Virata Parvam Telugu Movie Review & Rating : 2.5/5
Starring: Rana Daggubati, Sai Pallavi, Nandita Das, Naveen Chandra, Priyamani
Director: Udugula Venu
Producers: Sudhakar Cherukuri, Daggubati Suresh Babu
Music Director: Suresh Bobblli
Director Venu Udugula’s period love drama, Virata Parvam starring Rana Daggubati and Sai Pallavi as the lead pair has hit the screens today. Let’s analyse it.
Virata Parvam Review and Story:
The film starts in the early 70s and continues in the 80s and 90s time period. Vennela ( Sai Pallavi) a girl from a small village in the Warangal district impressed with the novels written by Naxalite leader Ravanna( Rana Daggubati) decides to run away from home and meet her infatuation personality.
In her journey, Vennela goes through many hurdles and finally meets Ravanna. Will Ravanna accept Vennela’s love proposal? What kind of life does Vennela lead in this Naxalism backdrop drama along with Ravanna and his team? To know that, you have to watch the film in the theatres near you.
Sai Pallavi is the biggest asset of the film. The talented actress literally carried the given character and impresses with her acting. Her impressive act in the village belle role with emotionally charged scenes will stay in the audience’s mind for a long time.
Rana Daggubati is equally good in comparison with Sai Pallavi in his character as a Naxalite leader. His physical appearance and dialogue delivery elevate the mood of the film nicely.
Zarina Wahab, Priyamani, Naveen Chandra, Eshwari Rao, Sai Chand are impressive too in their respective roles. Bollywood actress Nandita Das is fine in her purposeful teacher character. Nivetha Pethuraj is alright in her small cameo. Other artists such as Banerjee, and Rahul Ramakrishna are okay in their small yet key roles.
Almost the entire film runs in the Naxalism backdrop. Though the scenes interlinking between the society and the Naxalites are good they may not get universal applause.
Lack of commercial liability in the film can also be termed as a minus of the film as every one might not like the serious proceedings and drama related to Naxalism.
The way director Venu Udugula prepared the script by taking a real-life incident is good. His idea of interlinking the proceedings with a love story as a base element is nice but he would have worked mostly on the narrative part as the concept taken might not get universal approval.
Suresh Bobbili’s background score is one of the highlights of the movie. While his songs are situational and passable on screen, his background score registers well throughout the movie.
The cinematography work by Dani Sanchez-Lopez and Divakar Mani is super as they captured the forest locations nicely in this rustic drama. Edited by A Sreekar Prasad is okay as he kept the film’s runtime within limits.
Production values for this limited-budget film are good. Most importantly, production design work for the film is done in an impressive manner.
All in all, Virata Parvam is a love drama set in the Naxalism backdrop. While the lead artists gave a good performance, lack of repeat value may decide the box office prospects of this realistic drama.