Rangasthalam (2018) starring Ram Charan is a familiar village story – the innocent villager taking on the might of the villain, the local president, and getting justice using his brawn. Ram Charan as Chitti Babu has given a stunning performance, especially in the scenes where he has to exhibit different moods according to the scene and show in all of them his hearing difficulty. The songs and dance sequences were enjoyable, except the customary dance by a half-clad lady surrounded by hundred drunk men.
Chitti Babu rents motor pumps for local village fields, he falls in love with another resident Ramalakshmi (Samantha Akkineni). The village president (Jagapati Babu) through his henchmen cause untold miseries to the poor farmers, who are unable to question him. Due to the sudden turn of events, Chitti Babu’s brother Kumar challenges the president, and he gets support from the local MLA (Prakash Raj). Much bloodshed happens with Chitti Babu finally revenging for all the losses.
The film was unnecessarily long, with only the last 30 minutes picking some pace. The story is set in the 1980s for no specific reason, maybe the Director Sukumar felt the 3 hours running time and the plot matches the films that were made forty years ago.
Watch it only for Ram Charan & Samantha’s acting and for DSP’s music.