Cast: Rana Daggubati, Sai Pallavi, Rahul Ramakrishna, Eshwari Rao, Sai Chand and others
Director: Venu Uduguala
Producer: Sudhakar Cherukuri, Suresh Babu
Virataparvam is one of the most-awaited films of Tollywood. The movie has raised expectations ever since the trailer was out. The movie which was supposed to hit the theaters last year had finally released. Let’s see what the movie holds for the audience.
The movie’s story is set in the 1990s era with Naxalism backdrop. Vennela (Sai Pallavi) belonging to Mulugu district is born amidst the war-like situations between Naxals and the police. Vennela’s mother Eshwari Rao names her after a famous female Maoist (Nivetha Pethuraj). Vennela gets deeply influenced by the writings of Maoist leader Ravanna (Rana Daggubati) and falls in love with him. Vennela’s parents who is against it fixes her marriage with Rahul Ramakrishna. As she doesn’t like the marriage, she runs away from home to live with Ravanna. Finally, she reaches Ravanna and expresses her love to him. Did Ravanna agrees her love? Why does Vennela gets killed after turning into Naxalite is the rest of the story.
Though several movies have been made in Tollywood in the naxalism backdrop, they mostly focused on the war with the landlords, police and the politicians. But, Virataparvam has a beautiful love story which makes it a special movie. The movie’s is loosely based on the life and times of Sarala who got killed by the Maoists during the early 90s. Director has changed the name to Vennela and tried to showcase the facts in a sensible way.
Director Venu Udugula has presented the movie in a very sensible and emotional way and each dialogue in the movie touches the heart.
On the whole, Virataparvam is a beautiful love story in the naxal backdrop. Everything right from dialogues, music, cinematography and direction fell in proper place for this movie. It’s a decent watch.