Star Cast: Anushka, Rana, Allu Arjun, Krishnamraju , Prakash Raj, Nithya Menon, Catherine Theressa, Chiranjeevi(Voice Over).
Direction: Guna Shekar
Producer: Guna Shekar
The most awaited movie which is fabricated based upon the story of brave soldier woman of history is Rudramadevi. Amidst all the conjectures and guesstimates, Rudramadevi starring a bunch of glittering artists like Anushka, Rana, Allu Arjun, Krishnamraju, Prakash Raj, Nithya Menon, Catherine Theressa, Chiranjeevi(Voice Over) hit the theaters today.
Here is the review of this mythological movie that has been made with steroscopic 3D technology for the very first time on Indian Cinema.
Director Guna Shekar's Rudramadevi is all about a lady who made her place in the history of Kakatheeya dynasyty. He has dished out the role of Rudramadevi so well that it luminescences.
The movies opens with a high-octane as it is the voice over by Mega Star Chiranjeevi. The narration denotes the views of an Italian traveler Marco Polo.
Orugallu marks the monumental grace of Kakatheeyas and the emperor Ganapati Deva.
The kingdom of Kakatheeyas falls into miserable situations and the only reason suggesting the chaos is the lack of a male successor to the kingdom.
Rudrama(Anushka), the daughter of GanapatiDeva(Krishnama Raju) the emperor of the Kakatheeya dynasity is denoted the heir of the dynasity. She is considered the son with the ceremony called "Putrika".
Despite all the opposition, Rudrama or say Rudramadevi rules the empire and the story is interwoven with all the incidents that took place in her reign.
Roles and Performances:
Mounted expectations upon the female lead's role as it was touted to be a female-oriented movie. Feminism is entangled in every frame of the movie. Captivating action by Anushka who played the lead role in this historical flick.
She looks gleeful and radiant in romantic scenes where the beautiful side of her is showcased. She also looks as fierce as Kaali in the war sequences.
Anushka's fierce and lovable shades are equally elevated. Anushka's action in the war scenes is just as solid as bona fied. Balancing both the male and female streaks is not everyone's cup of tea.
The one role that is most turbulant is the role played by Allu Arjun. Gona Gana Reddy is one such a role that stealed the whole show. With a pinch of Telangana slang's spice, the role stays supple.
Vikramjeet Virk's role which was supposed to be elevated as nefarious villain was not so owing. Rana's role was obviously a name-sake one. Krishnama Raju's role limited and fine. Prakash Raj's role had some scope for performance and it was justified very well.
All the other artists Baba Sehgal, Nithya Menon, Catherine Theressa, Hamsa Nandini, Krishna Bhagavan etc justified their respective roles well.
The movie is absolutely a woman-centric flick. As it is a historic movie, there was not much to alter in the content of the movie. Guna Shekar has given his best to dish out the best for his dream project.
The overall conceptualization is congenial and the director has added toppings with technicalities rich in visuals. Of course, there is a lack in palatable narration by the director. We cannot deny the fact that amidst the hype and speculations, Guna Shekar somewhere missed out to scout the narration properly. Its a mixed verdict for Guna Shekar's endurance.
Camera work by Ajay Vincent is not at all gripping. Must say that is was a little discrete. There were lapses in editing too. VFX was pathetic and stingy.
Illayaraja ably managed to give the most appealing music for the story. BGM was in perfect sync. Costumes by Neethu Lulla is one of the things that must be definitely admired. They look so royal and lavish.
Filmy Buzz Review:
Historical movies are what the audience are never fed up with. Fabricated on the strong story line of a successful brave lady, the movie is to garner praises for sure.
Apparently will disappoint the fans who were overwhelmed by the hype created about the stereoscopic 3D. There was nothing much that worked out technically too well as much as it was hyped. Guna Shekar failed to live up to the image evoked with the not so adaptive skill.
Indeed, it is the attempt made by Guna Shekar that has to be appreciated. Though the story went flap towards the end, the movie was a decent attempt.
Anushka's and Allu Arjun's roles share the biggest part of the meal. Allu Arjun's role is one of iconic roles he has played in his career. A well attempted historical flick which reveals the facts those were unveiled.
Verdict: History unveiled but lacks prowess technicaly.