Director : Santhossh Jagarlapudi
Producer : Beeram Sudhakara Reddy
Music Director : Shekar Chandra
Cinematographer : R K Prathap
Editor : Karthika Srinivas
After bouncing back to form with his previous film, Malli Raava, hero Sumanth has joined hands with debutant director Santossh Jagarlapudi for a supernatural thriller, Subrahmanyapuram. The film has Eesha Rebba as the female lead, while veteran actors Suresh and Saikumar play crucial roles. Beeram Sudhakar Reddy has produced the film. Amid a decent buzz, the film has hit screens worldwide today. Let’s see what worked and didn’t in it.
The film’s story is primarily centered around a mysterious village named Subrahmanyapuram. Sumanth, a staunch atheist from Hyderabad, lands in Subrahmanyapuram as part of his research about gods.
On the other hand, a series of mysterious suicides grip the entire village in fear. All the superstitious villagers claim that the suicides are happening due to the fury of the Lord Karthikeya. At this point, Sumanth sets out on a mission to unearth the mystery behind these suicides. Will he be successful in finding the truth forms the rest of the story.
The intriguing storyline is the main highlight of Subramanyapuram. Especially, certain events in the second half engage the audience till the end. The core story doesn’t get diluted with unnecessary elements and the crucial twist during the pre-climax is interesting.
Sumanth is top notch in his role of an atheist. His performance in the scene where he confronts the villagers stands out. Eesha Rebba looks good in her girl-next-door character and also emoted well throughout the film. Senior hero Suresh gets a meaty role and he plays it well.
The major drawback of Subrahmanyapuram is that the film gives a dejavu feeling of Nikhil’s 2014 hit supernatural thriller, Karthikeya. Starting from the beginning, the entire screenplay of Subrahmanyapuram, including hero’s characterization and the climax twist, is heavily influenced by Karthikeya. This predictability hampers what could have been a riveting experience.
After an intriguing first act, the film runs at a slow pace until the suspense-filled interval. The mysterious suicides get repetitive after a point. Sumanth’s role is quite passive in the first half as he does not have much to do.
Director Santhossh Jagarlapudi does an ok job in his debut. He chooses a very familiar story and also runs it on a predictable setup. However, he manages to maintain the intrigue factor in the second half with some interesting twists.
The film’s production values are adequate. Sekhar Chandra’s background score and a couple of situational songs are impressive. Camera work in some night sequences is quite good, but enough care should have been taken in some of the indoor scenes. There are a couple of lackluster scenes in the first half which could have been edited out.
On the whole, Subrahmanyapuram is a passable mystery thriller which has some decent thrills. However, the audience has to patiently wait until the pre-interval sequence to experience the actual drama. The film is clearly aimed at the A center and multiplex audience and will please their sensibilities. Finally, all those who have watched Karthikeya would find the setup familiar, but for those who did not, this films ends as a decent watch this weekend.
Things have come to an end after a small twist in the plot. Sumanth figures out the culprit behind all this and solves the mystery for good. On the whole, Subramanyapuram is a nice attempt with decent suspense factor being its main strength. Keep watching telugunow.com for complete reviewDate & Time : 08:11 AM December 07, 2018
Now, Sumanth is entering the temple to get an insight into what is actually happening in the village.Date & Time : 07:53 AM December 07, 2018
The villagers decide to leave Subramanyapuram as they are terrified by the tragic turn of events. Related scenes are going on now.Date & Time : 07:41 AM December 07, 2018
Sumanth starts connecting the dots and the mystery is being revealed slowly. He needs to take on some goons in the process . Time for an action block.Date & Time : 07:30 AM December 07, 2018
Sumanth, an atheist, challenges that he will solve the mystery behind this case in 10 days.Date & Time : 07:22 AM December 07, 2018
The second half has started. Yet another suicide happens and Sumanth decides to investigate the case, but he is dealt with a big shock. A twist in the tale now.Date & Time : 07:13 AM December 07, 2018
The suspense continues as the mystery behind all these occurrences is yet to be revealed. Time for refreshments.Date & Time : 07:00 AM December 07, 2018
More deaths in Subramanyapuram and no one really knows the reason behind these unfateful incidents.Date & Time : 06:53 AM December 07, 2018
Sumanth, along with Eesha and his friends, goes to Subramanyapuram to do a research on the temple.Date & Time : 06:48 AM December 07, 2018
Romance is brewing between Eesha and Sumanth. Time for second song Ee Rojila.Date & Time : 06:42 AM December 07, 2018
Comedian Ali makes an entry as a Baba. A few comedy scenes are on now.Date & Time : 06:39 AM December 07, 2018
A few more mysterious suicides happen in the village. Amit Sharma is introduced as a cop and he starts investigating on these cases.Date & Time : 06:31 AM December 07, 2018
Sumanth develops feelings towards Eesha and starts following her.Date & Time : 06:24 AM December 07, 2018
Time for the first song, ‘Friendship’, featuring Sumanth and his friends.Date & Time : 06:14 AM December 07, 2018
A couple of mysterious suicides lead to a tensed atmosphere in the village. Related scenes are going on now.Date & Time : 06:06 AM December 07, 2018
Sumanth and Eesha Rebba make their entries now. Sumanth is a temple researcher and he shows special interest towards the temple in Subramanyapuram.Date & Time : 06:02 AM December 07, 2018
Titles are rolling now. The history of a village named Subramanyapuram is being narrated by Rana.Date & Time : 06:00 AM December 07, 2018
Hi the film has just started and its runtime is 132 minutesDate & Time : 05:55 AM December 07, 2018
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