Om Namo Venkatesaya Review, Rating 3/5 stars: Devotional biopic on ‘Hathiram Bhavaji’

Om Namo Venkatesaya Review, Rating 3/5 stars: Devotional biopic on ‘Hathiram Bhavaji’

Om Namo Venkatesaya Review: Director and producer, K. Raghavendra Rao who is directing after nearly 4 years is again coming up with his mark Devotional film starring Nagarjuna, Anushka Shetty and Saurabh Raj Jain in lead roles. The movie in being released widely in Telugu language all over India. Nagarjuna has previously acted in devotee roles in Annamayya and Shiridi Sai and is playing the role of a devotee in this film also. Here is our Om Namo Venkatesaya review rating that released on February 10th, 2017.

Movie: Om Namo Venkatesaya (2017)

Language: Telugu

Release Date: 10th February, 2017.

Om Namo Venkatesaya Review:

Om Namo Venkatesaya is an out and out devotional film from all aspects and many old cinema making techniques are used in the movie. It has been many days since a devotional biopic has come out in Telugu Cinema and family/elderly audience can take a sigh of relief watching this movie among all the commercial movies produced today. Om Namo Venkatesaya Review stars Nagarjuna in lead role and Anushka Shetty, Saurabh Raj Jain in supporting roles.


Om Namo Venkatesaya is the biopic of ‘Hathiram Bhavaji’, a North Indian Saint who visited South India in 1500 CE (Common Era of Civilization). In his expeditions around the world to find peace, he visits ‘Tirumala’ and becomes an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara. Impressed by his devotion, Lord Venkateswara used to come to play dice with Hathiram daily in his temple. One Day, Lord Venkateswara gets late playing dice and leaves in a hurry leaving his ornament behind which also gets missed on his statue. The trustees of the temple doubt it on Hathiram Bhavaji and take him to King’s court. The King in returns gives a punishment and Hathiram is faced with the danger of death. What happens next? and Will Lord Venkateswara come to save Hathiram? forms the rest of the story.


  • Nagarjuna performance
  • Saurabh Raj Jain and Anushka Shetty performance
  • Cinematography
  • Feel of the Good Old Cinema
  • Jagapathi Babu performance

Negative points:

  1. Cliche camera angles and BGMs
  2. Duration of the movie
  3. Performances of the sub artists

Om Namo Venkatesaya Rating 3/5 stars

All in all, Om Namo Venkatesaya is a movie targeted for Lord Venkateswara followers and his devotees. Family audience and elderly people will appreciate the film while youngsters and Millennials may find it boring given the screenplay and storytelling. Fine performances from all the lead actors make Om Namo Venkatesaya rating a fine watch. Over drama in some scenes will take away the attention of the audience. The locations and VFX of long shots are very good. The cinematography gives the movie the look of 2005 Telugu films. The songs are all hum worthy and again, will not stay in minds of youngsters for too long.

Take your family to watch Om Namo Venkatesaya for amazing performances from the lead cast and also for K. Raghavendra Rao, who returned to direct Telugu cinema after long gap.

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