Ram Charan and Samantha in Rangasthalam song Rangamma Mangamma
Ram Charan and Samantha in Rangasthalam song Rangamma MangammaTwitter

Director Sukumar's Telugu movie Rangasthalam, starring Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni, has received positive reviews and good ratings from viewers around the world.

Rangasthalam is a period revenge drama and Sukumar has written the story and screenplay for the movie, which has been produced by Y Naveen, Y Ravi Shankar and CV Mohan under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. The film has been given a U/A certificate and its runtime is 173 minutes.

Rangasthalam story: The movie is set in the backdrop of a drought-stricken village named Rangasthalam. The film is about Chitti Babu, who is a partially deaf engineer who runs a boat for his livelihood. He fights against the powerful landlords who are fighting for supremacy in his village, and makes water accessible to farmers. How he does it forms the crux of the story.

Analysis: Rangasthalam deals with a routine revenge drama, but Sukumar's treatment of the subject is a brilliant entertainer. The director has including some thrilling twists and turns along with commercial ingredients. However, the film is dragging and slow in parts, but that does not take away your interest, say the audiences.

Performances: Ram Charan plays a brand new character — a partially-deaf engineer — and has done justice to the role. He wins your heart with his action, comic timing and electrifying performance, which is the highlight of Rangasthalam.

Samantha Akkineni had some scope for acting, and she has done a good job of it. Her expressions and chemistry with Cherry are attractions of the film as well. Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj and others have also done justice to their roles and are among the assets of the movie, say viewers.

Technical: Made on a budget of Rs 60 crore, Rangasthalam has fantastic production values. Devi Sri Prasad's hit songs and background score, Chandrabose's lyrics, Rathnavelu's beautiful camera work, amazing sets depicting the 1980s created by art director Rama Krishna Monika, Ram-Laxman's stunning action choreography, and Navin Nooli's editing and dialogues are the attractions on the technical front, say audiences.

Rangasthalam review live updates: We bring some viewers' verdict on the film, as shared on Twitter. Continue to read the audience's response:

Jalapathy Gudelli‏ @JalapathyG

#Rangasthalam Ram Charan is TERRIFIC. His performance is absolutely riveting in this Sukumar's period revenge drama. It is all about the atmosphere and the mood. #Rangasthalam: Anasuya as Rangamma Attha, Samantha as Ramalaxmi, Jagapathi Babu as president...all have come up with fine performances but the show stopper is Ram Charan. On the downside, second-half turns a bit slow.

Suresh Kondi‏ @V6_Suresh

Terrific first half.. Watching totally a new #Ramcharan.. He breaths into the life of #Chittibabu charecter.. Sukumar takes us into new world called #Rangasthalam Sheer brilliance.. Take a bow.. 2nd half is bonus..#Rangasthalam is a must watch for everyone. I strongly recommend.. U will laugh,feel and cry.. #Sukumar comes up with another brilliant film with an extraordinary writing and taking.Every role has it's importance.#Ramcharan @Samanthaprabhu2,@anusuyakhasba #JB,PR.

Sangeetha Devi @Sangeetha_Devi

#Rangasthalam has been worth the wait. @aryasukku's best. And #RamCharan is wow! So many good performances in the film. The narrative makes you soar with joy, breaks your heart... Immersive experience.

Surya‏ @supersurya007

Half way through #Rangasthalam in London, Safari. Extremely raw, remote village backdrop, intense, few sequences with DSP musuc are, goose bump hair raising. Ramcharan Show all the way. #RangasthalamDay My verdict. The songs, Samantha , comedy etc etc are only icing on the cake. The cake is the raw, intense, rustic emotion maintained throughout the movie. The twirling climax twist adds an awe factor to the movie. DSP rocked with BGM. Ramcharan..Naatu..Arupulee #RangasthalamDay #Rangasthalam #London.The songs, Samantha, comedy etc r only icing on the cake. The cake is the raw, intense, rustic emotion maintained throughout the movie. Superb climax adds an awe factor. DSP rocked with BGM. #Ramcharan matramee gurthuntaadu #RangasthalamDay #Ramcharan chittibabu will be remembered for a long time. Aadi' s meaty role - v.nice performance. Samantha is cute & OK. Anusaya as Rangamatha is superb with an important role. Jagapathi babu is really terrifying. Sukumar taking is fantabulous. #RangasthalamDay

B.Abhishek‏ @maverix111

First half done baane undhi ..Charan's improvement clearly evident & good ..Sam a aa weird expressions tho koncham odd in some places ..nothing great story wise but engaging a..Sukku ka trademark in couple scenes..#Rangasthalam Liked it over all ...Duration never seems a problem when the drama is interesting enough..Cherry's performance commendable ..easily a one time watch for sure ..may not be Sukku's best but not bad ...#Rangasthalam

Nani‏ @YursNani

Slow but Very good first half. Words can't even describe Charans performance. Just amazing #Rangasthalam So 2nd half of the film drags a good amount. But after Jigel Rani song the movie turns very emotional and climax is just awesome. I wish Sukumar concentrated more on main story. #Rangasthalam What a fucking climax. Take a bow Sukumar and Charan. #Rangasthalam Suprise package of the movie is Anasuya. Her relationship with Charan is so beautiful. #Rangasthalam

...‏ @psmtweetz

Ram Charan acting is flawless !! Every role is well written.. This is Sukumar's genuine heartful attempt after Jagadam.. Pre Interval & Climax drama is terrific and highly engaging.. Sukumar shot making and framing at his very best after jagadam & aarya!! #Rangasthalam

Varun Karthik‏ @Va_Runn

Done with first half...Oka normal story ni excellent ga project cheyadam lo sukku success ayyadu...visuals ithe superb...every character has got importance...good first half #Rangasthalam #RangasthalamDay Chitti babu character will be remembered ...such an emotional n intriguing character it is...Charan's best acting till date...acting improve avvadam kaadu,idi ra acting ani chupinchadu..simple ga cheppalante ruffadinchadu #Rangasthalam #RangasthalamDay 2nd half slowed down a bit,few scenes are dragged but the energy is back with jigelrani song...ooramass steps...Charan chimpi chimpi egaresadu #Rangasthalam #RangasthalamDay Excellent climax...twist bagundi...2nd half lo Oka 20mins tappithe migatadi too good...hittu movie

Haricharan Pudipeddi @pudiharicharan

Halfway through #Rangasthalam. Love how authentically Sukumar has recreated the village milleu on screen, never making things feel artificial. #RamCharan is a delight to watch as Chittibabu. We haven't seen such earnest performance in a long time. Loved #Rangasthalam. Finally, we have a film that does full justice to the title. A gutsy attempt from Sukumar to take the rural backdrop to narrate a story of politics and deceit, without taking away the essence of the milieu. #RamCharan is terrific in #Rangasthalam, but boy he's something else in the last 20 mins. Such intense performance. We haven't seen anything as affecting as that from a mainstream Telugu hero in a long time.

Raaz CM‏ @RcMullapudi

#Rangasthalam Half time songs n camera work good Charan acting start chesadu 10yrs tarvata daniki fans Kamal Hasan etc antunaru anyway pre interval n songs are good #Rangasthalam Done RCT improved a lot One time watchable ..20kin drag overall Ok

Sharat‏ @sherry1111111

Right from first shot till end of interval, it was Sukku, Charan, Randy Sir and Sam all over. Interval mundu 30 Min is outstanding drama . Inka evadina acting radu annolani cheppu thegipoyela kottindu RCT#Rangasthalam It's a terrific film. Sukumar showed what he is capable of. Ee year best hero award pakka charan ke ravali. Everyone lived their roles. Intense and riveting drama and emotions #Rangasthalam

Sushanth Nallapareddy‏ @sushanthreddy

Interval. Inkokkasari Ram Charan ni (performance) emanna ante nenu account delete cheskunta... marchipothe gurthu cheyyandi. Mind = blown !! Whatteeee 1st half. Brilliant. Every actor had solid character. And very gave solid performance. DSP was amazing with his BGM. Rangasthalam took the film to new level. #Rangasthalam Whatte film !! Just when you think it's getting predictable Sukumar brings out his genius. And climax left me speechless. That last shot. Fuck. #Rangasthalam is pure masterclass.

Saikrishna @saikrishna1224

Guys First half of the movie was Superb❤️. & Interval Were osm and First Half done with 2 Songs &Samantha were❤️ and Great cinematography and very interesting To c Second Half❤️.. #Rangasthalam #RangasthalamOnMarch30th #RangasthalamFromTomorrow #Rangasthalam review

vj1909‏ @vj1909

#Rangasthalam Slow here and there but overall good movie with outstanding performance from Charan .Second half last 40 mins very good with superb performance from all characters.

Prashanth Rangaswamy‏ @itisprashanth

#Rangasthalam interval - Loving the songs and BGM of @ThisIsDSP , Lot of fresh arrangements. Performance of Ramcharan - Neat . And @Samanthaprabhu2 - just loved that romantic song in the first half, looks like u have been baked by the sun, kudos to the dedication ! . #Rangasthalam - Tailor made for telugu audience. Both parts felt slow for me, but the telugu audience are enjoying like crazy. Sure shot for Ram charan and Co. Too much violence and A vulgar move in an item song. Did not like it a bit . #Rangasthalam . Totally enjoyed Ram Charans performance, especially his dance moves and the comedy portions. I think he deserves more roles that challenges him big time , pretty sure he will come out of it with flying colors. #Rangasthalam #Rangasthalam - 3.25/5 , Pakka package for telugu fans and Ram charan fans. Duration a bit long!!

Review Ram‏ @MovieReviewRam

#Rangasthalam - Interval - #RamCharan is nailing it with crazy presence. Songs are good. @Samanthaprabhu2 portions are needlessly glamorous. Comedy works well. Presentation is neat but the progress is too slow. Script heats up with powerful break point. 'Okay' so far. @aryasukku

Dharani Kumar‏ @dharanicherry

Just now completed first half #RamCharan performance #Rangasthalam #Rangasthalam Blockbuster #RamCharan delivered OUTSTANDING performance as Chittibabu along with @Samanthaprabhu2 SPLENDID role as Rama Lakshmi. Best Performance from Mega Powerstar #RamCharan The Besttttttttt #Rangasthalam

Vj Dinesh‏ @logindinesh05

#Rangasthalam 1st half easily one of the best performances from ram charan after Mahadheera positive #RamCharan performance and @Samanthaprabhu2 minus bit lengthy worth watchable so far #RangasthalamFromToday #RangasthalamReview

South Tracker‏ @SouthTracker

#Rangasthalam 1st Half Report Ramcharan Performance DSP BGM Samantha Performance Interval Scene Massss Bit Lengthy 1st Half Totally Superb First Half. Superb First Half But Second half not up to the level of first Half .. But Overall Good Movie.. Ram charan did his career best perfomance DSP BGM Verdict : Sure Shot BLOCKBUSTER !!!!!!

Sharath Sai‏ @SharathsaiH

Good 1st half. Charan's career best performance. More drama, elevations ki poledhu kani kavalsinanatha emotion create chesadu. Waiting for the 2nd half #Rangasthalam Average 2nd half. Lengthy, dragged n half baked. Climax twist predict cheyadam valla kick dobbindhi... Overall ga one time watch movie. Charan ki much needed makeover. Performance kuda baga chesadu #Rangasthalam

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