Rana Daggubati to battle his uncle Venkatesh in a household feud drama – Past Bollywood


Mirzapur creator Karan Anshuman offers Netflix its personal desi noir that’s an official adaptation of American collection Ray Donovan.

Daggubati Venkatesh and Rana Daggubati in Rana Naidu [2023]

By Mayur Lookhar

A legend of Telugu movie trade, Daggubati Venkatesh has additionally flirted with Hindi cinema a few years in the past. Bollywood fondly remembers him because the harmless lover in Anari [1993], which was a remake of his Telugu movie Chinna Thambi [1993]. He did one other Hindi movie Taqdeerwala [1995]. Close to three a long time later, Venkatesh returns to the Hindi leisure area with Rana Naidu, a Netflix authentic collection, which additionally marks his debut within the OTT place.

Shot in Hindi and Telugu, Rana Naidu [2023] is the official desi adaptation of American collection Ray Donovan. What makes it particular is for the Indian audiences is that here’s a present that pits Venkatesh in opposition to his nephew Rana Daggubati. The plot too revolved round a reel household feud the place Naga [Venkatesh] is squaring up in opposition to his personal son Rana [Rana Daggubati]. Naga has been launched from an Andhra jail 5 years earlier than his sentence. He involves Mumbai the place he isn’t welcome by Rana, who’s a strong determine within the metropolis. No quarter is given as Rana and Venkatesh throw all punches at one another. The ‘kickass’ jibe on the finish of the trailer will shock Venkatesh’s followers because the Telugu cinema legend has made a profession out of enjoying the household man.

We haven’t seen Ray Donovan, however we presume that Rana Naidu shall be offered as a uncle versus nephew reel battle. The trailer that was launched yesterday [15 September] may be very a lot constructed across the disdain that Rana and Naga have for one another. What’s it that makes Rana despise his father a lot? That will be revealed later when the collection hits Netflix on 10 March.

Mirzapur creator Karan Anshuman has given Netflix a desi noir of its personal. The tone, colour, specific nature seen within the trailer means that here’s a noir that’s extra apt for particular person viewing than neighborhood. Netflix India VP Monika Shergill even cheekily stated on the trailer launch final night that this present is best suited to observe on particular person machine, calling it a maiden foray into masala entertainer for the worldwide streaming large.

We’re unsure about masala, however we certain did discover loads of guts, dare, intimacy within the trailer. There may be Surveen Chawla, who performs Rana’s loving spouse right here. There may be additionally a membership [item] track too. Whereas the plot, as seen within the trailer, might not appear all that engaging, Rana Naidu does boast of a powerful ensemble, led by Rana Daggubati, Venkatesh. Sushant Singh, Ashish Vidyarthi, Gaurav Chopra are seasoned artistes who by no means disappoint.

Ultimately, it’s the uncle versus nephew reel battle that builds curiosity round this collection. Rana Daggubati naturally revealed that it was powerful for him to be talking in that aggressive tone along with his revered uncle. Rana Naidu is a ‘fixer of every thing, however this damaged bond is tough to fix. It’s a courageous transfer by Venkatesh (62) too take up such a personality.

Onerous to say whether or not the household viewers will get collectively to observe this collection, however Netflix will hope that Rana Naidu appeals appeals the audience.

Watch the trailer under.


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