Ramayya Vastavayya movie Review

Ramayya Vastavayya movie Review

Movie Review: RAMAYYA VASTAVAYYA (By Hapra)

Rating: 2.5/5

Cast: Jr NTR, Samantha, Shruti Haasan, Rao Ramesh, Mukesh Rushi Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ravi Shankar, Tanikella Bharani, Rohini Hattangidi, Giri and others

Music: Thaman

Dialogues-Direction: Harish Shankar

Producer: Dil Raju

Release date: 11th October 2013

Challenging the political scenario in the state, Dil Raju has shocked one and all by deciding to release Ramayya Vastavayya. Let us see how the movie actually is.


Nandu (Jr NTR) is a go lucky kind of college going student who keeps on enjoying his life. One day he encounters beautiful Akarsha (Samantha) and falls for her at first sight. He sets up various plans to flatter Akarsha and ends up faltering her grandmother Baby Shalini (Rohini Hattangidi). After helping her Grandmother to let her emotional burden down, Akarsha falls flat for Nandu and takes him along with her to their estate in Karnataka for her elder sister’s marriage. In the mean while, Akarsha’s father industrialist Musalapudi (Mukesh Rushi) faces threat from unknown killers. Nandu promises to save the family, and a shocking twist takes place. What happens from there? Who kills Musalapudi? Follows the rest of story.


Jr NTR tried new style in the movie regarding his characterization. Sometimes he looked like imitating Pawan Kalyan, but somehow presented himself in a new tone. In the first half, you love to watch that style. And in rest of scenes, Junior is quite regular.

After Jr NTR, Samantha will enthral you with her glamour this time. Though there are just regular scenes for her, the way she oozed glamour in short dresses makes youths go gaga. Shruti Haasan is simply gorgeous for her short stint in the flash back side. She sheds just needed dose of glamour, and the voice given to her in dubbing makes us go head over heels.

Supporting cast like Praveen and Giri who acted as Jr NTR’s friends entertained with their punches. Rohini Hattangidi as a modern Bhamma brings some laughs.  Coming to villains, Mukesh Rushi, Ravi Shankar and others are okay with the part given to them. Rao Ramesh got a short role but again he proves that he got calibre.

Harish Shankar has once again picked a regular commercial story, and tried to give it a mass touch with his mannerisms, screenplay and style. The way he derived comedy from Jr NTR and Rohini Hattangidi is surely appreciable, but it could be noticed that Harish failed with story department. At least something new could have helped him, but choosing a old wine and presenting it partly cleaned bottle many not win perks from audience.

Thaman has delivered good songs unlike earlier, but he failed to come up with proper re-recording. Background score is not as exciting as one would expect. Rest of the departments have done a good job, including Chota K Naidu’s cinematography and Brahma Kadali’s art.


·               Jr NTR’s new body language

·               Samantha’s glamour

·               Shruti Haasan

·               Few one liners and imitations

·               First Half


·         Harish Shankar’s story-screenplay

·         Routine ‘Kichdi’ second half

·         Duration (166 minutes)


With Harish Shankar repeatedly saying that he is going to present Jr NTR in a different avatar, the expectation bar was set quite high. But there is only Jr NTR’s style, and the much required story is missing. Umpteen times, Tollywood has seen such routine stories, but innovative screenplays made them blockbusters. Though the first half looks little promising, with energetic punches irrespective of formulaic scenes, the second half beats straight on the head. The more we watch, the more we get nostalgic. Because the past memories of Narasimhudu and Dammu haunts in second half a lot. One wonders why Harish Shankar missed that.

In the first half of film, Jr NTR actually throws a satire on Boyapati Sreenu while talking about non-violence. Quite ironically, he again resorts to Boyapati kind violence in second half. At least the director might have made sure that comedy will stand top, and unfortunately he hasn’t come up with something like Antyakshari scenes.

The FINISHING Line:  Ramayya Came Routinely!

Review By: Hapra

Disclaimer: This review is an opinion of review writer. Please do not judge the movie based on this review and watch movie in theatre