Film: Sathamanam Bhavathi
Actors : Sharwanand, Anupama Parameshwaran, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Naresh and others
Director: Satish Vegesna
Music: Mickey J Meyer
Producer: Dil Raju, Sirish
Reviewed By : Sriram
Sharwanand who’s scored a solid hit with Express Raja last Sankranthi is looking to repeat the feat and has come up with his latest offering Sathamana Bhavathi. Filmed as a family entertainer, this film has opened to screening today and let’s find out how it is.
The story of the film is about a family whose younger generation is settled overseas while the parents are yearning for their children’s visit. How the family is bought together during the festival, what emotions run through them in the process, how the hero and heroine fall for each other forms the rest of the story.
Sharwanand gave a subtle performance and suited his role perfectly. Anupama did well in her role and was better in the second half when compared to the first. Jayasudha did her role to perfection while Prakash Raj was his usual self. Naresh gets a good character and he does extremely well with it. Rest of the crew got enough screen presence and everyone suited their roles.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs in the film are decent and have been shot well. They do not spoil the flow of the film and go along with it for the most part. The village locales have been captured very well in the songs and the songs would suit the current mood of Sankranthi festival.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
Satish Vegesna chose a script which has been beaten to death and the screenplay isn’t that superb as well. Right from the word go, every scene of the movie is predictable and would give you a feel of “already seen”. Given that it is a family movie, this may have been expected but the freshness factor missing might just work against the film’s favour. Comedy in the film is decent and the dialogues are good. Climax is as expected and is simple.
Cinematography in the film is top notch and the village atmosphere has been captured with great dexterity. Songs have been shot well and so are the family sequences.
Technical values are great and as expected from SVC Entertainments and the art work is great as well. Great details has been taken care in the family sequences and the output was evident on screen.
Sathamanam Bhavathi is a decent film which may appeal to limited section of audience. Repetitiveness might just work against the movie’s favour. While it is no great watch, it doesn’t bore you to the core as well.
You “may” watch it.
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4- Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.