Movie Name: Shamanthakamani
Release Date: 14th July 2017
Cast: Nara Rohit, Sudheer Babu, Sundeep Kishan, Aadi, Rajendra Prasad, Chandini Chowdary, Ananya, Genny, Tanikella, Indraja, Hema, Satyam Rajesh and Raghu Karumanchi.
Cinematography : Sameer Reddy
Producer : Anand Prasad
Music: Mani Sharma
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues & Direction: Sriram Aditya
SouthReel.com review: 3/5
Sriram Aditya’s Samantakamani has been creating a lot of buzz all over. The film which has four star heroes has finally hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
In single Line : One Night. A Rolls Royce. Three Suspects. One Police Officer – This is what Shamanthakamani is all about.
Story : The story of the film is based on an expensive car called Samantkamani which is owned by Krishna(Sudheer Babu). One fine day, the car is stolen from a rich hot spot in Hyderabad and a corrupt cop(Nara Rohit) is given the responsibility of nabbing the criminals.
During his investigation, Rohit finds out that a small time crook(Sundeep Kishan), a young lover(Aadi) and a mechanic(Rajendra Prasad) are involved in the case. Rest of the story showcases as to who has robbed Samantakamani and what happens to them during the end.
Cop Roles have been a cakewalk for Nara Rohit. He exudes confidence and used all of his experience to create a solid impact. Especially, Climax sequence is where he excelled as an Actor.
Sudheer Babu has done a Serious Role and tried to do something different this time. The only flaw could be his voice.
Though his role doesn’t have much screen time, Sundeep Kishan played his part well and makes the proceedings interesting.
Aadi did a boy-next-door kind of role. He appears to be over-enthusiastic in few scenes. But, It must be said that this Young Hero did a decent job.
The character of Rajendra Prasad could have been much better. None of the Female Characters have got any importance. Chandini Chowdary looked gorgeous. Nothing much to say about Genny & Ananya. Indraja, Suman, Tanikella, Raghu Karumanchi and Hema have done justice to their roles.
Technical Aspects :-
Production values are pretty good as the film mostly runs in the night mode and the camera man showcased the proceedings in a rich light. Dialogues are fun and so was the background score by Mani Sharma. Editing is pretty decent as the crisp run time helps the proceedings big time.
Coming to the director Sriram Aditya, he has chosen a simple story but wrote his characters well. He also scores for choosing noted heroes and this is where the film clicks as the presence of these stars makes the proceedings even more interesting.
On the whole, Samantakamani surely lives up to its expectations of a popcorn multi-starrer. Even though the plot is quite simple, the presence of rising stars makes things entertaining. All the heroes should surely be appreciated for accepting the film as more stories and different genres will come up if actors leave their egos and join hands. Finally, if you ignore the slightly dull first half and predictable story line, Samantakamani has okay entertainment and makes up for a fun watch this weekend