Naa Saami Ranga is the last release this Sankranthi 2024. Featuring Nagarjuna in the lead role, this film has Allari Naresh and Raj Tharun in key roles. Vijay Binni has directed this film and let’s review it here
Story: Kishtaiah(Nagarjuna) and Anji(Allari Naresh) are orphans who consider themselves closer than brothers. As they are helped by Peddaiah, the respected president of Ambajipet village, Kishtaiah sees Peddaiah as a father figure. On the other hand, Kishtaiah(Nagarjuna) falls in love with Varalu(Ashika Ranganath), and they decide to share their love story with the elder brother. Varalu’s father, Varadarajulu, approaches Peddaiah’s son Dasu(Shabbir Kallarakkal) to arrange the marriage. However, when the elder brother learns about Kishtaiah and Varalu’s relationship, he disapproves and severs ties with his son. Did Varalu’s father agree to the marriage? What did Dasu, who couldn’t bear to lose the girl he wanted to marry, Kishtaiah, do? How did the love affair between Ambajipet boy Bhaskar(Raj Tharun) and Porugur Jagannathapeta president’s daughter Kumari impact the two villages? That is the story of Naa Saami Ranga.
Performances: Nagarjuna shines in Naa Saami Ranga, delivering an impressive performance while sporting a lungi and shirt and using the Godavari slang to say ‘Naa Saamy Ranga.’ ‘Allari’ Naresh excels in his role as Anji, making it a noteworthy performance that could elevate his stature, especially after his role in ‘Gamyam.’ The on-screen chemistry between Nagarjuna and ‘Allari’ Naresh creates a buzz among the audience.
Ashika Ranganath, playing the role of Varalu, looks stunning and acts brilliantly. The well-crafted scenes between Nagarjuna and Ashika add depth to the narrative. Shabbir’s portrayal of the villain is commendable, and the supporting cast, including Nasser, Raj Tarun, Mirna Menon, Bharath Reddy, Ravi Varma, Harshavardhan, and others, contribute effectively to their respective roles.
Technical Aspects: The music and background score by Keeravani adds a robust flavor to the film. Keeravani’s re-recording of certain scenes, particularly in rural settings, stands out as some of his finest work. Although Srinivasa Chitturi’s production values may not be a significant factor, the film maintains a rapid pace to meet the Sankranthi target. However, in a few scenes, the CG work falls short of achieving perfection at a 100 percent level.
Analysis: Naa Saami Ranga is directed by debutante Vijay Binni. Though it looks like a perfect festival watch, the storyline and narrative of the movie lack innovation and are rather predictable, falling into the routine category. The plot feels somewhat familiar as if we’ve encountered similar themes in previous films.
Despite this, Vijay Binny, in his directorial debut focusing on a commercial package, managed to infuse the film with some success. One notable aspect is the inclusion of mass comedy and moments that add an entertaining flair to the overall cinematic experience.
The action scenes in the movie are well-crafted, showcasing thoughtful design and execution. However, the conflicts within the storyline lack the desired intensity. The reasons behind the clashes between the two towns and the protagonist and antagonist mirror those seen in earlier narratives, offering little novelty or surprise.
Despite the formulaic nature of the story, Vijay Binny’s direction succeeds in delivering a commercial package that incorporates humor, engaging moments, and well-executed action sequences. Naa Saami Ranga is a colorful film and can be watched happily this festive weekend.
Bottom Line – Perfect festival watch