amammagarilu, naga shourya’s latest family drama, finally hit the big screens today. the film is based on decent expectations, thanks to teasers and promising trailers. Let’s see if the film lives up to the expectations placed on it.
A serious feud between Ravi Babu(Rao Ramesh) and his brother-in-law(Suman) keeps the two families apart for 20 long years. Meanwhile, Suman’s son Santhosh (Naga Shourya) develops a liking for his amamma Seetha Maha Lakshmi (Sumithra) and waits for the right occasion to visit his house.
During the same time, Seetha Maha Lakshmi decides to distribute the property and invites the whole family along with Santosh to her village. however, things drastically change after everyone arrives in town. everyone in the family reaches out to each other and ends things on a happy note. well, how did all this happen? what role did santosh play in bringing the family together? watch the movie on the big screen to find the answers.
naga shourya is a great asset to the film as she plays her role with ease. she comes up with a mature performance and tries to keep things simple. His comedic timing is on point and some scenes with him and Shakalaka Shankar will tickle your funny bones.
Shamili looks decent even though she stayed away from the cameras for a while. she does well in a tomboy role and her energy levels are good. posani gets a small but crisp role and adds a humorous touch to the proceedings.
rao ramesh brings a lot of depth and intensity to the emotional track. his performance as a frustrated son and rude contractor is the highlight of the movie.
The first half of the film proceeds at a decent pace, but things go awry in the second half. poorly written emotional sequences can be nerve wracking as there is very little emotional connectivity taking place.
Single line dialogue is decent but repetitive dialogue that focuses on the hero and reduces the coolness factor. the second half is filled with many unwanted scenes that could have been cut without a second thought.
a pre-climax episode that takes place in a game played by the family, lock your age is a total disappointment and tests the patience of the viewers. As if forced emotions weren’t enough, this pointless episode adds to the miseries.
The movie features only 2 songs and they both sound good. the montage song that comes in the second half has replay value and has been well executed. the background score is fine, but one can feel that some scenes could have turned out even better if proper care had been taken in the re-recording. the production values are fancy and that makes the movie look more colorful.
Interestingly, the camera work is below average, as shaky images are not easy on the eyes. The director, Sundar Surya, took an up-and-coming story and started things off on the right note. Unfortunately, his impulse to pump the film with emotional episodes plays the role of a spoiler here. his intention to give a family message has been overshadowed by the unnecessary emotional imprint between the key characters.
Overall, amammagarilu is a routine family drama with a few good moments here and there. The filmmakers rely heavily on the family audience and try to come up with an emotional family drama that closely resembles shathamanam bhavathi. but at some point, these emotions stray a bit and run at a slow pace during the second half. all those who like family dramas can give this movie a try only if they have nothing else to do.
123telugu.com rating: 2.75/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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