Release Date : July 06, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2/5
Starring: Ajay Gosh, Subhodayam Subbarao, Arjun Reddy, Prameela, Nanduri Ramu, Janardhan, Gemini Kiran, Vamsidhar Chagarlamudi, and others
Director: Mahesh Bantu
Producers: Nanduri Ramu
Music Directors: Vengi
Cinematographers: N. Sudhakar Reddy
Editor: Bonthala Nageswara Reddy
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New film Rudramambapuram, starring Ajay Ghosh and Rajasekhar Aningi, has premiered directly on Disney Plus Hotstar today. Check out our review to know how the movie is.
Shivayya (Rajasekhar Aningi) is a fisherman and a prominent figure in Rudramambapuram. He has a problem with rival fisherfolk, led by Tirupathi (Ajay Ghosh), who use ring nets to catch fish in the sea. Tirupathi’s son, Seenayya (Arjun Reddy), and MLA Ankaiah decide to put an end to this conflict between Shivayya and Tirupathi. Will they be able to resolve the issue? Why is Tirupathi against the rules set by Shivayya? Is there a connection between them? The movie holds the answers.
Until now, Ajay Ghosh has been primarily limited to supporting and negative roles in his career. In Rudramambapuram, he ventures into something different, playing the titular role of Tirupathi – a businessman, a loyal person, and a loving father. He impresses everyone with his decent performance, and he has also penned the script for this movie.
Another standout performer is Rajasekhar Aningi, well-known to audiences as Subhodayam Subbarao. His subtle performance as a well-wisher of the fisherfolk is commendable.
Arjun Reddy, who plays Seenayya, looks good on screen and gives his best. The remaining cast members are okay in their respective roles. The scenes between the leads are watchable, and the flashback episode filled with decent emotions is worth watching.
A gripping screenplay is a crucial aspect of storytelling, which is lacking in Rudramambapuram. Story writer Ajay Ghosh takes a good narrative point, but it is the director and screenwriter Mahesh Bantu who turns the film into a boring affair with a lacklustre screenplay. The story could have been narrated more effectively.
The first half is mostly occupied by the flashback portion, which is essential for the latter half’s proceedings. However, unlike the first half, the second half progresses slowly, becoming more tedious.
The love story of Seenayya is unrealistic, and his character lacks depth. More development and space for performance could have been given. Heroine Prameela has very limited scope to perform.
The lack of a star cast and a strong promotional campaign also affect the film’s outcome. Apart from the lead actors, other actors are not too familiar to the audience.
Director Mahesh Bantu could have handled the film with greater care and concentration, making it at least a passable fare. The story could have been told within 150 minutes, but it was stretched with unnecessary scenes in both halves. The poor screenplay in the second half also affects the film’s quality.
Vengi’s music and Sudhakar Reddy’s cinematography are average at best. With more thought and effort, they could have enhanced the overall experience of Rudramambapuram. Editor Bonthala Nageswara Reddy could have trimmed several unnecessary scenes to reduce lag and maintain continuity between certain sequences. Production values are average.
Overall, Rudramambapuram is a boring and disappointing film. Despite having a neat premise and a decent performance by Ajay Ghosh, the movie fails to engage audiences due to its weak screenplay, unnecessary scenes, and unfamiliar cast. It’s recommended to skip this film and explore other options.
123telugu.com Rating: 2/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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