Kanam Movie Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)

Movie Name Kanam
Movie Rating 2.5/5
Movie Cast Naga Shaurya and Sai Pallavi
Director AL Vijay
Music Director Sam CS
Production Company Lyca Productions
Release Date April 27, 2018

Kanam is a latest Telugu film that released today in the theatres. The film stars Naga Shourya and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. The film is a bilingual which was shot in both Telugu and Tamil languages and is also having a simultaneous release. The film marks a Tamil debut for both Naga Shourya and Sai Pallavi. This is the first time that the combination has teamed up. AL Vijay who earlier directed the film’s like Nanna, Saivam, Anna and others directed the film. Lyca productions bankrolled the project. Check out the review of the film here.


Tulasi (Sai Pallavi) gets aborted when she is 19. After five years, she marries her longtime boyfriend Krishna (Naga Shourya). When they are leading a happy life, the sudden deaths in their family starts giving them worries. What happens then and what is the reason for the same forms the story of the film.


Naga Shourya and Sai Pallavi in Kanam
Naga Shourya and Sai Pallavi in Kanam

The film has a solid performance from Sai Pallavi. She is the primary highlight of the movie, and she is the only saving grace in the movie too. She did well within her limitations and impressed everyone. Naga Shourya is decent and looks good in the film. He has delivered a simple yet remarkable performance in the movie. Priyadarshi Pulikonda has played a decent role in the movie which irritates in the beginning but ends on a positive note. The child artist Veronica is too cute and has put her best in the film. The other actors like Gandhari Nithin, Santhana Bharathi, Rekha, Ravi and stunt Silva made their presence felt.

Technical Aspects:

Kanam Photos
Kanam Photos

The cinematography by Nirav Shah is beautiful. Every frame looked excellent in the film. The graphics have come out well in the movie. The music by Syam C S is impressive. The background score is also good. The editing by Anthony is neat. The production values by Lyca productions are lavish.

Writing Department:

The film is written and directed by A L Vijay. AL Vijay has got a solid grip in touching some issues that are relevant to the society. In the same manner, he has come up with an exciting subject in the movie and discussed it in his style. The dialogues are excellent and impressive.

Plus Points:

Sai Pallavi’s Performance
Veronica’s Presence

Minus Points:



The film Kanam discusses the issue of abortion, and the movie is dedicated to all those unborn lives. The film appears good and decent in the first half but the second half of the movie is entirely a letdown. The director has introduced the main point of the movie in the first half itself, but he has failed in efficiently executing the same in the second half. A lot of ups and downs in the second half of the movie brings a negative feel for the audiences. The hurried ending of the film is also a drawback. The central theme of the movie is good, but the cooked up factors around the same are not up to the mark. Except for the performance of Sai Pallavi, the film offers nothing else to appreciate about.

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