Ranarangam Review

CAST: Sharwanand, Kajal Agarwal, Kalyani Priyadarshini, Murali Sharma, Ajay, Brahmaji and Others

Director : Sudheer Varma
Producer : Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Banner : Sitara Entertainments
Music : Prashant Pillai
Release date: 15th Aug, 2019

Sharwanand has been playing soft roles and he has tried to come out from his comfort zone. So, when he teamed up director Sudheer Varma who is known for stylish thrillers, it created good interest. Furthermore, the trailers are slick and added the hype around this film.

Rating: 2.5/5 – Read full review on GreatAndhra.com

Ranarangam is inspired from so many films as confessed by director Sudheer Varma, but it is mostly based on God Father 2. Numerous films were inspired by same source material and Sudheer Varma couldn’t bring anything new to the table with Ranarangam.

Rating: 2.5/5 – Read full review on Gulte.com

Director Sudheer Varma often quotes this dialogue from ‘Fight Club’: “Everything is so far away, a copy of a copy of a copy.” He unabashedly uses sequences from the movies that he loves and gives his twist. In “Ranarangam”, he has taken inspiration from Coppola’s classic “The God Father 2”. Like “The God Father 2”, it narrates two stories – the present day don’s problems and his back story. Both stories run parallel. 

Rating: 2.75/5 – Read full review on Telugucinema.com

Back in 1990s, Deva (Sharwanand) was a small-time offender who used to sell black tickets together with his friends (played by Adarsh Balakrishna, Raja, & Sudarshan) in Vizag.  When the NTR government implements Prohibition in the State, Deva turns into a smuggler of liquor and makes the quick buck. 

Rating: 3/5 – Read full review on IndiaGlitz.com

Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather series has become the classic literature for gangster backdrop films. South directors like Mani Ratnam and Ram Gopal Varma made numerous films in the genre and they almost stopped trying the same after a stage when audience started to reject them.

Rating: 2.5/5 – Read full review on Cinejosh.com

Sharwanand is good in his role and hits it out of the park with his performance. His look as a dreadful gangster is perfectly suited to him and the actor is impressive. Kalyani Priyadarshan is gorgeous in her role and delivers a decent performance.

Rating: 2.5/5 – Read full review on Telugu360.com