Title :Sammohanam CBFC Rating : U Release Date : 15-06-2018 Banner : Sridevi Movies Cast : Sudheer Babu, Aditi Rao Hydari, Naresh, Pavithra Lokesh, Kadambari Kiran, Nandu, Rahul Ramakrishna and Others Music : Vivek Sagar DOP : PG.Vindha Producer : Sivalenka Krishna Prasad Direction: MohanaKrishna Indraganti
Sarva (Naresh) and his son Vijay (Sudheer Babu) are at opposite ends when it comes to movies. The father loves them to death whereas the son hates it. One day the father agrees to let a movie shoot happen in his house and thus begins the journey of Vijay (Sudheer Babu) in understanding it because of a chance interaction with Sameera Rathod (Aditi Rao). How his feelings develop and what happens, in the end, is the basic story of the film.
Sudheer Babu has given his career-best performance in the movie without going overboard in a single frame. He is confident, balanced and intense and holds the fort against the senior actor in combination scenes and leaves one wanting for more in few moments. The terrace scene, the interval block, sharing feelings with parents and calling the heroine disgustful, these stand out with excellent acting from Sudheer Babu.
Aditi Rao Hydari is a brilliant actor when given the scope, and that is proven without any shred of doubt in Sammohanam. The director couldn’t have titled the movie any better. She is hypnotic and the subtle but intense chemistry she displays with the lead with just eyes and casual expression is a justification for Sammohanam.
Naresh rocks in a role that is tailor-made for him. The senior actor nails his part as a movie-obsessed father. The versatility at display in work showcases the kind of potential Naresh holds in character roles. He lifts the film with his ingenious timing and histrionics. It is a memorable role in the actor’s career one that would be remembered for a long time.
The rest of the cast is filled with known faces like Pavithra Lokesh, Kadambari Kiran, Nandu, Rahul Ramakrishna and they all have a scene or two to showcase the immense talent they possess.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Is slightly slow at times
Mohan Krishna Indraganti is back with a new film and a fresh setting. It is something he often does and that makes his movies unique and separate from each other. The cinema backdrop is the foundation on which Sammohanam is built. It offers the director enough ammunition to deliver punches and lays out gags without deviating from the main narrative.
What works here is the characterisation of the principal cast. Once that is done, the narrative moves effortlessly and is engaging even at a slow pace. The entertainment is well staged, and the conversations bringing drama are well written and placed. It is therefore very easy to connect to the emotional turmoil of the protagonist.
The first half of the movie is a dream. It is a smooth ride with a perfect blend of drama and comedy with a neatly placed interval. The second half slows down a bit but is again on track with focus on the central conflict. The writing hits the sweet spot in the climax with the description of the book that helps in the proper culmination of the emotions.
Overall, Sammohanam is a treat to watch for the entertainment it has to offer with a fresh treatment. The romance aided wonderfully by music is sure to leave one wanting for more. It coming together of various crafts seamlessly in the narration makes the journey beautiful.
Vivek Sagar has done an extraordinary job as the music director. The songs are excellent and so is the background score. It provides a soothing and lovely mood to the proceedings. The superb writing adds another texture to it. The cinematography is fine. Editing is neat. Tasteful Producer Sivalenka Krishna Prasad of 'Sridevi Movies' who is known for delivering quality films like Aditya 369, Ooyala, Gentleman once again displayed his taste by backing a Sensible yet Impactful film like 'Sammohanam'. Production Values of the film are fabulous and it adds to the overall richness of the film.
Bottom-line: Cool And Breezy Entertainer