Ante Sundaraniki starring Nani and Nazriya Fahadh in the lead roles is released today in theatres. Under the direction of Vivek Athreya, Nani aka Sundar Prasad and Nazriya aka Leela Thomas are winning the hearts of the audiences with their crazy love story. It is known from the teaser and trailer already that Nani played a frustrated Brahmin and Nazriya played a Christian photographer in the film. Their love story always looked promising right from the release of the teaser to date. Now both Sundar and Leela lived upto the expectations of the audiences and the film Ante Sundaraniki is receiving blockbuster response across the world. Ante Sundaraniki stands out to be the best entertaining film in Telugu this avakaya season. Let us look at the ingredients and the recipe of the film which made this avakaya season very special to the Telugu audiences.
Cast And Crew:
Title – Ante Sundaraniki
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Release Date – 10th June 2022
Genre – Romance, Comedy
Director – Vivek Athreya
Producers – Naveen Yerneni, Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili
Production Company – Mythri Movie Makers
Music Director – Vivek Sagar
Cinematographer – Niketh Bommi
Editor – Raviteja Girijala
Ante Sundaraniki Review:
Sundar Prasad (Nani) is a young and frustrated Brahmin who dreams to fly to America. Leela Thomas (Nazriya Fahadh) is an aspiring photographer from a Christian family, who wants to reach greater heights. Sundar and Leela are very good friends from their childhood and they later fall in love with each other. They lie to their families on a couple of sensitive issues so as to get married, as they are from different religions. Unfortunately, their wrong decision leaves them in a trouble. How they overcome the problem together and get married is the rest of the story.
Nani is a natural actor, as known to us all. He delivered another impressive and natural performance as Sundar Prasad in this film. Body language, dialect, expressions, comedy timing and what else. You name any quality of an actor, Nani gives you everything as Sundar Prasad in the film.
Nazriya Fahadh is going to stay in Telugu cinema for a very long period. She gave a mesmerizing performance as Leela Thomas. Be it screen presence or performance, Nazriya is just brilliant. Her cute little smile wins our hearts for sure. Nazriya needs to be applauded for her efforts in dubbing in Telugu on her own.
Both the child actors, who played the young Sundar and Young Leela are very brilliant to pull off their respective characters. They are the ones who setup the stage for Nani and Nazriya to explode further in the lead roles.
Besides Nani and Nazriya, the actors who played the roles of the parents, Naresh and Rohini, Perumal and Nadiya are the ones who pulled off the major part of the film. Among them, Naresh and Nadiya are the show stealers. Naresh is at his best as Sundar’s father in the film.
Anupama Parameswaran plays a small but important special role as Sowmya alongside Nani in the film. She is beautiful by the looks and decent with the performance.
Venkatesh Maha once again shines on screen in another important role. This time, he drives the film forward in the role of Joseph.
Harsha Vardhan is the leading comedian in the film. Every scene of Harsha with Nani is just hilarious and generates fun. Harsha’s reactions to Nani’s frustration are priceless.
Rahul Ramakrishna provided some laughs even in a small role. His episode with Naresh is too good.
Ante Sundaraniki is a true reflection of Vivek Athreya’s honest writing and storytelling. Vivek Athreya welcomes the audience into the world of his film by opening it with exposing the worlds of Sundar and Leela, in complete contrast with each other. The traditions, rituals and practices of both the religions, Hinduism and Christianity are shown so perfectly with a balance and without sticking to one side. Vivek takes his time to establish the lead characters very strongly so that the audience will get connected to them for a long run time. The concepts of Homam, Gandam and Thadasthu Devathulu will surely be connected to every Hindu in the Telugu states. Vivek produced hilarious laughs with them, in a respectful way. Vivek also highlighted some serious issues in the society including religious beliefs, a woman’s pride in being a mother, making wrong decisions in sensitive matters and the importance of being genuine and honest always, no matter what. The inner layers in the story which may not be noticed are emotions, feelings and trust. The emotions between humans, the true feelings of parents and the trust between Sundar and Leela are the little things which add beauty to the film.
Few dialogues in the film are very thought provoking and hard hitting. Loads of applause to Vivek Sagar for them. “Pregnancy is a choice, not a compulsion”. “Leela does not stop at any problem, even if it is pregnancy”. “Thoughts are contagious”. “Humans lost themselves somewhere in between religion and traditions”. These are some best dialogues from Vivek’s writing in the film.
Vivek Sagar’s combination with Vivek Athreya worked out once again with Ante Sundaraniki. Entha Chithram is the best song of the entire album. While coming to background score, Vivek Sagar’s fusion music is very attractive. The BGM in the interval block is the best from him in this film. The placement of Panchakattu song is also good.
Niketh Bommi’s cinematography is very attractive. Particularly, the Kerala wedding episode and capturing the feelings of Nani and Nazriya after the proposal scene are the highlights of his camera work.
Raviteja’s editing is impressive. Most of the marks for his editing will definitely be shared by Vivek Athreya too for his screenplay, especially in showing the young and adult Sundar and Leela parallelly.
“Ante… Ante… Avakaya Adhirindi”. Ante Sundaraniki is a perfect family meal for the Telugu audiences this Avakaya season with some crazy ingredients and satisfactory recipe. Nani and Nazriya run the show entirely with loads of entertainment and emotions. Vivek Athreya’s writing brilliance is what keeps you attached and engaged with the film. Sundar and Leela, along with their families will surely give you and your family, a non-stop entertainment for three hours.