Vinaya Vidheya Rama - Movie Review

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:30
Vinaya Vidheya Rama (2019)
Cast & Crew: 

Film: Vinaya Vidheya Rama
Cast: Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Vivek Oberoi, Prasanth, Sneha, Aryan Rajesh, Mahesh Manjrekar, Hema, Praveena, Mukesh Rishi, Madunandan, Prudhvi and others
Dialogues: M Rathnam
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Rishi Punjabi, Arthur Wilson
Editing: Kotagiri and Thammiraju
Stunts: Kanal Kannan
Art: A S Prakash
Produced by: DVV Danayya
Story, screenplay and directed by: Boyapati Srinu
CBFC Rating: UA
Runtime: 146 min

What’s it about?

Ram (Ram Charan) as a kid is deserted by his parents near a railway track and four other orphans pick him up and raise him as their own brother. They all grow up and lead a happy family together. His brothers are well-settled and married. The elder one is an IAS officer who irks a brutal and savage leader in Bihar (Vivek Oberoi). How Ram becomes saviour for his brother and their family forms the rest of the story.
A decade ago, mind-less action movies were regular feature in Tollywood but now even movies made in the mass genre are being made with logic, reason and rhyme. When critics and audiences have started appreciating Ram Charan for picking up good scripts like ‘Dhruva’ and ‘Rangasthalam’ (this revenge drama went on to collect nearly Rs 125 Cr), he has presented us this outrageously illogical, incoherent and torturous movie ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’. Why?
Sad to see that even in this age, directors are weaving such ridiculous scripts. I have always wondered why cops or government officers or laws don't obey geographical borders and legal jurisdictions in Boyapati's movies. ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’ entirely centers on a silly plot line - a ruthless Bihar leader kills an election officer who came from Vizag all the way to this place. One state’s election officer cannot be transferred to other state even if he/she is an IAS officer. And where in India, one political leader maintains thousands of private army and kills a judge, several officers, and journalists on an open land without getting punished for years? Where does this universe exist? Only in Boyapati’s mind?
When Prasanth is chased by villain gang in Bihar, he makes a call to his brother Ram Charan who is on a temple visit in Gujarat and Ram Charan jumps on to top of a train and lands in Bihar, and immediately he gets a horse to ride and mouths a dialogue: “Daari kanukkovadaki 100 mandini champesa, vastunnappudu 100 mandini lepesa, vachaka maro mandini lepesa” (I killed 100 people while finding this location and killed another 100 enroute, and some more were smashed in my hands here). This is just a sample of many such horrifying sequences.
In one scene when Ram Charan gets into a tiff with a local leader (played by Mukesh Rishi) in Vizag, the leader says that he would make him piss off in pants. To this Ram Charan goes to him and tries to unzip and asks him to do so.
While the action sequences are such senseless, the supposedly family and romantic sequences also lack sensibilities. The Pelli Choopulu scene and following Prudhvi explaining his first night experience with his wife Hema is crude.
More than this romantic and family scenes, the action episodes, the fights scare us to death. They are annoyingly illogical.
Ram Charan has looked like a Rambo in action sequences but he has not done anything else to prove his acting. He doesn’t have any scope in the film either. Vivek Oberoi as Bihar Raj shows off the cruelness. Prasanth and Sneha gets better roles among the huge cast. Kiara has no role to talk  about but she is there to show off her navel and cleavage and to dance in songs with Ram Charan.
The film is shot lavishly with high range of production values. The film has many sets and each song and fight sequence seems to have been shot with crores of rupees. You witness only lavishness and are not impressed by the proceedings. Kanal Kannan’s fights are like video game fights, no logic.
Devi Sri Prasad songs are ordinary. The only plus is its runtime. Director Boyapati’s script and direction both are worse.
Bottom-line: ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’ is a movie full of senseless moments and has outdated narration. Atrociously bad. No reason to the scenes, no logic to the plot, no rhyme to the proceedings.

Reviewed by: 
J Gudelli