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Ragada- Telugu movie review

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Posted: 24 December 2010 at 9:57am | IP Logged

Nagarjuna who was hell bent on ending 2010 on a happy note, came up with an action love triangle 'Ragada' with a time tested formula to make magic at the box office. The movie is a mass film that is feast to fans with absolute commercial elements like several fights and six songs, that has always been a success in Telugu cinema.

Story

'Ragada' is a story of Satya alias Kadapodu(Nagarjuna) who comes to Hyderabad with a motive.Peddhanna (Pradeep Rawat) is a gangster operating in the city with three important goons executing his orders.GK( Dev Gill) is Peddhanna's principal opponent. Satya saves GK from Peddhanna's men when the latter tries to kill him. Impressed with him, GK requests Satya to assist him in fighting Peddhanna. Sirisha(Anushka) is the daughter of GK's partner and stays in his house. With Satya and Sirisha meeting quite often, there is attraction and romance between them.Satya meanwhile kills two of the followers of Peddhanna through his witty plans.Peddhanna is raged at Satya and wants to get him killed. He sends his men to his hometown Kadapa to find out the whereabouts of his family. The story takes an interesting turn when Ashtalakshmi,(Priyamani) a bramhin girl requests Satya to help her family from Peddhanna.The rest of the story is full of twists and turns that makes for an interesting watch on whom is Satya in love with, what is the connection between his family and him coming to Hyderabad and his rivalry with gangster Peddhanna.

Peformances

Nagarjuna looks stunning and is every man's envy. Infact a few dialogues and scenes in the movie revolve around the topic of Nag's handsome personality. He looks a million bucks in every shot. He impresses the audience with his Rayalaseema accent. His dialogue 'Manchiki Cheruku gadda.. cheduki Ragada' is catchy.There are too many fights in this film and the actor pulls it off  with elan and charm. His comic timing with Bramhanandam is perfectly entetaining. Anushkha and Priyamani don't have much to do in the movie and are seen dancing more than acting in this film.However, Anushka's acting skills could have been used better in this comedy entertainer. Bramhanandam manages to tickle  your funny bones with his trademark histrionics. Kota Srinivasa Rao, Pradeep Rawat, Dharmavarapu Subramaniam did well. Dev Gill didn't impress with his performance at all. Child artiste Bharath was at his best and gave Bramhanandam a tough contest on screen.Raghubabu is cliched and yawn inducing. Priyamani delivered a better performance than Anushka in the little acting she got to do in this movie. There are half a dozen villains in this action flick and all of them gave whistle worthy performance.Charmee who lost oodles of weight looked smashing in the item number. She moved her butt with a rocket speed and set the screen ablaze with her movements.

Remarks

'Ragada' is an absolute Mass masala Telugu cinema. Though the story is predictable, the plot manages to entertain as it is cocktailed with fights, songs and comedy with a perfect timing. Over one and a half hour of the film has fights.Infact, every ten minutes in the movie has a fight scene.The dialogues are not competent enough to make you feel the emotion in the scene. Most of the dialogues give the audience a feeling of deja vu. For instance, the hero's sister screams in a scene, ' Champeyi annayya.. vaadini Champeyi' which reminds one of Ghazini and several other films with similar crowd cheers while hero gears up to murder the villain. Thaman's music was in tandem with the mass storyline of the movie. Three songs are worth listening to in this album. The locations in Jordan and Greece chosen to shoot the songs were feast to eyes. Comic scenes with Bramhy and Bharath come as a great relief in between innumerable fights. Pradeep Rawat is seen wearing the same black Kurta all through the movie which makes one wonder why.  The director failed to exploit Pradeep's acting skills in the script.Nagarjuna looks fifteen years younger than his age. The costumes were splendid and appealed to the star cast's body language. Veeru Potla capsuled action, glamour and sentiment with a perfect flow in story narration. The movie has a lot of surprises in the second half which make the audience sit at the edge of their seats. Despite several glitches, the movie doesn't bore because of perfect screenplay. Every fight is followed by a comedy scene or a song which makes the movie click.

Verdict

Ragada is a wholesome family entertainer with foot tapping music and reel load of surprises. Don't miss young ageing Nagarjuna this weekend in Ragada format.

Source:IndiaGlitz

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Posted: 24 December 2010 at 11:10am | IP Logged
Thanks for the Review!!Smile

Seems to be nice!!

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Ragada Movie Review 

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 Movie Review : Ragada
Rating : 3/5 
Banner : Kamakshi Kala Movies 
Cast : Akkineni NagarjunaAnushkaPriyamaniBrahmanandam,Dharmavarapu SubramanyamPradeep RawatDev GillKota Srinivasa RaoMaster BharatSanaRaghu BabuSupreet,GiridharCharmi and Others
Music : Thaman S
Cinematography : Sarvesh Murari
Producer: D Siva Prasad Reddy
Director: Veeru Potla 
Released Date: December 24, 2010

Story:
A formula tale, the story begins with the arrival of Satya (Nag), a ruffian with a good heart. He helps GK (dev gill) who is a notorious don from an assassination attempt and this is done by Peddanna (pradeep rawath). GK is impressed by the guts and fighting power of Satya and befriends him. On the other hand, GK's partner's daughter Sirisha (anushka) also likes Satya. Then, there is Ashtalakshmi (priyamani) who chances upon Satya and requests his help for her problems. However, Satya comes with a mission while Sirisha and Ashtalakshmi also have their own motives. What happens from all this forms the rest of the story.

Presentation:
The director has come up with a predictable storyline and though the presentation was elegant, the narrative was just okay. The dialogues were alright, the script was consistent. The screenplay was inconsistent. Background score was catchy and three songs were foot tapping. Cinematography was top notch. Editing was required badly during the second half. Costumes were trendy and stylish while the art department made its presence felt in a big way. Nagarjuna has come up with matured performance and he scores the brownie points with his looks and dashing smiles. Anushka looks awesomely beautiful and her glamour show is a treat. Priyamani was equally good. Brahmi gives an entertaining time but not for long. Kota was brief but good, Pradeep Rawat was loud, Dev Gill didn't have much to offer, Sushant Kumar, Supreeth, Shravan did their bit as required. The others contributed in their own way.

Conclusion:
The film is basically a masala based treat and it is more of a commercial formula flick rather than a storyline with depth or intensity. While the first half is stylish and is filled with the regular elements of fights, romance, songs, comedy etc, the second half takes a serious turn and it gets dragged to an extent by unwanted songs and some melodrama. Technically, the film has been made well and it gives a good visual appeal but content wise, the material is weak and doesn't engage the audience. At the box office, this will work with those who want some mass commercial entertainment. 
 
Bharatstudent verdict : Mass masala treat, passable

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Posted: 24 December 2010 at 12:27pm | IP Logged
so the seems to be like typical mass telugu movie....being holiday season, i think it's gng to work...will try to catch it!
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Posted: 25 December 2010 at 6:08am | IP Logged
A lil confused reading both reviews... but then we haven't seen a film in ages which got appreciated by all..

My bro watched it n saying ragada..ragada.. he's a big fan of nag so i assumed he loved it...

btw any1 know what does ragada mean?
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Posted: 26 December 2010 at 2:51am | IP Logged
did any one actually watched the movie????
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Posted: 01 January 2011 at 11:15am | IP Logged

Its typical telugu movie........i watched movie and i literally disliked this movie even i like Nag........

and there are lot of fights..actually whenever we got to see hero there is fight and when we caught heroine then we listen songs........its really not worthy watching movie....but to kill time u can watch.........but sticking to seat is impossible....its really boring.............and songs are really boring......and everything about the movie is not at all interesting........

Ragada means fight.......and that was film is about............by god movie is full of fights....................

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Finally okalu movie chusaru great..

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