Vinaya Vidheya Rama Review
Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Vivek Oberoi, Prashanth, Sneha, Aryan Rajesh and others
Director - Boyapati Srinu
Producer - DVV Danayya
Banner - DVV Entertainment
Music - Devi Sri Prasad
What is it about?
Ram (Charan) is brought up along with his orphan-brothers (Prashanth, Aryan Rajesh and others) by a doctor (Chalapathi Rao). Nothing is important to Ram other than the welfare of his brothers. He will do anything for the sake of guarding them. But a bad guy named Rajabhai Munna (Vivek Oberoi) messes with him and how Ram takes him on is what follows.
Ram Charan is in beast mode with tattooed body and bulging biceps in the film. This is the most intense character he has ever done and he does full justice to it. His dances for DSP's ordinary tunes make them watchable. Kiara Advani is glamarous and is as energetic as Charan in the dance numbers.
Vivek Oberoi looks stylish and gives a subtle performance despite all the loudness around him. Sneha is uncharacteristically loud and so is Prashanth. Aryan Rajesh gets an unimportant role and he couldn't make an impression. Hema and Prudhvi's comedy is cringe worthy.
Boyapati Sreenu is known for making perfect masala potboilers, but his direction goes awry in this one. He is definitely not at his best while penning the script for VVR. He couldn't write a decent plot around the action scenes. He made sure to have every emotion in the narrative, but none could make an impact due to poor writing and execution.
Devi Sri Prasad's music is mediocre at best. Not even one song is catchy and the background score leaves a lot to be desired. Cinematography is okay and the dialogue could have been better. Editing is clumsy. Production values are grand. The film is made on a high budget in eye catching locations.
A few elevation episodes
Over the top action
Boyapati Sreenu at the helm can ensure a commercially viable film, but not all the time. Even he could go wrong with his formula and Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a proof for it. Boyapati likes to work on the action episodes before completing the script. This time he had this wild idea of one man taking on an army of bad men. The idea itself is over the top and Boyapati didn't even try to make it look convincing. In his eyes, a hero must beat any number of men to a pulp. Ram Konidela also does just that!
The story itself is a half baked one without proper character development and strong situations to take it forward. There is a story for the sake of it, which is why Boyapati relies on over the top action to fill the void. As a result, Vinaya Vidheya Rama looks like a nineties action film that defies science and logic in each and every frame. Even the actors gives exaggerated performances in the loud scenes where going over the board is a norm.
The film goes off track in the beginning itself when a five year old boy stabs a heavy looking goon. He sacrifices his education for the sake of his orphan-brothers. One cannot understand the logic of one boy staying away from books for the sake of four others. Such dramatic and silly are the emotions in the film that even family drama doesn't make it worth watching. Boyapati also includes comedy into the setup, but the humor is horrendous. There isn't a proper romance track for the lead pair.
There is absolutely zero story in the film, which is full of lead scenes to a song or a fight. Vinaya Vidheya Rama is not a film that actors would be proud being a part of. Even diehard fans would find it difficult to sit through the overdose of masala. Sad to see Ram Charan picking a lacklustre film like this one after rediscovering himself as an actor with Rangasthalam. Not even festive season could save this dud
Verdict: Ayyo Rama!