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Vinaya Vidheya Rama review: Outdated narration, atrociously bad

A movie full of senseless moments

Source: Sify

By: J Gudelli/Telugucinema.com

Critic's Rating: 2/5

Friday 11 January 2019

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Movie Title

Vinaya Vidheya Rama

Director

Boyapati Srinu

Star Cast

Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Vivek Oberoi

Ram (Ram Charan) as a kid is deserted by his parents near a railway track and three other orphans pick him up and raise him as their own brother. They all grow up and lead a happy family together. His three brothers are well-settled and married. The elder one is an IAS officer who irks a brutal and savage leader in Bihar (Vivek Oberoi). How Ram becomes a saviour for his brother and their family forms the rest of the story.

A decade ago, mindless action movies were a regular feature in Tollywood but now even movies made in the mass genre are being made with logic, reason, and rhyme. When critics and audiences have started appreciating Ram Charan for picking up good scripts like Dhruva and Rangasthalam (this revenge drama went on to collect nearly Rs 125 Cr), he has presented us this outrageously illogical, incoherent and torturous movie Vinaya Vidheya Rama. Why?

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Sad to see that even in this age, directors are weaving such ridiculous scripts. I have always wondered why cops or government officers or laws obey geographical borders and legal jurisdictions. Vinaya Vidheya Rama entirely centers on a silly plot line - a ruthless Bihar leader kills an election officer who came from Vizag all the way to this place. One state's election officer cannot be transferred to another state even if he/she is an IAS officer. And where in India, one political leader maintains thousands of private army and kills a judge, several officers, and journalists on an open land without getting punished for years? Where does this universe exist? Only in Boyapati's mind?

When Prasanth is chased by villain gang in Bihar, he makes a call to his brother Ram Charan who is on a temple visit in Gujarat and Ram Charan jumps on to top of a train and lands in Bihar, and immediately he gets a horse to ride and mouths a dialogue: "Daari kanukkovadaki 100 mandini champesa, vastunnappudu 100 mandini lepesa, vachaka maro mandini lepesa" (I killed 100 people while finding this location and killed another 100 en route, and some more were smashed in my hands here). This is just a sample of many such horrifying sequences.

While the action sequences are senseless, the supposedly family and romantic sequences also lack sensibilities. The Pelli Choopulu scene and following Prudhvi explaining his first night experience with his wife Hema is crude.

More than this romantic and family scenes, the action episodes, the fights scare us to death. They are annoyingly illogical.

Ram Charan has looked like a Rambo in action sequences but he has not done anything else to prove his acting. He doesn't have any scope in the film either. Vivek Oberoi as Bihar Raj shows off the cruelness. Prasanth and Sneha gets better roles among the huge cast. Kiara has no role to talk about but she is there to show off her navel and cleavage and to dance in songs with the Mega Power Star.

The film is shot lavishly with a high range of production values. The film has many sets and each song and fight sequence seems to have been shot with crores of rupees. You witness only lavishness and are not impressed by the proceedings. Kanal Kannan's fights are like video game fights, no logic.

Devi Sri Prasad songs are ordinary. The only plus is its runtime. Director Boyapati's script and direction both are worse.

Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a movie full of senseless moments and has outdated narration. Atrociously bad. No reason to the scenes, no logic to the plot, no rhyme to the proceedings.

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