Movie review: “Bangarraju”

A sequel to “Soggade Chinni Nayana,” Bangarraju, is released on the 14th of January, 2022, on the occasion of Pongal. It stars Nagarjuna Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishna, and Kriti Shetty. This J Yuvraj film is produced by Nagarjuna himself and directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala. The music director is Anup Rubens.

The movie is on air and is being promoted a lot lately. So let’s see what this big release has in store for the viewers.


Bangarraju is a family drama with a touch of supernatural elements in it. Bangarraju (Nagarjuna) enjoys his life even in swargam when his wife (Satyamma) visits him one day. She tells him the stories of their grandchild (China Bangarraju) and shows her disappointment in him being a playboy. The character of China Bangarraju is someone who has no track of life, involved in fights with the villains of the village. Satyamma then insists Bangarraju visit Earth once and fix their spoiled grandchild.  Bangarraju, on Earth, fixes the things, and the story is based on that.

Bangarraju -Positive reviews

The decent festive atmosphere is perfect for the Sankranti season. It is focused on a lovely family-like vibe. 

The Nagarjuna and Chaitanya pact is bliss to the eyes. The fun, emotional, action and music scenes are done well together. Krithi Shetty, on the other, appears to be pretty in traditional attire, and her role Naga Lakhsmi shares good chemistry with Chaitanya.

The character of Chaitanya is very vibrant and is shown in floral shirts. He perfectly shoots the action parts, and as usual, he looks charming in all the songs.

The movie has some mesmerizing songs, and the supporting actors have done an excellent job.

Also, how can we separate charm from Nagarjuna?

Bangarraju – Negative reviews

  • The first half of the movie lacks some engagement.
  • There are some unnecessary songs in between that break the flow.
  • Lacks emotional scenes.

Bangarraju – Technical aspects

There are some great songs, and the credit goes to Anup Rubens. All the pieces are vibrant and outstanding. Dialogues are well-written. The camera team has done a superb job showcasing the dynamic rural theme. 

The direction is suitable according to the sequel, but “Soggade Chinni Nayana” was far better.

Final Verdict

Overall, Bangarraju movie is decent and fun for families to watch. The dominant characters Nagarjuna and Chaitanya deed maintain the spark. Although the first half is quite dull, the second half is a good mixture of fun, action, drama, and entertainment. Since the movie has a festive vibe and is released in a festive season, it will go well.

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