Venkatesh's Narappa Review : Emotional Revenge Drama

Venkatesh’s Narappa Review : Emotional Revenge Drama

Starring : Venkatesh, Priyamani, Karthik Rathnam

Director : Srikanth Addala

Produced by : D. Suresh Babu, Kalaippuli S. Thanu

Music Director : Mani Sharma

Release Date : July 20, 2021 (Amazon Prime)

Rating : 3.5/5

Narappa is one of the biggest Telugu movies to be out on the OTT space. Starring Venkatesh and Priyamani in lead roles, this film is out now on Amazon Prime. Let’s see how it is.


Narappa(Venkatesh) leads a peaceful life with his wife(Priyamani), daughter, and two sons in a small village in Ananthapur. The village head, Pandusamy plans to capture Narappa’s land and this does not go well with his elder son Munikanna(Karthik Rathnam) who locks horns with Panduswamy. Calamity strikes and Narappa faces a huge loss. In an unexpected manner, even as Narappa stays calm, his younger son, Sinnappa takes a violent route for revenge, leading to dangerous consequences. Was Narappa able to protect his family and lands? That forms the rest of the story?

Plus Points

Venkatesh’s Solid Performance
supporting actors performance
Manisharma’s Bgm

Minus Points

Flashback Portions
Predicatable Second Half
simple climax


“Narappa” is a film which had solid storyline and had set well in Telugu nativity. The Production Values , locations, backdrop of the film taken in rustic manner. The shots were executed really well. Srikanth Addala was successful as a director by showcasing the emotions intact from the original and shown Venkatesh in Solid manner. Coming To the Performances Venkatesh Stood tall in this film , He Had given his career best performance till date. He Literally shocks you with emotional performance and aggressive avatar. And it has been a while seeing Venkatesh in a mass role. National Award Winner Priyamani Was Amazing in her role, she is perfect fit for the role, she even dubbed for her role in Anantapur slang. Karthik Rathnam is superb as munikanna , elder son of Narappa. The Actor Who played Sinnappa Was Terrific, Rajeev Kanakala gets a solid role after long time, and he nails it. The strong Emotions in the First Half clicked really well. Especially performances of Venkatesh and priyamani during munikanna’s Death was Brilliant.

After the emotional first half the pace of the film drops a bit. particularly when the film enters into the flashback it gets predictable. The scenes which showcased in flashback doesn’t make any impact. For all those who have seen Asuran will get disappointed during the second half as the intensity misses a bit though the film is ended well.


Finally, Narappa is Decently Made family drama made in rustic manner with some solid emotions. The storyline is a bit predictable post interval. But engaging narration and Venkatesh’s brilliant performance made this a Worth Watch Those who watched Asuran will draw Comparisons, Rest All Can Enjoy this emotional rustic thriller.

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