Ranarangam.PR Handout

Hollywood movie The Godfather series has become an inspiration for many gangster movies in the India in the last few decades. Among the lot, Mani Ratnam's Nayagan remains the best tribute to the Hollywood classic for its well-written storyline backed by solid performance from Kamal Haasan.

Even after close to five decades, the Godfather series continue to become a source of inspiration for filmmakes in India when it comes to gangster films. Ranarangam is the latest edition to it. Sudheer Varma, who shot to fame with Swamy Ra Ra, has taken inspiration for the screenplay from the Hollywood flick for his Telugu film which has Sharwanand in the male lead.

Kajal Aggarwal and Kalyani Priyadarshan play the female leads in Ranarangam, which has Muni Sharma, Brahmaji, Ajay and others in the supporting cast. The film has Prashanth Pillai's music, Divakar Mani's cinematography and Navin Nooli's editing.

The story of Ranarangam is set in the backdrop of 90s Visakhapatnam. NT Rama Rao announces a blanket ban on the sale of liquor in undivided Andhra Pradesh. Bootlegger Deva (Sharwanand) sees a business opportunity to run illegal liquor business like an organised crime syndicate. He wants the people in the region to purchase the liquor only from him. He constructs his own empire. Will the ambitious Chief Minister display his power to prevent his growth? Answer to this question forms the crux of the storyline:

The movie has generated a lot of pre-release buzz. Will it live up to the viewers' expectations? Find it out in the viewers' words below:

EvadaiteNakenti: #Ranarangam Neerasam ‍♂️
very slow very predictable e sudheer varma gadu shots midha trailer cuts midha pette shradda screenplay meeda story meeda pedte baguntadi im telling that
picha lyt bomma very average

Dheeraj: Non-linear screenplay with Blood, guns and even more guns ! Movie has some great color palettes with brilliant direction and filmmaking style.
But wait... " What did I just watch! That's it????? " #Ranarangam

Yaswanth: Good first half. No comments on technical department or screenplay. The way the protagonist rises from a normal guy to a gangster can be shown in a better way. Other than that everything is fine till now. #Ranarangam

Uday Raj: #Ranarangam is technically a brilliant film. It's more of a
@sudheerkvarma's vision. Lighting is extra-ordinary in some scenes Dialogues are goodOn the filp side, Songs and love track were the speed breaks. Overall it is a decent film 1 time watch

Bittuuu !: The Best Cinematography in recent times.. Fights & dialogues
As usual Acting & looks Sharwa kummesadu Sharwa & Kalyani pair & chemistry But Dead slow screenplay makes it a Ok watch... Blockbuster epudu kodtamoo

Satyasai24x7: First half isn't very strong. But technically this film will set new standards. Lighting's effect (Blinking effect) in lift during interval is outstanding. #Ranarangam

Shyam: If you are okay with slow narration at times and bit abrupt ending, #Ranarangam is good watch for weekend. Visuals and Dialogues are good couple of worthy scenes with Good BGM. Average fare overall.

viswanath viswanath: The most irritating part of watching a #Ranarangam is that you have to witness audience laughing for stupid cuss words as if there is something to laugh.

Hitbomma: Average first half

--> Action sequences
--> BGM
--> Love track
--> Slow pace


Sridath: Slow narration tests our patience.. Hope pace of the film picks up in 2nd half.. konni shots and dialogues too good unnai but dead slow cinema.. #Ranarangam

Jai: #Ranarangam & #Evaru seems good screenplay movies bit disappointed with promotional stuff guys all you have 2

Sandeep: @sudheerkvarma man brilliant flash back episode. Very well written scenes and some blocks are mind blowing. Hero intro lo half light block, Chepalu velaade block, liquor bid scene inka chala unai high feel aina blocks..
Shardanand is too good for these kinda roles... #Ranarangam

Sasi: #Ranarangam starts with @tarak9999 voice over ?? Kanisam press release chesthey initial hype ki help ayyedhi kadha !! Twitter Motham #Evaru news vundi kani no information on #RanarangamFromTomorrow ... pro evaru cinema ki ?