Om Namo Venkatesaya Movie Review
Director:K. Raghavendra Rao
Cast:Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anushka Shetty, Pragya Jaiswal, Saurabh Raj Jain, Jagapathi Babu, Vimala Raman
Banner:AMR Sai Krupa Entertainments
Producer:A. Mahesh Reddy
Music:M. M. Keeravani
Release Dt :Feb, 10 2017
Om Namo Venkatesaya is the story of Ram (Nagarjuna) who believes in eternal powers of God. He joins the ashram of Padmananda Swamy (Saikumar) and gets attracted to Lord Venkateswara. To seek the divinity of Lord, he reaches Tirumala. It is then he faces heat from many unusual powers in Tirumala. The rest of Om Namo Venkatesaya is all about the problems that Ram faces and how he becomes Hatiram Baba. Watch Om Namo Venkatesaya to know about the story.
The first half of Om Namo Venkatesaya runs on a slow pace though it has enough stuff to narrate. The movie picks up at times however the slow narration and the way the characters have been presented will please everyone. The songs have been completely fresh and they have been placed at the right points. With an interesting interval episode, the first half of Om Namo Venkatesaya looks decent.
The second half dips down badly because of the unwanted stuff occupying the major time. However the film picks back again and keeps the audience engaging. Though the film lacks entertainment, the devotional episodes have been well projected on screen. The last half an hour of Om Namo Venkatesaya is an asset and is the highlight of the film. On the whole, the second half of Om Namo Venkatesaya looks apt and is focussed completely on devotional aspects.
Nagarjuna is the major highlight of the film and he has been energetic throughout the film. He excelled in the role of Hathiram Baba throughout the film. Sourabh Jain as Lord Venkateswara has been exceptional in his role and he should be mentioned specially. Pragya Jaiswal has been decent with her assignment and Jagapathi Babu, Anushka looked apt. All the other actors have been decent.
The story of Om Namo Venkatesaya has been all about the instances of Hatiram Baba. The screenplay and the dialogues look apt. The cinematography has been eye catchy and the music, background score made Om Namo Venkatesaya lavish. The production values made the film grand and K Raghavendra Rao once again proved that he is one of the best directors of Telugu cinema.
Nagarjuna once again proved that he is the king of devotional dramas. Om Namo Venkatesaya is sure a decent one time watcher.