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Vinaya Vidheya Rama - Honest Movie Review

“A parody is an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.”

'Burning Star' Sampoornesh Babu, who is notoriously famous for his ridiculously comical romantic-action movies at least understands the meaning of parody and doesn't expect his audience to take them seriously unlike the highly regarded commercial director, Boyapati Sreenu who went balls-out-crazy with his recent action film, Vinaya Vidheya Rama bringing back the nostalgia of the early 2000s Balakrishna films that we dearly do not miss or care about.

Verdict - “An Atrocity!”

Starring Ram Charan Tej in the lead role with Vivek Oberoi portraying the heavily dramatised antagonist role, the storyline amplifies the journey of five orphan men who persevere by living their lives together as brothers, and one of them (Rama [Ram Charan]) single out and becomes the human shield of the family defending them from all-around chaos and foolhardy gundas until he meets a super slick, death-defying Bihar native, Raju Bhai Munna (Oberoi) in one his crazy normal escapades.

Question: List one of the main aspects which distinguishes the difference between a well-written script and a horribly written one?

Answer: A well-written script branches out and is easily memorable even after you reach home and reminisce about it. A horribly written one is so easily forgettable that you can't even recollect what happened previously in a five-minute old scene.

The primary problem with Vinaya Vidheya Rama is not even it's routinely old, tried and tested, rehashed and revamped storyline. The actual pitfall is Boyapati's chaotic screenplay which takes numerous turns by making zero sense along the way and the bothersome continuity errors that are literally spread all throughout the film. Although they're a few good one-liners and punch dialogues adjusted for comic relief, the confusing narrative makes you question How and Why a particular scene is transpiring right in front of your (already sleepy) eyes.

Question: Who is a Superhero?

Answer: A superhero is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of their universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.

Question: Is Rama (Ram Charan) a Superhero in Vinaya Vidheya Rama (2019 Telugu Movie)?

Answer: Absolutely not! But... Wait...!

Jumping on a rapidly running super-fast train, blasting through brick walls and saint-gobain glass, killing 300 super-angry hooligans in your expedition from point A to B are outrageous tropes which were heavily criticized and made fun of in the past. But, in an era where smaller budget films like Arjun Reddy and Goodachari are re-defining how an audience member enjoy an action sequence by shooting them more realistically, it is, in fact, sad to see Boyapati Sreenu still stuck in the bygone era where death-defying and out-of-this-world bombastic scenes were a thing. Filled with one atrocious scene after another, I've never heard an audience scream out so loud not with joy or excitement, but with disbelief and anger. The entire auditorium loaded with Ram Charan fans went nuts and shouted "Reiiii!! Boyaaaaa!!" and those were the only few moments which made me laugh in the entire film.

However, Ram Charan come across as the only saving grace for the film even with a half-baked character. His delivery and charisma boarded well with the film's vibe that the director is aiming for and his performance was not that bad. Other characters and performers including Vivek Oberoi, Sneha and Kiara Advani (who is solely underutilized only for duets and displaying glamour) didn't have much to add and were again overwhelmed by idiocy. Devi Sri Prasad, who generally impresses with his commercial music numbers completely missed the mark with this monotone and joyless songs and the background score is not that great either.

Overall, I hope this movie will be a healthy reminder and a straight answer to all the directors and producers who still think that the audience member will enjoy and support mindless action scenes and poor storytelling. With that being said, Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a failure and a movie that never should have existed in the first place.

Rating - 1/5 | Grade - D


An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal
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