SRI RAMA RAJYAM movie review: A must watch

Mon, November 21, 2011 1:07pm UTC by 42 Comments
SRI RAMA RAJYAM movie review: A must watch

Director Bapu is in his element as he delivers another classic in Sri Rama Rajyam – a remake of 1960s Telugu hit Lava Kusha

Bapu has often been described as a top directors who specialises in making films that represented nativity, culture and richness of folk elements peculiar to the Telugu language. He continues that trend in his latest film, Sri Rama Rajyam. Written by Ramana, the film is a refreshing change from the violence-filled commercial films doing the rounds nowadays. Senior NTR, who dominated the Telugu film industry for more than four decades, had acted in the 1963-film Lava Kusha, directed by CS Rao and Pulliah. Now life has come full circle for him, with his son Nandamuri Balakrishna starring in the remake of the film. And his performance in Sri Rama Rajyam is one that the veteran actor can be proud of. Sri Rama Rajyam is a classic and so it’s a challenge to remake it. Director Bapu has succeeded in the challenge and has, in the process, made another classic. The set design creates an authentic mood, ably helped by Illayaraja’s compositions. But Bapu’s masterstroke is in the casting – Akkineni Nageshwara Rao as Valmiki, Nayanthara as Sita and Balakrishna as Rama were the perfect choices. Balakrishna effectively portrays Rama, which seemed a difficult task considering his legendary father’s portrayal of Rama has penetrated deep into the Telugu audience psyche. Nayanthara’s performance is so good that you are glad she chose this film to be her last. The two child artistes have also performed very well. Technically too the film is strong. Sri Rama Rajyam stands taller among mythological classics and may well set standards like other Telugu classics like Annamayya, Krishnarjuna Yuddham and Ramadasu have done in the past. Filmgoers, who look for classics, should not miss this film.

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  • Ravishankar

    Excellent movie..
    Direction, Screenplay and everyone on the movie performed really superb.
    My reating 10/5 :)

    • surendra babu

      very very good movie

      • DURGA PRASAD

        HATSUP TO BAPU AND SSR TEAM N NAYANATHARA N BALYA SIMPLE SUPERAB AND BACKGROUND MUSIC AMAZING THANK U FOR GIVING A GOOD MOVIE TO US

        • Rama

          We should encourage this kind of movies to watch all people for give good awareness of our society

          • kanakaraju p s

            hi nenu 2times chusanu chala nachindi lava kusha pillalu superbga chesaru balayya,nayantara,rao,andaru chana baga acting chesaru

  • bharath

    really excellent..almost every one will get awards.acting of balaiah,nayan,anr…ilayaraja music,BGC,bapu direction,ramana screenplay are excellent.my rating is 10/5

  • SANTOSH

    EXCELLENT MOVIE
    MY RATING IS 4/5

  • mahesh raj

    very very good movie
    out standing performance by balayya,anr,nayanatara

  • V BHASKAR

    Oh Superb. Balayya and Nayan are very well. When not compared to Nagayya in Lavakusa, ANR also good. Settings, Music, Coreography and everything is fine. Technically excellent. My khudos to BAPU for the fentastic picturization, particularly the song in which Sita enjoyed with Bhakthi the deeds of Bala-Rama. In that song Sita herself changed as Mother of Rama and at the same time her own character of Sita. In toto my rating is 5/5.

  • S.KUMAR

    This movie is very good i am requestig all telugu people go to theatre see movie and encourage Pouranika movies.

    • murali

      absolutely true. Go to theatres only along with kids. Dont encourage piracy. On computer you cannot even enjoy the movie for sure. Breathtaking sets, graphis, music, screenplay, music, performance. Everything is a plus for this movie.

  • S.KOTESWAR RAO

    very very good movie
    out standing performance by balayya,anr,nayanatara

  • HK Sistla

    Very good movie which I watched.Though the main story was extracted from LAVA KUSHA,a lot of variations were been brought up.Dr.ANR and Ms.Nayanatara,Mr.Bala Krishna almost plied main role.I was very impressed to see Ms.Nayanatara in such a good role.
    The very personal opinion of mine is the industry is not lack of actors but the industry is unable to extract properly.Dr.Bapu too has proved it.The lyricist too made an excellent performance.The rate which I give to the movie is 10/5.

    • HK Sistla

      It is a mistake of mine if I do not praise Lyricist and the Music director as well.

    • HK Sistla

      It is a mistake of mine if I do not praise Lyricist and the Music director as well.While writing about the movie.

  • mannemahesh

    excellent movie. ballaya had did this in previous also. my rating 4.5/5

  • srk

    i think you should stop calling historical stories such as Ramayana and Mahabharatha. They are historical, just because some outsiders and britishers have dinned it in our minds that they are mythological, you should not continue calling that.

    i dont know when this trend will change, but till then i dont mind putting the same comments.

  • Ramanuh

    Very very nice movie

  • dhanush

    not a fan of bala krishna but fan of telugu movies and its a must watch.

  • raju

    finally one good movie from telugu industry

  • vamsikrishna

    Good movie,excellent background score and songs.

  • RAJA BABU

    SRI RAMA RAJYAM- I WATCHED IT TWICE, AN OUTSTANDING FILM IN PE RESENT TREND OF NONSENSE COMMERCIALS. SAIBABU MUST BE CINGRATULATED FOR HIS DARING EFFORT. BAPU AND RAMANA ARE THE PROUD SONS OF THE SOIL,THEY DID IT ONCE AGAIN.ILLAYARAJA PROVED THAT HE IS MASTERO OF MUSIC.BALAYYA,NAYAN ARE THE BEST AWARDEES NEXT YEAR.ANR AS VALMIKI SUPERB. LAV AND KUSH EXCELLED.DONT MISS THE FILM GO TO THE THEATRE SWITCH OFF YOUR CELL PHONES,WATCH THE FILM WITH DEVOTION ALONG WITH YOUR FAMILY OF ALL AGE GROUPS, YOU WILL BE EMOTIONALLY TOUCHED,SENTIMENTALLY MOVED,DEVOTIONALLY IMMERSED.

  • SSN SASTRY

    I rarely see telugu films after 1970. I saw about dozen new films in 40 years. I have collection (CDs) of almost all old films and very often see them on computer.
    As a fan of ANR (for years) i saw SRR and felt happy after a long time.Good action from each of the artists.Lava and Kusa did well . Bapu is my favourite director. A good film after a long time.
    I wish good success for SRR
    S S N SASTRY BANGALORE

  • Sampath Kumar

    Hi,

    After long time a beautiful movie came from our Tollywood. I wish you SRR team. Mr. SaiBaba please make one more movie kind of this.

    • murali

      dear sampath, before asking mr saibabu to produce another masterpiece like this, it is our duty to encourage this masterpiece by encouraging all our relatives and friends to watch along with whole family.

  • DURGA PRASAD

    HATSUP TO BAPU AND SSR TEAM N NAYANATHARA IS SIMPLE SUPERAB N BALYA WAS ACTING SIMPLE SUPERAB

  • Krishna

    Its really good movie, this film will be creates new mythological trend.

  • ravivarma

    a well known history film is good but it drags in some scenes so that even old people gets bored n i rate it 2.5/5

    • murali

      A great masterpiece epic movie from bapu, balakrishna and nayanatara combination. My rating 4.5/5. It is a movie for whole family. Everyone must watch it. Your rating is completely biased. Search for reviews from any website or newspaper. Most of them gave above 3.75 to 4.5.

  • MANISH CHHABRA

    its great to know that yet film makers are attached to such movies…!!!
    congrats to movie team.!

  • murali

    A great masterpiece epic movie from bapu, balakrishna and nayanatara combination. My rating 4.5/5. It is a movie for whole family. Everyone must watch it.

  • sanketh

    excellent movie. kudos to the entire team of the movie.hope movies like SRI RAMA RAJYAM are made on a regular basis. please do watch the movie, It highlights the human values.

  • narayanaaaaa

    avanaaaaaaaaaaa puvaaaaaaaaaa

  • Krupananda

    VERY NICE MOVIE SRI RAMA RAJYAM- I WATCHED IT TWICE, AN OUTSTANDING FILM IN PE RESENT TREND OF NONSENSE COMMERCIALS. SAIBABU MUST BE CINGRATULATED FOR HIS DARING EFFORT. BAPU AND RAMANA ARE THE PROUD SONS OF THE SOIL,THEY DID IT ONCE AGAIN.ILLAYARAJA PROVED THAT HE IS MASTERO OF MUSIC.BALAYYA,NAYAN ARE THE BEST AWARDEES NEXT YEAR.ANR AS VALMIKI SUPERB. LAV AND KUSH EXCELLED.DONT MISS THE FILM GO TO THE THEATRE SWITCH OFF YOUR CELL PHONES,WATCH THE FILM WITH DEVOTION ALONG WITH YOUR FAMILY OF ALL AGE GROUPS, YOU WILL BE EMOTIONALLY TOUCHED,SENTIMENTALLY MOVED,DEVOTIONALLY IMMERSED.

  • Deepak

    Excelent movie
    Nayan’s acting, role very good
    Thanks production team for giving this movie

    I’m a kerala guy I watched it 3 times

  • ktn hari (Tpt)

    yes all indians must see this.( K Hari Tirupati)

  • SNRAO

    ITS A WONDERFULL MOVIE, MUT WATCH BY ALL SECTION OF PEOPLE TO ENCOURAGE THIS KIND OF MOVIES IN SOCIETY

  • TANMAYEE

    IT IS A SUPER MOVIE BALAYYA PERFORMS AS RAMA VERY GOOD SRIRAMARAJAM SHOULD RUN 100 DAYS. EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH

  • SNRAO

    ONE MORE NANDI AWARD WILL GET TO BALAKRISHNA FOR THIS FILM AND TO NAYATARA ALSO WILL BE AWARD.SUCH A GOOD PERFORMANCES
    AND SONGS, CAMERA AND SCREENPLAY AND MUSIC ARE REAL PILLARS
    FOR THIS MOVIE. VERY WELL DONE BY SRR TEAM. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THEIR GOOD WORK DONE FOR THIS FILM.

    ALL INDIANS NEED TO WATCH THIS KIND OF MOVIES.

  • AR.SYAM PRASAD

    I have seen the movie twice. Director Bapu has shown his directorial skills to his zenith.Every scene in the movie is like a picturesque painting. All the actors with no exception has done very well.The art, screenplay and music are back bone to the movie. After a long time it is visual treat. If we come to know that the persons like MVR are no more, it is a painful thing, and the void created by him can not be filled. The duo children have shown splendid performance. Telugu film industry should be proud of such magnum opus created by doyen of film industry BAPU. Hats off to entire team.

    ars.prasad, Kakinada

  • Venkat

    Every Indian must watch this movie as all the actress live in their roles. Hats off to Bapu as an 85 years director, he did a great job.

  • Rajesh babu

    Nayan ‘ s super but not Balayya ! Nageswa rao sir super. 2011 best movie songs.


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