Rangamarthanda Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Rangamarthanda Review: Krishna Vamsi is one of the greatest directors in Telugu cinema, although his last few films, including Mogudu, Paisa, Govindhudu Andharivadele, and Nakshatram, were flops; his most recent success was 2009’s Mahatma. Following a lengthy absence, he has returned with the film Rangamarthanda, an approved remake of the Marathi film Nata Samrat. Already, the film’s creators have shown it to a number of celebrities, who have praised it so highly that it has generated some hype. With that buzz, the film has now been launched, so without further ado, let’s dig into an in-depth review to determine whether the film is worth viewing.

Rangamarthanda Review


Raghava Rao (Prakash Raj) is a retired theatre artist who is a renowned theatre actor who has won numerous prizes. In retirement, he decided to live a peaceful life with his family, but a property dispute with his two children renders him and his wife homeless. The remainder of the story is comprised of their survival in old age.

Cast & Crew

Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rahul Sipligunj, Shivathmika Rajashekar, Ali Reza and others. Krishna Vamsi directed the film, Raj K Nalli was the cinematographer, Ilaiyaraaja provided the soundtrack, and Kalipu Madhu, S. Venkat Reddy, and Mythri Cinema Producers financed it.

Movie NameRangamarthanda
DirectorKrishna Vamsi
Music DirectorIlaiyaraaja
ProducerKalipu Madhu, S. Venkat Reddy
CastPrakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, and others
CinematographyRaj K Nalli

Movie Verdict

Rangamarthanda is an approved remake of the Marathi blockbuster Nata Samrat. Nata Samrat was the most popular film in Marathi, and Nana Patekar’s performance was phenomenal. Prakash Raj, who portrayed the lead in Rangamarthanda, is the film’s greatest asset because only a superb actor could pull off this part. The film opens on a low note and it takes a while to get into the main tale, but once the main story begins, the genuine performances and underlying emotion immerse you in the world of Rangamarthanda and make you feel like you belong there.

Despite the slow narration, the film contains numerous relatable themes that will undoubtedly appeal to all demographics of viewers. It would have been a better viewing experience if the second film’s drawn-out portions had been cut down. The talks are heartfelt, particularly those between Prakash Raj and Brahmanandam. There are a few errors in the narrative when compared to Nata Samrat, but in order to adapt it for a Telugu audience, the filmmakers took some artistic liberties, which is acceptable. Emotion is what keeps you engaged till the end, and the climax will haunt you for certain.

Talking about the performances of Prakash Raj’s one-man show, he carried the entire film on his shoulders as Raghava Rao was rendered speechless. He is the only actor who can justify the character, and especially in emotional situations, he is fantastic and will make you cry. Brahmanandam has never played a character like this before, and he is absolutely outstanding. Ramya Krishnan’s role is the same length as Prakash Raj’s, and she did her best, as did the rest of the cast: Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rahul Sipligunj, Shivathmika Rajashekhar, and Ali Reza.

After a lengthy absence since Nakshatram, the talented director Krishna Vamsi comes back with Rangamarthanda. He is most known for his family films and the way he caught and conveyed emotions on screen, and Rangamarthanda is no exception. When he opted for the remake, he stayed true to the original theme and adapted it to the Telugu audience’s preferences without sacrificing its essence.

Technically, Rangamarthanda is good, but it might have been much better; Raj K Nalli’s cinematography is adequate; Ilaiyaraaja’s songs are subpar; but, his background soundtrack is brilliant; and the rest of the technical team did a nice job.

Ultimately, Rangamarthanda is an emotional story with outstanding acting.

Plus Points:

  • Story
  • Performances
  • Emotion
  • Background score

Minus Points:

  • Slow Narration here and there

Rating: 3/5

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