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Movie Review - Rayala Seema Ramanna Chowdary
Laxmi Prasanna Art Pictures
Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary
Jeevi Rating: 3.25/5
Genre
Family Oriented/Action
Jeevi Rating
3.25/5 (Three and quarter)
Cast

Dr. Mohan Babu, Priya Gill and Jaya Sudha

Credits

Stunts: Kanal Kannan
Music:
Mani Sharma
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Story & Screenplay: Arunachalam Creations
Direction:
Suresh Krishna
Producer: Dr. Mohan Babu

Theatrical Release Date
15th September 2000
Review

The film starts with a voice explaining the character of 'Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary'. Ramanna is a landlord in the area with 90% of the land is registered on his name. He too has a few strange habits like wearing a black shirt all the time, entering into and leaving from the house through the back door.

Wherever he goes, there is a group of white dhoti clad henchmen following him to start the mayhem the moment their boss gives a go ahead. Two of them would carry his majestic chair on their shoulders so that they can serve their boss by offering a comfortable seat so that he can create terror among the unyielding tenants in style. There is another trusted right hand for Ramanna. Anwar, that is. He would be holding a pan dabba all the time so that when his boss extends his hand forward he would give him some beetle nut followed by beetle leaf and then sunnam. After accepting all the rituals, Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary gives a momentary pause followed by a decisive three words 'Aaku Veyyanaa . Tippanaa'. It means that if he puts the tabulam in his mouth he is pleased. If he turns the leaf that means, he is angry. According to his gestures, his henchmen will accomplish the means.

As Ramanna succeeds in getting the land entire village in his grip, Samba Siva Rao (Jaya Prakash Reddy) turns out to be a tough nut. He plays all the tricks of a politician and makes Ramanna Chowdary eat a humble pie. Samba Siva Rao's last resort turned out to be constructing a temple in his land and donating the entire land to the goddess trust. Ramanna tries to destruct that temple saying that he wants to build a road to help the people reduce their time on travel. Then Samba Siva Rao challenges that he is willing to remove the goddess temple, if Ramanna removes the Shivalingam from his house premises. Ramanna, an atheist, wastes no time in removing the shivaling and throwing it into the pond.

The sanyasi (Napoleon), who is responsible for the Shivaling, warns Ramanna of the misfortune and asks him to get the Shivaling back and install it in its original place. As professed by the sanyasi, Ramanna loses all his family members and his peace of mind. Will Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary learn his lesson the hard way? And why a sensible guy like Ramanna is so fond of grabbing the land? If you want to know the reason, you gotta watch this intense film on a silver screen to find it out.

Performance


Artists:


Dr. Mohan Babu: Mohan Babu has come up with a terrific performance with his role 'Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary'. He gave an award winning performance. He looks damn powerful sans make up in his 'Ramanna' get up. Contradictory to his earlier films, this film has very less dialogues for Dr. Mohan Babu.
Jayasudha: She is given a role of a proper Indian woman, who never says no to husband whether what he does is correct or not. She did her part with flair and perfection.

Priya Gill: She is given a role that just breaks into songs whenever director needs one. Otherwise, she has no role to play in this film.

Technicians:

Dialogues:
Dialogues in this film are crisp and powerful. Another important aspect of the film is no 'double entendre'.

Music: The music in this film is totally unimpressive except for the title song and 'Allade Allade' song that was shot in train boarded with the students of Dr. Mohan Babu's 'Vidya Niketan'. Background score is also not up to the expectations.

Direction: Suresh Krishna who is best known for his gripping screenplay seems to have slipped by miles when it come to this film. 60% of the scenes in the film are creations of a perfectionist. But what bother the viewers are the remaining 40% of incongruous scenes and the proper knitting of them in a systematic manner. But there are a few scenes that show the hallmark of Suresh Krishna direction. The way he presented the sanyasi in this film is simply superb. There is some kind of mystic and Sanctity whenever they're scenes that has sanyasi walking towards and away from the Shivalingam.

Cinematography: Photography in this film is pretty impressive. Cameraman Jayaram has used filters for the 75% of the film.

Stunts: Stunt Master Kanal Kannan deserves a special mention for the extraordinary fights composed by him for 'Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary'. This film is the best one for Dr. Mohan Babu as for as stunts are concerned..

Analysis

The first half of the film is little confusing, as you have no clue about how the scenes are coming and where the story is going. In the second half the story gains momentum and ends with a neat and impressive climax. If you go to this film by choice, you have lot of good things to enjoy in this film. If you happen to see this film by accident, we can't guarantee you 100% satisfaction.

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