Review- Mana Oori Ramayanam

Cast: Prakash Raj, Priyamani, Satya Dev, Prudhvi etc.

Editing: Sreekar Prasad

Cinematography: Mukesh

Music: Ilayaraja

Producer-Director: Prakash Raj

Versatile actor Prakash Raj has earlier proved his mettle as a director with films like Dhoni and Ulavacharu Biryani. This time he has come up with yet another directorial venture titled Mana Oori Ramayanam. Here’s the review of this film.

Synopsis:

Bhujangaiah (Prakash Raj) is a Dubai-return and a well-respected person in his village. He organizes Sri Rama Navami celebrations every year in his village. One night during those celebrations, Bhujangaiah gets drunk and comes across a prostitute (Priyamani).

Bhujangaiah takes the prostitute to his shop in the auto of his close aide Shiva (Satya Dev). Shiva, who locks the shop, doesn’t come back. With this, Bhujangaiah gets tensed and feels that he loses all his reputation in the village. Why Shiva did didn’t return back? How did Bhujangaiah come out? You have to watch the film to find the answers.

Performances:

Prakash Raj is the heart and soul of this movie. He carries the whole film on his shoulders. Even Priyamani delivers a power-packed performance. Both of them take the film to next level. Satya Dev does complete justice to the role of auto driver Shiva. Prudhvi is seen in a role which was never done before. He keeps you entertained in a serious role.

Thumbs up:

  • Story
  • Background score
  • Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Prakash Raj and Priyamani’s performance

Thumbs down:

  • First half

Technical and overall analysis:

Every coin has two sides. Likewise, every man has two shades in himself- one being Rama and other being Ravana. Director Prakash Raj tried to showcase exactly this concept in the film. He portrayed how people talk about a person in his presence and behind his back and he does it quite well. How a man’s character and his mind-set were changed because of a prostitute, has been shown brilliantly. Editing by Sreekar Prasad is crisp and helps the film big time. Camera work by Mukesh is impressive and he showcased the village atmosphere nicely. Though the first 20 minutes of the film goes on a slow pace, later things become intriguing and keep audience involved in the story. Regular film-goers who love commercial flicks might not enjoy this film while people who like innovative attempts will definitely like this one.

One-line verdict:

Impressive attempt

Rating: 3/5

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