Starring: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Allari Naresh, Raj Tarun, Ashika Ranganath, Mirnaa Menon
Rukshar Dhillon, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Ravi Varma, Nassar, Rao Ramesh, Madhusudan Rao
Director: Vijay Binni
Producer: Srinivasa Chitturi
Music Director: M. M. Keeravani
Set against the backdrop of Ambajipeta village, the narrative follows Kistayya (Nagarjuna), whose family receives aid from village President Peddayya (Nasser) during a crisis. Kistayya, a loyalist, is romantically involved with Mahalaxmi, aka Varalu (Ashika Ranganath).
However, an unforeseen incident leads to their separation, unraveling a complex web of relationships. The plot thickens with Dasu (Shabeer Kallarakkal), Peddayya’s son, harboring ill intentions towards Kistayya and his brother Anji (Allari Naresh). The movie unfolds the reasons behind their rivalry, the separation of Varalu and Kistayya, and the connection of Bhaskar (Raj Tarun) to the narrative.
Nagarjuna’s enduring charm and mass appeal shine through, complemented by his striking on-screen presence.
Ashika Ranganath impressively takes on a challenging role, excelling in both beauty and acting prowess, particularly in scenes with Nagarjuna.
Allari Naresh delivers an entertaining performance, making a lasting impact in the second half.
MM Keeravaani’s music effectively establishes emotional tones, and well-crafted pre-climax and climax scenes enhance the movie’s overall appeal.
The supporting cast delivers satisfactory performances.
The storyline lacks novelty for Telugu audiences, and the screenplay could have been more impactful.
Characters portrayed by Raj Tarun, Shabeer, and Rukshar Dhillon could have been further developed.
Despite neat direction, a more fast-paced screenplay could have elevated the overall impact.
The emotional bond between Allari Naresh and Nagarjuna could have been better portrayed in the first half, influencing later scenes for enhanced entertainment.
A more vigorous portrayal of the villain and thoughtful placement of a couple of songs could have enhanced the overall viewing experience.
Director Vijay Binni effectively handles the film, though a more focused effort on a gripping screenplay could have yielded better results.
MM Keeravaani’s impressive background score enhances numerous scenes, capturing the right mood for love, action, and sadness.
Skillful editing and cinematography contribute to the film’s quality with appreciable production values.
The art department deserves recognition for its valuable contributions.
Naa Saami Ranga is a watchable village drama with commendable performances from Nagarjuna, Allari Naresh, and Ashika Ranganath. The film faces challenges with its slow-paced first half and the absence of significant highlight sequences. While it may not cater to all sections of the audience, it promises an enjoyable experience, especially for mass and family audiences during the festive season.