Starring: Samantha, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Unni Mukundan, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj, Shatru, Madhurima, Kalpika Ganesh, Divya Sripada, Priyanka Sharma and others
Director: Hari – Harish
Producer: Sivalenka Krishna Prasad
Music Director : Mani Sharma
Cinematography : M. Sukumar
Editor : Marthand. K. Venkatesh
Release Date : November 11, 2022
Yashoda is Samantha’s biggest release to date and has not been promoted much. The film is out today and read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
Yashoda(Samantha) agrees to become a surrogate mother for money. She joins an surrogacy agency and later finds out that there is something fishy in the entire setup. The moment she realises it, Yashoda is stuck in a maze. Well, how she comes out of it and what issues she faces is the story of the film.
Samantha is the star of the film right from the beginning. She has given a sincere performance and carries the film on her shoulders. The manner in which she has gone about her role showcases what kind of an actress she is. Sam does amazing stunts in the film. Rao Ramesh is good and Murali Sharma is getting repetitive. Varalakshmi Sarathkumar is solid as the main villain and does her role convincingly. The other cast of Unni Mukundan and others do well.
Samantha has been choosing some good films in the last few years. This time, she chooses a female oriented script and aces it nicely. The film deals with the sensitive issue of surrogacy and how it can be misused. This aspect has been nicely established in the film. The visuals and dialogues are good and create an impact.
The second half of the film is where the drama begins. The fights and tension created with good action blocks shows what kind of a film Yashoda is in itself. The art direction and BGM by Mani Sharma are solid. There is a tension in the film which has been maintained well throughout. The manner in which Sam’s truth is shown is a shocker.
Samantha has done well but the film takes time to start. The scenes of the surrogacy center and the bonding between the inmates is quite boring and sidetracks the film. But the directors Hari and Harish make sure that the audience do not get bored with their swift narration. There are a few logics which look silly but all that can be ignored as the film is an engaging watch.
Bottom Line – Engaging thriller