Rangabali Telugu Movie Review


Rangabali Telugu Movie Review

Release Date : July 07, 2023

123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5

Starring: Naga Shaurya, Yukti Thareja, Shine Tom Chacko, Satya, Brahmaji, Rajkumar Kasireddy

Director: Pawan Basamsetti

Producer: Sudhakar Cherukuri

Music Director: Pawan CH

Cinematographer: Divakar Mani

Editor:Kartika Srinivas

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Promising actor Naga Shaurya has joined hands with first-time director Pawan Basamsetti for Rangabali. The film has released in theaters today. Let’s see how the film fares.


Shaurya (Naga Shaurya), a laid-back individual, deeply loves his hometown Rajavaram and is reluctant to leave. However, his father forcefully sends him to Vizag for studies. There, he falls in love with a doctor named Sahaja (Yukti Thareja). Unfortunately, Sahaja’s father (Murali Sharma) opposes their marriage due to an issue related to the Rangabali center in Rajavaram. What is the issue? Did Shaurya manage to resolve it? How is Parasuram (Shine Tom Chacko) connected to the problem surrounding the Rangabali center? The movie will unveil the answers.

Plus Points:

Young actor Naga Shaurya once again proves that playing a boy-next-door role is a cakewalk for him. His portrayal of a person deeply attached to his hometown and challenging its influential figure for a cause is commendable. His dialogue delivery, especially during the warning scenes, has improved significantly. Shaurya also excels in comedy scenes.

Comedian Satya is exceptional in his role. His comedic timing is impeccable, making the audience burst into laughter with his expressions and funny dialogues. He carries the first half of the film effortlessly.

Goparaju Ramana has a small but effective role. His interactions with Naga Shaurya are enjoyable to watch.

The director succeeds in making the first half enjoyable, thanks to the well-executed comedy scenes involving Shaurya and Satya.

Minus Points:

The story lacks a strong hook to engage the audience. While the director handles the first half well with decent comedy scenes between Shaurya, his friends, and his family, the second half fall short. The first half sets the stage for a solid second half, but the director fails to capitalize on it due to poor writing. The weak screenplay further exacerbates the issue, resulting in Rangabali being below par.

It is disappointing to see talented actor Shine Tom Chacko in a character that lacks sufficient screen time. Additionally, his poorly written character and underwhelming face-off scenes with Naga Shaurya fail to leave an impression.

Despite having Murali Sharma and Sarathkumar in key roles, the director fails to utilize them effectively. Better scenes could have been written for them. Characters like Anantha Sriram serve no purpose in the film’s plot.

Moreover, comedian Satya rarely appears on the screen in the second half. The director should not have trimmed his character as it would have altered the movie’s outcome.

The second half is a major letdown, especially from the pre-climax onwards. By the time the audience grasps what is happening, the film ends abruptly, giving a forced conclusion.

Technical Aspects:

Director Pawan Basamsetti fails to make a decent debut. He could have invested more effort into the story in the second hour and written a better screenplay to make Rangabali at least a decent film.

The placement of the songs is poor, and none of them leave a lasting impression after leaving the cinemas. Pawan CH could have composed better tunes to make Rangabali at least a musical hit.

Cinematography by Divakar Mani is satisfactory. Although the film’s runtime is decent, the second half gives the impression that the editor could have trimmed numerous unnecessary scenes. The production values are well presented and noticeable on the screen.


Overall, Rangabali is a poorly written and half-backed action comedy drama. Apart from Naga Shaurya’s performance and Satya’s comedy, the film offers too little to be excited about. If you still choose to watch it, keep your expectations low.

123telugu.com Rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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