Review: Shatamanam Bhavati

Cast: Sharwanand, Anupama Parameshwaran, Prakash Raj, Jaya Sudha and others

Editing: Madhu

Cinematography: Sameer Reddy

Music: Mickey J Mayer

Producer: Dil Raju

Direction: Vegnesha Satish

Just like last year, Sharwanand has come up with yet another movie titled Shatamanam Bhavati for the Sankranthi race. He scored a hit last year despite being released amidst biggies. He is hoping to continue the same with this movie. Here’s the review of the film.

Synopsis:

Raghava Raju (Prakash Raj) and Janakamma (Jaya Sudha) is the old couple who lives in the village called Athreyapuram in East Godavari district. Both of their sons and the daughter settle abroad. Meanwhile, their grandson Raju (Sharwanand) also stays with them in the village. To see his children who never come to visit him, Raghava Raju makes a plan and succeeds in bringing down all of his family members to the village for Sankranthi.

Meanwhile, Raghava Raju’s granddaughter Nitya (Anupama Parameshwaran), who comes from Australia, falls in love with Raju. After a few days, Janakamma comes to know about Raghava Raju’s plan and confronts him on the issue. Slowly, the family issues get bigger in the house. What was that plan? Did Raju and Nitya get married? To know these answers, catch the film in the theatre.

Performances:

Sharwanand impresses the audience with his exceptional acting skills as always. Anupama Parameshwaran looks cute and also acted well. Both the actors performed well in their roles and their chemistry works well on screen. The major highlight of the film is Prakash Raj and Jaya Sudha. Both of them proved why they are best in the lot, yet again. The director has taken a brilliant choice to cast them in this film. Yesteryear actress Indraja made a re-entry with this film and she was good. Rest of the cast did justice to their roles.

Technical and overall analysis:

Many films came in the past which deals with the family relationships and family values. But it is fact that people will always accept family entertainers if they are presented differently. Director Vegnesha Satish also tried to do the same. He narrated the whole story revolving around a small twist. Music by Mickey J Mayer is another plus for the movie. All the songs and background music brought the fell of village life. Even the cinematography was good. Editing was okay and production values were nice.

Shatamanam Bhavati is a film which deals with the story of NRIs who forget their parents, relatives, and villages by settling in foreign countries. The first half of the film is very nice but it gets slow during the second half. The climax remains as the major highlight. The dialogues regarding family values are very well written. Overall, Shatamanam Bhavati is a good family entertainer to watch out during this festive weekend.

One-line verdict:

Decent family entertainer

Rating: 3/5

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