Story: Anna (Mohan Babu) is a much revered Rowdy who is law onto himself. He opposes the construction of a dam that would displace villagers from 30 villages. His enemies plan to eliminate him by manipulating Anna’s elder son. But they have to contend with the younger son Krishna.
User Reviews: The complete absence of thrill factor is what proves to be the biggest stumbling block for the movie. Even the suspense surrounding who plans the murder attempt on Anna just isn’t engaging enough. Some actors have the ability to rise above the film they are acting in. Without even wearing an iota make up, Mohan Babu manages to lend a sense of believable to the character of a good nature strongman who reigns supreme in an unspecified fiefdom in Rayalaseema. Mohan Babu is a superb actor. After M Dharmaraju MA and Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary, this is the most compelling character he has done in his career. It took a director of Ram Gopal Varma caliber to present Mohan Babu in natural avatar. Plus points of the film are Mohan Babu, Vishnu Manchu, and their characterizations. On the flip side a toned-down violence and a compelling second half would have made the movie more universal. On a whole, Rowdy is a special film that adds a feather to the cap of Mohan Babu.