Before performances, we can't resist appreciating the casting – it is simply impeccable. Especially Vangaveeti Ranga, Devineni Nehru and Series Raju characters were like real life people coming alive to us. Right from their respective costumes, body languages, mannerisms, all the three were so believable and impressive – Anyone from Bezawada (not Vijayawada) can feel the same! Sandy, Shritej deserve all the accolades for their makeover.
We hope hailing from Vijayawada city adds to the credibility of this re’view’.
From the legends I heard about Bezawada town (mentioning for a reason) growing up in the city, I can say this film had the closest recreation of Bezawada’s look and feel.
The tales of Radha, Ranga, Gandhi, Nehru are still alive in the city. So secondly RGV and team nailed the casting (for more you can always read the Performances section again).
We know RGV is no less a master at narrating such revenge and political dramas. Of course he didn't experiment much in terms of his style of narration for Vangaveeti subject.
Telling it in the most appealing manner with an unbiased outlook towards his characters and intense focus on the overall emotion has always been his forte and Vangaveeti is no exception – third aspect that impresses me.
However, the way he deals with executing the voiceover (except for the climax episode) and songs that affect the seriousness and emotional quotient of the narrative disappoints. At times the bloodshed sequences consume more runtime marring the revenge drama (we’ve seen better gory violence and action sequences in Rakta Charitra I & II combined).
However the first half and second half have their share of Goosebumps moments (along with boredom moments) that needs to be enjoyed on the big screen.
Watching Vangaveeti in a theatre in Vijayawada is the only thing I miss right now. 90s Bezawadite/diehard Vangaveeti fan/a curious Kamesam can strongly connect and better enjoy this.
- Casting and performances
- Strong story, characters and enaging screenplay
- Production design
-High Violence quotientMusic: