Hyderabad: Although Vaishnav Tej scored a flop with 'Kondapolam', he succeeded in generating curiosity around 'Ranga Ranga Vaibhavamga' due to its fun-filled theatrical trailer. Plus, the film is directed by Tamil 'Arjun Reddy' fame Gireesaya. The film finally hit the screens on 2 August. Here's the review:
The plot revolves around Rishi (Vaishnav Tej) and Radha (Ketika Sharma) who are neighbours and childhood classmates. The two share a cat-and-mouse relationship and often quarrel for no reason. Eventually, they grow up and join the same medical college where their ego clashes continue. Meanwhile, Radha's brother (Naveen Chandra) is a man with political interests who has a strong opponent (Subbaraju). What happens between them? How do two opposite people Rishi and Radha fall in love? What is the conflict between their families and what will Rishi and Radha do to bring a celebration in their families? These form the rest of the story.
Performances and Technical aspects
Vaishnav and Kethika have superb chemistry and look good on screen. Both have given their best. Naveen Chandra and Subbaraju are good in their usual roles. Devi Sri Prasad's music is good and a couple of songs are catchy. Dialogues are okay and so are the production values. Editing could have been a lot better in the second half.
Establishing the love-hate relationship between the lead pair was good. Though the story is routine, the comedy and drama in the first half works for this film. The story is quite simple and there is nothing novel to watch. The film unfolds as expected. There are many Telugu films that follow the same line and so a big effort is needed to make it appear out of the box.
There is nothing wrong with choosing a "same old story" but what matters is how to hook the audience in the best way possible. In many parts of the first half, the film reminds us of 'Khushi' and many other such movies where 'ego' seems to be the problem between the couple who just can't find enough ways to express their love. Also, once the ego hassles between the lead characters came to the fore, the director needed a new magic trick to keep the audiences hooked but sadly, he couldn't find one.
While the first half manages to keep us entertained with some fun moments, it's the second half that tests our patience. The story in the second half revolves around a small conflict and the audience will find it difficult to make an emotional connection.
The lame attempt at telling an old story with fun and forced emotions will test your patience in the second half. However, you can give it a try for DSP's songs and some fun-filled scenes in the first half.