Sai Pallavi and Rana Daggubati’s Virata Parvam was released in the theatres today. The film got mixed reviews. Director Venu Udugula did his job perfectly. He borrowed the title from the Indian epic Mahabharata which covers the exile of the Pandavas. The movie is set in the early ’90s and the plot revolves around the Naxalite movement that took place in the Telangana region in the 1990s.
Sai Pallavi as Vennela
Rana Daggubati as Dr. Ravi Shankar aka Comrade Ravanna
Priyamani as Comrade Bharathakka
Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari
Rana Daggubati lived in the role of Ravanna, a poet who has the Naxalite ideology and his books were banned by the government. But his words find Sai Pallavi who essayed the role of Vennela and she wants to meet him. Vennela idolises Ravanna.
Priyamani also acted with much ease and perfection. She was seen in the role of Comrade Bharathakka. She got into the skin of the character.
Venu Ugudula narrated the story with much interest. Earlier, many movies were made on Naxalism, but for the first time, a love story is interwoven in the film.
Virata Parvam is inspired by real-life instances.
Sai Pallavi pulled off the Vennela character with a charm.
The movie has a stellar cast of Nandita Das, Priyamani, Rana Daggubati, Sai Pallavi, Zarina Wahab and others.