Released on: March 25, 2021
Banner: Eros Motion Pictures
Director: Prabhu Solomon
Cinematography: AR Ashok Kumar
Music: Shantanu Moitra
Cast: Rana Daggubati, Vishnu Vishal, Zoya Hussain, Shriya Pilgaonkar Ananth Mahadevan, and Raghu Babu,
Rana Daggubati established himself as a versatile actor by doing a variety of films since his first film ‘ Leader’. Besides, he also became a popular Pan India hero as well with movies like Bahubali, Dum Maaro Dum, Department, The Ghazi Attack and so on. Aranya is his latest movie which also releases in several Indian languages including Hindi.
Bhupathi aka Aranya (Rana Daggubati) plays the protector of the forests and animals continuing his family legacy from generations. He devotes his life to the woods by being a forest man and also wins the President’s award for his services.
However, Kanakamedala Rajagopalam (Ananth Madhavan) who is a politician and a builder have other plans. He comes in to build a township in the middle of the forest. This encroaches the path of the elephants which they were using for ages to drink water. So, it makes the elephants wild and causes havoc in the nearby villages.
How Aranya takes on the wily politician is the rest of the story.
The director could have made the film to fit in the cinematic canvas. However, the dialogues penned by Vanamali are interesting. Above all, the film is technically sound with great visuals of the greens. The production values and design are grand. The camera work is exceptional and a good background score elevated the movie.
Rana Daggupati stands out with exceptional performance as a man who is born and brought up in forests. He effortlessly portrayed the shades of all emotions with finesse. Vishnu Vishal played his part while Zoya Hussain and Shriya did not have much to showcase their performances. Anant Mahadevan got a meaty role among the rest.
Rana’s Splendid Performance
Good Sounding and Background Score
Aranya carries a Good Message about the Conservation of Forests. A Thought-Provoking Movie.