Ramayya Vasthavayya Review

Review Overview
Total Score2.75


The plot of this movie revolves around the premise of how the greed of certain people with money and power can affect the life of those who wants to work for the betterment of the society and uplift the lives of innocent downtrodden people. Though the central theme of this plot is revenge drama, it has all the elements of so called commercial movie format such as entertainment, action, comedy and suspense.


Coming from back to back super hits under his belt, Director Harish Shankar has provided a custom made script to suit the image of NTR this time. He used the same old tested formula for the screenplay, which if executed in right manner, pays off 9 out of 10 times. Apart from this, Harish Shankar seems to have this innate ability of unleashing new abilities from his lead character which would make the hero fans go berserk. Sequences such as theenmar dance by NTR in the first half, melodious ilayaraja songs playing in the background every time the hero and heroin meet in the first half are some of the examples of directors unique ability to create an upbeat feel for the audience even for normal scenes.

The movie takes off with a good action sequence, followed by which the lead character gets introduced and then the entertainment picks up. Till pre interval, the movie runs in an amusing way with couple of good fight sequences and nicely picturized  songs. The interval episode is gripping and the first half ends on a high note with a terrific interval bang. Everything works well in the first half.

The second half begins on a serious note where the real plot starts to unfold. The movie maintains its tempo till the start of flashback episode. Once the flashback episode starts, new characters get introduced and this is where the pace of the movie takes a dip. The comedy episodes in the second half are mildly funny and  the emotional sequences seem half baked. Within no time we see a sudden surge of events with excessive dose of violence finding their way into the plot. The movie somehow loses its tempo by the time the flash back episode ends. One would expect the movie to pick up after the flash back episode but it never really does and ends with a routine climax.


There is no doubt that among the current generation of hero’s, NTR is the only complete actor. His dialog diction and facial expressions while delivering dana veera sura karma dialogues, his comedy timing, his performance in emotional scenes and his fierceness in action episodes are second to none. He has given a tremendous performance which would go very well with his fans.

Coming to heroines, Samantha looks gorgeous and she did her part well. Shruthi Hasan plays a vital role as  her character  forms  the core of the plot but somehow her screen presence is not that effective. Her performance is below also below par. P.Ravi Shankar as the main villain is good. We have seen Mukesh Rishi in this type of characters so many times before. He does not offer anything new but does the job well. Rao Ramesh leaves a good impression as the investigating officer. Thanikella Bharani and Nagineedu got brief  roles, so there is not much to talk about their performances and so is Kota Srinivasa Rao.

On technical front, dialogues written by Harish Shankar are good. Some of the comic one liners uttered by NTR in the first half are hilarious. Songs provided by Thaman are good but his background score should have been better.  Cinematography by Chota K Naidu is major highlight of the film. Editing by Gautham Raj should have been better in the second half. Screenplay by Ramesh Reddy and Ramesh Veghnesa falters in the second half especially for the flashback and climax episodes.


  • First Half
  • NTR
  • Direction in first half
  • Interval Bang


  •  Flashback episode
  • Dragged Second Half
  • Routine Climax


A good first half and below par second half makes this movie an average treat. This movie will impress NTR’s fans for sure since all the facets of his acting skills are on display here like never before and looks wise this is his best outing till date. The box office performance of this movie depends on how the masses receive the second half.

By Direct_Shooter