Battala Ramaswamy Biopikku Review - Incoherent and appalling ‘biopic’
Battala Ramaswamy Biopikku is another Telugu low-budget film which joined the OTT bandwagon. The film is made available for streaming on ZEE5.
Updated: May 14, 2021 15:52 IST
Rating : 1.5/5
Battala Ramaswamy Biopikku Review - Story:
Ramaswamy is a spirited man who has two main aspirations in his life. While one is to marry a woman and spend the rest of his life with her, the other is to develop his sarees business. But his life takes steep turns after he ends up marrying three women. Incidentally, he ends up as a corpse one day. The rest of the story unveils Ramaswamy’s life journey.
Battala Ramaswamy Biopikku Review - Analysis:
This supposed biopic stars quite a few debutantes in the lead roles. These budding actors namely, Altaf Haasan, Shanthi Rao, Lavanya Reddy, and Satvika Jai deliver fine performances. Altaf is a good find. He looks natural and mature.
Novelty and authenticity are the quintessential requirements for an offbeat film to work but sadly, Battala Ramaswamy Biopikku lacks both. One fatuous scene is followed by another in this incoherent and appalling ‘biopic’.
The concept of making a biopic on a fictional character does sound interesting but it requires intricate writing and pacy screenplay to breathe life into a subject like this. In this case, the writing is bland and the screenplay is witless.
The comedy does work in parts but the lifeless story and silly narration kill the more, if there is any. There is one particular scene pertaining to a ‘foursome’ and it has been presented in the clingiest way possible. The film has a run-time of 140 minutes and it barely keeps the viewers engaged for 10 minutes. The big twist towards the end is lackluster as well.
The director Ram Narayan should have come up with fresh ideas to narrate his story. The music and background score are good and so is the cinematography.
Battala Ramaswamy Biopikku Review - Verdict:
This so-called biopic fails in almost every aspect and ends up as a borefest.