What Is the Film About?
Rama is the protector of his four brothers, who are all orphans. What happens when his big brother, an election commission officer, lands in trouble with Raja Bhai (Vivek Oberoi), a ruthless criminal in Bihar?
How Is Ram Charan’s Performance?
Ram Charan is a delight to watch in action flicks and commercial mass entertainers. It has been proved beyond doubt and the questions about acting too were answered with his last outing. In Vinaya Vidheya Rama he is back to out and out mass action forte after a brief gap. Charan has done them back to back a few years ago which forced him to change his route. Looking at Vinaya Vidheya Rama one gets a feeling that the change in course was a good decision after all. There is nothing redeeming performance wise for Charan in the movie. Only the fights and dance count and he was awesome on those fronts and that’s it.
On a side note, a major problem with Charan is the directors wanting to project Chiranjeevi on the big screen through Charan. The default heroic position they take keeping entire Megastar fan base in mind and the body language that is forced on him resembling the father is an undoing for the originality of actor in Ram Charan.
Direction by Boyapati?
Whether one likes it or not, Boyapati Sreenu is a brand as a director. He is known for his particular style of over the top mass and contrived emotions. Vinaya Vidheya Rama is no different from his past efforts only Boyapati Sreenu takes the OTT emotions to a next level.
There are many issues with Vinaya Vidheya Rama, but first things first, the story. It is utterly predictable and cliche like is mostly the case with most commercial mass entertainers. The problem here is the lack of organic development of the plot and instead, keeping the star in mind and reverse engineering the story and subsequently the scenes. It feels as if they were developed that way to get a final effect like the villain asking about ‘K’ in Ram Konidela sequence. It sticks out and not in a good way.
The second issue is the emotions. They appear fake most of the time. It is also expected and many movies have this issue and yet worked out well. The first half of Vinaya Vidheya Rama itself can be cited as an example. But, when these emotions go out of hand or overdone they appear comical unintentionally. The second half of Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a classic example of contrived emotions gone wrong.
And the final issue is with the heroism. It is always beyond expectations which is fine. Almost all mass movies have that approach in Telugu cinema. But they still need to have a guarded approach. Even the over the top factor needs some accountability and connection. Again, the first half of the movie is an example of that type over mass. But, when ‘issue one’ mentioned above meets this problem, the directors inadvertently loose sense of the plausibility. The challenge facing the hero needs to be bigger and with that thought process, the villainy is overcooked to nauseating levels. The second half suffers due to this unbearable levels of villain establishment and the counter heroic mass. The climax is disastrous, to say the least.
Overall, Vinaya Vidheya Rama has a passable first half keeping the usual mass leniency in mind, but the second half derails in a disastrous fashion and with it takes down the entire movie. Even if you are a hardcore action movie lover Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a difficult pill to swallow.
Kiara and Others?
Kiara Advani has got a nothing sort of role in the movie. She sizzles as a fresh face and glamour wise, but there is nothing else. There is a huge cast besides the lead pair, but everyone has a cliched part. Prasanth and Sneha lead in that department with the former being the weaker of the two. Vivek Oberoi acts well but is marred by a poorly developed character. Mukesh Rishi is okay and others that include the likes of Aryan Rajesh, Mahesh Manjrekar, Priyadarshini Ram etc are wasted.
Music and Other Departments?
Devi Sri Prasad disappoints in this mass outing. Not only the songs but even the background score is below par excluding a couple of bits. The cinematography is okay. The editing is bad, especially in the second half. The writing is weak with no memorable catchy or impactful lines.
Parts of Fight Sequences
Parts of The First Half
Zero Emotional Connect
It is an old movie, not a great one too but checkout Lakshyam starring Gopichand and Jagapathi Babu.
Did I Enjoy It?
Very few parts
Will You Recommend It?
Vinaya Vidheya Rama Review by Siddartha
Vinaya Videya Rama easily falls into the category of weakest for both the director Boyapati and hero Ram Charan. Nothing really works in this outdated setup where there is no story but filled with continuous action blocks.
Ram Charan’s beastly transformation adds no value to the film. The much advertised Azerbaijan action sequence only adds to the injury. Visit back for our frank review shortly.
– Rama comes for brothers rescuing. All we get to see is non stop, never ending fighting sequences with no real or meaningful narrative.
– Baddie Vivek Oberai enters the scene. He is taking the revenge in Rama’s brothers and other police officers.
– “Rama Loves Sita” is a typical dancing number. Nothing great as promoted.
– The second half begins revealing the issues of a place in Bihar.
First Half Report:
Vinaya Videya Rama first half is strictly passable. So far, there are no major highlights other than
“Thassadiyya” song. The second half is very critical.
– Konidela Rama Vs Pandem Parasuram leads Rama’s family into a big trouble. After a heavy action block, there’s a hint about Rama’s flashback. It’s time for the interval.
– “Thassadiyya” song is a visual feast on screen. Right from Ram Charan’s styling, sets and choreography everything is just perfect and adds to the energetic number.
– Charan and Kiara set for the arranged marriage. Meanwhile, Charan’s brother Prasanth (Election Officer) gets transferred to Bihar.
– Charan annoys a powerful man Pandem Parasuran for his brother Prashanth who is a strict election officer. For Charan his four brothers mean everything.
– Ram Charan makes entry with a heavy duty fighting scene. “Ek Baar Ek Baar” song follows with some decent dance moves.
– These orphan boys find an infant boy and vows to raise him as a brother.
– Vinaya Videya Rama show started on four orphans and their daily struggles for livelihood.
Vinaya Vidheya Rama US Premier live updates will begin at 4.30 am IST (6 pm EST).
The trailer of the movie made it clear that Boyapati Sreenu is hell-bent on showing the Vidhwansa Rama in ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama‘. It’s Boyapati Sreenu’s movie and anything can happen on the big screen when the mass audiences watch it on the screen. Otherwise, the trailer content would have written off the movie if not for Boyapati who delivers with the over-the-top kind of movies.
The freshness is seen only in the combination with Ram Charan but Boyapati is the same. Only that, this time he has Ram Charan to show off the macho man figure who can even pound a mountain with his bare hands. Ram Charan’s mass role was sculpted by Boyapati and for the first time, we will see him with the director’s eyes.
The mega hero’s body was built for that macho-man kind of performance and it’s the director’s call that made Ram Charan achieve a well-built bulky body. So, the combo is perfect for a mass entertainer. Everything seems to be good because of the director’s confidence and the hero’s total obedience to the role he portrayed.
Though all seems to be well despite a few glitches, the music of the movie and of course, the trailer didn’t impress much. We are aware that mass entertainers work with routine formulae and this one wouldn’t be anything different. But, impressive audio would have made a difference, anyway. The film has a target audience and it’s a known thing that this type of potboilers doesn’t cater to the tastes of the US audiences.
Coming to the business and advance bookings, we can’t anyway count on the US market for known reasons. But, in the Telugu States, the fresh combo of Ram Charan and Boyapati will be the biggest and the only mass entertainer for this Sankranthi and hence, if Boyapati’s elements work, as usual; it might turn out to be this festival winner and stamp Ram Charan’s arrival into the mass arena, as well.
Did Boyapati’s Midas Touch in case of routine entertainers work for Ram Charan, even? Ram Charan is on the high of his career with ‘Dhruva’ and the universally acclaimed ‘Rangasthalam’. Will this movie turn out to be a stark contrast and elevate him as a versatile hero who can do any role, from class to mass? To know, stay tuned for mirchi9 ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’ genuine review.