Movie: Ungarala Rambabu
Banner: United Kireet Movies
Cast: Sunil, Miya Goerge, Prakash Raj, Posani, Vennela Kishore, Rajeev Kanakala and others
Camera: Sarvesh Murari
Editing: Kotagari Venkateshwara Rao
Art Director: A S Prakash
Producer: Parachuri Kireeti
Story, Screenplay, and Direction: Kranthi Madhav
Release date: September 15, 2017
Sunil hit rock-bottom as an actor with a series of flop films. To salvage his career, he has teamed up with Kranthi Madhav who is known for making different films.
Though none of the trailers and songs are impressive, the film has created buzz due to this unusual combination. Let’s see what is in store from them...
Rambabu (Sunil), a rich guy, loses all his assets. When he meets Badam Baba (Posani), accidentally, he finds gold biscuits worth Rs 200 cr. Rambabu starts a travel company.
A Kerala girl Savitri (Miya) joins his office and she falls in love with him at first sight. Upon knowing his craze for astrology, she sets up a plan that makes Sunil fall in love with her.
The twist in the tale is that her father Nayar (Prakash Raj), a communist leader in Kerala, hates capitalists. How Rambabu impresses Nayar to win his love forms rest of the story.
Sunil as Rambabu in the film has done his role in a usual manner, there is less acting, more dances. His dialogues are archaic and the jokes are completely outdated.
Heroine Miya George looks more like a side actress in a big film than a movie's lead actress. Vennela Kishore as Lenin Sudhakar is okay.
Prakash Raj as communist leader has played typical village chief's role. Rajeev Kanakala is okay but his collector role is not at all convincing.
Sarvesh Murari has shot the film richly with good camerawork. But the music is bad; none of the songs make an impression. Editing lacks finesse with many abrupt cuts.
As Sunil has been dishing out bad movies, there were not many expectations on his latest film either. But many film lovers had put hopes on director Kranthi Madhav since he made two sensible films -- "Onamalu" and "Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju". But few minutes into the film, we immediately notice that the film is going completely on wrong track.
Senseless comedy sequences, silly romantic track, couple of songs and a fight... all take place in just 30 minutes. This is more like watching Sunil's recent flops one more time than watching Kranthi Madhav's work.
The film begins with the story of how a rich guy turns loser. Soon it drifts to a silly episode of a baba and his tricks.
After this farce, the movie shifts to an office where Sunil and heroine fall in love and then they move to Dubai where Sunil tries to surprise in a different manner. He celebrates her birthday three days in row by giving her an impression that it happened in one day. This 20-minute sequence in Dubai tests the patience levels.
As if this is not enough, the director takes the movie to a Kerala village where no household cooks food, everything is provided by the village community. Prakash Raj's eccentric ideas and the virtue of communism are told in detail putting audience into a state of slumber.
Sadly, the film never entertains or engages in any scene! There is a scene in the film where Sunil and Prakash Raj go into forest to find the missing dog. That scene is enough to show how lethargic the writing is.
Then hero is made to cook food for the entire village and he finishes all the dishes by dancing to various songs. The film has a galore of such outdated scenes.
Kranthi Madhav's attempt to make a commercial movie with Sunil has gone wrong and what we get to watch is a bad film.
The message of the movie is that governments should not grab land from the farmers for development works as farmers are providing indirect employment. This is told in totally unconvincing manner.
On the whole, "Ungarala Rambabu" neither satisfies Sunil's fans nor impresses audiences who seek sensible movies. Na ghar ka na ghat ka kind of situation.
Bottom-line: Comic Communism