Cast : Anushka, Rana Daggubati, Allu Arjun, Nithya Menon, Catherine Tresa
Director : Gunasekhar
Producer : Gunasekhar
Music : Ilayaraja
Cinematography : Ajayanan Vincent
Production Company : Guna Team Works
Genre : Historical fiction
Release Date : 9th Oct 2015
Rudramadevi Movie Review:
Talented director Gunasekhar, has been living a dream called Rudrama Devi from the past seven years. The magnum opus has finally hit the screens today after a huge round of promotions. Let’s see whether it lives up to its expectations or not.
The story of the film is set in the ancient Kakatiya dynasty of Orugallu. The majestic kingdom is ruled by Raja Ganapati Devudu(Krishnam Raju) who does not have any male successors. As time passes by, Ganapathi Devudu’s wife gives birth to a baby girl Rudrama Devi(Anushka).
Fearing that his long time enemies from the Devagiri dynasty would attack him after knowing that he has no male successors, the king decides to announce Rudrama Devi as prince Rudra Devudu to his empire.
Rudrama Devi grows up like a warrior and keeps her identity under wraps. Twist in the tale arises when the entire Kakatiya dynasty comes to know that the young prince is actually a girl.
What will Rudra Devudu do now ? Will he declare himself as the royal Rudrama Devi and fight the enemies ? and where does Gona Ganna Reddy(Allu Arjun) and Chalukya (Rana) feature in all this set up. To know answers to all these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Plus Points :-
One of the striking points is the scale of the film. The huge budget spent is clearly visible in the form of huge sets and VFX work. Allu Arjun is undoubtedly the major highlight of the film. Gunasekhar has designed his character supremely well and Bunny does an awesome job with his diction and rugged look. The way stylish star has infused a comedy touch into his character is remarkable.
Anushka looks regal as queen Rudrama Devi and does her job with a lot of dedication. She has worked very hard for the war sequences and looks extremely glamorous in the songs. Rana plays his part well and ably supports Anushka in her endeavors. Prakash Raj and Krishnam Raju suit their roles aptly. After a long gap, Suman gets an important role as a baddie and performs extremely well.
First half of the film is pretty decent and showcases the growth of Rudrama Devi as the prince. Certain visuals and the way Allu Arjun’s character has been introduced is superb. There are many grand visuals in the film which have been handled well with VFX work.
One of the major drawbacks is the drag in narration. After setting up the first half in a decent way, Gunsekhar let’s the film down with some mediocre direction. He takes a lot of time to establish Rudrama Devi as the queen and does not elevate her character much. There are way too many characters which come and go into the proceedings.
Also, the way certain characters have been introduced lacks the desired effect. Stars like Nithya Menen and Catherine Tresa have been completely wasted in their roles. Second half of the film has a lot of lags and takes for ever to reach the climax. Gunasekhar also fails to generate the necessary emotions from crucial characters.
Songs in the second half only delay the film’s proceedings. Screenplay is below par during the second part as many scenes take their own time to unveil.
Ilayaraja’s music score is below average but his background score is decent in certain parts. Dialogues are pretty good and especially those written for Allu Arjun are worth a mention. Camera work is top notch and showcases the royal visuals in a grand manner.
The palace sets, costumes and the various props used are designed nicely. Production values are top notch as the makers have spent lavishly in giving the film a grand look. Rudrama Devi has a mixed bag of visual effects. There are certain VFX scenes which have been executed well and at the same time the graphics used in some war episodes look silly.
Coming to the director Gunasekhar, he has put his heart and soul working for this film. Most of the first half he plays his cards right and sets up an interesting interval bang. But sadly, he makes things tedious during the second half and does not elevate the required scenes.
On the whole, Rudrama Devi is a decent attempt from Gunasekhar. Heavy duty star cast, rich visuals and Allu Arjun’s stunning character elevate the film to a decent level. But a dragged out narration and slow pace of the film makes things tedious during the second half. The film is bound to get some huge openings because of the buzz it is carrying. Finally, if you keep all your expectations in check and go with the flow of the film, you can easily give this film a shot for its lavish film making and historical lineage.
Rudramadevi Movie Tweets Live Updates:
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Movie done.. Keep watching this space for the complete review..
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Climax done.. Allu Arjun makes an impactful exit in the film
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A heavy duty climax is on now.. Anushka is making an emotional speech
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A heavy duty war sequence is now being showcased.. VFX is at full work
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Discussion between Chalukya Veerabhadrudu and Rudramadevi
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Deva Giri Mahadeva came back and getting ready for war sequence.
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Rudhramadevi leaving the kingdom canned alright…
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Interesting turn in the movie… Anushka performance during the scene of Rajya bahishkarana is good.
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People revolt against having women as King…
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Time for another song featuring three beauties Anushka, Catherine and Nithya Menen.. Sets look pretty good.
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Rudra Deva has been revealed into Rudramadevi…
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Nithya Menon as Mukthaambaa is superb… episode between Wife Muktaamba. .. and husband Rudramadevi is sensible and emotionally very touching..
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Padmavyuham lo dorakadaniki Nenu Abhimanyudu kadhu,, aani amma mogadu Sri Krishna gasantodini: gonna Ganna reddy.
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Rudhramadevi encouraging inter cast marriage.. and moved onto fight sequence between Chalukya Veerabhadrudu and Rudhramadevi.
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Gona Ganna Reddy been shown as villain character. DIALOGUE: Gammununduvayya… Naa lekkha Naa ishtam.
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Kakatiya heritage oriented scenic background brought Avunaaa…. song.. inspires veerabhadrudu to catch Gonna Ganna Reddy..
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Majorly showcasing the struggle Rudhramadevi had to face to create Telugu land as it is today.
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Bringing in forceful comedy and there comes … Deva Giri Mahadeva.
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Murali (Aditya) & Suman takes help of Madanika (Hamsa Nandini)..
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Post interval the film gets romantic.. A sensuous song featuring Rana and Anushka is on now..
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Veerabadrudu (Rana) tries to capture Gonna Ganna reddy ****Interval time**** Movie has reached half way on an interesting note.
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A very interesting interval sequence between Anushka and Allu Arjun is on now..
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A massive fight is on between Anushka and Baba Sehgal..Movie heading towards interval
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Baba Sahgal makeup looks sort of artificial… yet the Charecter is of quite important one..
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Hari Hara Devuddu continue to create troubles… suman is doing alright as Hari Hara Devuddu
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Way too many politics… way too many scenes moving on screen…
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Romantic encounter between Rudramadevi and Chalukya Veerabhadrudu..
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Anushka Shetty seen as female with proper Princes attire for the first time,Time for the second song.. Anushka is showcased in a very sensuous way.
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Nithya Menen (Muktaambaaa)and Catherine Tresa makes an entry as young princesses..
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Characters are being introduced with jet speed. Rana makes an entry now…as Chalukya Veerabhadrudu … quash with Gona Ganna Reddy.
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DIALOGUE: Eee stoopaalekkudu… eeepulu go kudu. ..eeeevemi pandalvayyaaa
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Gona Ganna Reddy Charecter intro us simply superb and elevation of that Charecter is brilliant …
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Too good and very candidly canned… whole theater is going GAGA about the sequence in Rudhramadevi (Rudramadevi) Telugu Movie Review, Rating
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MostAwaiting character Gona Ganna Reddy (Allu Arjun) entry…amazing introduction scene.
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Time for Anushka’s introduction song… Lavishly shot and looks like a eye feast..
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Tooo grandier settings… too many character artists being part of the song presented Matha Gajame song.
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Interesting point … one person taking such a responsibility for the major part of life is not a joke …
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Rudhramadevi (Anushka Shetty) as Rudra Deva to maintain the royal Kingdom Rudramadevi continued to be projected to Kingdom as Rudra Deva Maharaju.
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Anushka Shetty entered into podium to fight the elephant. .. the whole fight canned well…
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Elephant Fighting scene is coming out alright … Rudra Deva Maharaju grown up.
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Baba Sahgal is shown as Naga Deva brother in law of Hari Hara Murari Deva.
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The way Rudra Deva Maharaju finding about her self as women been canned beautifully.
Rudramadevi born but said to be Rudra Deva Maharaju due to consequences of war.
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Srikanth’s son Roshan makes an entry as a young prince. Visuals effects and art work are very good.
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Krishnam Raju and Prakash Raj have come in. Visuals look good. Prakash Raj is seen as Siva Devayya Gary, Rebel Star Krishnam Raju is seen as Ganapati Deva Maharaju.
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Animation scenes and total Marco Polo episode and introduction of Hari Hara Devuddu and some scenes featuring Kakatiya dynasty are being showcased now
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The movie has started with Megastar Chiranjeevi’s voice over
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Rudhramadevi (Rudramadevi) Telugu Movie Review, Rating just started titles rolling … total length 158 mins.
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Audience welcomed a Guna with shouts and whistles.
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Guna Sekhar and his team just enter red into theater for Rudhramadevi (Rudramadevi) Telugu Movie Review, Rating
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Yet Rudhramadevi (Rudramadevi) Telugu Movie Review, Rating managed to get house full of audience to the theater in middle of the night at 1am… total theater is jam packed and audiences are shouting with slogans for Rudhramadevi (Rudramadevi) Telugu Movie Review, Rating to start
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Rudhramadevi (Rudramadevi) Telugu Movie Review, Rating started on very positive note but lost its steel as the days pass by and Guna Sekhar said to have lost control on budget of the film… also Guna said to be in financial troubles and the movie continued to get postponed from time to time …
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Ace director Guna Sekhar is known for his grandier in canning the movies, Guna Sekhar has been working on Rudramadevi Movie for few years and Tollywood sweety Anushka happened to perform the role of legendary Rudramadevi character along with Allu arjun as Gona Ganna Reddy and Tollywood Hunk Rana Daggubati as chalukya Veerabhadrudu.
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