Banner: Annapurna Studios
Starring: Nagarjuna, Sneha, Baby Annie, Swetha Menon, Pradeep Rawat, Mukesh Rishi and others.
Music: MM Keeravani
Producer: Nagarjuna Akkineni
Director: Vijayendra Prasad
Nagarjuna’s Rajanna has hit the screens and the movie was what was being awaited by the moviegoers. Made under the banner of Annapurna Studios, the film has been produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni himself since when the script was presented him for casting, he got hugely impressed by the worthy narration that he could not hold himself anymore and turned the producer of the movie as well.
Vijayendra Prasad is the director of the flick that has music scored by MM Keeravani. The film stars Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sneha and Baby Aney in the main leads. The film has been churned out brilliantly. The execution of the story on the screen is simply fabulous and the director and the script writer have done their jobs brilliantly to make the flick the one to remember in the days to come.
Since the coveted name of Nagarjuna Akkineni is attached with the film as actor and producer, the executor knew it thus he chewed up the project accordingly for the true entertainment of his abundant of fans.
The director of this venture Vijayendra Prasad makes his return with Telugu cinema with this film. He had made his brilliant debut with the 1996 released Arthangi.
Rajanna is the flick that revolves around the times of the Telangana region during the rule of Nizam. The film is packed with emotions, patriotism and the human sentiments in plenty.
The film focuses on the Mallamma (Baby Aney) who happens to be an orphan being hailed by an old man. This little girl is laced with the talent and love of singing and her singing does not please Dorsani of the village who is against her as she is of the view that Mallamma’s songs can turn the villagers violent against her. Warnings are issued to the girl but she does not stop the passion. Result, the old man gets murdered by Dorsani and the little girl is locked in the house which is then set to fire. But somehow she manages escaping from the house with the help of her music teacher who takes her to Delhi where she meets with Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, to let him know the cruelty of Dorsani. What happens next is filled with soul-raising events.
Rajanna’s reels open and close with the voice of Akkineni Nageswara Rao. The first half of the movie is a bit lethargic. Nagarjuna’s entry is quite late. He hits the scene around ten minutes before the interval. But the sentiments in the first half are nonetheless impressive. Post interval portion is packed the interesting elements, the girls’ meeting with Jawahar Lal Nehru and his action towards Dorsani, etc.
The film is a package of sentiments, emotions and patriotism that really raise the spirits of the viewers. Cinematography by Shyam K Naidu is superlative. The editing portion is great. The actions are mind boggling. Music is awesome.
Nagarjuna delivers the power packed performance as a Rajanna. His facial expressions hold worth. Baby Aney is simply marvelous and loots the hearts. Shweta Menon in a villain’s role is impressive.
On the whole, Rajanna is a well-made movie packed with emotions, sentiments and patriotism.