Film: Yuddham Sharanam
Actors : Naga Chaitanya, Lavanya Tripati, Srikanth Meka, Revathi, Rao Ramesh and others
Director: Krishna Marimuthu
Music: Vivek Sagar
Producer: Sai Korrapati
Reviewed By : Team CG
Naga Chaitanya who’s coming fresh of a blockbuster is ready with yet another family cum action entertainer Yuddham Sharanam and after a late but decent round of promotions, the film will be releasing today. The advance bookings of the film are on the lower side and the unit would only expect a better word of mouth for the movie to get going. Has it turned out any better?
The story can be easily guessed from the trailer itself and it is all about a 25 year old guy whose loving family is struck by a mishap. How it turns out a planned murder, how the hero finds out and how he takes his revenge forms the rest of the story.
It will be Revathi’s performance which stands out of all in the movie with Rao Ramesh supporting her ably well. Their scenes have been executed extremely well and they’ve done exceedingly well. Naga Chaitanya is okay and has limited scope for any performance. Lavanya has little to do and so do the rest of the characters. Srikanth’s performance however is a letdown and he doesn’t provide that cruelty required of the character he’s had to portray.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are a relief with different score and they are used to move the story forward, the picturization helping them well. Background music however is terrific and Vivek Sagar has done a terrific job with the background score. Background score of this film will remain a highlight.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
The movie starts well with setting up all the characters in the first few minutes and the first half is dealt well sustaining the suspense and with some good family sequences. But once the suspense is revealed, the film goes into full action mode, resembling Sahasam Swasaga Saagipo from then on. The second half is more or less like SSS and bores you to an extent. The amateurish direction was evident with few revelations being too simple where a lot of drama could have been used. Dialogues are just okay.
Cinematography is very good and many close up shots have been used to great extent. The lighting used is great as well and while the second half is mostly shot in dark light, the first half gives you a rich feel.
Production values from Vaaraahi are rich as expected and the film is presented in great manner. A rich feel is carried throughout the first half with little to do in the second half.
Overall, Yuddham Sharanam gets off to a great start, sets up the plot well in the first 40 minutes and the graph keeps falling from then on. The second half is more or less a rehash of Sahasam Swasaga Saagipo which bores you to some extent with a boring and below par climax. The film will end up as a flop given its current buzz.
You “may” watch it.
Yuddham kaadu, Sharaname!!
Rating : 2.75/5
AP/TG audience : Flop
US/ROW : Flop
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
NA – Not rating this genre.
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.