Director Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu movie Vangaveeti, starring Sandeep, Vamsi Nakkanti, Vamsi Chaganti, Kautilya, Shritej and Naina Ganguly, has received mixed reviews from the audience.
Vangaveeti is a crime thriller based on the lives of politician Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga and his brother Radha Krishna Murthy. The movie deals with Vangaveeti brothers' altercation with communist dominated Vijayawada of 1980s. Director Ram Gopal Varma, who had closely watched the fights during his yonger days, has written the story and screenplay and he has portrayed real names and incidents in the film.
Vangaveeti is set up during late legendarty actor-turned-politician NT Rama Rao's political regime and it deals with events that lead to the assassination of MLA Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga. The movie showcases how Ranga's murder had created a political turmoil and gang warfare in Vijayawada.
Ram Gopal Varma has chosen a good subject for Vangaveeti and created an interesting screenplay for it. The audience say that the first half of the film is average, but it gains a momentum with a twist at the interval bang. However, the second half of the movie is slow and dragging and it bores the viewers.
Newcomers Sandeep, Vamsi Nakkanti, Vamsi Chaganti, Kautilya, Shritej and Naina Ganguly have delivered decent performances in Vangaveeti, but the dubbing of some of them is not good. The movie has good production values and background score, picturisation and recreation of 70's 80's ambience are the attractions on the technical front, add the audience.
We bring you some viewers' verdict the movie shared on Twitter. Here is the live update of Vangaveeti movie review by audience:
Haricharan Pudipeddi @pudiharicharan
Murders have never been portrayed so beautifully and with such precision and planning on screen. #Vangaveeti is extremely gory but lovin' it It's like RGV took his actors and dipped them in a pool of blood. #Vangaveeti is so gory but boy he portrays these killings with flair
Idlebrain jeevi @idlebrainjeevi
RGV's strength has always been gangster biopics and films based on real events. #Vangaveeti succeeds in making audiences glued to screen. #Vangaveeti is a politically correct film. People who closely followed history have a lot of disagreements. Impact making new faces #Vangaveeti's highlight is voice over by @RGVzoomin. Loved satire in his tone when says - Brahmam lantollu, Ammalanuganna yamma etc
South Critic @southfdfsbb
#Vangaveeti 3.25/5 Excellent first half. Lagging second half but 2-3 scenes are clap and whistle worthy! RGV is actually back #Vangaveeti scenes when NTR enters are top notch. Theater erupted. That grace that elegance, wow! #Vangaveeti RGV conveyed that the murder of Ranga was actually planned by Sr. NTR. Though he says Durgamma alone knows the truth
#Vangaveeti 1st half completed Not bad but story nd character's play was gud Varma voice over nd dailogues Murder sequences are good But movie budget lo ekkuva blood ki vaadaranukunta #Vangaveeti @RGVzoomin Movie just OK #Vangaveeti @RGVzoomin disappointed once again with his intelligence #Vangaveeti Climax counter dailogues on durgamma is awesome by @RGVzoomin #Vangaveeti 2nd half murali murder sequence picturized well in @RGVzoomin style&ntr politicalentry scenes ki theatrs going full of cheers
Swetha'S ❤ @Swethaduvvi
#Vangaveeti So RGV did it again in his own style... Congratulations @RGVzoomin Biopics thiyyadam lo thop!
кяιѕн мєℓℓємρυ∂ι @MELLEMPUDIS
#Vangaveeti #RGV #Bejawada The untold story of bejawada. Movie is slow &it went like a documnetary.The thrill and suspense espically background score which we experienced in "Rakthacharithra" is lacking here.RGV neither focused on "Kamma vs Kaapu" feelings or "TDP vs Congress wars,he simply focused on the heights of "Rowdisim" in Bejawada! P.S:Though Movie may not live up to the expectations, but idi bejawada ikkada inthe✊✊
Watch #vangaveeti for its actors highly refreshing n representative of 80s n 90s ambience. My rating 3/5, dragging postintvl n few bad songs @RGVzoomin casting is its strength, felt sad about the Vijayawada youth life those days. Nostalgic
Mahesh V Anand @mahesh_vma
There might be #Shiva or #Satya or #26/11 or his entire 25 years of experience, #Vangaveeti is his masterminded and disciplined work. #Vangaveeti has what #RakthaCharithra lacks, honesty. #Vangaveeti z an uncompromisdly compromisd, unbalancdly balanced script work .but okies.@RGVzoomin has came up vth his career bst excellence
#Vangaveeti - Intense realistic action drama. One can't do regional biopics better than @RGVzoomin. Best work from Rgv after RC1. The major asset for the movie is @RGVzoomin voice over & the realistic approach of characters design. #Vangaveeti
Tollywood Gandu @Tollywoo7dGandu
#Vangaveeti came out really well.. Story executed really well without controversies. Story is the backbone crowd puller RGV MASSSSS MOVIE...
Sri Harsha @srikondaveeti
@RGVzoomin #Vangaveeti first half done, can't wait to see the second half.
@RGVzoomin #Vangaveeti movie is good. But need to see if can work with class. Interval shots are awesome. Enjoyed the emotions in 2nd half #Vangaveeti I can say @RGVzoomin only spoiled the movie by creating huge hype. It's and extremely well taken movie but will end as a FLOP
#Vangaveeti 1st half done..just ok ok so far..poor bgm #vangaveeti show over.. @RGVzoomin focused on murders than story..every murder is lengthy..bg songs daarunam..not so gripping screenplay
GANESH N(VJA) @rsloya69
#VANGAVEETI just over 1st half Venkataratnam & Radham murder super vijayawada V.swarna #Vangaveeti Excellent interval shoot Gandhi murder interval #Vangaveeti Average slow Movie Movie is over
Completed watching #Vangaveeti super camera work smart direction @RGVzoomin BGM super overall A Rowdiest hit film..
Watch out for this young actor called #sandy- he is marvelous as Radha and Ranga in #Vangaveeti a terrific actor used well by @RGVzoomin
Sandeep Aatreya @SandeepAatreya
#Vangaveeti rises above its shortcomings. Performances r top notch. No one else could do better #Sandy as #Ranga #Radha. @RGVzoomin nails it
Avinash Tarak Fan @avinashjalli9
It's About #Vangaveeti awesome Characterisation Of #Ranga & #Nehru & #radha @RGVzoomin Allladinchesav babayi
G R V @GRVtweet
I felt 2nd half of #Vangaveeti was much better than the 1st. A good attempt on 1980's Bejawada crimes. End voiceover of RGV on Durgamma
Uday Simha @udaysimha_NTR
#Vangaveeti good movie. Screen play and taking simply awesome. @RGVzoomin nee talent ki _/_ #RGV voice over and songs are major plus points