Film: “Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam”
Star Cast: Naga Chaithanya, Rakul Preeth Singh, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj, Vennela Kishore, Posani Krishnamurali, Prithviraj, Chalapthi Rao, Raghu Babu
Director: Kalyan Krishna Kurasala
Cinematography: SV Vishweshwar
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Produced By: Akkineni Nagarjuna
Banner: Annapoorna Studios
Released On: 26th May 2017
This is a film produced by Nagarjuna for his son Naga Chaithanya. It is a typical romantic action entertainer. Playing the lover boy has become Chaithanya’s forte as can be seen from the last few films that he acted in which succeeded at the box office.
Shiva ( Naga Chaithanya) lives in Vizag and comes to a village to attend a cousin’s marriage. That is where he runs into Brahmaramba (Rakul Preeth Singh) and falls in love with her. It so happens that the heroine shifts to Vizag to pursue her MBA. Love blossoms both ways and the duo decide upon marriage. How the union of these two youngsters brings their respective families together is the subject of the film.
The story – of two families coming together with the marriage of the youngsters – is not exactly new. However, the film has all elements to satisfy all classes of audiences – action scenes for the front benchers, romantic interlude for the youngsters and a family drama for the older audiences. However, it also features far too many characters and as a consequence the director is unable to do justice to anyone except the hero and the heroine and some important characters. The first half is all about how the two lovers come together while the second half is all about how the two families come together. However, the film lacks the quality of a family entertainer. Many of the episodes are actually quite a drag and bore the audiences. The interval episode is quite interesting.
Performance of the Stars:
The performance of the lead pair elevates an otherwise dull narration. Rakul Preeth Singh in particular can be said to have given her best in this film. Naga Chaithanya is already known to excel in lover boy roles and this character suits him eminently. He has excelled himself displaying a lot of energy and maturity. Jagapathi Babu acquits himself well in a very powerful character as the father of the hero. Vennela Kishores dialogues and punch lines are hilarious. Others in the star cast are adequate in the roles they play.
Songs and music provided by Devi Sri Prasad are definitely major plus point for the film. The songs have been picturised well. Annapoorna Studios are not known for penny pinching when it comes to grandeur of production values and this film is certainly not an exception. The director has elicited the best out of his team but his own contribution has been questionable. An old tried and tested story could have been shown differently. However, the narration is nothing novel either. At times the episodes drag on tediously.
The Final Word:
“Rarandoi Veduka Chudham” had good performances all around except from the director.
“Rarandoi Veduka Chudham” is rated – 2.75/5