Predictable and Boring


CENSOR / Runtime:
132 MINS

What Is the Film About?
Akhila (Shivshakti Sachdev) is a pampered young daddy’s girl who completes her engineering in Kakinada. When her father (Srikanth Iyengar) plans an alliance for her, she goes missing. She comes back immediately but her father could not get over it. On a journey to win her father back, She moves to Hyderabad to clear IAS where she meets Amar (Vijay Ram). The rest of the story is all about her new love story and how she wins her father’s love.

How Is Shivshakti Sachdev’s Performance?
Popular Hindi TV Star, Shivshakti Sachdev makes her filmy debut with this movie. She looked beautiful and performed well in a character that requires her to emote with an ample dose of maturity. It is definitely a difficult role for a newcomer and she does a good job.

Direction by Jonathan Edward?
Jonathan Edwards, the director of the film wanted to showcase a story of a girl with a conflict between love and her father’s affection. It is a tested formula and needs some strong treatment to drive the point home. But then for the major portion of the film, he stuffed boring and predictable scenes.

The love scenes which form the majority of the first half are outright show stoppers with the hero’s looks being a major concern. Even after we ran into the story, we could not connect to the fact how the heroine fell in love all of sudden and ran away ditching her father who is very close to her. The reaction of her father even after she returns is not very convincing.

We get the same feeling when she gets back to her father fulfilling his dream. The best part of that drama is some well-written dialogues of the hero with the heroine’s father. But by that time, the audience is already bored. Except for some good dialogues and music, Amaram Akhilam Prema is mostly disappointing

Srikanth Iyengar and Others?
Srikanth Iyengar gets a Solid Role and pulled it off very well. His character is crucial for the film and he made it count. Despite having a limited screen space, he made an impact especially with the final portions of the film. The Protagonist – Vijay Ram disappoints looks-wise and is a mixed bag with his performance. In the initial parts of the film, particularly in the love scenes, he looked very amateurish. He did okay in the later parts of the movie. Senior Artist Annapurnamma is another major character in the film and she is okay. Senior Naresh is fine in whatever he is offered.

Music and Other Departments?
Radhan came up with a couple of good numbers that come in the background. The songs are well-written too with meaningful lyrics. The background score is also appealing and stands out for the film. One more good department is the dialogues. The camera work is appealing and the Editing has been disappointing. A good fifteen minutes or so in the first half can be easily chopped. The production values are good for a small film.

Heroine Shivshakti Sachdev
Music by Radhan

The Hero
Predictable Story
Bland Narration
The Entire Love Track
Weak Conflict Point

Alternative Take
A fresh treatment to the love story with a matured hero and a conflict point with proper justification are essential to make this story ‘salable’ to the audience. Furthermore, several scenes lack the novel factor. That said, lot of changes are needed to make the film at least a decent Digital Watch.

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Amaram Akhilam Prema Review by Siddartha