Shamanthakamani Movie Review :
Young filmmaker Sriram Aditya made a splashy debut with Bhale Manchi Roju, which earned both critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The new age director has roped in four young heroes – Nara Rohith, Sundeep Kishan, Sudheer Babu and Aadi Saikumar for the multi-starrer Shamanthakamani. The combination has been the talking point since the film’s announcement. Shamanthakamani has been completed in a record three months time despite the young actors being busy with their respective commitments.
Has Sriram repeated the magic of Bhale Manchi Roju? Or did he end up as a one film wonder? Check out.
The whole story revolves around a vintage luxury Rolls Royce car whose worth is Rs. 5 crores. The premium car is stolen at a star hotel from its owner’s (Suman) son Krishna (Sudheer Babu). CI Ranjith (Nara Rohit) has been asked to solve this mystery. In the course of investigation, he learns that the suspects in the case are – a mechanic Uma Maheshwara Rao (Rajendra Prasad), Kotipalli Siva (Sundeep Kishan), and Karthik (Aadi). During the interrogation, Ranjith learns that he was also a witness in the crucial case.
Who is the real thief? Why did he/she choose to do it? This is what Shamantakamani is all about.
Nara Rohit to Sundeep Kishan to Aadi to Sudheer, all have delivered good performances. Rohith comes up with pretty good show as Inspector Ranjith where he shows his both funny side and angry side. Aadi’s role is jovial yet emotional. Sundeep Kishan leaves an impact despite limited screen presence.
Sudheer is the son of a rich businessman. No, he is not a spoil brat. He has a heart of gold.
Sundeep, Rohith’s Performances
Sriram bought so much of time in introducing all the principal characters and subsequently to establish a motive for them to take up the crime. This naturally has its own effect on Shamanthakamani. However, the director quickly realises his mistake and compensates it with a slick second-half. The second half which deals with the investigation about the stolen car is the saviour of the film. The backstories behind the theft of the car are told in interesting way. And what keep you hooked till the end is the mystery behind the theft.
The relatively less run-time works in favour of Shamanthakamani. Witty dialogues, good direction, thumping background score makes the film more engaging. Of course, the film’s lead cast is what rescues the film. Sundeep, Rohith, Aadi and Sudheer shoulder the film making it a decent thriller.
Shamantakamani is a time-pass entertainer. It is worth watching.