Narappa is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language period action drama film directed by Srikanth Addala. It is remake of the Tamil-language film Asuran (2019) which is itself based on the novel Vekkai by Poomani.
CAST: Venkatesh, Priyamani, Karthik Rathnam in lead roles.
TELUGU SWAG RATING:
TELUGU 360 (Rating: 2.75/5):
Narappa is a faithful remake of Asuran and Venkatesh delivers his best. The second half sounds lengthy and slow-paced after a gripping first half.
Great Andhra (Rating: 2.5/5):
“Narappa” indeed has some emotional moments and is frame by frame remake. Still, it pales in comparison to the original Tamil movie on many accounts. Venkatesh and Priyamani’s performance and interesting plot are the reason why “Narappa” works in parts. It could have worked as a whole had the second half was handled better.
Mirchi9 (Rating: 3/5):
Overall, Narappa is a faithful remake of the original where the whole thing is recreated as it is. Venkatesh, with a career-best act and the scintillating background score, holds the attention throughout. Give Narappa a try; it would be a minimum decent watch for sure.
123TELUGU (Rating: 3.25/5):
On the whole, Narappa is a well-made family drama that has some solid action and emotions. The storyline is a bit predictable and things get slow in the post-interval parts. Those who have watched the original will surely draw comparisons, but the engaging narration and Venkatesh’s standout act clear all the glitches and make this film a breezy watch this weekend.
Times Of India (Rating: 3.5/5):
Narappa is familiar territory for those who have seen Asuran. It might not be as smooth as the original due to some of the performances by the supporting cast, but it manages to get the message across loud and clear. For those who haven’t seen Vetrimaaran’s work, this is another film like the recent Uppena, Colour Photo, Palasa 1978, Dorasaani, et al that deal with the subject well. Give it a chance if you don’t mind watching a film that forces you to look at your own prejudices.