Starring: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishna, Kriti Shetty
Director: Kalyan Krishna Kurasala
Producers: Akkineni Nagarjuna
Music Director: Anup Rubens
Cinematography : J Yuvaraj
Editor: Vijay Vardhan K
Release Date : January 14,2022
Big films like RRR and Radhe Shyam have been postponed as the cases have risen in the last few weeks. But Nagarjuna has daringly released his film Bangarraju today without much competition. Read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
Bangarraju’s(Nagarjuna) grandson, Chinna Bangarraju(Chay Akkineni) creates havoc in his village and all the girls have issues with him. This behavior of his gives heart attack to his grandmother(Ramya Krishna). Once she lands in the heavens, she forces Bangarraju to get back to earth and put his grandson in place, and get him married to Naga Lakshmi(Krithi Shetty). How will Bangarraju do all this forms the crux of the story?
Nagarjuna has done a sheet anchor’s role in the film. Even at 60 plus, he is solid and oozes glamor. He is romantic at heart and all this is showcased so well in the songs. But the film belongs to Chay Akkineni as he gets the meaty role. He as a colorful flirt does a very good job. He suits the character and does not go overboard at all. Krithi Shetty is seen in one more village belle’s role and she was impressive. Rao Ramesh, Vennela Kishore, and others are routine in their roles and do not add much. Ramya Krishna is superb and looks stunning.
Bangarraju is the sequel of the hit film Soggade Chinni Nayana and has a decent outing. The director Kalyan Krishna makes sure that he packed good masala for the family audience to enjoy. There are not many dull moments in the film as songs and drama keep you entertained.
Story-wise, there is nothing much to rave about. It’s a simple story and only the climax twist is good. The manner in which the songs are composed keeps the fans on track. The film has issues with the first half as nothing much happens. The manner in which Nagarjuna romances Ramya Krishna looks quite odd.
Anup Rubens is also one of the heroes as his songs and the presence of the heroines make the masses entertained. The film happens in a small town and there is also not much budget used.
If you see critically, Bangarraju has several issues with pace and drama. But all this was covered with a proper and well-executed climax. Also, the presence of multiple actors helps the film make it a time pass watch this Sankranthi.
Bottom Line – Good Sankranthi watch