Movie Review | \'Rules Ranjann\' is a ludicrous comic caper

Cast: Kiran Abbavaram, Neha Shetty, Vennela Kishore, Subbaraju and Hyper Aadhi

Director: Rathinam Krishna

Rating: 1.5 stars

Young actor Kiran Abbavaram became popular with films like SR Kalyanamandapam and Vinara Bhagyamu Vishnu Katha and was hoping to make a comeback with Rules Ranjann but he is in for a disappointment going by the outcome and response.

The much-hyped laugh-riot is a mindless entertainer riding on worn-out jokes and lifeless romance between Kiran and Neha Shetty to test audience's patience in theatres. Kiran lists out ‘rules’ for apartment residents and later in office which are nothing but farce and absurd In fact, director Rathinam Krishna makes a mockery of the IT industry with his amateurish understanding of their work and depicts them as an unskilled workforce.

Probably, the director drew inspiration from a scene in Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule wherein a new joinee Venkatesh restores the codes after the systems crash due to his mistake earlier. In this film, Kiran rectifies a technical glitch and gains the confidence of his boss, but this film doesn’t have a strong love story or emotional quotient of Venky’s film, so it is no match to that entertainer.

Neha Shetty of DJ Tillu fame looks pretty, but she can't shine in an ill-defined role. The film is loaded with a bunch of comedians like Vennela Kishore, Hyper Aadhi, Viva Harsha, and others but they don’t leave the audience in splits barring a few laughs.

The film is all about Kiran Abbavaram who works as a software professional in an office in Mumbai. He is known as Rules Ranjann for laying out conditions in office and residential society. One day, he happens to meet a pretty girl Neha Shetty at a Metro station and he calls her by her name Sana. She is shocked, but later learns that they studied in the same Engineering College back in Tirupati and he has been her secret admirer. But she had no clue about it back then. Suddenly, she leaves for Tirupati. Besotted with her, Kiran also arrives in Tirupathi to win her with the help of his friends. Will he be able to succeed in his mission forms the rest of the story?

Kiran Abbavaram needs to pick interesting scripts since he does have talent and also has some flair for comedy. He made it on his own in the industry. But he just needs a good story and director because his last film Meter turned out to be a damp squib. Neha Shetty who proved her mettle in DJ Tillu and Bedurulanka has been given only glam-centric roles cashing on her pretty looks and slim avatar. Vennela Kishore as the hero’s colleague evokes few laughs, but goes overboard with adult jokes. Hyper Aadhi is merely loud and crappy. Music director Amrish's song ‘Sammohunuda’ rocks but he fails in other aspects.

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