Venky Mama Movie Review and Rating
Release date : December 13, 2019
Starring : Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya, Raashi Khanna, Payal Rajput
Director : Bobby
Producers : Suresh Babu
Music Director : Thaman
Victory Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya’s much-awaited family entertainer, Venky Mama has been promoted aggressively from the past few days. Directed by Boddy, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it goes.
Venkat Ratnam (Venkatesh) a big head in the village takes the responsibilities of his nephew Karthik (Naga Chaitanya) after the unfortunate death of his parents in an accident. While Venkat Ratnam thinks Karthik is his life, as a twist in the tale comes when Karthik decides to join the Army without the concern of his uncle due to some astrologer related issues. The major twist in the tale comes when Karthik will be gone missing in the Army camp. What happens to Karthik? How will his uncle Venkat Ratnam go all out to rescue his nephew? and how will the duo face further circumstances? It forms the crucial crux of the story.
Truly, Venkatesh is the main pillar of the film. His screen presence and positive attitude are the main assets of the film and bring life into the scenes which are otherwise normal proceedings. The senior hero lashes in the given multi-dimension role and did justice to the character. He acting in the fun scenes is good and the same is the case with his performance in emotional scenes with Chay.
Naga Chaitanya is decent as an Army officer and tried to showcase good variation in the role. Though Venky completely dominates the film, Chay manages to make his mark in key scenes.
Heroines Raashi Khanna and Payal Rajput gets purposeful roles and did their job neatly in the limited screen presence.
The chemistry between Venky-Payal and Chay-Raashi is good on the screen and provides the required entertainment.
As the film is a core family subject, the audience will expect some hard-hitting emotional drama scenes but sadly the film has no such elements which is a big minus.
The chemistry between Venky and Chay was not exposed in the right manner from the starting itself due to which the crucial second half flats flat. Most of the time, the audience feels it watching a old-age film with some lukewarm narration and disappoints.
The conflict point in the film has not been executed in the right manner due to which the proceedings and emotional scenes between Venky and Chay look artificial. Those who expect a wholesome family entertainer will disappoint big-time with the film’s output.
Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj roles are also not projected in a proper manner and dilutes the narration.
Director Bobby tried to cook a new dish by taking a few traditional Telugu film elements but failed to live up to the expectations. Leaving aside the storyline, the film’s screenplay is uneven with three to four flashback portions and losses the grip eventually. If he worked on the screenplay and narration part for more time, the result would have been even better.
Editing work is not up to the mark as the editor Prawin Pudi would have made the film’s narration an easier one. He had a scope to trim the film close to ten minutes too, but sadly it was not done. Cinematography by Prasad Murella is top-notch as all the framing and the texture in the film looks rich throughout the film.
Music by S. Thaman is okay as two songs in the film are good and his background score works at parts.
Production values for this high-budget film by Suresh Productions People’s Media Factory are nice and appealing.
In an overview, Venky Mama is a family drama that has limited elements to attract the audience. Venky’s screen presence and all his scenes with Chay are good on the screen but lack of novelty in dealing with the script makes it a strictly one-time watch for the weekend.