Sammohanam Review & Rating|
Sammohanam means to dazzle or mesmerise. Mohan Krishna Indraganti is a class director known for sensible narrations. His previous movies Ashta Chemma, Golconda High School, and Ami Thumi prove this point. When he announced the title of his latest movie, It seemed that the movie is going to be beautiful like the title. Let's see if he weaved magic once again with Sammohanam review.
The story of this movie is as old as it gets. The love that brewed between a common man and a cinema star. Despite being a big star, the woman’s real side is shown, sans make-up and starry airs. And our hero has complete access to her. Just when you think a romance is brewing, it all comes crashing down.
The guy Vijay played by Sudheer Babu and the top film star Sameera Rathod played by Aditi Rao Hydari fall for each other. How come a star like Sameera Rathod and Vijay come to know each other?
Vijay's father Sarvesh played by the evergreen Naresh is a film fanatic. He even apply for voluntary retirement in order to try his hand in cinemas. In exchange for a small role in the movie starring Sameera, he lends his house for a 20-day shooting. Sameera who is a Hindi native struggles to deliver Telugu dialogues.This is where Ajay who doesn't like filmy people because of his father's interest in films. Ajay has to train her.
Obviously, the sparks of romance fly high between the hero and the heroine who is literally a film heroine. But unfortunately when Ajay expresses his love, she rejects. Why she rejected his love, how they again cross paths, and in what way they get united forms the crux of the story.
Mohankrishna Indraganti who is known for delivering class films narrated with leisure pace continues his signature with Sammohanam. This time he picked life of a heroine who has been caught between the bad company in the film industry and a good guy who is closer to her heart. The film deals with the pressures the modern day top actresses faces in her day to day life.
First-half of the movie revolves around the 20 days film shoot that occurs in Ajay's home. Naresh’s Sarvesh generates humour as a movie lover who gives out his home for film shooting in a free exchange for a role on the film.
Mohan Krishna Indraganti did a fantabulous job in keeping the audience interested in the movie and invest in the characters he had created. as he said in the interviews, the movie has its origins in real life. He had met a character like the father who likes movies and feels that they are a form of artistic expression while his son feels the opposite of it.
Naresh steals the show
Naresh lived through the character. He is one of the top class actors in Telugu Film Industry, and again he proved with this role why he is rated so high by the critics and the audience. He forms the backbone of the story. His role keeps the audience entertained in an otherwise slow narration.
Sudheer Babu did a good job as an aspiring writer who falls in love with a star heroine. Aditi Rao Hydari is an apt choice for the role of a film heroine. She has the screen presence to be a star heroine adored by millions and the vulnerability to elicit sympathy from the viewers. The chemistry between the lead pair worked out big time.
Pavitra Lokesh is good as hero's mother. Rahul Ramakrishna who shot to fame with Arjun Reddy did a fine job as the hero's friend. Nanu did the job of a film gossip website writer. He is fine. Senior character actor Tanikella Bharani makes his presence felt in a limited role.
The slow narration and few cinematic liberties taken by the director feels like sand in an otherwise delicious meal. Music by Vivek Sagar is brilliant. Background score is apt for the few dreamy scenes between the hero and the heroine. P G Vinda ‘s cinematography stands out. He and Ingradanti’s aesthetics can be seen in Ajay’s house balcony setup. The visuals in the movie are rich.
Art department under the guidance of S. Ravinder did a first rate job. The set work involving hero's house is superb. Some of the locations when the director shows the love story are eye candy. Production values by Sridevi Movies are grand.
Overall, Sammohanam is a mesmerising experience this weekend if you can bear with the slow narration few times. Brilliant performance by Naresh, the chemistry between the lead pair, and breezy music and visual feast of cinematography make for a great watch. Don't miss Sammohanam if you lile class movies. Indraganti did a fantastic job once again.
Sammohanam Critic Reviews
Sammohanam User Reviews
A Healthy Veg cuisine served by Mohana Krishna Garu. And the background music and songs were appreciable, It feels like Ilayaraja garu reborn as Vivek Sagar garu. Clean comedy by Naresh garu was the biggest asset of the movie, the way he played a role as movie buff was appreciable. And Rahul ramakrishna again tickles with his dialogues. Mostly, The Sudheer babu dedication towards the role was marvelous and we can only see Mr. Vijay kumar in the movie, Sudheer garu was really made a great job. Aditi rao was good
A simple and pleasant movie with great writing, visuals, and music.
It’s cool entertainer
Herioen looks too gud
Mohan Krishna Indraganti is on a roll these days with his last two movies Gentleman and Ami Thumi becoming super hits. He teamed up with Sudheer Babu who is yet to find a super hit after Prema Katha Chitram and Aditi Rao Hydari for Sammohanam. Right from the pure Telugu title to the soothing melodious songs, everything impressed the Telugu movie lovers. This created a good buzz for the movie and it has hit the screens today. Sammohanam has received a unanimous positive response from the USA premieres. Sudheer Babu, Naresh and Aditi's performances are being praised in the Tweet reviews. Check out the Public Talk of Sammohanam below.
Sammohanam continues to impress the audience as they are pretty impressed with both content and performances in the film. Mohan Krishna's sensible direction seems to have worked well once again as he is being praised for coming up with a film which is high on both entertainment and emotions. Comedy is said to yet another highlight of this light-hearted romantic comedy. Check out the Live Updates of Sammohanam by the audience and critics right from the theatres.
Sammohanam seems to have mesmerized the early audience. The movie is hailed as one of the heartwarming films of the year. Performances of Sudheer Babu and Aditi Rao Hydari is getting a positive response from the viewers. Indraganti direction, emotional scenes and the comedy scenes in the movie are praised.
Stay tuned for more public talk and audience live response for Sammohanam.
What is Sammohanam about?
The labour of love for sensible director Indraganti Mohan Krishna. He conceived the story years ago when he saw an elder person obsessed with movies. The movie Sammohanam is a love story of a movie star and a common man who thinks low of filmy people. Sudheer Babu plays the role of that guy and Aditi Rao Hydari dons the role of her real life. A film star. Naresh as the father of the hero may be portraying the role of the man who inspired Indraganti to make this movie.
Sammohanam as the title itself says starts as a dreamy love story with fairy tale locations. Aditi Rai Hydari looks like an angel as is the need of the character she plays. Sudheer Babu gave his best performance when he was uttering the key dialogue, Kaadani Champa pagalogotti Maree gurthu chesav. The love, the parting, and everything is part of Sammohanam. Sammohanam is produced by Sivalenka Krishna Prasad on Sridevi Movies.
What to expect from Sammohanam?
The dreamy debut of Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi Rao Hydari stole the hearts of Telugu audience when Mani Ratnam's Cheliyaa was released. This beautiful girl with Hyderabad origins said that she is not just a star, but an actor who wants to play all sorts of roles. She got an author-backed role in Sammohanam. This beautiful heroine gave her best for the movie by even resorting to dub herself. Her performance as a star heroine is enough to pull the audience to the theatres.
An interesting storyline
The movie has a film backdrop. The heroine Aditi is playing the role of a film star in Sammohanam. Indraganti Mohan Krishna is going to blast the bad idea of common people about the film industry and movie stars with this movie. Also, the movie involves the love story of a film star and a common man who thinks of the industry and its people in a negative way. It's certainly an interesting premise.
Indraganti Mohan Krishna direction
Indraganti Mohan Krishna proved himself to be a sensible filmmaker with his previous works. He always goes with different sort of storylines with a common man in the focus. His films have humour interlaced with touching scenes.
From what we can understand from his previous movies, Sammohanam as the title promises is going to be a mesmerising movie. With a star cast like Sudheer Babu, Aditi Rao Hydari, Naresh, Tanikella Bharani, and Nandu, Sammohanam promises to be the movie of the week.
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