Vangaveeti Movie Review
Movie: Vangaveeti Rating: 2.75/5 Banner: Ramadoota Creations Cast: Sandeep, Vamsi Nakkanti, Vamsi Chaganti, Kautilya, Shritej, Naina Ganguly and others Music: Ravi Shankar Producer: Dasari Kiran Kumar Director: Ram Gopal Varma Release Date: December 23, 2016
Chalasani Venkatarathnam was a prominent leader of a party in Vijayawada in the 1980s. He used the attack with his knife whoever opposes his word. He admits another gangster Bus stand Radha into his group. Radha becomes more popular in the group than Chalasani Venkatarathnam. Then, Chalasani expells Radha from his group. Radha, along with his accomplices, kills Chalasani. Radha becomes king to Vijayawada criminal activities. At the time, communist parties had command over student groups in Vijayawada colleges. Devineni Nehru and Devineni Gandhi do not like communist parties supremacy over college students. They seek help from Radha. They all move friendly for some time. At that time, Radha was killed. Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga takes the place of Radha in the group. During students elections, there was a dispute between Devineni brothers group and Ranga group. Ranga group eliminates Devineni Gandhi. The younger brother of Gandhi, Murali, kills the murderers of his brother one by one. Murali takes the pledge that he would kill Vangaveeti Ranga also. One day, Ranga waylaid; attacked and killed Murali. At the time, Devineni Nehru was an MLA. He was very much depressed with his younger brother Murali’s murder. They wait for an opportunity and kill Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga.
RGV is known to get the actors who suit the real life characters. He once again makes an impact with the selection of cast and crew. Analysis. The performance of Sandip Kumar alias Sandi in the roles of Vangaveeti Radha and Mohana Ranga is good. His dialogue delivery is also good.
Naina Ganguli, in the role of Rathnakumari, performed well.
Vamsi Chaganti, in the role of Devineni Murali, displayed his emotions well. Kautilya (in the role of Devineni Gandhi), Sri Teja (in the role of Devineni Nehru) and the actor in Chalasani Venkatarathnam role have done well in their respective roles. All the other actors performed their roles with great zeal.
The cinematography Acting of Sandeep Kumar and Naina Ganguly Screenplay Real Violence Dialogues Slow burn
RGV’s voice over Few artists dubbing is pathetic Unnecessary montage songs with poor quality Lack of RGV mark intense dialogues
Ram Gopal Varma is known to portray real life characters and their biopics in an extremely realistic and natural manner. He attracts with his story, screenplay and direction in Vangaveeti too. However, viewers will be disappointed as he stayed away from many controversies and played safe. In this process, the film turned out to be extremely routine fare for all his technical brilliance and good performances from all quarters.
The first half starts with intensity and carries the same till the interval. The introduction of various characters has been done in an interesting manner and viewers get glued to the screen. However, Vangaveeti Ranga’s presence gets reduced in the second half with RGV concentrating on how rivals try to eliminate Vangaveeti. This puts off viewers who expected to see Vangaveeti’s show all the time.
RGV did show his glimpses and penchant for controversy by showing Ratnakumari as a villain and naming NTR in the background while he played safe with other characters like Mudragada Padnamabham or Venkataratnam. Overall the film makes good case study at film schools but offers nothing for movie lovers at the box office as RGV as usual instead of going into the reasons behind the killings, tried to glorify them. RGV’s voice over is another highlight in the film.
The cinematography was done successfully. Ravisankar tunes and background score are good. At some places, the film runs with the background dialogues of Varma. Dialogues are just average and production values are fine. On the whole, it is a Varma movie.
Kids and family audience can safely stay away from this movie.
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