Film Review: Rao Ramesh turns asset to Prati Roju Pandage


Prati Roju Pandage is an old family drama with comedy and some emotions. The first half is Average and 2nd half is ok. The film reminds us of the Venkatesh’s hit movie Kalisundam Raa, Shatamanam Bhavati etc.

But the comedy track is good especially the scene at the dining table where Rao Ramesh comments on Bhadram pair. The audience couldn’t stop themselves from laughing. It was so hilarious. Emotional scenes are all pretty good to watch particularly climax scenes worked out well. Though the story is old, Screenplay was ok in some parts. Director handled the comedy scenes perfectly. Dialogues are so so. Photography is Average. Costumes are ok and Art Direction is so so.

I didn’t see Raveendar’s range of art direction. However, the two songs are ok. Background score is good. The overall direction is ok. Production values are not so high but ok. Sai Dharam Tej has done justice to his role. Rashi Khanna,  Satya Raj is good. Rao Ramesh turned out to be the biggest asset for this Movie as his dialogue modulation was fantastic.

Positive Points: *Genre(Good option for families) *Comedy (Especially dining scene) *Some emotional scenes..(climax)

Negative Points: *Old treatment *Predictable Narration

Overall Movie is Average. A good option for families to watch the movie. I feel its perfect fit for Sankranti. 

My rating: 2.75

Punchline: ‘Sagam Pandaga’ (Half Festival)


  1. Generally, some of the directors in the past used to create a story in such a way that the Character Artists will play a majority role and a young couple is added for duets and songs. In Sankarabharanam, Mutyala Muggu, Rangila Ratnam, Chadarangam, Pandanti Kaapuram Andaru Dongle (Shobhana Babu Manjula), etc movies were used run like that. Now in Pratiroju Pandage movie also Satya Raj, Rao Ramesh and Murali Sharma were main pillars. So film is running successfully. It’s a low-cost movie without any sets with huge profits.

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