Rana Naidu Web Series: Cast, Plot, and Release Date
Renowned actors are expressing interest in entering the world of over-the-top (OTT) content, and Shahid Kapoor has already made his debut with “Farzi.” Many Bollywood actors have followed suit, and now Telugu actors, including big stars such as Rana and Venkatesh, are making their OTT debuts with the series “Rana Naidu.”
Since its announcement, the series has generated high anticipation among viewers. Now that it has officially aired, let’s delve into a review to determine if it is worth watching.
The highly anticipated Hindi-language crime drama Rana Naidu is set to release on March 10th, 2023. The series is directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma and produced by Aaron Sunder under Locomotive Global Inc.
The series is an official adaptation of the popular American TV show Ray Donovan, with Rana and Venkatesh playing the lead roles of a fixer and his father, respectively. Rana expressed his excitement about working with his real-life uncle on social media, stating, “Always wanted to share the screen with my uncle the VICTORY V and my dream is finally coming true. As much as I love him off-screen, in ‘Rana Naidu’ we are going to be at each other’s throats.”
Storyline: The series, also known as “Rana,” revolves around Rana Naidu, a problem solver for Bollywood celebrities. Although he comes from a simple family, one day he becomes entangled in a major scandal. As a result, the problem he was attempting to solve spirals out of control when his father Naga, also known as Venkatesh, is released from jail. Rana despises his father, but he possesses a talent for problem-solving. Can he resolve his own problem, and why does Rana hold so much disdain for his father?
Cast & Crew: Venkatesh and Rana, alongside Surveen Chawla, Ashish Vidywarthi, Sushant Singh, Gaurav Chopra, Suchitra Pillai, and others, join forces in this production. The script was written by Karan Anshuman, Ananya Moy, BVS Ravi, Vibhav Vishal, and Karan Anshuman. Karan Anshuman and Suparn Varma co-directed the film. Sunder Aaron produced the film, which was edited by Manan Mehta and Ninad Khanolkar. Jhon Stewart Eduri and Jayakrishna Gummadi composed the music.
Verdict: Venkatesh and Rana are the primary attractions of this series. Venkatesh is known for his family films, but this is the first time he has taken on a role that has never been seen before, and it has captured the audience’s attention. In the first two episodes, we witness Rana’s world-building, family life, and how much he detests his father Naga, which piques our interest in the series’ fascinating premise that gradually draws you in.
The proper amount of drama keeps you engaged in the plot until Naga, played by Venkatesh, is released from prison. Despite the somewhat slow narration, viewers can relate to what is occurring on screen. The series is a blend of several genres, beginning as an action-crime show before shifting to a family drama. The series’ highlights include the rivalry between father and son, Rana Naidu’s emotional depth despite being a criminal, his efforts to make amends for his misdeeds, and the lack of thrills and cliffhangers in favour of human nature.
A show-stopper: We all know how talented Venkatesh is, but this grey character is quite new to him, and he portrayed it flawlessly. He did a fantastic job as Naga. Although there isn’t much of a challenge in portraying Rana, Survin Chawla, Ashish Vidywarthi, Sushant Singh, Gaurav Chopra, and others performed their roles admirably.
Karan Anshuman and Suparn Varma’s adaptation of the novel for an Indian audience was outstanding. However, it appears that they created this series for a Hindi audience by casting well-known Telugu actors. Despite this, the Telugu dubbing was subpar, and the series should have been filmed in both Telugu and Hindi. Nonetheless, they succeeded in keeping the audience interested.
The rest of the technical team performed admirably, with Jay
Rana Naidu trailer is here