After Paritala Ravi’s story as Rakta Charitra, maverick director Ram Gopal Verma is back with another political, gang war and crime based story about Vijayawada’s politician cum factionist Vangaveeti Ranga.
RGV cannot hold back when it comes to crime, thriller or horror genre, and adding a story-line from his home turf Vijayawada to all these elements is definitely not worth missing. One such attempt is his latest movie Vangaveeti. Its trailer was released on Sunday and is already inching towards half a million views.
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Vangaveeti is a story about former Congress MLA Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga, and his brother Vangaveeti Radha. It deals with the influence and power-play they had during the caste war and political turmoil in Vijayawada during the 70s and 80s.
To give a brief backdrop, it was during the Left reign of the trade unions in Vijayawada under the rule of Chalasani Venkata Ratnam when Ranga’s brother allegedly murdered Ratnam in the prevailing gang wars in early 70s, sparking a crisis. Later in 80s Ranga, belonging to Kaapu caste, took on with his TDP rival leaders, mixing the caste fight with politics, and creating a blood bath in the city.
The trailer of the movie shows how the nexus and political rivalry unfurls along with gang fights and armed violence in Vijayawada which led to a 40-day curfew in the city.
Under RGV’s direction, the movie features Sandeep as Vangaveeti Radha and Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga, Vamsi Nakkanti as Chalasani Venkata Ratnam, Vamsee Chaganti as Devineni Murali, Kautilya as Devineni Gandhi, Shritej as Devineni Nehru and Naina Gangualy as Ratna Kumari. Music was composed by Ravi Shankar and Dasaru Kiran Kumar is bankrolling the movie.