The much awaited RGV’s period drama “Vangaveeti” was finally released worldwide. The film was received with a critical acclaim with audiences praising Varma’s brilliance in meticulously executing this rather complex subject. Major strengths of the film are excellent cast, tight screenplay, compelling narration, superb background score and word class cinematography.
The story of the film is inspired by real events happened in Vijayawada in 1980. RGV is widely praised by critics for his unbiased take on narrating the events. In any gang war or faction, central core is the circumstances that results in the conflict and bloodshed. In “Vangaveeti” RGV brilliantly narrated the events that lead to the conflict between two major groups resulted in killings in Vijayawada without leaning to any side but carefully balancing on what is a tight rope walk. RGV’s unique satirical voice over is icing on the cake for this film.
The film narration builds up into a nail biting thriller which took audiences to different heights with the interval bang. Although most of the actors were new, they gave excellent performances in the film. In particular, Sandeep received critical acclaim and praise for his intense and powerful portrayal of Radha and Ranga characters. RGV skillfully crafted the on screen narration of the planning and execution of the brutal murders that are stunning to watch on the silver screen. Many people still remember the assassination of Devineni Murali and RGV captured this crucial event in an amazing way.
The cinematography of the movie is world-class, certain key events shot with drones were absolutely fantastic. Audience were seen glued to the seats for the entire run of the premier show of the movie as the intense emotions build and escalate in the course of the film.
“Vangaveeti” is yet another feather in RGV’s cap and it sits in the same row with RGVs all-time hit films like “Siva”, “Sarkar” and “Satya”. However unlike his previous films based on Mafia or faction, “Vangaveeti” is a completely new genre based on the unique socio political events in 1980’s Vijaywada that changed the city for ever.
“Vangaveeti’ is a treat to Telugu film lovers from RGV and a must watch in in this holiday season.