Movie Review: Vinaya Vidheya Rama
Cast: Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Vivek Oberoi, Prashanth, Sneha, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mukesh Rushi, Aryan Rajesh and Others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Rishi Punjabi-Arthur Wilson
Dialogues: M Ratnam
Producer: DVV Danayya
Story-Screenplay-Direction: Boyapati Seenu
Release Date: 11th January 2019
Ramrn Charan created Non-Baahubali Record with 'Rangasthalam' in Summer 2018.rn He is back with Vinaya Vidheya Rama' directed by Boyapati Seenu for rnthis year's Pongal. Will it meet the high expectations?
Ramrn (Ram Charan) is an orphan. Four Other Orphans befriend him & they rnall grow up like Brothers. For Ram, Brothers are everything and he won'trn mind going to any extent for them. He keeps finding solution for every rnproblem encountered by his IAS Brother (Prashanth). What has he done forrn his Elder Brother when a dreaded criminal Raja Bhai (Vivek Oberoi) rnposes a threat? Rest of the film is all about how Ram saved his Family.
Ramrn Charan mesmerized with his arresting performance in 'Rangasthalam'. rnIt's disappointing to see him attempt a film like 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' rnafter a classic. This is a wrong step Charan shouldn't have made rnparticularly when he is gaining acceptance from all sections of people. rnThough he did well in Action Sequences & Fights, There is nothing torn boast about his Performance.
Kiara Advani is so beautiful but rnshe is restricted to few portions in the first half and Songs. Vivek rnOberoi has followed the instructions of Director blindly. His Character rnisn't exciting at all. Prashanth and Sneha have scope for performances rnbut they couldn't leave a big impact. None of the other Actors left a rnlasting impression.
Azerbaijan Action Sequence
Musicrn composed by Devi Sri Prasad is one of the weakest element in 'Vinaya rnVidheya Rama'. Not even a single song was either refreshing or good rnenough to hum. No speciality what-so-ever in the Background Score as rnwell. Cinematography by Rishi Punjabi and Arthur Wilson is ordinary. DVVrn Danayya maintained lavish Production Values. Seems like, Boyapati Seenurn directed 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' with so much over-confidence. Neither rnStory nor Screenplay have any freshness. He is known for action blocks rnwith strong emotions. In #VVR, The emotional quotient went missing in rnthe action sequences.
Telugurn Film Industry changed a lot in the past few years. Even Star Heroes rnhave been looking forward to try different subjects irrespective of rntheir image. Films such as 'Dhruva' and 'Rangasthalam' were a best rnexample. Just when people began appreciating his choice of scripts, Ram rnCharan okayed a commercial potboiler directed by Boyapati Seenu and the rnend result is 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama'. Until now, Boyapati was able to rntaste success despite overdose of action elements because audience couldrn relate to the characters in his films and connect with emotions. In rn#VVR, That emotional connect has gone missing completely.
Boyapatirn follows the same template for all of his movies by just changing rnbackdrops - Protagonist who goes to any extent for justice & rnAntagonist who controls a region with his power. How the Hero wins over rnVillain forms rest of the tale! Boyapati didn't try anything different rnfor 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' but failed to ensure audience connect with it rnemotionally. The focus is only on fights, punch dialogues and hero rnelevation.
Movie Buffs wondered why 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' title rnhas been preferred for this movie. Majority of the people felt rn'Vidwamsam' could have been an apt title. Why because, Half of the rnscreen time was catered for fights done by Ram Charan. Majority of the rnscenes in 'VVR' have been watched by Telugu Audience plenty of times in rnsuper hit films. Searching for logic in a Boyapati flick is a crime. In rnbetween the action sequences, Family Sentiment, Comedy Blocks and Love rnTrack has been included. Even the Masses mayn't appreciate such a rncliched subject.
'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' is a classic example of rnwhat happens if a filmmaker doesn't know where to draw the line. rnAudience are in no mood to accept everything that's been shown on the rnscreen. Boyapati failed completely as a Director. This is the weakest rnfilm in his career & there is no doubt about it.
Bottom Line: 'Vidwamsa' Rama!