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Vangaveeti Movie Review

Jan 09, 2017 06:56 AM
Vangaveeti Movie Review
  • Release date : December 23rd, 2016
  • Director : Ram Gopal Varma
  • Producer : Dasari Kiran
  • Music Director : Ravi Shankar
  • Starring : Sandeep, Naina Ganguly, Vamsee Chaganti, Shritej

Safe Game by RGV

RGV has been saying that 'Vangaveeti' is one film, which is very close to his heart and he has put his heart and soul into the film. Amid controversies and expectations, this film has finally hit the theaters. Sandeep (Sandy) plays both Vangaveeti Radha and Mohana Ranga in this movie, produced by Dasari Kiran under Sri Ramadhutha Creations banner. Vamsee Chaganti, Naina Ganguly and Shritej play other important roles. Read on to know how the film is.


The film traces the feud between the Vangaveeti and Devineni families, how it all began after the killing of Chalasani Venkataratnam by Vangaveeti Radha and ended with the death of Vangaveeti Ranga. The film chronicles the events which led to the feud between Chalasani and Radha, the rise of Vangaveeti Ranga, his political career and the gang wars, which resulted in brutal killings. Watch the film to know how Varma has made the film in his own point of view and with some cinematic liberties.


Sandy is convincing both as Vangaveeti Ranga and Radha. He gives an intense performance and is an actor to look out for. Vamsee Chaganti of Happy Days has undergone makeover for his role as Devineni Murali and he is very good. Shritej, who played Devineni Nehru, Naina Ganguly and others are apt for their roles.

Technical aspects

The background score was used effectively to elevate the scenes, though sometimes it seems loud. The cinematography is good. The framing is some scenes is excellent. The screenplay is gripping and director Ram Gopal Varma does a good job. The art work is good and the film looks exactly like it is set in 70s and 80s.

Plus Points

Casting, especially Sandeep

70s and 80s setup


Minus Points

RGV doesn't get into details

Some cinematic liberties


After Killing Veerappan, RGV once again comes up with a very intense subject and he proves once again that he is the best when it comes to directing gang war and crime movies. Vangaveeti is well-made and gripping. But those who expect that the film would touch controversies and would get into details would be left disappointing as RGV mostly plays a safe game. He doesn't get into much details and the film is all about how the feud start, the brutal killings and how it ended. All in all, the film is a good attempt, but not so exciting.


Vangaveeti - Safe Game by RGV. Rating 3/5

Vangaveeti Movie
December 23rd, 2016

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