A delightful epic, the tale begins with the return of Rama
(Balakrishna) from his victorious battle in Lanka. He is accompanied by wife
Seetha (Nayantara), his brother Lakshmana (Srikanth) and Hanuman (Vindoo Dara
Singh). Rama is re-crowned as king of Ayodhya and amidst that happy time,
Seetha becomes pregnant. The tale takes a turn when Rama gets to hear from his
spies about how a particular incident involving a washerman Tippaiah (Brahmi)
suspecting his wife's fidelity fails to approach the king. His point is, how
can Rama accept Seetha after she stayed at Ravana's place for such a long time.
With the duty of a king, Rama sends the pregnant Seetha to the forest. She is
taken into shelter by Sage Valmiki (Akkineni Nageswara Rao). Seetha delivers
twins Lava-Kusa (master Gaurav, master Dhanush) and they are taught about King
Rama's story by Valmiki and other skills. They come to Ayodhya and with their
singing of Rama's tales, they catch the attention of the king. However, they
are disappointed to know that Rama had abandoned Seetha due to the talk among
public. What they don't know is they are the sons of Rama. How all that is
revealed forms the rest of the story.
Balakrishna walks away with a lot of brownie points for his portrayal as Lord
Rama. His love for devotional films can be seen with the dedication and hard
work he has put in every frame. Who ever can do justice to the roles portrayed
by NTR other than Balayya? Is there anyone who will differ with this statement?
Hope not so!!!
Nayantara is a revelation in this film. You just can't imagine an actress other
than her, to reprise the role of Sita after watching 'Sri Rama Rajyam'.
ANR's performance as Valmiki Maharshi is priceless. Don't expect him to go
wrong with anything he does, as it never happens. He's surely one of the
greatest actors India has ever produced.
The child artistes Gaurav and Dhanush put sincere efforts in
their role. The rest of the cast such as Srikanth, Murali Mohan, Brahmi,
Balayya, KR Vijaya etc rendered their support and added value to the film.
Everyone who worked for this film has put in their heart and soul to make it a
memorable experience for the film lovers.
Balayya as Lord Rama is a delight to watch
Nayantara's career best performance
Soothing Music and Excellent Background Score
Nothing in particular to point out
The very essence of a mythological film brings in a
different feeling to Telugu audience who have always got a special place for
this genre. And if someone like Nandamuri Balakrishna is in the lead then the
impact is high. True to the hype, the film is high in grandeur, visual appeal
and the presentation. It has redefined the set of technical standards followed
As far as execution goes, director Bapu didn't drift from
his style of narration and tried to include as much as he can within the time
frame. Has anyone ever thought of someone other than Balakrishna to continue the legacy of Legend NTR? Hope, not even in your wildest dreams! Balayya - Born To Be Legend!!!
Great films can be made only when great people come under
one roof. Hats off to Balakrishna and Sri Rama Rajyam team for choosing a
script sans commercial elements and still be a winner.
Verdict: Don't Miss It On Big Screen - A Once in a