Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga starring Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Ketika Sharma as the lead pair under the direction of Gireeshaaya has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Rishi( Vaisshnav Tej) and Radha( Ketika Sharma) who reside in adjoining houses, often differ with each other with egoistic clashes. As a quiet contrast, other members in both families share a good rapport. But a disturbance will be created in the united family in the form of Radha’s brother Arjun( Naveen Chandra). What mistake will Arjun make? How Rishi and Radha sort out all the issues in the family by keeping their ego aside, forms the main USB of the film.
Performances: Though the film is Vaisshnav Tej’s third one, it is his first commercial outing. Vaisshnav Tej’s makeover as a medical college student is cool. His settled performance adds realistic flavour to a few key portions but he needs to work on his dances and acting in emotional scenes. On the other hand, heroine Kitika Sharma is decent in her role. Her acting in a few emotional scenes in the second half register well.
Naveen Chandra is okay in his role as an aggressive natured politician. Subbaraju is fine as a political opponent of Naveen Chandra. Senior actors such as Naresh, Prabhu, Pranathi and Tulasi are apt in their parent roles.
Ali’s track in the first half and Satya’s episode in the second half generate decent fun. Other supporting artists are okay in their respective roles.
Technicalities: Music by Devi Sri Prasad is decent as two songs are audible on screen but there is nothing new to mention about the background score.
The cinematography by Shamdat Sainudeen’s is nice as he showcased the entire film on a bright note. Especially, a duet which comes between the lead pair picturized nicely in Araku Valley. Editing work is not that great. Production values for his limited budget movie are okay. The screenplay is a big letdown. The production values are okay.
Analysis: Director Gireeshaaya’s storyline has nothing new in particular to mention here. Despite the routine story, the director tried to execute the first half portions with good scene order. The chemistry between the lead pair is showcased in an adorable way which can be termed as one of the plus points.
On the flip side, the director failed to carry the fresh vibe in the second half and tilted towards a regular template narrative. If he would have focused on the scene order in the latter half, the result would have been much better.
To summarize, Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga is a romantic family drama that has a few engaging moments in the first half but the ages old narrative in the second half dilutes the audience interest completely.
Verdict: Diluted celebration!