Raayanna is credited to be the first person known internationally to have started the guerrilla warfare.
Every frame of the movie looks rich and extravagant. The film is engaging and does not have a dull moment. The huge sets and rich outdoor locations have been properly used with all the technical support like fantastic camera work and good background musical score.
Dialogues are well written with inspiring lines of patriotic fervour.
Director Naganna`s presentation of every sequence in the film is perfect. Naganna has ensured that the film is a good package with all commercial ingredients in right proportions. The sentimental sequences of Umashri and Darshan are really heart touching.
Writer Keshava Audithya has done a great job in writing the great dialogues for the film.
Darshan has done a great job as Raayanna who became a freedom fighter after being the handpicked follower of Kittoor's queen Rani Chennamma. Darshan's body language and dialogue delivery stands out in the film. He can certainly be proud of this film.
Nikitha has a smaller role which she has played very well. Jayaprada fits the role of Queen Chennamma and she has given a wonderful performance. All the veteran artists like Shashi Kumar, Srinivasa Murthy, Umashri, Doddanna, Ramesh Bhat, Shobharaj and Jai Jagadish have delivered their best in the film.
Hari Krishna's background score is superb, while the songs are well picturised. Ramesh Babu has done a great job behind the camera.
Watch Sangolli Raayanna, you will certainly feel proud to be an Indian. The film takes you back to nearly 180 years ago when the life was different, but you get so much involved in the film that you would be forced to say `Hara Hara Mahadev`.
Rating: Four Stars