Rudramadevi Movie ReviewApr 21, 2016 11:38 AM IST
Director Gunasekhar, has been carrying on a fantasy called Rudrama Devi from the previous seven years.This movie is in 3d after Action 3d movie in Telugu.The perfect work of art has at last hit the screens today after an enormous round of promotions. We should see whether it satisfies its desires or not.
The film's tale is set in the antiquated Kakatiya dynasty of Orugallu. The great kingdom is ruled by Raja Ganapati Devudu(Krishnam Raju) who does not have any male successors. As time cruises by, Ganapathi Devudu's wife gives birth to a child young lady Rudrama Devi(Anushka).
Expecting that his long time enemies from the Devagiri line would attack him in the wake of realizing that he has no male successors, the king chooses to report Rudrama Devi as Rudra Devudu to his empire.
Rudrama Devi grows up like a youthful ruler and holds her character under wraps. Turn in the story emerges when the whole Kakatiya dynasty comes to realize that the young prince is actually a girl. What will Rudra Devudu do now ? Will he declare himself as the royal Rudrama Devi ? In what capacity will she handle every one of her enemies ? also, where does Gona Ganna Reddy(Allu Arjun) and Chalukya (Rana) highlight in this set up. That structures whatever remains of the story.
Plus Points :
One of the striking focuses is the film's size. The huge budget spent is unmistakably noticeable as huge sets and VFX work. Allu Arjun is without a doubt the real highlight of the film. Gunasekhar has designed his character especially well and Bunny makes a magnificent showing with his diction and rugged look. The way stylish star has infused a comedy touch into his character is exceptional.
Anushka looks glorious as ruler Rudrama Devi and does her occupation with a great deal of commitment. She has worked hard for the war successions and looks to a extremely glamorous in the songs.Rana plays his part well and ably supports Anushka in her endeavors. Prakash Raj and Krishnam Raju suit their parts suitably. After a long gap, Suman gets an essential part as a baddie and performs greatly well.
To start with half of the film is really decent and showcases the development of Rudrama Devi as the prince. Certain visuals and the way Allu Arjun's character has been presented is superb. There are numerous great visuals in the film which have been taken care of well with VFX work.
Minus Points :
One of the major drawbacks is the drag in narration.After setting up the first half decently,Gunsekhar let’s the film down with some mediocre direction. He sets aside a lot of time to set up Rudrama Devi as the ruler and does not raise her character much from that point on. There are way too many characters which come and go in to the proceedings.
Also, the way certain characters have been presented does not have the wanted impact. Stars like Nithya Menen and Catherine Tresa have been totally wasted in their parts. Second half of the film has a lot of lags and takes for ever to achieve the climax. Gunasekhar also fails to generate the necessary emotions from vital characters.
Songs in the second half just delay the film's procedures. Screenplay is below par during the second part as many scenes take their own time to divulge.
Technical Aspects :
Ilayaraja's music score is normal but his background score is decent in certain parts. Dialogs are really great and particularly those written for Allu Arjun are justified regardless of a notice. Camera work is choice and showcases the imperial visuals in a fabulous way. All the palace residence sets, costumes and the different props used are designed nicely. Production values are first rate as the creators have spent luxuriously in giving the film a grand look.
Going to the director Gunasekhar, he has put his cheart and soul for this film. The vast majority of the first half he plays his cards right and sets up an interesting interval bang. But unfortunately, he makes things dull amid the second half and does not elevate the required scenes. Rudrama Devi has a mixed bag of visual impacts. There are sure VFX scenes which have been executed well and at the same time the graphics used in some war episodes look silly.
All in all,Rudrama Devi is a decent attempt from Gunasekhar. Heavy duty star cast, rich visuals and Allu Arjun's shocking character elevate the film to an decent level. But, a dragged out narration and moderate pace of the film makes things tedious during the second half. The film is certain to get some tremendous openings due to the buzz it is conveying. At long last, if you keep all your expectations in check and go with the flow of the film, you can easily give this film a shot for its lavish film making and historical lineage.
Bottom Line :
Great effort from Gunasekhar and his Team.Our History - Our Pride.