Rudhramadevi Telugu Movie Review
The enemies of Kakatiya Kingdom are at the door step waiting the queen to deliver and baby girl so that they kill her and encroach the kingdom. A baby girl is born but the king Ganapathideva (Krishnam Raju) along with the help of his wily minister, Shiva Devayya (Prakash Raj) announced it as a boy and later grooms her as boy training in all martial arts. In due course she becomes tougher and power than most men and saves her kingdown ascending the throne. The roles of Chalukya Veerabhadrudu (Rana) and Gona Ganna Reddy (Allu Arjun) have to be enjoyed on the screen.
Anushka put her heart and soul to look regal in a very powerful role. But the director disappointed big time with poor character etching. Allu Arjun's cameo is the major highlight of the film and his Telangana dialect is particularly impressive. Rana complimented well. Krishnam Raju is good as noble king and so is Prakash Raj as his wily minister. Nitya Menon is good with her naughty expressions and dialogues. Aditi Chengappa, Catherine Tresa, Hamsa Nandini, Ajay, Baba Sehgal, Ahuti Prasad, Venu Madhav have done well in whatever is given to them. Chiranjeevi's voice-over that comes at the start worked out big time.
After watching the film, one could not stop believing that making it in 3D, killed the movie as a whole. The director was fully confused stressing more on technical aspects and leaving out the basic likes story telling, powerful characterizations, elevations etc. These are extremely needed to give the audience the adrenalin rush while watching historic films.
Ilayaraja's music and songs did not seem as they were scored by the maestro. All the songs come as speed breakers. Ajay Vincent had done good work with his camera. Particularly the war scenes have come out very well. Sreekar Prasad faltered in editing while Thota Tharani's art work is the only saving grace of the film. Both the visual effects and actions are below par.
Gunasekhar should have opted to make a documentary on Rudhrama Devi if he is so inspired by her life. Making a film of this scale losing track in basic in the tryst to deliver a technical extravaganza, is the death nail for the film. If you love to know about Rudhrama Devi, you better be reading some books than this.
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