Rana Naidu is now streaming on Netflix. The show stars Rana and Venkatesh Daggubati in lead roles. Here’s our early review of the show.
Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh Daggubati star in the Netflix show Rana Naidu.
- Rana Naidu starred Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh Daggubati in lead roles.
- The show is streaming on Netflix.
- It has a total of 10 episodes.
By Rajesh Singh: Mumbai of the 90s, then known as Bombay, was often portrayed as the center of ‘underground’ activities. Over the years, Mumbai has managed to redeem itself to be seen as the financial capital of India. However, Bollywood and scandal live on as in Mumbai.
Rana Naidu is Netflix’s attempt to spice up the already heavily hyped news gossip column. celebrities, money, scandals, sexual gestures, foul language, and gang warfare; It has everything you have remotely heard about the film industry. But does this cliche plot work?
Meet Rana Naidu (Rana Daggubati), a fixer who has a reputation for rescuing almost every celebrity from dire situations. The first episode begins with Rana rescuing a flamboyant ‘cricketer’ who is busy ‘blowing’ his money in a hotel room. To avoid a scam, Rana and his boss ‘OB’ get a new client. This is what Rana does. He fixes problems, we are told!
After a painfully spectacular first episode, the show reveals the main plot, which is essentially a family drama amidst all this chaos. Meet Venkatesh Daggubati as Naga Naidu, an ex-convict who gets an early release from prison. He is also the father of Rana, whom he despises. Their conflicting personalities and the father-son tension keep your interest in the story.
Real-life uncle-nephew duo Rana and Venkatesh, both are brilliant as reel father-son duo. The ease and ease with which they play their respective roles onscreen is phenomenal. This is the first time the two have appeared together in a show. Prior to this, Venky made a cameo appearance in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012), starring Rana in the lead. But this is the first time they are appearing together in completely hardcore character roles.
Also, it is really refreshing to see Rana fitting into the series after Bhalladev’s ‘heavy’ act in Baahubali. We wouldn’t mind having more of them together in the future.
Rana Naidu is now streaming on Netflix
There are several supporting characters, including Abhishek Banerjee and Sushant Singh, who play Rana’s brothers. The parallel story of both the brothers is also going on. Surveen Chawla plays Naina, Rana’s wife, who is a strong-willed woman and has a mysterious vibe to her role. They all fit into their respective roles very well.
What happens when all these worlds collide and deceit and drama take center stage? Well, the 10-episode long series delves into just that.
Writer Suparn Verma (who is credited with the success of The Family Man) directed the show along with Karan Anshuman. After two episodes, one can see that the show is relying entirely on the skills of its actors to pull off the underwritten characters. Rana and Venkatesh are convincing in their parts as estranged father and son. Venkatesh brings a sense of innocence to Naga, who seems like a man with a lot of secrets.
Rana is confident enough to let him be your fixer if a problem arises. but that’s about it! The background score or screenplay gets tiresome. Pretty much everything in the first episode, including profanity. The show is a victim of stereotypical Bollywood representation. Dialogues are not worth remembering.
Rana Naidu relies heavily on the crime thriller/revenge story template, which doesn’t quite work as one would expect. The show is an official adaptation of Ray Donovan and is 10 episodes long.
Watch it for Rana’s good looks and performance as well as Venkatesh’s amazing screen presence! currently streaming on netflix.