Gunasekhar's most ambitious film till date, the historical Rudramadevi has Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Nithya Menen, Catherine Tresa, Allu Arjun, Baba Sehgal and a host of other actors in special appearances.
Gunasekhar's most ambitious film till date, the historical Rudramadevi has Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Nithya Menen, Catherine Tresa, Allu Arjun, Baba Sehgal and a host of other actors in special appearances. less
“Rudhramadevi can be watched once for its grandeur and technical finesse.”
RUDRAMADEVI. This is one of the most expected flick in tollywood. And after the release of Bahubali, the expectation of this film rose to its peak in kollywood and bollywood too. Having said that, comparing both the films will kill one. So let us not do that and see Rudramadevi as a fresh attempt. Just like most other period films, this is a rise and shine of a dynasty being led by Anushka who lives for the betterment of the people. But the plot in Rudramadevi is entirely different. And let me not reveal the knot. The story begins from Anushka’s birth followed by character establishments. Since it has a huge star cast like Allu Arjun, Rana, etc,. the makers had no other go but to cater their fans also. But at no point it felt boring. The first half was slow but still managed to engage the audience with its story telling. Anushka’s role was the centre of attraction and kept the audience glued to the storyline. Anushka and Rana as friends and Allu as the villain keep the first half moving. Apart from Allu there are enemies inside and outside their dynasty. The second half kicks off with some unexpected happenings in Anushka’s life and the way she tackles them. Towards the pre climax, Anushka’s original character is revealed and is sent out of their kingdom. What happens next and how she saves the kingdom is the rest. Though this may seem an usual outing, there are many unusual and first of its kind scenes in it. All the characters, be it Allu, Rana, Nitya, Catherine hav underplayed their roles and it is Anushka who carries the film in her shoulders and succeeds. It is very rare that such things happen and thumbs up to those artists. On the flip side, this grand vision falls short in its execution. Probably if more budget and time has been spent, this could have been an epic. Still its enjoyable. The vfx works are decent and the 3D works at some places thrill us. There are only two songs which is good and the BGM is decent. Cinematography is good. Art works are good. Editing is decent. Story is brilliant. Direction is good. On the whole, if it isn’t compared with other period movies, Rudramadevi is satisfactory. Else it is once watchable.