Verdict: A musical and devotional extravaganza.
Nagabharanam stars Ramya in the lead role and is a Kannada movie dubbed and released simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil languages. This flick is directed by Kodi Ramakrishna who has earlier given some epic blockbusters in the form of Ammoru, Devi, Arundathi etc. Also being the 201st film of Dr. Vishnuvardhan, there are huge expectations surrounding this flick. Let’s see if this maverick director succeeded in repeating the magic on-screen.
Diganth Manchale (Naga Charan) is the owner of a famous music troupe who plans to participate in an event held in Delhi. The winner of the event will get the famous Mahakavacham, which is under the scanner of many evil eyes. Manasa (Ramya) meets Naga Charan and flirts him to join the troupe. In no time, they get close and practice to win the tournament. One day Naga Charan notices some divine and extraordinary capabilities of Manasa. Who is Manasa? What is her motive? Is there any hidden agenda to join this troupe? What is the connection between Maha Kavacham and her? Does she seek revenge to save the Kavacham from evil forces? To know all these, one has to watch Nagabharanam.
Nagabharanam is Ramya show all the way. She has given a performance of lifetime and is sure to win many awards this year. She was mesmerizing in both the characters she enacted. Her performance as Nagamma in the flashback episode is mind blowing. It is a treat to watch her after quite a long time. Diganth Manchale gave a decent performance as the famous singer and musician. He is good in all the stage shows and is at ease while performing dances. Sai Kumar was terrific as Sivaiah, especially in the fight scene that comes in the flashback episode and is one of the major highlights of the movie. Dr. Vishnuvardhan will be seen in the climax fight and is a complete treat to his fans. All the action sequences are carved to perfection and will be remembered for years to come. Mukul Dev plays the main antagonist and has done his role to perfection and is well supported by his gang. Rest of the cast were adequate.
Kodi Ramakrishna who is very famous for graphics in his movies has once again repeated the magic. All the graphic sequences are top notch. The murders revolving snake graphics are very well executed and all the action sequences looked rich and real. Music by Guru Kiran is wonderful and all the songs are etched well. They do not act as speed breakers and are a part of the story. The cinematography is equally good.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Watch this movie for its huge canvas and some extraordinary performances from all lead characters. A definite value for your money and guaranteed entertainment.
— By Ajay Mudunuri