review - Sontham by Gudipoodi Srihari
Banner: JD Arts
Cast: Aryan Rajesh, Namitha, Rohit, Neha, Sunil, Jhansi,
MS Narayana, Chitram Seenu, Tanikella Bharani, Asha Saini,
Naresh, Rajitha, Ali, JP, Venu Madhav, Chinna, Dharmavarapu
Subramanyam and Telangana Sakuntala
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyrics: Sirivennela, Pothula Ravi Kiran, Kula Sekhar
Story - Screenplay - Direction: Seenu Vytla
Producers: S Sompally, VR Kanneganti
Release date: 23rd August 2002
by the recent Nuvve Kaavali and Sontham cannot boast of an
original subject. The theme discusses the thin line between
friendship and love.
case, Vamsi (Aryan Rajesh) treats his childhood pal Nandu
(Namita), just as a friend. But Nandu loves him and wants
to marry him. When she's about to express her mind, she overhears
Vamsi telling his friend Bose (Rohit) that Nandu is his life,
but hastens to add that it should not be mistaken for love.
Meanwhile, Vamsi's industrialist father (Tanikella Bharani)
sends his son to New Zealand to look after their business
interests. This trip is designed to open his named Maggie,
there, is the one who gives him wisdom. Vamsi, by then, begins
to miss Nandu and realises he's actually in love with her.
So he comes rushing back to India only to find out that she's
engaged to another man. He simply cries over his helpless
father's shoulders, as his helpless father's shoulders, as
Nandu too yearns for Vamsi.
the film has the regular college pranks, with comedian Sunil
indulging in some loud comedy. It is some he changes his monotonous
style. There is no explantion for the sudden entry and exit
of Sunil's mother (Shakuntala) who just kicks her son around
for reasons best known to her. We are told that she came out
prison after serving a life term for murdering her husband!
The scene looks senseless. But for Aryan Rajesh, debutante
Namita and Tanikella Bharani, non-deserve attention. Tanikella
is different in this film and looks dignified. Music is good,
but dance numbers, towards the end, have needless inter-cuts
of comedian's expression. Photography is the technical highlight
of the film.
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