Rowdy Fellow (2014)

Telugu 2 hrs 30 mins Action, Drama
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Average Critic Rating: (2.56)
Cast: Nara Rohith , Vishakha Singh
Director: Krishna Chaitanya
Release Date: 21 Nov 2014

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Rowdy Fellow - All Reviews

'Rowdy Fellow' is style over substance.
India Glitz
Yet, the director could not resist the temptation to grab the basic idea from Attarintiki Daaredi’s richie rich hero played by Pawan Kalyan. So, he has an entourage constantly following his hero Rana Pratap throughout. Towards the climax, Rana Pratap even says his uncle is the CM of the state playing perfectly to the galleries.
Rowdy Fellow is an attempt narrate a story of an egoist turning into good Samaritan by doing selfless help to the people in a village. Plus points of the film are music, cinematography and dialogues. The negative points are lack of depth in subject, loose ends and snail-paced narration. On a whole, Rowdy Fellow is a good attempt to make a stylish yet different film.
On the whole Rowdy Fellow is good. Rowdy Fellow is one time watchable movie. I Luv Cinema. In Rating: 3/5 Rowdy Fellow Movie Review & Rating was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by Raghu
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There are some flaws in the storyline, but the one that too glaring to ignore is the climax
C H Sushil Rao, The Times of India
Rowdy Fellow is stylish but marred by a few drags and flaws. We are not told why did Nara Rohit return to India? Why is he so rich? Why did Reckless Vishaka falls in love with a simple man? What happens to Talluri Rameshwari post investigation? What keeps Rohit motivating post his ego satisfaction? Shunning Rohit, rest of the characters lack depth, situations look vacuous and uninspiring. The narrative is uneven and the tempo – not exactly girdlin
Sunny's style continues to be uniquely engaging!
Karthik Srinivas, Milliblog
'Rowdy Fellow' is a stylish and unconventional police drama that is well supported by some good performances
S Mahesh Koneru, Releaseday
The film opens with a badly injured Rana Pratap Jaydev (Nara Rohit) being abducted by Silk Babu (Posani Murali Krishna) and his men. In a flashback of sorts it is revealed that Rana is a rich young man with an ego to match his fortune.
Ranjani Rajendra, The Hindu
The movie is overall OK. Very slow narration and run time might work against the movie. We need to wait and watch how the audience will receive the movie.
In B and C centres, this flick is expected to touch the above average mark.
The film has a familiar plot but it is the way the whole thing has been treated that creates the difference. The first half goes about with some elements of comedy, some romane and some action. The interval bang was promising and the second half was more intense with more emotional quotient. Overall, this is a film which has been made with more of style than substance. This would appease the urban and multiplex audience in a big way while B,C centers would need a word of mouth publicity. At the box office, this can be an above average fare.
In B and C centres, this flick is expected to touch the above average mark
This film is unique and the way lyricist turned director Krishna Chaitanya handled it is good. Background score elevates the movie to the next level. Cinematography is also good. This movie is apt for Nara Rohit and his screen presence and dialogue delivery is awesome. He has been attempting to do something different with his films unlike the routine commercial potboilers. This one is also one among them. The remix song from NTR’s ‘Bhale Thammudu’ movie ‘Enthavarugani..vedantulaina gaane’ is very good.
Business Of Tollywood
Rohit comes with a mission to teach a lesson to SP. He forgets that just passes the time by teasing the heroine and her friends all the time. Things get better after his confrontation with an old lady and it starts to grab audience's attention. Second half is based on the war between hero and villain. Suddenly heroine goes out of scene and everything takes back seat. Although second half is slightly better than the first half, it gets interesting only towards the penultimate scenes.
Rana Pratap [Nara Rohit] is a spoil brat, born in a filthy wealthy family. Rana is egoistic in nature and goes to any extent to satisfy it. One day he fights with a police officer [Ahuti Prasad] and to teach him a lesson, he joins the department. Rana will be transferred to Kolleru village which is ruled by dread politician Durga Prasad [Rao Ramesh]. Rana gets to know that the village has many problems to get solved but to do that he should cross Durga Prasad
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Tollywood is back with a finer political movie “Rowdy Fellow”. The film is a good entertainer with a fresh and interesting concept. If the Director had done more homework on its screenplay, the movie could have been a master piece. Even this film is different as Nara Rohit’s previous flicks and has something unique about it.
Krishna Chaitanya tried to come with a powerful story on his debut with Nara Rohit who created impact with Pratinidhi. However right from the start he lost plot with slow narration. He tried to makeup for the lost time by speeding up from the interval. But unwanted comedy, songs acted as speed breakers. This evaporated interest among viewers and from then on it has been an uphill task for him.
On the whole, Rowdy Fellow showcases Nara Rohit’s tremendous growth as an actor. Even this film is different as his previous flicks and has something unique about it. The rustic set up, Nara Rohit and Rao Ramesh’s tremendous performance are basic plus points. On the flip side, a slightly off-track second half and slow pace makes this film just an ok watch.
With so much positivity one would assume a thoroughly entertaining film but that is not the case here as these small and interesting parts don’t rise as a whole to make a mark. One universal cohesiveness that delivers a knock out punch is missing in the film. The film moves laboriously to arrive to the point. Despite this one overall problem the film courtesy of its characters is easily a watch once.
Watch Rowdy Fellow for powerful dialogues and Nara Rohit's new look as a cop.
First half of the movie passes with plotting the characters and their connections leaving simple traces for the second half, which has something fresh to offer from the first one. Climax is not that impactive and logical, as the dialogues.On the whole, a keen entertainer that could be watched for storyline and performances. Strictly, not commercial film.
Nara Rohit is just apt to the role. His mannerism, body language as arrogant cop are too good and he elevates himself with role. His dialog delivery improved and his screen presence is quite appealing. Rohith's performance in the climax episodes needs special mention. Overall, it is Rohith's show all the way.
ebutant Krishna Chaitanya seems to have been influenced by lot of Telugu and Hollywood stuff. His confusion in narrating the story with a new hybrid format of ‘Swamy Rara’ style on a mass action subject went wayward. Almost all the scenes and characterizations were lifted from other super hit films. Despite all these, everything looked half cooked with no fluency or completeness offered. Krishna Chaitanya’s efforts as a director are utterly inferior relative to his superior writing abilities. More disadvantageous is, for the first time Rohit has also become a drawback moving in comatose condition
Biting more than what it can chew, the film packs too many ideas. The Rip Van Winkle hero takes up the cause of low salaries for cops and institutes a Police Welfare Fund as the prescription. There is a dose of revolutionary message at the end, never mind the fact that the film has ideas like the aforementioned one!
Finally, Rowdy Fellow is one more wasted opportunity. A good subject is marred by the inexperience of director which resulted in several flaws in the film. On the whole the film fails to impress the audience in anyway.