screenplay and direction – Veeru Potla.
Banner: Sri Kamakshi Enterprises
Released on: December 24, 2010

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