Film: Naa Saami Ranga
Director: Vijay Binni
Cast: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Allari Naresh, Raj Tarun, Ashika Ranganath, Mirnaa Menon, Rukshar Dhillon
Producers: Srinivasaa Chitturi
Music Director: MM Keeravaani
Cinematographer: Shivendra Dasaradhi
Editor: Chota K Prasad
Banner: Srinivasaa Silver Screen
Release Date: January 14, 2024
iQlik Movies Rating: 2.75/5
"Na Saami Ranga," another village drama, features Akkineni Nagarjuna and Allari Naresh, gracing the screens as a Sankranti gift for Tollywood enthusiasts. Set in the 1960s in the Ambajipet region of East Godavari district, the film revolves around relationships, feuds, and emotions. Let's explore how entertaining this festive release is in our review.
In the 1960s, the prominent figure Peddayya (Nazar) from Ambajipet is saved by two orphans, Kishtaiah (Nagarjuna), and Anji (Allari Naresh). Peddayya embraces Kishtaiah as his own, setting the stage for familial bonds and conflicts. As the story unfolds, tensions rise between Peddayya's sons, Dasu (Shabir Kallarakkal) and Kishtaiah, leading to a sequence of events that involve Vara (Aashika Ranganath) and Anji.
The film boasts a well-crafted ensemble cast, with Nagarjuna delivering a powerful performance. His on-screen presence and accent contribute significantly to his portrayal of Kishtaiah. Allari Naresh shines in his role, seamlessly blending trademark comedy with emotionally charged scenes. Aashika Ranganath impresses with her role, providing both beauty and substance. The supporting cast, including Raj Tarun, Mirna, Rukshar Dhillon, and Shabir, contribute effectively to the narrative.
Dasharadhi's cinematography captures the vintage feel effectively, enhancing the overall visual appeal. While the background score enhances certain scenes, some songs in the film fail to create the desired impact. Additionally, the VFX should have been better. The film exhibits commendable production values, successfully recreating the vintage backdrop of the 1960s. The art direction deserves appreciation.
The editing work could have been more refined.
Director Vijay Binny's efforts in extracting commendable performances from the cast are evident. However, he faces challenges in making the story consistently interesting. The film takes time to establish engaging elements. The pacing of the story does not maintain a consistent level of engagement. The film successfully incorporates moving emotional sequences, particularly in the second half, adding depth to the characters and engaging the audience. Some scenes feel routine and familiar, lacking freshness and originality. "Na Samiranga" serves as a festive treat for Nagarjuna fans and families, offering a decent blend of emotions, comedy, and climax elements. Definitely, a festival winner.
Pace of Narration
Some Routine Scenes
Final Verdict: A Vintage Feast with Mixed Flavors..
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