After a long gap, legendary director Vamsy, is back with his new film Fashion Designer. Starring Sumanth Ashwin as the main lead, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Gopalam(Sumanth Ashwin) is a small-time tailor who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. In order to make it big, he traps a rich girl in his village. This is also the time when yet another rich girl called Ammulu(Manali Rathod) falls head over heels for Gopalam. Seeing this, he too gets involved in the relationship.
But the twist in the tale arises when a rich NRI(Anisha Ambrose) enters the scene. Once again, Gopalam changes track and traps her somehow. Now, he is stuck between the three girls and rest of the story is as to whom does he end up with at the end.
The story is pretty decent and has been nicely set up in a small village. The sensibilities of people in the Godavari area have been showcased in a convincing manner. Manali Rathod is the best out of all the three heroines and gives a decent performance.
Sumanth Ashwin is okay in his role but the director has made him overact in many scenes. Camera work is stunning and showcases the normal proceedings in a very good manner. Mani Sharma’s music is yet another highlight as all his songs are quite good and have been shot creatively.
Pandu who plays Sumanth Ashwin’s sidekick is decent in his role. The film has some eye candy here and there which might attract the front benchers.
Vamsy’s way of showcasing the Godavari people, their slapstick comedy, everything worked during those days. But things have changed for good as the director goes overboard in his narration. The film has many loud scenes which irritate after a point.
If the interesting story would have been narrated in a simple manner without too many over the top moments, things would have been far better. The emotion is missing in hero’s character as Vamsy makes it too loud for the audience.
Sumanth Ashwin’s dubbing does not suit his character well as all the glitches are clearly visible on the screen. There are certain vulgar scenes which are in typical Vamsy style but are not fun anymore.
Producer Madhura Sreedha ensures that the film looks quite rich and he has not compromised and gives the viewers some rich and soothing visuals. Editing is decent and so was the art direction. Dialogues were quirky and suited the mood of the film well. Coming to the director Vamsy, it his screenplay that takes the film down. He adds many loud scenes which are outdated and have no interest value for the audience. Even the climax is rushed up in a hasty manner.
One the whole, Fashion Designer is a film which has the glimpse of trademark Vamsy in only a strict few scenes. The proceedings look a bit outdated and some over the top performances make things harder. All those who loved Vamsi’s slapstick comedy might end up liking this comedy caper but for the rest, this film is just about okay and can be watched only if you absolutely nothing to do.