Movie Review: RaaRandoi Veduka Chuddam
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Rakul Preet Singh, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj, Vennela Kishore, Chalapathi Rao, Banerjee, Annapurna, Posani Krishna Murali, Pruthvi, Sapthagiri, Thagubothu Ramesh and Others.
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Producer: Akkineni Nagarjuna
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Kalyan Krishna
Release Date: 26th May 2017
'Soggade Chinni Nayana' directed by Kalyan Krishna stood as the biggest hit in the career of Akkineni Nagarjuna. Even the second movie of this Young Filmmaker is under Annapurna Productions banner but this time Naga Chaitanya plays the male lead. Publicity Material of 'Ra Randoi Veduka Chudham' has spread the positive vibe. Has the final outcome met the expectations? Let's see...
Shiva (Naga Chaitanya), a billionaire's son, lands in a village for the wedding of his brother and ends up falling in love with Brahmaramba (Rakul Preet Singh). He tries his best to woo her but she never acknowledges it. Later, The story shifts to Vizag city where Brahmaramba pursues her higher studies. Shiva keeps following her but a clash between the two breaks his heart. It was only after Shiva walks out of her life, Brahmaramba realizes how much he loves her and wishes to get close to him. But, The rivalry between the families of Shiva and Brahmaramba becomes a huge hurdle for them. How the Love Birds unite with the acceptance of both their families form the rest of the tale!
Naga Chaitanya has given a matured performance, especially in the break-up sequence. He also impresses in the combination scenes with Jagapathi Babu. Chaitu exhibited the inner-conflict of a lover beautiful. He, however, appears misfit in the funny sequences.
Rakul Preet Singh kept saying the role of Brahmaramba is one of her career-best. She did perform superbly and even dominates Chaitu in few scenes. The role played by Rakul has got good significance but Director should have moulded the character even better.
Jagapathi Babu's character is disappointing as there is no speciality what-so-ever. There is monotony in the Rich-Dad Roles played by him in the recent past.
Sampath excelled as Heroine's Father. Kausaya has done justice to her character. Vennela Kishore tickles the funny bone. Main Antagonist failed to create a strong impact.
Songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad are pleasing to ears and even the picturization is impressive but the problem is with their placement. Background Score is fine. Cinematography by Visweswar is colorful. Production Values are appreciable. Screenplay penned by Satyanand & Kalyan Krishna is very ordinary. For 'Soggade Chinni Nayana', Kalyan Krishna generated entertainment based on Bangarraju character. This time, He choose Brahmaramba's character to yield a similar result but didn't design it to perfection. Neverthless, His expertise could be witnessed in few emotional and comedy scenes. 'Ra Randoi...' isn't up to 'Soggade…' standards in terms of entertainment values.
Heroine is an immature girl who thinks everything from her angle only and hardly bothers to care about feelings of others. Whereas, Hero falls head over heels for Heroine and tries his best to avoid any kind of discomfort for her. Still, Heroine doesn't understand the true love and hurts him. How will Hero reacts then? This particular scene in 'Ra Randoi Veduka Chudam' stood as a major highlight. Anybody who watched the movie connects with this sequence instantly…such is the Writing & Performance! Had if the entire movie is as good as this episode, It would have been like a real celebration!
Kalyan Krishna failed to either maintain the same standards throughout the movie or live up to the expectations. Routine Story & Screenplay are the biggest drawbacks. Of course, There are few good moments which keep the viewers engaged. The wedding set-up in the beginning of the movie sends a positive vibration. However, Director wasn't able to do complete justice here.
Even the Love Story isn't engaging at all. The only positive aspect is the characterization of the female lead. Compared to First Half, Second Half is a lot better and stood as an asset. The break-up scene elevates the movie to a whole new level. Vennela Kishore is able to generate hilarious comedy in regular intervals. End result would have been lot better had if the audience were able to connect with the emotion in the Climax.
Overall, 'Ra Randoi Veduka Chudam' isn't up to the tall claims of Akkineni Nagarjuna. This so-called wholesome family entertainer looks like a decent film if gone to theaters with minimal or low expectations.
Bottom Line: Just Watchable!