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Review: Deva Katta tackles topics that are common knowledge yet taken for granted in Republic. Newspaper headlines often read of how a whistle-blower or an honest bureaucrat met a fate that both reads like a warning sign and deflects others from following their chosen path. And while the four pillars of democracy are left blaming each other, who is really at fault here?

There is a young man called Panja Abhiram (Sai Dharam Tej) who has a bright future at MIT in the US. Instead he chooses to stay back in his hometown Eluru and write the civils to be anything but like his father Dasarath (Jagapathi Babu), a corrupt officer. Even as seeds are sown for his reign as a district collector, the Thelleru water body that has been encroached for fishing purposes is rotting. The farmers, whose land surrounds the water body, are ****ing themselves because they see no future. Minister Vishakha Vani (Ramya Krishnan) is a businesswoman turned politician who draws the lines here, expecting no one to cross them. Myra Hanson (Aishwarya Rajesh) is an NRI looking for her missing brother. In this game of chess where only one can emerge winner, will it be Abhi?

Early on in the film Abhiram says, “Nenu Bharateeyudu ni kadu, Aparichitudini kadu,” referencing Shankar’s famous films where taking the vigilante route seems to be the only answer. This young man however believes otherwise. He doesn’t believe rapists should be ****ed in fake encounters or that a criminal who has shoot-at-sight court orders on him should be allowed to roam free. Even as he sees the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary crumble around him, he remains steadfast that truth must prevail and the people must get back their power. Isn’t that what a democracy is supposed to be? Then again, when the people themselves are flawed and test boundaries for their own greed, who is to blame or left to fight for? Deva Katta excels at setting the story firmly in place in Eluru. Him and Kiran Jay Kumar (who co-wrote the screenplay) do a good job at penning some hard-hitting dialogues and scenes.

Republic unfolds slowly through Abhiram’s eyes. As the film progresses, we’re told that the ones surviving are the ones who’ve gotten used to the ‘system’ and the ones meeting their deaths are the ones who are revolting against it. But who’s really pulling the strings here? Every character in this film who’re called out by Abhi for being corrupt have their own backstory for being the way they are. Are they just surviving or morally corrupt because they’re greedy? There seems to be no right answer. Myra also has her fair share of troubles she must veer from and yet her fate seems interlinked only to how it pushes Abhi. Deva Katta does a good job of showing how gender politics come to play even when doling out undignified death but it’s not explored enough to leave an impact.

The first half of the film gives Sai Dharam Tej a chance to show off his dance moves before getting into the thick of things. But this is not a film where you’re going to be provided any entertainment (rightly so) because Deva Katta has a bigger story to tell. By the end of it all you wonder if any character in this film, including Abhi and Vishakha Vani who spend most of the second half ****ing heads, even mattered in the long run. This is also a metaphor he explores when he tells the story of 'devil fish' ruining the eco-system. The film makes it clear that heroism and right intentions are also usually never enough to save the day.

Republic is not without its flaws. While the film keeps you engaged, the pace might test the patience of those who want to know where it’s all headed. The score and songs by Mani Sharma are okay. While Deva Katta sows the seed that every person is a result of their past trauma and experiences, not enough is done to delve deeper. Even a woman getting ***ually exploited or a farmer brutally ****ed in broad daylight end up being nothing more than a plot point to show the extent people will go to. The cinematic liberties taken stand out like a sore thumb sometimes. After a point it feels like the director takes on too much at once.

Sai Dharam Tej gives the film and the character his all. He manages to carry the heft of the film even if he falters during some scenes. Nonetheless, it feels good to see actors move to scripts that demand more than the usual heroism from them. Ramya Krishnan is delicious as the baddie, a woman who will smile in your face even as she plots your fate. A dramatic scene where these two face-off shows just how adept she is at what she does and just how naïve and raw Abhi is at handling dirty politics. Aishwarya Rajesh is good in her role but in a film where even the lead is nothing more than a character to explore the film through, she ends up handed the short end of the stick. Srikanth Iyengar, Rahul Ramakrishna and Jagapathi Babu too shine in their roles.

Republic is not the film to watch if you’re looking for light-hearted entertainment. But if you’re in the mood for a fairly realistic political drama with an intense and heart-breaking ending, watch the film.

(1) Republic First Look Posters:

(2) Republic Cast & Crew:

Director Deva Katta
Star Cast Sai Dharam Tej, Aishwarya Rajesh, Jagapathi Babu, Ramya Krishna, And Others
Language Telugu
Genre Political Thriller
Release Date 4 June, 2021
Producer J. Bhagawan, J. Pullarao
Production Company JB Entertainments
Story Deva Katta
Dialogue Deva Katta
Music Director Mani Sharma
M. Sukumar
Editor Praveen K. L.
Status Under Production

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(4) Republic Budget And Box Office:

Budget Approx 20.00 Crores**
Screens Not Found / Coming Soon
Collection (India) ₹3.75 crore (1 day
Collection (WorldWide) Not Found / Coming Soon
Collection (Overseas) Not Found / Coming Soon
Hit / Flop Not Found / Coming Soon

(5) Republic Predictions:

The film was launched in early 2020 and filming was began in mid-2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the filming was paused and later resumed in December 2020.[2] Nivetha Pethuraj was earlier cast for the film, who was later replaced by Aishwarya Rajesh.[3][4] The film's title was announced 25 January 2021.[5] The film was shot for 64 days and completed the shoot in February 2021.[6] Tej started dubbing for his character in June 2021.

In early 2021, the makers announced the film would release on 4 June 2021.[8] However, due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, the film's release was postponed.[9] In August 2021, the film's release date was announced to be as 1 October 2021

(6) Republic Roles And Republic Cast:

Sai Dharam Tej
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Aishwarya Rajesh As N/A
Jagapathi Babu As N/A
Ramya Krishna As N/A
Rahul Ramakrishna As N/A
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Vinay Nallakadi
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(7) Republic All Songs / Music Videos:

The background music and soundtrack for the film was composed by Mani Sharma.

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(9) Republic Trailer:

Calling it an "intense political drama," Neeshita Nyayapati of The Times of India rated the film 3/5. Nyayapati appreciated the performances writing, "Sai Dharam Tej gives the film and the character his all [..] Ramya Krishnan is delicious as the baddie, a woman who will smile in your face even as she plots your fate."[11] The Hindu critic Sangeetha Devi Dundoo termed it a "gripping political drama doesn’t take an escapist entertainment route." She opined that the film’s strength lied in its grey characters.[12]
Ram Venkat Srikar of Cinema Express called it "well-crafted" and wrote: "Republic is a smart construction on the idea of corruption and how its repercussions seep into the lives of innocents." He added that the writing is strong and coherent. Srikar drew comparisons with Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View (1974) as in the conflict in both films, encircles a water body and mysterious disappearances.[13] In his review for the Hindustan Times, Haricharan Pudipeddi said: "Sai Dharam Tej is aptly cast, and he gets ample scope and screen time to shine and deliver a strong performance."[14] Appreciating the performances of Tej, Ramya and Aishwarya, Prakash Pecheti of Telangana Today stated: "Republic surely adds a cap in the feather for Sai Dharam Tej."[15] Reveiwing the film for The New Indian Express, Gabbeta Raniith Kumar said that Katta presented Republic as a cautionary tale reminding the audience of the importance of citizen activism, criticism and constant vigilance to protect the sanctity of democracy

Republic Teaser | Sai Tej, Aishwarya Rajesh, Jagapathibabu

Watch Full Teaser Trailer From the Movie Republic. .

(10) Republic Story / Plot:

Story: Panja Abhiram is a youngster who wants to change the political system from the inside out. But when he’s chipped away at every turn, will he be the one to change the fate of his hometown?

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