unemployed youth (Srinath, Rajiv Kanakala, Raja and
Krishna Bhagavan) are vexed with the government's apathy
towards the issues and problems in villages of AP. They
go to Hyderabad to meet Chief Minister and tell him
about the burning issues at ground level. But they could
not get an audience with CM. Meanwhile, a car carrying
the CM Chandra Rayudu (Anant Nag) and leader of opposition
Rajendra Reddy (Sarath Babu) are blasted using claymore
mines when they are traveling from Nalgonda to Hyderabad.
As the entire world believes that these two important
leaders of AP are dead, they are found alive in the
capture of these four youngsters. These four youngsters
request these leaders to stay in their village in disguise
and observe what is happening in villages. Meanwhile,
the number 2 in those political outfits starts their
attempt at making governments. The rest of the story
is all about how these political leaders understand
the ground realities and change their attitude towards
the problems of villages.
Anant Nag and Sarath
Babu did the roles of Chandra Babu Naidu and
Dr. YS Raja Sekhara Reddy respectively. Their get-up
and mannerisms closely resemble these leaders. The four
youth (Srinath, Rajiv Kanakala,
Raja and Krishna Bhagavan)
did their job well. Krishna Bhagavan excels with his
comedy dialogues, though he hardly looks as a youngster.
Amrutha is OK and she got
a song and a few dialogues. AVS
brilliantly portrayed the role of a mad man. Surya
did a small role of ultras leader.
In the olden days, kings used to visit the various parts
of their kingdom in disguise to know the ground reality.
But the present day leaders are so much occupied with
the macro level management that they often ignore micro
level issues which make people resent the existing government
and politicians. Story of this film also deals with
- direction: Films of A Mohan Gandhi always have
certain social angle and message orientation to them.
This film too is aimed at educating the voters who are
going to exercise their franchise during the elections
in April 2004. Screenplay of the film is decent and
direction is OK. The director succeeded in making a
film that does not bore you. However, he should have
taken proper care in the following issues -
When CM and opposition leader were blasted, the government
declares them dead without even verifying the forensic
evidences. However, these two leaders escape unscathed
and continue living in good health.
2. The disguise of these leaders as village men is
so simple it is very easy to recognize. The audience
can easily identify them, but not the people on the
3. Can't these leaders make a phone call to their
family members and say that they are safe in stead
of watching the proceedings of government on TV channels?
The movie would have been good if the above things are
taken care of at script level.
Music by Vandemataram is great and it is left-oriented.
'Edu Kondalavada' has got very good criticism on the
hi-tech governance of present chief minister. 'Jatiya
parvadinalu' song is also very good. Vandemataram's
strength lies in scoring this kind of music and he excelled
Dialogues by Marudhuri Raja are commendable. However
the sound is edited by censoring officers in a vital
scene. All the dialogues that put CM in red are edited.
departments: Camera work is adequate. Editing by
Gowtam Raju is OK. Producer B Bhuivaneswara Reddy should
be commended for coming forward to do a political awareness
film in stead of a run-of-the-mill commercial film.
Sankharavam is a political awareness film and preaches
the government and political parties about the role
they are supposed to play. It is not a boring film.
The director tried to get some mileage by representing
the characters of Chandra Babu Naidu and YS Raja Sekhara
Reddy on the screen. However, the same representation
made this film lose the much needed sting by trying
to be neutral. All those political enthusiasts may watch
this film once.