Sankranthi is the biggest South Indian and Telugu festival which lasts for three days with guaranteed holidays. This is the season which marks the release of many releases of movies to make benefit of the season. Megastar comeback film Khaidi 150, Balayya Babu’s Landmark 100th film GPSK both released already which got rave positive reviews already. Sathamanam Bhavathi is the third movie among Sankranthi releases which stars Sharwanand and Anupama Parameswaran as leads and is produced by Dil Raju under his SVC banner. He came for last Sankranthi with Express Raja among biggies and got a solid hit in his kitty. Hope this season makes him score another hit with Shatamanam Bhavati. Let’s see how it works on us.
Raghavaraju (Prakash Raj) and his wife Janakamma (Jayasudha) along with their grandson Raghavaraju (Sharwanand) lives happily in a small village named Athreyapuram. They are in a sad feeling that their sons and daughter who lives in abroad doesn’t visit them as they want to see them. Raghavaraju garu makes a plan to make them visit and makes it work. This plan makes his wife feel bad on knowing. There arises some problems within the family to create some disturbances added to the problem of his wife. How they solved the problems? What is the plan that Raghavaraju Garu made? What are the problems that crops up in the family?
Answers to these questions form rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Sharwanand plays the role of Raju very convincing. He is subtle and perfect fit for the role. Chemistry (as they say) between him and Anupama Parameswaran is superb. Anupama Parameswaran is superb in her role and is perfect pair for Sharwanand. She is making good choices in her career and going places with her natural performances. Pair of Prakash Raj and Jayasudha is the best part of the movie and they play it with a lot of ease like real couple and makes audience feel with their moods on screen. Naresh as Kanakaraju is nice in his role which is crucial for the story and also creates humour. Indraja, yesteryear heroine made a good comeback with the role in this movie. Raja Ravindra, Satish and all other artists are good for their roles.
Concept of this Sathamanam Bhavathi is good and interesting. Screenplay is written convincingly and is engaging throughout the movie. Dialogues are situational and there are some good lines to experience.
Songs composed by Mickey J Meyer are superb and are well picturised in the movie. Background score is fantastic and makes the feel of the movie connect audience easily. Sameer Reddy once again proves his talent in giving the best visuals for his movies. His work speaks more in the movie. Editing is okay. Production values are rich.
Prakash Raj and Jayasudha
Sharwanand and Anupama Parameswaran
Music by Mickey J Meyer
Cinematography by Sameer Reddy
Shatamanam Bhavati is the third movie in Sankranti race which has good expectations to reach. This movie is filled with some nice moments among family members and has some values for people to learn from it. It sometimes turns preachy and comedy scenes seem injected forcefully. Screenplay is written well throughout the movie but it is predictable most of the time. There are so many routine scenes in the second half which we have seen in many family dramas. Director Satish Vegesna has done fine job in handling a known story engaging and portrayed well on screen. He has done a commendable job with emotions and his take on NRI families and their relationship with Indian parents is good. They way he casted actors for the roles is the biggest advantage for this movie. To sum up, Shatamanam Bhavati is perfect family drama for this Sankranthi and audience will have tough time choosing between three good movies.