Satish Varma directed Changure Bangaru Raja, a crime comedy produced by Tiger Nageswara Rao star Ravi Teja
Ravi Teja, who had three releases as an actor this year - Waltair Veerayya, Tiger Nageswara Rao and Ravanasura, also turned a producer for a small-budget film titled Changure Bangaru Raja. The film, produced under RT Team Works, is a crime comedy, that marked the directorial debut of Satish Varma. Karthik Rathnam, Goldie Nissy played the leads in the film also starring Satya, Ravi Babu, Ajay, Vasu Inturi.
Also written by Satish Varma, Changure Bangaru Raja released in theatres for Vinayaka Chaturthi on September 15. While the film earned decent reviews, it could only put up a modest show at the box office. ETV Win, the OTT platform owned by the Eenadu group, initially premiered the film in October, nearly a month after its theatrical run. The crime comedy enjoyed good viewership on the platform.
After premiering on ETV Win in October, the rural comedy is now out another OTT platform - Amazon Prime Video. The leading streaming platform sprung a surprise with the announcement this Friday. “Kick back, relax, and catch the excitement of #ChangureBangaruRaja. Streaming exclusively on @PrimeVideoIN,” the production confirmed the news this morning.
Changure Bangaru Raja’s story commences when Somanaidu, a villager who does odd jobs for a living, is found murdered under a bridge. All eyes are on his bitter rival - Bangarraju, an orphaned mechanic. The latter falls in love with a corrupt constable Manga. Will Bangarraju succeed in proving his innocence? There’s more confusion when Tata Rao and a contract killer Gateelu enter his life.
OTTplay.com's critic, while reviewing the film, wrote, “Changure Bangaru Raja is a largely impressive, partly inconsistent crime comedy with superb humour and fine performances. Debutant Satish Varma displays a good flair for comedy, writes quirky characters and establishes the rural backdrop with earnestness.” Karthik Rathnam was also seen in the OTT show Vyavastha and another film titled Lingoccha.