Starring: Prakash Raj, Priyamani
Producer: Prakash Raj
Director: Prakash Raj
Bhujangaiah (Prakash Raj) ,village head acts like a dictator and in his village all praise him due to fear. Even in house he behaves in similar manner earning the title ‘Ravana’. He as in charge of president of organizing committee plans to celebrate Ram Navami in a grand manner and at the same time perform his teenage daughter’s marriage much against her wishes.
One day he fights at the house over his daughter’s wedding and gets drunk at night and at the same time get attracted to a prostitute (Priyamani) only to get locked in a room. To find out whether he is able to save his prestige watch Mana Oori Ramayanam in theatres.
Prakash Raj attracted with his performance. He showed perfect expressions according to the situation taking movie lovers along with him. His dialogues are natural and realistic.
Priyamani is good with her looks. She did not get much role to perform. Both Prakash Raj and Priyamani chemistry worked out well. 30 years Prudhvi attracted with his performance. He got good dialogues to show his talent. Satya Dev performed quite well along with Raghu Babu. Others did according to the story
The moment one sees Ilayaraja’s name in the titles, many expect melodious music. However this goes missing in the film be it background score or music. The film has virtually no songs. This is the biggest disappointment for movie lovers.
Mukesh attracted with his cinematography. Sreekar Prasad’s editing left lot to be desired. Prakash Raj could have worked on the script to add more punch and power to it by including thrilling elements in form of twists. Production values are OK.
Prakash Raj expressions
Priyamani’s looks to some extent
Prudhvi, Raghu Babu, Satyadev comedy
Lack of commercial elements
Lack of entertainment
Prakash Raj who is known for coming with different genre films this time came with a simple topic highlighting the troubles of a person who values prestige but suffers due to one weak moment in life. Though the concept is good, Prakash Raj forgot that even in the past many filmmakers touched the topic. He came with routine story with no real twists. The only saving grace is he attracted with his dialogues in the film. They are spontaneous and realistic and they are not forced.
First half sails smoothly with no real twists and second half goes in a routine manner reaching the climax. Film did not have any real entertainment and lacked mass elements to attract viewers. Film’s fate depends on how family viewers receives it in the theaters.
Mana Oori Ramayanam is no success Ramayanam!