'Rangasthalam' - Movie Review

Release Date :30 Mar 2018

Run Time :179 mins

Genres :Period drama, Action, Romance

Music :Devi Sri Prasad

Writer :B. Sukumar

Director :B. Sukumar

Producer :Mythri Movie Makers

'Rangasthalam' is a political period drama which revolves around the lives of people residing in the village called 'Rangasthalam' which is situated on the banks of river Godavari.

 It showcases the life of Chittibabu who is audibly impaired and his family, his relationship with the residents of the village, his love for the beautiful village lass Ramalakshmi, his care towards his elder brother, his revolt against the brutality of the president of the village Phanindra Bhupathi is what the entire plot of the movie is. 


Story opens with Prakash raj meeting with an accident and Ramcharan trying to save him, admits him in hospital and pleads doctors to save him. 

Story moves to flash back..Few months ago..

 Here goes the introduction of Ramcharan as Chittibabu who is partially deaf. Slowly all the characters are introduced. Then comes Chittibabu's elder brother Kumar babu (Aadi Pinisetty)from Dubai. Chittibabu falls for Ramalakshmi (Samantha) in the first sight, few cute scenes between them along with some comedy track between hero, heroine and Rangamatha (Anasuya) and lovely songs go by.

The story takes a serious turn when Kumar babu questions the irregularities happening in Rangasthalam's cooperative society which is run by village president Phanindra Bhupathi(Jagapathi babu). Prakash raj play the MLA.

There is a strong interval bang which leads to second half. Emotional drama and violence intensifies in second half as Kumar Babu decides to nominate for the president post owned by Phanindra Bhupathi for 30 years, against him.

To know if Kumar Babu won the election, why a clash arose between Chittibabu and his brother, what are the twists and turns which would follow, you need to watch the movie. The movie ends on a high degree of action and violence. 

Plus Points:

  • Ramcharan's Performance
  • Perfect 80's look
  • Production values
  • Charan-Samantha track
  • Songs
  • Dialogues with typical slang

Minus Points:

  • Too much sentiment in second half
  • Length of the movie

Technical Aspects:

  • Rathnavelu's Cinematography
  • Top Music by Devi Sri Prasad
  • RadhaKrishna's brilliant Art Direction


We would say it is a must watch, to witness extra ordinary performances by Ramcharan, Samantha, Jagapathibabu and rest of the star cast. A must watch to enjoy the BGM and Tunes of Devi Sri Prasad. Though it is a bit too lengthy, we can watch it to experience the ambiance of 80s and the village life.  

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