Anni Manchi Sakunamule Review: Routine Family Drama With A Rich Makeover
Santosh Soban, Malvika Nair, Rajendra Prasad, Sowcar Janaki, Rao Ramesh, Naresh, Gauthami, , Vasuki, Vennela Kishore, Ramya Subramanian, Anju Alva Naik, Ashwin Kumar
Director: BV Nandini Reddy
Screenplay Writer: Dawood
Cinematographer: Sunny Kurapati
Music Director: Mickey J Meyer
Producer: Priyanka Dutt
Banner: Swapna Cinema and Mitra Vinda Movies
‘Anni Manchi Sakunamule’ featuring young actors Santosh Soban and Malvika Nair along with a whole lot of a senior actors is a yet another family drama that has been missed on the big screen for a long time. Ala Modalaindi fame Nandini Reddy teamed up with Priyanka Dutt and Swapna Dutt for the film hoping it would leave a lasting impact on the family audience. Let us check if the team succeeded in doing so as the film released on Thursday (May 18).
The story begins with an age-old twist of the Telugu cinema- infants being mistakenly swapped soon after birth at the hospital. Only this time is the hero Rishi (Santosh Shoban) and heroine Arya (Malvika Nair). Parents of Rishi and Arya are rivals and have been in a legal battle over the ownership of a 100-year-old coffee estate in the village called Victoria Puram, a fictional village in Coonor where the film is set. Meanwhile, Rishi and Arya grow up as friends. How Rishi and Arya deal with the family feud forms the rest of the story.
Shoban with his guy next door image delivered his best. His character his nothing new to Telugu cinema. He is an aimless youth who always wants the best for his family. Malvika as a strong female was decent in her role. Senior actors Rajendra Prasad, Rao Ramesh, Naresh, Gautami, Vasuki and others added much needed weight to the film. Sowcar Janaki stood out for her performance. Comedy by Vennela Kishore was good.
Director Nandini Reddy is known for feel good scripts that deal with simple emotions. It seems Nandini Reddy focused more on the set up of the film, the cast and others while leaving the story weak.
Novelty is missing in the film and every reminds one of a similar scenes in various movies. The slow narration in the film tests the patience of the audience. First of the film is decent with Rajendra Prasad and Vennela Kishore’s comedy but the second half is tad boring.
However, the climax of the film is an emotional roller-coaster. Music by Mickey J. Meyer is apt for the film but Mickey it is clear Mickey has lost his sheen.
Watch it if you are missing Telugu family dramas on big screen
Sarkar Rating: 2/5