Ram Gopal Varma’s Konda Movie Review

Cast: Adith Arun aka Trigun, Irra Mor, Prithvi

Crew:
Producer: Konda Sushmita Patel
Director :Ram Gopal Varma
DOP :Malharbhatt Joshi
Editors : Manish Takur
Eshwar 57
Dialogues :Bharath kumar
Music :DSR
Background Score :Anand Kollabathula

Ram Gopal Varma has grown into a house-hold name as his movies stood test of time. Shiva, Satya, Sarkar, Rangeela, Company still are regarded as some of the best and relevant films for their boldness and technical values. Same RGV has been making Rowdy, Officer, Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju, AAG, Lakshmi’s NTR, Amma Rajyam lo Kadapa Biddalu, Murder, etc. He has been producing and directing more movies than ever but he is not maintaining the quality that once he used to be known for. Still, he would be the man who gave Shiva, Satya, Sarkar, Rangeela. Kshnakshanam, Antham, Bhooth, Money, Anaganaga Oka Roju kind of popular path-breaking films. Few of them have cult following now. Let’s now discuss about his new biographical movie, Konda, about Telangana politicians Konda Murali and Konda Surekha.

Plot:

Konda Murali (Adith Arun aka Trigun) decides to take law into his hands as he believes in Bhagat Singh ideology than Gandhian philosophy. He believes in eye-for-eye motto. His parents (L.B. Sriram and Tulasi) decide to send him away to Warangal from their hometown for studies. His highly inflammable anger gets a direction with RK’s philosophy in the college. RK turns out to be a naxalite and Konda becomes naxal sympathizer in police eye.

He finds Surekha (Irra Mor) attractive and ideal for him. She likes him too. But their union doesn’t get her parents approval and she walks away from home for Murali. They settle down as Murali’s popularity gets him affliated to Nalla Sudhakar (Prithvi). His friend Pratap (Jabardasth Ramprasad) encourages him to work with Sudhakar. But Murali senses that Sudhakar is using him as his “Goonda”/ “Goon”. Sudhakar and Pratap plan to kill Murali. They hire sharp shooters to pose as naxals. This gang of sharp shooters attack Murali and shoot him. What happens next? Will he survive? Watch the movie to know more…

Analysis::

Ram Gopal Varma used to be revered as one of legends of Indian Cinema. He had equal name and status as modern day classic filmmaker like Mani Ratnam. As they both achieved box office success with considerably new age and “off-beat” themes back then. RGV went on to deliver popular hits in Hindi but he recently losr his touch to a level that people who admired him to the core started to feel sorry for his “downfall”. Failures have never been alien to him but the quality of filmmaking has come down to a level that even amateurs are giving out much better outputs. Konda too suffers with similar problems.

The movie has ideas that worked in his previous films and that kinda became cliches from him, today. He used to be innovative in showing violence but in this movie he resorted to his old cliches. That hampers the quality and brings down the impact. Still, this can be regarded a better film that Lakshmi’s NTR from him due to Adith Arun aka Trigun’s performance. Had Writing and execution been even better, this could have been another Raktha Charitra from RGV.

Positives:

Performance of Adith Arun
Two Songs

Negatives::

Music
BGM
Sound editing
Direction
Writing

Rating: 2/5

Bottom line: Follows RGV clichés

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