Sri Rama Rajyam is a Telugu mythological film based on Indian epic Ramayana. The film revolves around the phase in Lord Rama's life wherein he has to abandon his beloved wife Sita on moral grounds on account of accusations by a washerman. The washerman questions Sita's character based on the fact that Sita had spent time in Ravana's city called 'Lanka' while she was being held captive there. Once abandoned, pregnant Sita goes to a forest and is provided with shelter and protection in Saint Valmiki's Ashram. There, she gives birth to two twin boys- Luva and Kusha. The events that unfold after their birth form larger part of the movie. Catch our nation's most epic mythological story in all its glory in the form of a motion picture movie. The film gloriously revolves around the life of the protagonist - Lord Rama.
The movie is directed by one of the most coveted directors of his generation - Bapu. Actors Nandamuri Balakrishna and Nayantra have essayed the role of Lord Rama and Sita respectively. This movie was highly appreciated and was a big success, critically as well as commercially by fans and critics alike. The film was awarded with seven Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, including for Best feature film. Ramayana is one of the two important and great Hindu Epics, the other one being Ramayana. It depicts various virtues of humanity like love for relationships, respect, truth, honesty, ethics, friendship and much more in its course. The Ramayana as a scripture was written by great saint Rishi Valmiki. In this scripture, Lord Rama is revered as an ideal son, an ideal brother, an ideal husband and an ideal king. He is referred to as 'Maryada Purshottam Rama'.
Lord Rama, King Dasharatha's eldest son, and his wife Sita live in Ayodhya. King Dasharatha's frail and deteriorating health means he'd need to announce a successor to take over his throne, most likely Rama. But just as when Rama is about to be sworn in a king, his step mother tricks King Dashratha into announcing her son Bharata as the king and Rama is exiled for 14 years. Like an obedient son, he follows his fathers orders and leaves to live in a forest along with his wife and younger brother Laxman, who insists on being a part of this exile to serve his elder brother. In the forest, Sita is abducted by Ravana, a very wise but arrogant king.
Rama , aided by Laxman along with the help of Lord Hanuman and others, frees Sita from her captivity and kills Ravana. He returns to Ayodhya after the exile and Bharat happily gives away the throne for Rama. The whole city rejoices but one washerman dares to question Sita's piousness on the grounds that she has been held captive by Ravana and is no more a woman of character. Rama, although has complete faith on Sita, abandons her on moral grounds. Dive into the past as the movie takes you on a journey back in the sands of time.
BalaKrishna has very beautifully essayed the character of Rama. He, with great subtlety has been able to show the inner turmoil and conflicting emotions Rama goes throughout his tumultuous journey. Nayantara is elegant as Sita and delivers a powerful performance. The direction and screenplay are impeccable. The music and background score by great Ilayaraja fits the movie perfectly and renders the scene a life of their own. In the present scenario wherein a movie needs action, songs, dance sequences to make a film successful, director Bapu spells magic 170 mins in this mythological movie.
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