Rangamarthanda Movie Review

Rangamarthanda Movie Review: After a six-year break, Krishna Vamsi directed the film Rangamarthanda, starring Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, and Brahmanandam in prominent roles. The movie was released recently, and let’s see how it fares.

Rangamarthanda Movie Review
Rangamarthanda Movie Review

Rangamarthanda Movie Review

  • Film release date: March 22, 2023
  • Film rating: 3.5/5
  • Cast: Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Shivathmika Rajashekar, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rahul Sipligunj, Ali Reza, and others
  • Director: Krishna Vamsi
  • Producers: Kalipu Madhu, S. Venkat Reddy
  • Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
  • Cinematography: Raj K Nalli
  • Editor: Pavan VK


Raghava Rao (Prakash Raj) is a renowned theatre artist who decides to retire from his profession and divide his wealth among his children, Sri (Shivathmika Rajasekhar) and Ranga (Aadarsh Balakrishna), after years of dedication. Unfortunately, Raghava Rao and his wife Raju Garu (Ramya Krishnan) are treated poorly by their children from then on. The rest of the film delves into the drama between Rangamarthanda Raghava Rao and his children.

Plus Points:

Krishna Vamsi made an excellent decision by casting Prakash Raj in the lead role. Prakash Raj’s experience and talent shine in Rangamarthanda, and his performance is on par with his spellbinding act in Kanchivaram, which won him a National Best Actor Award. It isn’t easy to imagine any other actor portraying Raghava Rao’s character as well as Prakash Raj did in this film. His acting is exceptional and memorable, and he brings his character to life with finesse.

The emotions portrayed in the movie are outstanding. The director, Krishna Vamsi, does an excellent job of capturing the emotional sequences in the film’s second half. He presents how theatre artists, who only know their craft, express their anger or grief heart-wrenchingly. The climax of the film is a masterpiece.

Brahmanandam, a legendary comedian, proves that artists who excel at comedy are equally good at emoting. Having him in a role that requires a wide range of emotions is a significant advantage of the film. While he makes us laugh with his witty one-liners in the first half, his exceptional performance in the second half will tear the audience. An emotional scene between Prakash Raj and Brahmanandam in the second half, followed by another touching and single-shot scene, will leave the audience moved.

As Raghava Rao’s wife, Ramya Krishnan provides excellent support to Prakash Raj and performs her role perfectly. Shivathmika Rajasekhar is natural in her role and adds depth to the story. Anasuya Bharadwaj, Rahul Sipligunj, and Aadarsh Balakrishna are also impressive in their respective roles.

The film’s technical aspects are decent. Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s music is beautiful, and some songs linger in the audience’s minds long after the movie. The party song is delightful, with Prakash Raj dancing merrily. Raj K Nalli’s cinematography is satisfactory, and the production values are good. The editing work is adequate, and the dialogues by Aakella Siva Prasad are well-written and thought-provoking.

Minus Points:

The movie’s plot is reminiscent of older films such as Samsaram Oka Chadarangam. While the emotions depicted are lovely, the story sometimes becomes predictable, particularly for those familiar with this cinema genre.

The movie’s first half is slow-paced, with a few lagging scenes. The editing team could have trimmed the film further to maintain a faster pace. The narrative also has some inconsistencies.


Overall, Rangamarthanda is a watchable film about a theatre artist. The movie excels due to the excellent performances of Prakash Raj and Brahmanandam and the drama in the second half.

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