Director: D Satyaprakash
Cast: K Jayaram, Nataraj, Dharmanna Kadur, Bimbashri Ninasam, M K Mutt, Sridhar, Radha Ramachandra, Priya.
After critically acclaimed and multi award winning Kannada movie Thithi, Sandalwood produces one more brilliant piece of cinematic journey by yet another newcomer - Satyaprakash. His Rama Rama Re captures one of the best tales of life and death in the recent times, expressed through handful of realistic characters - all bound on an adventure that is filled with excitement and memories.
The best part of this ‘road trip’ is that the journey ends well within two hours and music scored by the youngest in the field – Vasuki Vaibhav creates an aura of musical atmosphere which makes the trip more enjoyable even as the narration dwells into more serious aspects of the delightful saga over life and death webbed with some intricacies.
There are no star actors or any tall claims about its making or even the presence of any ghosts but Rama Rama Re has a few things which always works in favour of hard working film makers, which is a top class story with good screenplay, coupled with decent narration.
It is a simple story of a convict on death row, who escapes from prison and accidentally ends up with a veteran who is called upon by the authorities to teach the process of hanging a convict to the new staff. Thereafter the director ‘threads’ their journey together along with few more characters who make their way ‘in and out’ of the two main characters, leaving an everlasting impression on both the minds!
Just like when a delicious food is cooked to perfection, making it very tasty to feast upon, every ingredient in Rama Rama Re including the characters, their performances, and the making of the entire journey stands on top for an unmissable watch. The raw look and feel of the film is another impressive detailing by the maker. Further, it is not philosophical nor does it tries to teach anything but the essence is one which plays on the minds.
There is also a jeep which keeps moving throughout the trip until its destination is reached.
Insofar as the onscreen performance are concerned, Nataraj as Sandal Raja is too ‘clean’, Dharma provides the touch of humour and Jayaram as Ramanna is apt including the rest of them. Do watch this fantastic journey which comes with an assurance that the audience will come out of it singing – Oh Rama Rama Re… Oh Rama Rama Re…!