Rudhramadevi (2015)

Telugu History, Action, Drama
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Total Reviews: 27
Sahi: 15 Nahi: 12

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Average Critic Rating: (2.69)
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Rudhramadevi - Movie Reviews

Yes, the film has innumerable flaws and has possibly got some historical facts incorrect too - well, history comes with so many different versions of it anyway! But it is definitely watchable for the effort and more importantly because it is a piece of history of our part of the world that has been brought alive. But an advice here: If you want to watch the film in 3D, make sure you look for a screen made for it!
The Times Of India
The reviewer watched the movie in 2D format, not in 3D
Telugu Cinema
Not quite the epic saga it set out to be, unfortunately
Bangalore Mirror
Worth watching for VFX works and Allu Arjun
Cine Outlook
One would expect a film on Rudrama Devi to highlight her special skills and heroics but surprisingly Gunasekhar downplayed those aspects and focused on her gender identity. So much time is spent on this topic that doesn't add any value to the film or the character. The romantic part is another hiccup that dilutes the drama. Rudrama Devi character is not elevated at all except for the sword fight where she singlehandedly kills hundreds of men.
Gulte
The movie has rich production values and the scenes are not unnecessarily draged.The presention is impressive. A family entertainer and can be seen once.
Business Of Tollywood
Gunasekhar should have opted to make a documentary on Rudhrama Devi if he is so inspired by her life. Making a film of this scale losing track in basic in the tryst to deliver a technical extravaganza, is the death nail for the film.
NowRunning
Without thinking about commercial ingredients, Rudhramadevi should be watched for its show of history. Telugu people will be knowing about this queen and how she's brought up before she got ousted from the kingdom and recaptures the throne herself. Kids and family audiences might enjoy the film for its history, while hardcore 'masala' lovers will find only Bunny's work amazing. As the release is timed in holiday season, it works for Gunasekhar mostly
TeluguOne
Music is a deep disappointment. Though the songs are shot well, as the songs lack proper music, they turn irritating. The cinematography is decent throughout and the graphics along with the huge sets have been grand enough. The production values have been lavish and Gunasekhar do not disappoint this time and might be bounced back in the film industry with Rudhramadevi movie.
Andhrawishesh
Rudramadevi-Better read about her.Rudrama Devi’ is a big disappointment for all Telugu people who are waiting all these days to heroics of queen on celluloid.
AndhraHeadlines
On the whole, Rudrama Devi is a decent attempt from Gunasekhar. Heavy duty star cast, rich visuals and Allu Arjun’s stunning character elevate the film to a decent level. But a dragged out narration and slow pace of the film makes things tedious during the second half. The film is bound to get some huge openings because of the buzz it is carrying. Finally, if you keep all your expectations in check and go with the flow of the film, you can easily give this film a shot for its lavish film making and historical lineage.
Telugu123
For a much-required lesson in history and for every single time India has assumed its women are weaker. History proves us wrong, and how!
BookMyShow
Overall, Rudhramadevi solely rides on the shoulders of Anushka Shetty, who comes up with yet another remarkable act in a women-centric film
Only Kollywood
A brave attempt that is let down by length and screenplay.
India Glitz
Director Gunasekhar also wastes time on the male disguised female Rudramadevi, showing little on the noble and adventure activities of the great Kakatiya queen. Her great works are mentioned but not shown. Also more focus was shown on the songs, the romance between Anushka and Rana which doesn’t impress at all.
Greatandhra
Music is a deep disappointment. Though the songs are shot well, as the songs lack proper music, they turn irritating. The cinematography is decent throughout and the graphics along with the huge sets have been grand enough. The production values have been lavish and Gunasekhar do not disappoint this time and might be bounced back in the film industry with Rudhramadevi movie.
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
On the whole, Rudrama Devi is a decent attempt from Gunasekhar. Heavy duty star cast, rich visuals and Allu Arjun’s stunning character elevate the film to a decent level. But a dragged out narration and slow pace of the film makes things tedious during the second half. The film is bound to get some huge openings because of the buzz it is carrying. Finally, if you keep all your expectations in check and go with the flow of the film, you can easily give this film a shot for its lavish film making and historical lineage.
24Krafts
Clearly one can see a lack of vision, which you found in abundance in Bahubali. The locations picked were terrible. It reminded the early 90s in Doordarshan where we had some folklore shows shot in some random jungles with rocks. Coming to the graphics, the less said, the better. It may be unfair to expect the perfection seen in Bahubali, but they are expected to be serious instead of turning out to be unintentionally funny. Visually, the film is hardly appealing.
Chitramala
It has been a year of kings, queens and royal betrayals.
BollywoodLife
It is not Anushka's film all the way.  There is an unexpected dose of Allu Arjun's quirkiness here.  Some cliched elements like Anushka's fiery dance in the climax could have been avoided.  Fairly good writing otherwise.
India Glitz
There are several shortcomings, but Gunasekhar piques the interest to go back and read up more about this warrior queen.
The Hindu
Director Gunasekhar deserves applause for his attempt to capture history on screen, but the melodramatic screenplay, never-ending battle scenes and exaggerated performances give an unreal quality to this real-life account
REDIFF
The story of Rudramadevi is all about determined women, who went through all the struggles to save her people and the Telugu culture. The film has received mostly positive reviews from the audience around the world. It is an epic film with spectacular visual effects and beautiful scenery. Anushka’s performance, Allu Arjun’s stunning character and beautiful visual effects make this film a memorable one. On the whole, Rudramadevi is a Good Attempt by Gunasekhar.
TeluguMirchi
Untold History Ineptly Presented.
Cinejosh
Rudhramadevi is a monolithic and epic movie with spectacular visual effects and beautiful scenery. I liked how they presented Rudhramadevi's character and her struggle to be a powerful man in spite of heavy pressures. It’s a realistic looking period war film thats a complete crowd pleaser.
apherald
The story that director Gunasekhar chose has everything that is commercially viable, which is a plus point in itself. A scene where Anushka and Prakash Raj talks about women and few other scenes involving Allu Arjun depicts the command of the director. However, the cinematic liberties he chose to take appeared lame and the jerky narration has left blemishes on the film.
OneIndia
Gunasekhar recreates Rudrama Devi history for current generation. You can watch it for Allu Arjun, Anushka and content despite of any other flaws like graphics and slow narration in second half.
Myfirstshow