- Release date : July 20, 2018
- Starring : Lakshmi Manchu, Samrat Reddy,
- Director : Vijay Yelakanti
- Producers : Vivek Kuchibhotla
- Music Director : Raghu Dixit
- Cinematographer : Samala Bhaskar
- Editor : Bikkina Thammiraju
It has been quite some time since we have seen Manchu Lakshmi on the big screen. After a brief gap, she is back with a murder mystery called Wife of Ram which has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
The story starts on a very serious note with Deeksha(Lakshmi) suffering a major setback in the form of her husband and child’s death in a tragic murder. A desperate Deeksha seeks the help of the cops but they do not support her one bit. Upset with this, she starts investigating the mystery herself. Rest of the story is as to how she solves all the loopholes in the case and nabs the criminals.
The basic twist that is showcased is unexpected and elevates the film completely. The main action begins in the second half as the major twists and drama are unfolded with a racy narration. The last fifteen minutes in particular are very gripping.
Priyadarshi is decent in his supporting role of a cop. The message that has been showcased during the end looks convincing. Wife of Ram is a tailor-made role for Lakshmi Manchu as she was good during all the investigation scenes and carries the film on her shoulders.
Adarsh Balakrishna is terrific as the baddie and does his role to perfection in the second half. It will be good to see him do such roles more as he has a lot of potential. The fact that the film does not get deviated with unnecessary commercial elements is good.
Even though the unexpected twist is good, the build-up to it could have been even more engaging. The investigating scenes are a bit unclear in certain areas and have not been explained well.
Things happen so easy for Lakshmi Manchu in the proceedings which looks a bit odd. After the initial fifteen minutes, things get slightly bogged down in the first half and scenes like Lakshmi going to a lady escort look a bit dragged. The interval bang is also just about okay and does not have the required punch.
The camera work in the film is top notch as the mysterious scenes have been showcased quite well. Even though the film is made on a limited budget, the locations look fresh and Hyderabad has been showcased in a new light. The background score is just about okay and could have been a lot better. Editing is crisp as the run time of the film is perfect. Dialogues are neat and so was the production design of the film.
Coming to the director Vijay Yelakanti, he makes a decent debut with this film. He has written a superb twist and weaved a story around it. If he had packed the first half with even more gripping elements, things would have been better. But the way he has handled the twist and made the second half interesting showcases his talent.
On the whole, Wife of Ram is a passable murder mystery which has a superb twist in the end. Director Vijay Yelakanti sets an interesting premise for this thriller but the first half is a bit dull. If you ignore this part, then the second half is filled with enough drama and thrills which will keep you hooked till the end. Watch it if you like suspense thrillers.
‘Wife of Ram’ Live updates:
Movie done.Keep watching telugunow.com for complete reviewDate & Time : 11:23 PM July 19, 2018
All the twists have been cleared and Lakshmi has come out and solved the murder mystery in a very interesting mannerDate & Time : 11:17 PM July 19, 2018
A very unexpected twist has been revealed now. Movie heading towards the climax..Date & Time : 11:07 PM July 19, 2018
Finally the twists are being revealed now. Film moves to the flashback mode. samrat comes in as RamDate & Time : 11:02 PM July 19, 2018
Finally, Adarsh meets Lakshmi in Hyderabad and there are some crucial details which are being revealed now.Date & Time : 10:56 PM July 19, 2018
A very interesting twist in the tale. Lakshmi has become a clever crook and is turning things upside down..Date & Time : 10:50 PM July 19, 2018
The audience knows who has done the murder but things being showcssed in an interesting screenplay based narration..Date & Time : 10:41 PM July 19, 2018
The investigation has become even more serious now. Things getting hard. Lakshmi is getting into a lot of troubleDate & Time : 10:31 PM July 19, 2018
Post interval, Adarsh is getting into the scene directly. He is somehow connected with the murder.Date & Time : 10:27 PM July 19, 2018
A very interesting twist in the tale now. Adarsh Balakrishna has made an entry. Break now..Date & Time : 10:07 PM July 19, 2018
Priyadarshi is helping Lakshmi in this case. A crucial twist in the tale..movie is heading towards the interval..Date & Time : 10:02 PM July 19, 2018
Lakshmi has found a small clue In the case..A very crazy scene related to a escort is being showcased nowDate & Time : 09:57 PM July 19, 2018
Lakshmi is going in detail with the investigation but she has not got a clue about how the murder happened..camera work is splendid in the film..Date & Time : 09:38 PM July 19, 2018
Fed up with the cops. Lakshmi has decided to find out her husband’s murderers by herself.Date & Time : 09:25 PM July 19, 2018
Manchu Lakshmi has lost her husband and baby in the accident and an investigation is on…serious set up right away…Date & Time : 09:16 PM July 19, 2018
The film has started on a serious note with an accident..Priyadarshi has come in as the constable.Date & Time : 09:10 PM July 19, 2018
Hai the film has just started and it is 118 minutes long…Date & Time : 09:03 PM July 19, 2018