Sita Ramam Movie Review

Sita Ramam Review and Rating: 2.5/5

Hanu Ragjavapudi after Padi Padi Leche Manasu took time to come up with his next film, Sita Ramam. He promised an epic love story that will leave us with romantic feels with this film, adding Dulquer Salmaan, Rashmika Mandanna kind of performers to his visual art on screen. Did the film match expectatins? Let’s discuss

Plot::

Afreen (Rashmika Mandanna), a student in London, hates India to the core. She finds out that her grandfather, a retired Pak army major (Sachin Khedekar) has left a job for her as his dying wish. Unwillingly, she travels to India to fulfil that wish. The wish is to meet Sita (Mrunal Thakur) and deliver a letter written by Lieutenant “Ram” (Dulquer Salmaan), who got captured.

Afreen finds Balaji (Tharun Bhascker), a senior from her class, to help her in Hyderabad. She starts to unwind the complete mystery behind Sita and Ram’s story. Why this letter has to be delivered to Sita? Why Ram got arrested in Pakistan? Watch the film to know more …

Analysis::

Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur look very cute together. Dulquer, especially, has given life to the role of Ram. He made him likeable, charming and noteworthy. Mrunal has played her character well too. Rashmika Mandanna did get a good role and performed aptly. Vennela Kishore, Tharun Bhascker, Priyadarshi leave an impact. Sumanth is a surprise in this film and he played his part with genuinity.

Hanu Raghavapudi as a writer thinks like a poet and as a director thinks like a crafty artist. Somehow, they haven’t been able to come together. Either craft dominates or poet dominates. This film had poetic postcard style narrative but the climax seems to havd been rushed to end the story at some point. If a thought out story had been executed, especially, climax portions, the emotions would have been elevated to different level. Rather we end up wondering how come this logic has been left and how come the entire purpose of the screenplay don’t gel with the way it has been narrated or concluded. On the whole, right from production values to concept to performances to execution everything come together but writing doesn’t support the crafty execution. On the whole, this is a passable, one-time watch, which could have been a must-watch film.

Positives::
1 Visuals
2 Postcard style artwork
3 Performances
4 Music & BGM
5 Few dialogues

Negatives::
1 Slow-pace
2 Routine Storyline
3 Unconvincing Climax

Sita Ramam Review and Rating: 2.5/5

Bottom-line: Visuals lack connectivity

Cast : Duqluer Salman, Rashmika Mandhana, Mrunal Thakur, Thakun Bhascker, Bhumika Chawla, Sumanth, Priyadharshi, and Vennela Kishore

Crew :
Music Composed by Vishal Chandrashekar
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Cinematography by P S Vinod
Directed by Hanu Raghavapudi
Produced by Swapna Dutt