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2h 22m, UA

Gopichand-Rama-Banam-Movie-ReviewWhat Is the Film About?

Vicky (Gopichand) runs away from his home, challenging his brother that he would become rich. He reaches Kolkata and becomes a big don. However, love for Bhairavi changes his life as he has to return to his brother Rajaram (Jagapathi Babu).

What happens when Vicky returns to his brother’s family? The movie’s story is about the troubles and how he overcomes them.


Ramabanam is a bread-and-butter kind of role for Gopichand. He has done many such parts in the past and also goes about the process clinically here. The actor gets to do action, comedy, romance and drama, and he is all right in them. However, at the end of the day, it is just another part for him that is far from memorable.

Dimple Hayathi plays a typical commercial heroine role mainly used for glamour. She looks fine in the songs, but there is hardly anything that registers her as a performer.


Sriwass directs Ramabanam. His last outing was Sakshyam which came way back in 2018. For Ramabanam, the director picks a routine mass family entertainer on his return. 

Anyone who has seen Ramabanam’s trailer knows what they are getting into. Sriwass delivers what he promised, which is evident from the first frame. 

Right from the start, Ramabanam carries an outdated vibe. The establishment of the movie’s world, the characters, and everything screams and reminds us of commercial films that ruled the roost more than a decade ago. Sriwass himself has made his career out of such flicks. But the formula doesn’t work here. 

The lack of updation in presenting the familiar story is the first and foremost issue with Ramabanam. Many outdated mass stories are made even now, but an attempt is there to freshen up the presentation. Be it comedy or the setting, or the mass confrontations, some change is brought for those routine mass fares. We do not see that here with Ramabanam, even though there is a backdrop that provides the scope. 

Ramabanam just goes through the proceedings ticking all the formulaic boxes. The grand introduction, the flimsy love story, a huge family drama setup and the villains for the action are all present and do the required diligently. But, the emotions are never felt. 

Sriwass has attempted similar mass fare in the past and got them mostly right. It was long ago, and it seems that the director is also struck there in his approach. 

The second half provides the opportunity to freshen up the proceedings with the whole food-related track. But, the screenplay again veers into the outdated terrain. It all leads to a heavy climax where a message is delivered at the end. The ‘message’ is good and timely, which makes one wonder what would have been if the movie had been made more contemporarily. 

Overall, Ramabanam has a relevant message at the end but offers nothing new content-wise as well as presentation-wise. It is a routine mass fare that is as routine as it comes making it hard for even die-hard mass movie lovers to sit through.

Dimple-Hayat--Rama-Banam-Movie-ReviewPerformances by Others Actors

Jagapathi Babu and Kushboo are the leading, supporting roles in the movie besides Gopichand. The former gets a good-hearted but melodramatic elder brother role. He does it with sincerity even though, at times, it looks like going a bit overboard. Kushboo is fine as the motherly figure with the right emotions on display.

Many comedians like Ali, Vennela Kishore, Sathya, and Get Up Seenu are part of the narrative. They do their bits from time to time but really stand out. Nasser, Subhalekha Sudhakar, Sachin Khedekar etc., are wasted in routine and inconsequential roles.

Music-Director-Mickey-J-MeyerMusic and Other Departments?

If there was a movie where a music director looked like a complete misfit, it must be Ramabanam, with Mickey J Mayer providing the music. He has done a few mass fares in the past, but they always looked like he was trying hard. Here he doesn’t do even that. Ramabanam is one of the easily forgotten albums coming from the musician.

Vetri Palanisamy’s visuals, too, bear a strong outdated mark. The colour scheme has an air of artificiality around it. The editing is neat. Prawin Pudi gives the right cuts and keeps things moving forward, notwithstanding the utter predictability on offer. The production values could be better. The dialogues are run-of-the-mill.


Message At The End


Outdated Direction
Outdated Comedy 

Jagapathi-Babu-Rama-Banam-Movie-ReviewDid I Enjoy It?

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Ramabanam Movie Review by M9News

Final Report:

Ramabanam’s second half is no different, making it an outdated fare from the start to the end. We have countless such films available on YouTube itself, that it is a surprise the movie got made in the first place.

First Half Report:

Ramabanam’s first half is outdated commercial fare from the word go. The characters, characterisations, emotions, and screenplay nothing belongs to the current era. We have to see if it’s the same post-interval, as well.

— Ramabanam show kicked off with the lead actor Gopichand narrating his flashback episode. Stay tuned for the first half report.

Cast: Gopichand, Jagapathi Babu, Kushboo Sundar, Dimple Hayathi, Tarun Raj Arora, Nasser, Shubalekha Sudhakar, Sachin Khedekar, Kasi Vishwanath, Ali, Vennela Kishore, Sapthagiri, Satya, Get-up Srinu.

Banner: People Media Factory
Producer: T G Vishwa Prasad
Co-Producer : Vivek Kuchibhotla

Director: Sriwass

Associate Producers : Sunil Shah , Raja Subramanian
Executive Producer: Sudhakar Vinukonda

Music Director: Mickey J Meyer
DOP: Vetri Palanisamy
Story: Bhupathi Raja
Editor: Prawin Pudi
Art Director: Kiran Kumar Manne
Dialogues: Madhusudan Padamati

Ramabanam Movie Review by M9News