Rangasthalam’ film review, Box Office Collection: Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni made a storm in screens

Rangasthalam, made a blast opening in box office. Ramcharan and Samathan starring village 
movie hit the theaters on friday. First of its kind from Ram Charan, and critics considering best
in his film career.
Rural backdrop of a fictional village and in the not-too-distant past of the ‘80s, Rangasthalam 
defies a new  box-office norms for Tollywood.

Ram Charan, who started his career with a lavishly mounted, big-budget movie Magadheera, 
has shown no qualms in playing the role of an illiterate, semi-deaf village do-gooder, while one
 of south India’s top heroines, Samantha Akkineni, is shown in a deglamorized role of a village 
belle who keeps harping on the fact that she’s been to school up to sixth grade and nobody can 
dupe her.
Rangasthalam follows a deep and strength-full storyline which made the movie to the next level.

Rangasthalam’ film review, Box Office Collection: Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni made a storm in screens

In Rangasthalam, however, we have Ram Charan stand arm-in-arm with onscreen brother 
Aadhi but at the same time fearful of his safety. This equation adds a refreshing twist to the 
character of the hero.
Cinematography by Rathnavelu has added great value to the film. The chase sequence in the 
night, especially when Chitti Babu is taken over by rage, is shot so well and accompanied by 
great background score.
Prakash Raj is his usual self. A seasoned character artiste, he does full justice to his role as 
Kumar’s mentor, but with a shady side.
Samantha Akkineni as Rama Lakshmi is charming. It is because of Rama Lakshmi that the fight 
begins, making her incidental to the plot of a commercial movie. This is the first film in which 
Ram Charan and Samantha have worked together, and their chemistry keeps the first half of the 
film lighthearted.
Rangamma athamma, played by Anasuya Bharadwaj, is a memorable supporting character 
whose equation with Chitti stands out. The film really belongs to director Sukumar who 
manages to take up an age-old formula and make it work with his vision.
Talking about dance numbers, the film has one too. This time it’s Pooja Hegde as Jigel Rani.

BottomLine : At 2 hours 50 minutes, the film is long and could have been edited better.
BoX Office
Made on a budget of Rs 60 Cr, the theatrical rights of ‘Rangasthalam’ were reportedly sold for 
Rs 80 Cr – the highest for a Ram Charan film. The film has even received tremendous response
 at the US Box Office raking in $ 706,612 through previews alone. It even remained strong on 
Friday and raked in $ 523,686, taking its collection to $ 1,230,298. A strong word of mouth is 
said to boost sales of the film in the coming days too. As per early estimates, ‘Rangasthalam’ 
has collected Rs 41.50 Cr worldwide on the first day.