Title: My Name Is Shruthi
CBFC Rating: UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 10 Mins
Release Date: 17-11-2023
Banner: Vaishnavi Arts
Cast:Hansika Motwani, Murali Sharma, Jayaprakash, Aadukalam Naren, Dayanand Reddy, Prema, Pooja Rama Chandran, Raja Ravindra, CVL.Narasimha Rao, Praveen, SaiTej
Music: Mark K Robin
Cinematography: Kishore Boyidapu
Editor:Chota K Prasad
Produced By:Burugu Ramya Prabhakar
Written & Directed By: Srinivas Omkar
Renowned for her captivating charm and compelling performances, Hansika is set to captivate audiences once again in the upcoming release, “My Name Is Shruti.” Under the direction of Srinivas Omkar, the film was released on November 17, 2023, promising an exciting cinematic experience. Let’s delve into what Hansika brings with her latest venture, “My Name is Shruti.”
The narrative unfolds as Shruti (Hansika), a manager at an ad agency, finds her life taking an unexpected turn upon discovering startling revelations about her boyfriend Charan (Sai Tej). These revelations become the focal point of the story, intricately connecting various characters, including her brother-in-law Bobby (Praveen), Dr. Kiranmayi (Prema), Anu (Pooja Ramachandran), Home Minister Prathap Reddy (Raja Ravindra), and others.
In this intricate narrative, ACP Ranjith (Murli Sharma) and MLA Gurumurthy (Aadukalam Naren) play pivotal roles, adding depth and suspense to the overall storytelling. As the film progresses, the audience is taken on a journey to unravel the hidden truths and connections, making each character an integral part of the narrative. The interplay between Shruti and the ensemble cast sets the stage for a gripping and intriguing cinematic experience.
Hansika Motwani orchestrated a triumphant comeback to Tollywood, gracing the screen with a compelling performance in a formidable female-oriented role that resonated with movie enthusiasts. Her portrayal was marked by a skillful display of expressions and emotions, showcasing versatility in adapting to the nuances of each scene.
Praveen, in an unexpected role, added an element of surprise to the film, contributing to the overall intrigue. Sai Tej delivered a commendable performance in his role, while veteran actress Prema, despite a relatively brief appearance, made a significant impact with her nuanced portrayal.
Pooja Ramachandran left a mark, commanding attention with her adept body language in the role of a drug peddler. Aadukalam Naren and Raja Ravindra skillfully embodied their respective characters, adding depth to the film’s narrative. Murli Sharma, Jayaprakash, and CVL. Narasimha Rao made their presence felt, each contributing to the ensemble with notable performances that enhanced the overall cinematic experience.
Slow Pace At Times
Director Srinivas Omkar introduces a compelling concept in “My Name is Shruti.” The buzz surrounding skin grafting adds an intriguing layer to the narrative, sparking audience interest from the get-go. While the initial moments unfold with intense anticipation, there’s a brief dip in momentum during the middle stretch. However, the second half recaptures attention, holding viewers engaged with its gripping sequences. The screenplay and direction maintain a commendable standard, and the overall script is well-constructed. Srinivas Omkar, in his directorial debut, showcases promise, yet a touch of refinement in certain areas could have elevated the film even further.
Mark K Robin’s background score emerges as a standout element, leaving a lasting impression and effectively enhancing the cinematic experience. The cinematography by Kishore Boyidapu deserves applause, as his lens work breathes life into the narrative. Realism is vividly portrayed through well-thought-out camera angles, adding depth to the storytelling. Kishore’s Cinematography stands as the main highlight in creating the desired mood for the film. Chota K Prasad’s editing maintains sleekness throughout, with only minor considerations in the initial stages. The dialogues, impactful and well-delivered, contribute to the overall resonance of the film. Strong production values further bolster the film’s quality, attesting to the meticulous attention given to its visual and technical aspects.
“My Name is Shruti” emerges as a commendable film with engaging narration. With a bit of fine-tuning, the film could have reached greater heights, but it nonetheless stands as a gripping thriller headlined by Hansika.
Bottom-line: Impressive & Engaged Medical Thriller