Soukhyam Review: Fate of any actor or a director changes with every movie they make. Gopichand is in good form with his family entertainer “Loukhyam” and stylish entertainer “Jil”. A S Ravi Kumar Chowdary who scored a decent hit with his previous flick “Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham” starring Sai Dharam Tej and Regina. Soukhyam is the movie which is coming in their combination as a family entertainer produced under Bhavya Creations by Anand. Let’s see how it works on audience.
Seenu (Gopichand) is a carefree, useless, easy going, reckless (as said in the movie) guy who lives with his parents in Hyderabad. He accidentally gets into an issue with the son of a local goon Baavuji. He meets Sailaja (Regina Cassandra) during a train journey. They fall for each other over a course of time. Seenu takes Sailaja to make her meet his family members during which she is taken away by a gang. The local goon Baavuji tries to take revenge on Seenu and sketches a plan and involves Seenu. What is that plan? Who is the gang? What is the relation of Sailaja with the plan? These questions form the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Gopichand as Seenu is nice. But his character is as same as the one in his Loukyam. He played his role well. Regina Cassandra as Sailaja is good. Her dance moves and grace in songs are good. Rohini Hattagandi garu is good in her small role. Mukesh as Gopichand father played well. Posani Krishna Murali is good in his role. He played his role as he plays in all movies. There is nothing new to offer from his character. Saptagiri tries to evoke comedy from his character, but fails with bad writing. 30 years Prudhvi as reckless star provides some comic relief. Krishna Bhagavan is good in her role. Siva Balaji, Raghu Babu and Siva Prasad are good in their roles. Brahmanandam is good as Daya in spoof of Temper.
Story by Sreedhar Seepana is routine. It is the mix of the very old stories. Screenplay by Kona Venkat and Gopimohan is bad. It neither engage audience nor create interest. Audience start to feel routine and bore from the very beginning. Dialogues written for this movie are average. They are written more for rhyming than to build story. Writers of the movie seem to be having some formula in writing script of this movie. Totally, writing of this movie is bad.
Music by Anup Rubens is just average. None of the songs can be remembered after the movie. Background music is just okay. “Ninu Choodagaane” song from Gopichand and his “Loukyam” is used as background music. Cinematography by Prasad Murella is good. He showed locales in a super way. Editing by Gowtham Raju is good. There is a lot to edit out. Art department is good. They made enough work to get rich visuals, wherever necessary. Stunts and fights are composed well. Production values of Bhavya Creations is nice
Story & Screenplay
Age old comedy scenes
Movie starts with a routine, not so engaging and with rhyming dialogues to introduce hero. Train scenes in the first half seems to be same as the scenes in Ravi Teja and Srinu Vaitla’s super hit movie “Venky”. Chemistry between lead pair to fall for each other is not so convincing and also not so interesting. First half of the movie seems to be in a formulaic way with not so engaging screenplay and ends in a okay note. Second half starts with hero planning to con villain. All the new characters start entering the screen. Comic scenes in second half are entertaing in bits and pieces. Not so good first half and average second half makes this movie fails to entertain audience. Go watch at your own risk and enjoy some spoofs.