Looks like Tollywood is enjoying more of these vintage dramas now, and after the biopics like Mahanati and commercial films in a period era like Rangasthalam, we have many such coming up. One of them is Sharwanand’s Ranarangam too.
Going by the teaser, this Sudheer Varma directorial talks about the story of a guy named Deva who has climbed all the way to the top in the mafia with a dazzling lady like Kajal Agarwal by his side. Then comes the 90s era vintage flashback involving Kalyani Priyadarshan. It looks like Sharwa plays the role of the guy who smuggles and sells liquor early in his age to become a big don as he reaches middle age.
Well, the teaser reminds of many of Shahrukh Khan’s super flop film “Raees” where he starts smuggling liquor in the banned state of Gujarat and rises to become a big Don in his own way. We have to see how Sudheer Varma narrated the story intriguingly as the liquor ban in AP was not as tough and rude as it happened in Gujarat.
Cinematography by Diwakar Mani and music by Prashant Pillai seem to be just okay for this vintage drama, while director Sudheer Varma has picked up interesting blocks from Hollywood movies like Taken and other mafia flicks quite charmingly.