Review: Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam
Naga Chaitanya, Rakul Preeth Singh, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj, Vennela Kishore and Others
Director - Kalyan Krishna
Producer - Nagarjuna Akkineni
Banner - Annapurna Studios
Music - Devi Sri Prasad
Naga Chaitanya's latest film Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam is a romantic family entertainer. Directed by Soggade Chinni Nayana fame Kalyan Krishna, the film treads in the beaten track, but manages to keep the viewers entertained all through.
What is it about?
Shiva (Naga Chaitanya) and Bramarambha (Rakul) meets in a marriage. Shiva instantly falls in love with her but Bramarambha sees him as a friend. She couldn't realize that she is in love with him until they get separated. But by the time Bramarambha realizes her love towards Shiva, a problem arises due to an earlier clash between both their fathers (Sampath Raj and Jagapathi Babu)
Naga Chaitanya is strikingly handsome in the film. His wardrobe and styling is perfect. He tried his hand at comedy and did an okay job. He is particularly impressive in the emotional scenes. Rakul Preeth is a revelation as Bramarambha. She got into the skin of the character and lived it every moment. Hands down, it is the best performance of her thus far. Jagapathi Babu is majestic as ever and Sampath Raj did a commendable work as heroine's father. Kausalya as his wife is pretty impressive. Vennela Kishore once again took care of the comedy department.
Kalyan Krishna has proved that he is not a one film wonder. Like in his debut film he has once again handled the emotions well without going overboard. It is a very simple plot which should be given special touches by the director to make it work. His direction and subtle way of dealing with emotions makes Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam a delightful watch.
Devi Sri Prasad's music is on point. A couple of songs are very good on screen and the background score is too good. Dialogues written by Kalyan Krishna are simple yet effective. Cinematographer Visweshwar made it a colorful film with his splendid work. Editing is neat. Production values are very good. Nagarjuna is known for making smart choices and RVC is another example for it.
Rakul Preeth Singh
Emotions in second half
Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam is a regular romantic entertainer with a dash of family emotions. What make it special are the well etched out characters. Female lead character in particular is superbly written and Rakul did a fabulous job as Bramarambha. Male lead and the father characters of both the leads are also well written, which plays a huge role in making the emotions work towards the end.
It is a bit dull at the beginning but gets entertaining as the story moves forward. Good songs, lovable scenes and a likeable lead pair make it a pleasant watch until the intermission despite cliches. Second half also starts on an entertaining note and it gets better as the emotions take the driving seat. Scene between Naga Chaitanya and Rakul on the beach is the best one in the movie which sets right mood for the climax.
Ending is very predictable as we could guess the conflict between Jagapathi Babu and Sampath right at the beginning of the movie. Good thing is, director wrapped up the things quickly without wasting any time. Flashback is very brief and the conflict is resolved quickly. There's no drag of any sorts. On a whole, youngsters who look for a fresh breeze of romance may get disappointed but family audience and matured folks will like it.
Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam is a perfect commercial film that hits all the right notes at the right times. Impressive female lead character and good music are its USP. With hardly any boring moments and good emotional impact, Rarandoi should click at the box office. Naga Chaitanya has a winner on his hands.
Verdict: Colorful Veduka.