Vinaya Vidheya Rama movie review

Vinaya Vidheya Rama is an action film starring Ram Charan and Kiara Advani in lead roles. Vivek Oberoi, Prashanth, Aryan Rajesh and Sneha played prominent roles. DVV Danayya produced the film under DVV Entertainments banner and Boyapati Srinu directed it. Vinaya Vidheya Rama released worldwide on 11th Jan, 2019.

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Vinaya Vidheya Rama Story:

Four street scavenging orphan kids lose hopes on life and decide to put an end to their struggle by committing suicide. But they find an infant, Rama (Ram Charan), and decide to raise him as their younger brother. For Rama, his brothers mean everything and he does everything to protect them. His elder brother (Prashanth) is an honest election commission officer who gets into trouble for opposing Raja Bhai (Vivek Oberoi), a local don. The rest of the story is about how Rama protects his family against the odds.

 

Story Analysis:

Vinaya Vidheya Rama has a wafer-thin plot which survives solely on premise. The writers built screenplay over out of the mill scenes that are extremely routine. The scenes, dialogues give us a deja vu feeling of Boyapati Srinu’s previous films. The opening scenes are good on screen and establish an emotional drama. The first fight is out of place and is confusing but is instantly dismissed. It is totally a waste of run-time. The family is not properly established and all of them appear together of the time without giving any character or personality to everyone. Only Prashanth and Sneha standout among the crowd. The comedy didn’t work and is passable. The chemistry between the lead pair is good but there is not much romance. The interval sequence is grand but has lengthy sequences of mindless action and violence. Nevertheless, the first half is entertaining and watchable.

The second half starts with regular family drama. After a brief sequence of drama, the film switches to complete action. The action sequences in second half are lengthy and illogical. At some point, they remind us of old Balakrishna films. The entire second half can be summed up in Two action sequences. But the timeline is messed up and we never know the sequence of incidents. The performance of Sneha is the only thing that stands out in the second half. Apart from action and entertainment, the film fails to convey a proper story. Overall, the film is a scene by scene replacement of Legend template which shows the poor writing skills of Boyapati Srinu.

 

Performances:

Ram Charan is most comfortable in mass films and he effortlessly fits into the character. There is not much scope for him to perform but he excels in some scenes like pre-climax emotional drama. Kiara Advani has a minor character with a limited runtime. She adds glamor to the film and performs well within her scope. Vivek Oberoi is extraordinary in his role. His eyes are fierce throughout the film. Prashanth is good in his role. Sneha is superb in her role with an intense performance. Aryan Rajesh and Ravi Varma stand in the background for majority of the scenes involving them.

 

Technical Analysis:

Vinaya Vidheya Rama has a weak script with cliched dialogues. The film would have performed better with a proper script. The production values are grand and the producer spent lavishly for the film. The cinematography is good and syncs with the tone of the film. The songs are average but are good on screen. The background score is gripping. The editing is a disaster and the film doesn’t convey a story. The direction is mediocre and it seems like Boyapati Srinu is stuck with his regular template. He has not improved a bit even with 3-4 times budget to his previous films.

 

Conclusion:

Vinaya Vidheya Rama is an out and out mass entertainer which may not appeal to regular audience. The fans of Boyapati Srinu style films may enjoy it.