Film: Vinaya Vidheya Rama
Director: Boyapati Srinu
Cast: Ram Charan, Kiara Advani
Producer: DVV Danayya
Release Date: January 11, 2019
Vinaya Vidheya Rama, featuring Ram Charan and Kiara Advani in the lead roles, had got huge expectations from the audience and is one of the top runner for this year’s Sankranti race. Boyapati Sreenu, after the flop of his last film Jaya Janaki Nayaka, is looking forward to turn the tables with the help of Ram Charan. Let’s find out whether he was successful in his attempt or not.
Ram Konidela (Ram Charan) is a family centered person, who lives with his four orphan brothers. Ram is very protective about his family and always strives to keep them safe. His elder brother, Bhuvan Kumar (Prashant), an Election officer, gets an opportunity to conduct bi-elections for the Visakhapatnam constituency.
However, Bhuvan Kumar soon comes into loggerheads with local gunda, Pandem Parasuram (Mukesh Rishi), who forces Bhuvan to make his candidate win in the bi-elections. Ram saves his brother from Pandem Parasuram but he lands in a trouble with a dangerous Bihar gangster, Raja Bhai (Vivek Oberoi). How will Ram save his family from Raja Bhai forms the rest of the story
Even though Boyapati Sreenu is known for his mass films, it does not mean he can take the audience for granted in the name of showing commercial elements. There is nothing special in the storyline of Vinaya Vidheya Rama except Ram Charan’s dance and his stunts. Boyapati Sreenu had made a kichadi of his past films and packaged it as Vinaya Vidheya Rama.
It’s sad to see that a hero such as Ram charan, who had earlier delivered blockbuster films such as Rangasthalam & Dhruva, had okayed this lackluster story just because he wanted to do a mass film this time. When there are number of new age directors who are coming up with new and innovative storyline’s, established directors such as Boyapati Sreenu are making movies with same old template stories year after year without showcasing anything new or logical.
One such example of Boyapati’s direction brilliance is that, there is a fighting scene where Ram Charan cuts the heads of two villains with a sword and their heads fly into air at rocket speed and eagles in the sky catch those flying heads and zoom away. And our main villain, Vivek Oberoi, takes his double barrel gun and runs behind those eagles.
Devi Sri Prasad had disappointed the audiences not just with his music but also with his background score. Even the placement of the songs hinders the viewing experiences of the audience. Rishi Punjabi’s cinematography is decent. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao’s editing could have been much better, especially in the second half of the movie. Producer DVV Danayya had spent lot of money and it clearly shows on the screen with some rich production values.
Kiara Advani is just used for glamour sake and had got no role in this movie. Vivek Oberoi got another poorly developed character that does not get any support from director’s pen. On the whole, Vinaya Vidheya Rama may be one time watch for hardcore Ram Charan’s fans but for others, it’s better to count the cars on the road.
Result : Very Vast Rod