I was initially very skeptical about watching this film because of Balayya. Thanks that I decided the other way at least yesterday.
The background score is one of the best in recent times. The whole magic is created by the maestro Ilayaraja. The visuals are good. They can be better yet. The grand palace of Rama was beautiful and very royal. But, the Valmiki Ashrama and the forest to be precise are very bad.
It is but natural to compare this with Lavakusa. That movie was a great one because of the performances purely. Here, Nageswara Rao provided the star power more than the performance. The songs in the older version are far more better. I missed the heart touching feel of "E nimishaniki emi jaruguno" song. Overall, Nayanatara's performance is the only thing that can be compared with a victory to this version.
At the end, I have to say that this film is way better than the other films that are coming out these days. A must watch...
Pros: Music, Nayanatara, Nageswara Rao and some VFX.