Naa Saami Ranga Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE
Harmless Festive-Watch

OUR RATING
2.5/5

CENSOR
U/A, 2h 26m


Nagarjuna-Akkineni-Naa-Saami-Ranga-Movie-REviewWhat Is the Film About?

Kishtayya (Nag) and Varalu (Ashika Ranganath) are in love but couldn’t get married due to her father’s last words. The core plot of Naa Saami Ranga revolves around how Kishtayya’s brother Anji (Allari Naresh) becomes the reason for their marriage in a tragic event and Kishtayya’s subsequent revenge.

Performances

Nagarjuna, as Kishtayya, maintains a consistent vibe throughout the film. Nag’s styling, though simple, looks good and complements the rural setup, fitting nicely for his age, be it the hairstyle or the beard.

However, in the climax involving Allari Naresh, there’s a knockout opportunity for Nag to deliver an emotional punch that could have elevated the entire climax episode. Still, the director chose to keep it at a basic level. Nothing is ruined, but a significant opportunity that could have made a solid impact is lost for no reason.

Ashika Ranganath, portraying Varalu, adds value to the film with her lovely screen presence. She delivers what is required without overdoing anything. While most of her combinational scenes with Nag are passable, the lead pair’s combo enhances the film’s appeal. She resembles Anushka in many scenes.

Allari Naresh plays a key role, making a positive impact on the overall film, although he appears a bit more hyper than what’s required in some scenes. He delivers what’s written for him, and he is a perfect choice for the role.

Raj Tarun gets a brief role, but the good part is, his role doesn’t come across as patchy. He gets to emote for a brief minute or two in the ending, and he does well.


Director-Vijay-BinnyAnalysis

Naa Saami Ranga is directed by debutant director Vijay Binni. To start with, it has perfect casting, a technical crew onboard, and a script that is mostly familiar but with a refreshing core idea.

The majority of the first half relies on humor, some action, and a bit of emotion in the mix. What works here is the setting; even though nothing new, it captures attention because of the quality output. The majority of the comedy should come from the lead pair Nag and Ashika, but it doesn’t happen.

Though it doesn’t fail, it doesn’t level up at any point. Take, for example, episodes like the lead pair going to the theater to watch an ‘A’ rated or ‘B’ grade film; if written well, this should bring the roof down with laughs, but the humor is at a surface level. The same is the case with many other scenes like Ashika’s Swathi magazine scene wanting to try a short dress or Allari Naresh’s first-night scene—they are all written very basic and passable.

But what works is the chemistry between actors on-screen, the action thrown in the mix, and a beautifully shot song like “Etthukelli Povaalanipisthunde.”

The mix of passable humor and some action makes the first half passable but creates a big scope for engaging drama in the second half.

The second half fails to make use of the core issue that should have elevated the film. The central issue of the heroine being stuck in a position not able to marry her childhood love interest or the pain never came out.

Also, the way this issue was created and presented through Rao Ramesh’s suicide did not come out well. It looked very silly, the way Rao Ramesh dies in just seconds by hanging. The director failed to convincingly present this core issue.

The ’80s references tried did not make any impact. But what works are the songs and some entertainment in between and action.

The pre-climax where Allari Naresh is involved could have been a banger, but again, Vijay Binni let the big opportunity just like that.

Overall, “Naa Saami Ranga” can be watched in theaters for the festive season without rooting for much of a deep drama. But passable comedy and decent action make it up for a harmless one-time watch.


Ashika-Naa-Saami-Ranga-Movie-REviewPerformances by Others Actors

Naa Saami Ranga has several supporting cast members, and most of them fit well into the rural setup. Rao Ramesh plays an important role in the first half, delivering what’s expected of him. Nassar delivers his typical act, and Harsha Vardhan has a very brief role.

In the female cast, Mirnaa Menon and Rukshar Dhillon do their jobs without any complaints. Others like Mahesh Achanta, Ravi Varma, Shakalaka Shankar, etc., just seem like fillers.


Music Director MM-KeeravaniMusic and Other Departments?

MM Keeravaani composes the music for Naa Saami Ranga, and a melody gained attention before the release. A couple of songs look visually appealing due to the way they are shot. However, Keeravaani’s background music (BGM) helps elevate the movie technically, justifying his paycheck.

Cinematography by Shivendra Dasaradhi is an asset to the film. Films set in a rural backdrop can easily give an outdated feel, but Shivendra’s work makes the film look rich and refreshing. Both Keeravaani and Shivendra complemented each other’s work.

Editing by Chota K Prasad is fine; there are a few scenes that are visibly abrupt, but overall, it’s decent work.

Dialogues by Prasanna Kumar Bezawada are very effective in some scenes. For example, the police station scene with heroine Varalu having a brief conversation with the police, and there are a few more brief but impactful dialogues. The only complaint is, I wish there could have been more.


Highlights?

Casting – Nag, Allari Naresh, and Ashika Ranganath

Film’s visual appeal

A couple of songs on-screen

Pre-interval and pre-climax

Drawbacks?

Comedy is at a passable level

No real emotional knockout scenes

Core marriage issue isn’t utilized deeply

Surface-level drama


Allari-Naresh-Saami-Ranga-Movie-REviewDid I Enjoy It?

Yes, in parts

Will You Recommend It?

Yes, for festive watch.

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Final Report:

Naa Saami Ranga is a one-time watch for the festival, with passable comedy and moderate drama. Songs and action scenes are a plus, and MMK’s work is well complemented. The film does not look rushed or shot in a short span.

Nag’s screen presence, along with Ashika Ranganath looks good on-screen. Allari Naresh is a valuable addition to the film, enhancing its overall appeal. More in our detailed review shortly.

First Half Report:

Naa Saami Ranga First half: Casting has a positive effect; setup and visuals look good, but the comedy is too passable. The pre-interval turns interesting, setting the stage for a more engaging drama in the second half.

Naa Saami Ranga takes off establishing the bonding between Nag and Allari Naresh. Stay tuned for the first half report.

Stay tuned for Naa Saami Ranga Review: USA Premiere Report.

Nagarjuna is back with another debutant director who impressed with promos. The team is confident of delivering a successful film for the festive season, and Naa Saami Ranga marks the final release for Sankranti. If the film delivers, there is a good chance to grow quickly. Let’s see how debutant Vijay Binni handled the senior star.

Cast: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Allari Naresh, Raj Tarun, Ashika Ranganath, Mirnaa Menon, Rukshar Dhillon & others

Banner: Srinivasaa Silver Screen
Pavan kumar presents
Producer: Srinivasaa Chitturi

Screenplay- Direction- Choreography: Vijay Binni

Music: Oscar winner MM Keeravaani
DOP: Shivendra Dasaradhi
Editor: Chota K Prasad

Art Director: DY Satyanarayana
Stunts: Ram Laxman, Venkat, Prudhvi
Dialogues: Prasanna kumar Bezawada
Lyricists: Chandra Bose, MM Keeravaani

U.S. Distributor: Shloka Entertainments

Naa Saami Ranga Movie Review by M9