Shatamanam Bhavati Review: Satish Vegesna’s latest Telugu outing Shatamanam Bhavati has hit the screens today that feature Sharwanand, Anupama Parameshwaran, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha in the key roles. With the movie releasing today in India, it has already hit the theatres in USA two days back. The USA premiere has got positive reviews and the film was celebrated as a family melodrama.
Shatamanam Bhavati was bankrolled by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations (SVC) and that has got Mickey J Meyer’s musical score and Sameer Reddy’s cinematography. Let’s get into the details of the film and have a glance of the Shatamanam Bhavati movie review here.
Shatamanam Bhavati Movie Story & Review
The film is set in the backdrop of East Godavari village where there was a lovely elderly couple Raghava Raju Garu (Prakash Raj) and his wife Janakamma (Jayasudha). They have everything in their life from happiness to wealth to beautiful home to peaceful environment, though they miss something which hurts them forever. Their two sons and daughter were settled in abroad and leading their life on their own, but the helpless couple were living with their haunted memories.
As days goes with Sankranthi festival nearing, Janakamma wished to celebrate the festival with their sons, daughter and their children. Raghava Raju knew they won’t come if he calls them for festival celebration rather he calls and informs that he is going to divorce his wife. On hearing that, they immediately board flight to India and come to their village. She was blissful on seeing them only to learn that her husband was going to divorce her. Without knowing his master plan she goes crazy on his husband and problems start from there.
Meanwhile, Raju (Sharwanand), who was very close to Raghava Raju Garu and his wife, falls for Nithya (Anupama Parameshwaran), who is Raghava’s daughter’s daughter. In between, Raju tries to convince everyone and even impress her lover too. Was he able to convince everyone? What happened between Raghava Raju Garu and Janakamma? Did she forgive her husband? Did sons and daughter forgive their father? And, finally how Raju hitch her forms the rest of the story.
Though the film was a good family drama, there was nothing great to hold the audience tight as the story and screenplay was quite routine and predictable. There were no twist and turns to the audience. Performance wise, everyone rocked the show with their killer performance. Though, Anupama has nothing to do with the movie, her expressions and acting was good.
To sum up, Shatamanam Bhavati is a lightweight family melodrama with a weak storyline.