Behind the Movie Orange: Ramcharan is back after the industry biggest hit ‘Magadheera,’ Director Baskar heavily burdened to build the new image for Mega Power Star, Harris Jayaraj refreshing tunes already topping the charts, Genelia trying for the first hit in 2010, producer Naga Babu spending more than the needful with entire shooting in Australia…with too many positives and too many logics, ‘Orange’ arrived today as a treat to Mega Fans. Let us se, how colorful is this ‘Color of Love’?
In the Movie Orange: Ram (Ramcharan) is a wonderful youngster residing in Sydney with sister and brother-in-law (Manjula and Sanjay Swaroop). Ram is in search for a new girl after nine successful love failures in his life. Ram believes in ideology that ‘True Love’ can never remain the same with time. Longevity and Love are inversely proportional. With passage of time, Love decreases in intensity and slowly it becomes conditional searching for ‘Reasons’ to get separated between any two lovers. So, Ram believes in the doctrine of Short Term Love.
Jaanu (Genelia) is a bubbly and cheerful college going girl who doesn’t have any idea on Love and she is fascinated to have a Boy Friend. Obviously, Ram falls in love with Jaanu at very first sight only for her innocence. Time starts and Jaanu tries to understand the Short Term Love concept of Ram. More she thinks on this new kind of Love story with her uncle Puppy (Brahmanandam), more she gets deeply attracted into love with Ram.
Here comes the lock as Jaanu demands a Love that is Life Long from Ram who is not in a position to give her a word. Why that Ram is unable to come out of his own puzzle? Here comes the flash back and Ram goes back to his college days where he fell in regular love with Ruba (Shazahn Padamsee). With time, Ram slowly looses his self identity, changes his friends, tastes and on a whole he looses his independence; all for the sake of Ruba who wants Ram to love and live alone for herself. Result is a break up. From then on Ram changes his philosophy.
How did Jaanu, her father (Prabhu), Sydney Police officer (Prakash Raj), Ram’s neighbor (Naga Babu) made our Hero understand the true meaning of Love forms the crispy climax.
Values of the Movie Orange: Story of ‘Orange’ throws a new angle on Love. Such wafer thin and refreshing story lines are tough to be presented on screen. This is more of an excellent screenplay rather than working too much on story. Baskar comes out with this wonderful subject rightly for Ramcharan but script has many loose ends which made the narration partially ineffective. Dialogues worked very well with audience. Few one liners and philosophically coated sweet tablet like dialogues were easily digested by audience. Cinematography by Rajasekhar is top notch and this can be regarded as one of the best in 2010. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh was abrupt and non conclusive in few situations, overall it could have been still better. Music by Harris Jayaraj stood best part of the movie and the background was exuberating. Production values of Naga Babu and Anjana Productions are ‘The Best.’
Performance wise, Ramcharan stole the entire show. He was at very ease shouldering the role with graceful look in trendy modern costumes. As a Lover Boy, Ramcharan scores 100% of marks. Particularly in songs, he will pinch the hearts of young babes. To speak about the body language, Ramcharan seems to have inherited that quality of Chiranjeevi to get deep into any kind of character given. After ‘Magadheera,’ this is the right choice. Genelia has continued the bubbly character of ‘Bommarillu’ in entire first half of this movie but coming to second half, she delivered a settled performance. Shazahn Padamsee has a key role in second half and she looks very beautiful. Though Naga Babu got a small role but ‘reasonably’ the best character in movie. Comedy wise Brahmanandam and Avasarala Srinivas were best mixed into the story. Remaining Prakashraj, Madhurima, Manjula, Sanjay Swaroop, Vennela Kishore, Prabhu, Sameer and others were delightful on the screen.
Out of the Movie Orange: Best Positive and Most Negative aspect of ‘Orange’ is ‘Story’ itself. Ramcharan redefines himself as ‘Great Lover’ who makes us understand that Real Love is more about offering the ‘Ocean of Love’ in the form of Drop by Drop. Real Love never demands ‘Reasons’ and should be seen from the view point of your opposite Partner. Story is very little but it speaks bundles of Philosophy.
Though movie takes off very slowly; once Gennie enters, audience get the doctrine of Ramcharan and Brahmanandam is into the story, ‘Orange’ picks up with huge laughs and good entertainment without missing the logics of actual story in first half. Second half, narration slows down but subject wise more worked out which provides every answer for the questions in first half. The way short climax is worked out in second half, director Baskar’s vision is completed with final scenes and scrolling titles.
For Mega Power Star Fans, sure that you get hooked to screen and Ramcharan has done the magic of Love. Particularly in songs like ‘Nene Nuvvantu’ and ‘Rara Rammante,’ he was amazing. This doesn’t mean that there are no drawbacks. Once we start finding the ‘Reasons’ we end up only with ‘Reasons’ but not the innovative part of ‘Orange.’ Overall, it is the Colorful show with simple and new angle in ‘Love.’
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Orange: Truth – Refreshing, New and Feel Good Love Story. Dare – Slow narration and BO success depends upon how B & C centre audiences digest this Ultra Modern concept and hi-fi picturization.
Reviewed by Srivaas