Movie : Sammohanam (2018)
Starring : Sudheer Babu, Aditi Rao Hydari
Release Date : 15th June, 2018
Director : Mohan Krishna Indraganti
Music Director : Vivek Sagar
Choreography : P. G. Vinda
Producer : Sivalenka Krishna Prasad
R. Ajay Kumar ( Subeer Babu ) lives with his happy family – Dad , Mom and sister. His dad ( Naresh ) is a movie buff whose life ambition is to act in films. Making his wish come true , A film unit seeks their home for 20 days shoot. The most happening heroine Sameera Rathod ( Played by Aditi Rao ) is the heroine of the film under shoot. Ajay gets an opportunity to train her in Telugu and love blossoms between them.
When Ajay proposes , Sameera neither rejects nor accept but is indifferent which is later revealed in the flashback.
Rest of the story unveils the reasoning behind her acts and see what happens between the lead pair
Sudheerbabu is at ease as a cool attitude urbane upper middle class guy. Aditi Rao as a north indian heroine who shots into fame in telugu industry is another good fit. Her grace and personality is a T fit for Sameera role. The lead pair’s chemistry is appealing in first half
Senior actor Naresh excelled as ‘ cinema pichi ‘ daddy and show stealer of Sammohanam. Pavitra lokesh ‘s characterization as modern mother is unique. The girl who played Ajay’s sister is adequate. Rahul Ramakrishna as a gossip website owner , Tanikella Bharani got small roles. Nandu as cinema hero Kishore Babu is decent. Hariteja plays Aditi Rao’s personal manager
Mohankrishna Indraganti who is known for delivering class films narrated with leisure pace continues his signature with ‘ Sammohanam ‘. This time he picked life of a heroine who has been caught between the bad company in film industry and a good guy who is closer to her heart. The film deals with the pressures a modern day top actresses faces in her day to day life.
First half revolves around the 20 days cinema shoot that occurs in Ajay ( Sudheer Babu) ‘s home. Naresh’s role generates humour as a movie lover who gives out his home for film shooting in a free exchange for a role on the film. Sameera who is a hindi native struggles to deliver telugu dialogues and hires Ajay to train her.
Here things turn bit cinematic – a celebrity heroine falling in attraction of a middle class guy after hearing few poetic definitions about love. The grand parents’ love episode narrated by Ajay is typical Indraganti mark matured and class writing. Till interval there were couple of good lyrical value songs , visually poetic shots within. Thus first half is decent enough though slow paced
After some feel good moments , conflict part starts which is not convincing. Amit Malhotra’s thread flashback is cliched. The conversations goes on and on and on , sometimes preachy sometimes boring. Thus second half lacks any good moments . Book launch ceremony in climax stretches beyond.
P G Vinda ‘s cinematography stands out. He and Ingradanti’s eisthetics can be seen in Ajay’s house balcony setup , The cool visuals in two songs and overall the film carries glossy look.
Vivek Sagar delivered cool music and background music.
Director Indraganti succeeded in portraying cinema industr’s typical behavior, and in subtle dig at industry as well as a gossip website. In first half he was okay but second half is cliched and snail paced
- Subject is different than run-of-the-mill ones
- Lead Pair
- Couple of melodious songs
- Naresh Comedy ( until gets repetitive)
- Eisthetic Visuals
- Snail paced 2nd half narration
- Endless conversations
- Conflict point barely exist/In-convincing
‘ Sammohanam ‘ is a slow paced class film from Director Indraganti. First half has some colorful moments with Aditi Rao , Sudheer pair’s cool chemistry. As it advances ‘ sammohanam ‘ turns too conversational and preachy. Conflict point barely exist and its resolution is artificial.
Overall , this film may appeal to audience in overseas and Urban centres. It earns ‘ good attempt ‘ tag but excruciatingly slow !
Sammohanam LIVE UPDATES:
With a nice conversation between the lead pair the film comes to an end on a happy note. Movie Done. Keep watching telugunow.com for complete reviewDate & Time : 05:48 AM June 15, 2018
Aditi problem sorted out and its time for Sudheer’s book launch. A few scenes related to it are on nowDate & Time : 05:40 AM June 15, 2018
Naresh re-joins the scene and now a few hilarious scenes are on between Naresh and Sudheer’s gang. Naresh is too good in his role.Date & Time : 05:33 AM June 15, 2018
Done with the flashback. Now the film is back is present days. Sudheer and his friends stood behind Aditi to sort out a major problem.Date & Time : 05:27 AM June 15, 2018
A major twist in the tale arises. The film went back to flashback mood. Aditi’s backstory is being narrated now.Date & Time : 05:20 AM June 15, 2018
Sudheer moves to his friends room for a change. In the meantime, Sudheer confronts Aditi and insults her. The proceedings lead to a slow and soothing song Kanulalo ThadigaDate & Time : 05:14 AM June 15, 2018
Post interval a few family related scenes are going on. A few unexpected twists create disturbance in Sudheer’s familyDate & Time : 05:02 AM June 15, 2018
First Half Update: So far, the film is okay with a few beautiful scenes showcased between the lead pair. Movie is a bit slow in narration but has its moments. Interval point is executed well.Date & Time : 04:50 AM June 15, 2018
With a small twist in the tale the film comes halfway. Break nowDate & Time : 04:47 AM June 15, 2018
Shoot wraps up and Aditi has to leave Sudheer’s house. The separation and missing feel between the couple is being presented superbly with O Cheli Thara song.Date & Time : 04:39 AM June 15, 2018
After a few filmy shoot scenes now its time for yet another melody Manasainadedo. Scenes where Aditi is getting even more close to Sudheer and his family are being showcased in the songDate & Time : 04:26 AM June 15, 2018
As the film proceeds further both Sudheer and Aditi get close to each other. The entire sequence is showcased with a cool and breezy montage song Oohalu Oorege.Date & Time : 04:14 AM June 15, 2018
Actor Nandu come into scene as a film star. He is shown as the hero in ongoing film with Sameera. Movie has subtle satires on imported artists from other languages.Date & Time : 04:10 AM June 15, 2018
Hero and heroine come across each other. A few beautifully written scenes are on between the lead. Aditi has dubbed herself for the role.Date & Time : 04:01 AM June 15, 2018
Here comes heroine Aditi Rao Hydari makes an entry as film star Sameera Rathod. Bigg Boss fame Hari Teja joins the scenes as Aditi’s assistant. A few funny movie shoot related scenes are on nowDate & Time : 03:55 AM June 15, 2018
Sudheer Babu’s friend’s gang has been introduced now. Arjun Reddy fame Rahul Rama Krishna is one among the friends gangDate & Time : 03:50 AM June 15, 2018
Senior actor Naresh joins the scene as hero’s father. He is doing good job in his roleDate & Time : 03:47 AM June 15, 2018
Opening shot on hero Sudheer Babu. He has been directly introduced into scene as a book writer. A few family scenes are going onDate & Time : 03:39 AM June 15, 2018
Hi…the film has just started and its runtime is 144 minutesDate & Time : 03:35 AM June 15, 2018