Friday, July 23, 2010

MARYADA RAMANNA MOVIE REVIEW


Film: Maryada Ramanna
Cast: Sunil, Saloni, Nagineedu, Brahmaji, Rao Ramesh, Supreet, Kanchi and others
Story: SS Kanchi
Music: M M Keeravani
Lyrics: Sirivennela, Anantha Sriram, Chaitanya Prasad
Cinematography: C RamPrasad
Art Director: Ravinder
Stylist: Rama Rajamouli
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Action: Peter Hein
Produced by: Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni
Screenplay and directed by: S S Rajamouli
Release date: July 23, 2010
Rating:




Sunil as Hero in Maryada Ramanna Telugu Movie Review:


Comedian Sunil strikes again with his new film Maryda Ramanna. This time he bags a big hit. S.S rajamouli proved him self once again .


Story:
Ramu (Sunil) loses his father in faction feuds in a village in Rayalaseema, so his mother takes him away from Rayalaseema to save her son. He grows up in Hyderabad and after his mother’s death, he tries hard to meet ends. One day, he receives a notice from the village to claim 5 acres of land, so he boards a train to the village. On board, he meets a beautiful girl Aparna (Saloni) who happens to be daughter of Ramineedu (Nagineedu). Ramineedu has been waiting to kill Ramu for years, as Ramu’s father killed Ramineedu’s brother. Aparna and Ramu become friends and Ramu comes to her house, there he learns that Ramineedu would kill him off he steps out of this house. Rest of drama is all about how Ramu saves his life.


Artist Performance:
Sunil: We have always seen Sunil doing slap-stick comedy with into-your-face antics in his past movies. He is completely fresh and acted like a normal actor in Maryada Ramanna. He gave a natural and controlled performance. It is tough job and Sunil perfectly executes it. His dances are amazing in two songs and his body language during dances resembles that of Chiranjeevi.
Others: Saloni is refreshing in this movie. She is pretty good. Dubbing done by Sowmya is excellent. New actor Nagineedu impresses with his looks, voice and acting. Brahmaji gets another interesting character in this film after Athadu and Ek Niranjan. Supreet is nice. Rao Ramesh and Kanchi are loud in the movie (may be character demanded it). Anuj Gurwara (Panchadara bomma singer) acted in a small role. A special mention should be given for Ravi Teja who gave voiceover to Sunil’s cycle.

Technical departments:
Story - screenplay - direction: Story of the movie is simple and wafer-thin. It needs tremendous skills to pen screenplay for this story. Rajamouli comes up with a fabulous job in screenplay department. 70% of the movie takes place in a house. Hero wants to stay in house as villain wants him out of the house. There are three points of view in the story and Rajamouli clearly establishes the situation and plays around with these these points of view. The usage of cycle thread and sketch book thread is also impact-making. The progression in second half might appear slow because of the nature of the story. The director made sure that there is something in climax to make this movie worthwhile. Direction of the film is good. But, Rajamouli couldn’t get some of the scenes right in the movie (example: Kanchi comedy episode in train). The change of heart for Brahmaji also appears forced.
Music:

I should give 50% of the credit for the feel in the movie to the music and back ground score. The flashback scene in the beginning of film would have been routine and boring but for the bit song composed by Keeravani. All songs in this movie are good. Keeravani used words in the background score to get the desired impact.
Other departments:

Dialogues by Kanchi are neat. Cinematography by Ram Prasad is very good. Sunil never looked so handsome in his earlier movies. The house set constructed by art director Ravinder is excellent. Choreography is excellent. CG work is neat (especially fireflies). Editing is fine. Proper care was taken for costumes and styling by Rama in order to make the artists look natural.
Analysis :Three cheers to director Rajamouli, the top director of commercial entertainers in Tollywood. With Maryada Rammanna, he proves once again that he is capable of creating magic with any script or any star or non-star. Although Maryada Ramanna is complete departure from his style of films, starring a comedian as lead hero, he weaves a drama that glues the audiences to the seats without distraction. At 2 hours 10 Minutes, the film interests you till the last minute with focused narration. Near to one hour, the film runs revolves around a single house and yet you don’t feel bored. There Rajamouli triumphs completely as director and screenplay writer. Although there is not much entertainment or comedy, the narration holds the interest and puts you on guessing game how would the hero come out from the tricky position he is in and saves his life.
It is entirely Rajamouli’s film. You don’t find double meaning dialogues and excessive gore (although there is plenty of action and swords, fights, chases). Rather Rajamouli focuses on the suspense and tense moments. With some good songs by Keeravani and superb background score, the director turns the simple story into an engrossing movie.
As a narrator, what Rajamouli does best is not deviating from the plot and not inserting unnecessary comedy track by other comedians. He should be commended for it.
However, Maryada Ramanna is not devoid of minor flaws. It lacks comedy, the supposed comedy on Sunil and his antics, with bicycle talking is not that funny. And doesn’t have any awe-inspiring moments that we regularly find in Rajamouli’s movies. Other than those, Marayada Ramanna is clean fun and good fast-paced entertainer.

Final View:
Marayada RamannaThe film’s basic plot is taken from Our Hospitality (1923), a Hollywood silent movie. But they adopted it so effectively. its a good Entertaining and fast paced film. good film watch this weekend with your family.

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