Unintentionally, Suffocating And Painful Love Story
What Is the Film About?
Amrutha is madly in love with Ram from the moment she sees him. However, Amrutha has to take a break with Ram. Why Amrutha needs it, and what happens when they meet again is the core plot of AmruthaRamam?
How Is Ram Mittakanti’s Performance?
Ram Mittakanti is a non-actor. There is one consistent plastered irritated look on his face throughout. It what is required as per the story, though. Maybe that’s why he has been taken for the part. Otherwise, one can see no other reason. There is no screen presence and timing in dialogue delivery etc. It is a major issue when the entire film runs on limited characters, and individuals have to carry the whole movie on their shoulders. The focus squarely on them, to ignore.
Direction by Surender Kontaddi?
Surender Kontaddi makes his debut with the movie AmruthaRamam. He picks a very predictable and routine story for his first outing with a twist in the end. Unfortunately, even that’s not fresh anymore. It needs impeccable acting, writing and directing to hold the interest of the audience for a subject like AmruthaRamam.
The movie opens with neat images establishing locations of Australia. They are the best part of the cinematography which otherwise is at a short filmmaking level. The principal characters are shown, and we straight away get to the love story.
Leaving aside the rushed aspect, which can’t be missed, what is also an issue is the writing. It is so superficial and predictable. The acting further gives a cringe feeling.
The scenes are executed in a way that evokes a guffaw negatively. The key here is the ‘suffocation ‘ felt by the guy in love. It is a decent conflict, but nothing new. Unfortunately, it is not just him (the lead), but the viewers too feel the same.
The heightened drama in the second half takes thing to a whole new level due to poor writing and acting. The way a supporting part brings enlightenment to the lead is an exhibit A on how to spoil the resolution of conflict.
The director tries to give a poetic end, but when the essential elements don’t work, nothing else matters. Also, we have seen a similar ending recently, which robs it off any little freshness.
Overall, AmruthaRamam has its heart in the right place (literally), but fails in execution terribly. There is no redeeming factor working for it.
Amitha Ranganath and Others?
Amitha Ranganath is a perfect match for the lead. They seem to be made for each other. Amitha too has a constant expression of sadness attached to her face. When she tries to act, it turns to pity rather than the required act. Amitha overdoes her part, and with weak dialogues, the whole thing comes across as a caricature.
Apart from the lead, none have a decent role to talk. Only JD Cherukuru has a scene towards the end that has some impact on the narrative. Even that fails to have any effect.
Music and Other Departments?
The music and background score by NS Prasu only add to the length. A couple of songs do seem fine conserving the overall attempt, but that is all about them. The cinematography, as said above, is on the short film level. The writing too, doesn’t provide any relief.
A Crescendo Buildup
No Emotional Connect
For Christmas last year, there was this movie named Iddari Lokam Okkate. It could be seen as an alternative take. It is better on all aspects compared to what we have here, and yet Iddari Lokam Okate itself was pretty weak fare.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
Amrutharamam Review by Siddartha