The trailer of Gunasekhar and Anushka Shetty's "Rudhramadevi" (Rudramadevi), which released on YouTube on 2 March, has garnered mixed responses from viewers across the globe.
Directed and produced by Gunasekhar, "Rudhramadevi" is the first Indian 3D historic film that revolves around the life of Rudrama Devi, the 13th century revered Telugu queen of the Kakatiya dynasty. Anushka Shetty is playing the title role, while Allu Arjun, Krishnam Raju, Rana Daggubati, Prakash Raj, Adithya Menon, Nithya Menon, Baba Sehgal and Catherine Tresa are the other cast members.
The 2.14-minute trailer shows "Rudhramadevi", which has been made with a budget of ₹50 crore, has rich production values that are on par with Hollywood standards. The video offers a look at all the characters played by the above mentioned actors. But the flick will be a treat for fans of Anushka and Allu Arjun.
The trailer shows that the lead actors' sterling performances, amazing background score, stunning camera work, punch dialogues, brilliant script, wonderful choreography of war sequences, beautiful costumes and art works will be the main highlights of "Rudhramadevi". What disappoints the most in the trailer of "Rudhramadevi" is the poor VFX works, which takes away natural look of the film.
The trailer of "Rudhramadevi", which hit the net at 6.00 pm on Monday, has received an overwhelming response from the audience. The YouTube video was viewed by 4.5 lakh people within 12 hours. It has got 3,800 thumbs up and 850+ thumbs down. While most viewers are happy with the trailer, many of them have only one complaint and that is its visual effects.
After watching the trailer of "Rudhramadevi", some viewers took to Twitter to express their opinion about the video. Here are some unique comments:
Rubini Ankita Shetty @RubiniShetty
#Rudhramadevi trailer... Wow... Mind blowing.. Amazing.. Superb... Wordless after this.... Pppaaah.. Can't wait to watch it soon in theaters
#Rudhramadevi trailer seen...its simply superb..credits go 2 all technicians especially @gunashekar #anuskha @RanaDaggubati #AA #Ilayaraja
#Rudramadevi trailer was out at 600PM IST. Looks decent, not mind blowing. Well done for a good effort to the entire team. #Anushka
#Rudramadevi vis effects r good bt not great! #Anushka luks great bt lacks punch in her voice (dub). Rana has nothing! AA's minus as Gona
Lingusamy FanClub @DirLingusaamy
Just saw #Rudramadevi trailer and I was like wtf, the music suck and was damn annoying..
High standard visual effects in war scenes #Rudhramadevi Trailer Anushka,Allu Arjun,Rana,hope Guna bounce back
Rishikeshwar yogi @rishi_yogi
#Rudhramadevi trailer looks ok. Vfx totally sucks. Reminds me of kochadaiiyan. But #Alluarjun wat a voice ds guy has. @Rudhramadevi aldbst.
Ashok Thanikonda @Thanikonda
#Rudhramadevi trailer - Tacky VFX. TV serial standards. Bad lip sync. Horrible editing. Disappointment. Only saving grace is bunny. #Rudhramadevi As a genuine Telugu movie lover, I wish Gunasekhar is going the rajamouli way to moderate expectations with an okayish trailer
One Kollywood @OneKollywood
#Rudhramadevi trailer was ok. Wil watch only for #Anushka & #AlluArjun's performances. Graphics look poor n Editing looks hurried in trailer
#Rudhramadevi trailer is good but Cg work is disappointing
#Rudhramadevi graphics was one of the worst CG work i hve seen after greekuveerudu..feeling too pity for #Anushka #AlluArjun
#Rudhramadevi after watching the trailer i felt like arundati graphics r way better ,something wrong heree
Chandramouli Daga @CmDaga
@Gunasekhar1 - You aren't active. True. But at least make sure the trailer for #Rudramadevi is attractive, not a horrid mix of audio and VFX
Ravi Prasad @ravikamaku
Chiranjeevi ki #Mrugaraju, Anushka ki #Rudhramadevi la undi trailer.Except 1 or 2 frames rest disappointing. CG work could have been better.
#Rudhramadevi set. Thanks to my sources. P.S: Googling Age of Empires will also yield same results.But they are fake. Hi @urstrulyMahesh, did you get a chance to watch #Rudhramadevi trailer? I'm sure it will make you feel nostalgic - :) #Sainikudu
#Rudramadevi trailer disappointed the expectations but Anushka and AA looks solid. Graphics worst!
@idlebrainjeevi #Rudramadevi graphics below avg! Bad editing, soundtrack is not at all inspiring. May be a disaster.
Rajesh ;) @an_rajesh
Except CG work every thing is good #Rudhramadevi graphics cartoon movie la vundi migilinadi bagundi
Tabassum Hashmi @SRTrendulkar
Coming to #Rudhramadevi trailer, they all mesmerized & saying what a grandeur & fisual feast, asking for hindi version, I still dont know -1
Somehow I don't like the trailer of #Rudramadevi ..can't appreciate guna's efforts. Graphic work is not convincing and trailer is not in a flow no goosebumps #Rudhramadevi
Pasivadu- PURI @Andhra_Pasivadu
#Rudramadevi - Vfx work and Dailogues are very pooor....!! Good looking Arjun Rana And Anushka... Naaaku Doubte..!!
Very disappointing #Rudramadevi trailer..luks like one more huge cost failure aftr #1 n #Agadu..only saving grace is #AlluArjun-GonaGannaRdy
#Rudhramadevi trailer has everything a mega serial needs .Not for big screen .Background score gives me chills :P
Feeling bad for Gunasekargaru...I truly wish #Rudhramadevi to be a hugeee hit..as he put his heart& soul in to this project.. Wish #Rudhramadevi as a film witness great success at BO & I hope this flop prediction by my friends in twitter..misfires
#rudhramadevi disappointing graphics and trailer a big let down !! expectations were too high !!
#RudhramaDevi expect what can be possible with a small budget ... only fools expect Hollywood standard graphics for a Telugu heroine film.