RAGADA; MARating: 4.5/6; Release Date: 24thDec 2010;
NAGARJUNA……mesamunnaManmadhudu.........khaleja unna King.
No one on the earth can
gauge his age. No one can match his style and ease. All in all He is Mighty
Macho Massive Mass Manmadhdu.
It’s a real treat watching
Nag in new dimension, where he looks eccentric, righteous, dynamic, energetic,
stunning and stylish.
You can see a sea change in
the characterization of Nag. The way he speaks, walks, looks, warns, hits will
rush your adrenaline levels. The cranky wacky attitude brought vibrancy into
Nag’s character and it jelled with the audience. It’s
a real treat-watching Nag in new dimension where he looks eccentric, righteous,
dynamic, energetic and smart. Nag rocked not only with Rayalseema
friction(Ragada) but also diction. His dialect in Rayalseema slang is striking.
Thanks to Director Veeru
Dada (I love to call him ‘Dada’) for carving such a powerful character with power
packed performance…….On the whole RAGADA is NAG’s Powerhouse .
to story………. As Nag said that there was nothing new in
the story, there is no need to dig into it. But I would like to leave some punch dialogues
thru which you can sense the main plot. Hear(e) the dialogues to taste the
anevadu okkadey untadu……….a tharuvatha andaru bongee”
· "Natho Ragada
pettukunte nuvvu Magadivi anna vishyam kuda Marchipotav"
· “Dhairyam ga edirincha leni vadu, bedirinchadaniki kotha maatalu vethukontadu”
Bayapadataniki nenem Buddodini kaadu, Kadapodini"
· "Seema nunchi vachina
vadu Naatu kaadu, City lo unde vaadu Neatu kaadu"
· "Brains and Beauties are most dangerous"
· "Ammailu rendu
rakaalu, Okati Bullet rendu Chocolate , Naku Chocolates ante Istam"
· "Manishi Annitini
ardam chesukotaniki Brain vadathadu, Kani ammaini ardam chesukotaniki matram
Kallu vadathadu "
· “Nee brain single theater………na
brain multiplex, okey sari nalugu cinema lu nadusthayi”
Veeru’s brilliance in screenplay department is evident with his gripping
narration and the way he justified all the end less gang wars screened in the
first half with mind blowing twists in the second half. Director crafted each
and every scene with style and elegance leaving a space for an element of
suspense. No doubt that audience get awestruck as the story unfolds with each and
every plot got unveiled in the second half. Though you can see the co(i)nfluence
of Poori and Surendar in Veeru’s making, he cleverly niched his own space. With Ragada, he entered into big league.
Anushka is as hot as Bullet. This is the tailor made character for Anushka.
Her histrionics are perfectly twined with her characterization. It’s a cake
walk. On screen chemistry between the lead pair set the screen on fire.
Priyamani is as sweet as Chocolate. She is lovable. When you walk out of the
theater, you will certainly store her lovely expressions in your heart. She is
cute, tender and beautiful.
Comedy: Fun got
intertwined with the story line. Dilaogues are well laced and placed thereby
generating the comedy between the main characters without deviating from main
plot. Theater busted with laughter with each n every scene between
Nag-Brahmi-Anushka and Nag-Bharat-Priyamani. Like in Hello Brother, Manmadhdu, and
King, comedy encounter between Nag & Brahmi clicked well with cheers.
Action Choreography: Stylish stunts designed by gun (fight) master
Vijay and slick editing by Marthand Venkatesh elevated the action part and enthralled the masses. Surprise element is more than half of the movie footage was covered by stunt sequences. It is better to say that thin story is sprinkled on huge action sequences. Intro fight - Director presented it in split fashion. And also the reverse attack in interval bang, Rescue scene of Priayamani's brother from villan's den, Escape sequence at cafe where Nag ran away with Anushka, climax are special to mention. They are not just fights, all are well choreographed stunts.
Camera work by Sarvesh
Murari is of top
notch. Through his lens, Murari did the magic by elevating the scenes &
screen with various tinge and tint that suits the mood.
Songs n Dances: ‘Bholo Asta Lakshmi’ scores top followed by ‘Mesamunna
Manmadhudu’, ‘Okkadante okkade Handsome’ and ‘Ragada ragada’. Every body might
have glimpse of songs in TV trailers, but you experience real eyeMax while watching
the voluptuous beauties romancing KING on big screen. Thanks to Music Director
Thaman for giving racy and peppy numbers. BGM and re re-recording are adequate.
Production – Special thanks to Siva Prasad Reddy on
presenting this wholesome action entertainer on grandeur scale as a silver
jubilee celebration gift. Right from the titles, producer has taken every care
to showcase his favorite friend & hero on large scale without any compromise.
We nagfans shower our gratitude to Reddy garu as he does for our hero Nag.
This movie provides you roller coaster
ride with thrills, frills, fun, twists and songs. One can’t label it as a mass action
flick as the mass elements are very well wrapped under stylish classy wrapper.
Undoubtedly RAGADA is going to join the
30 crore club.
~ Merry Christmas ~ Happy New Year ~ Happy