Sita Ramam: Dulquer Salmaan's movie is not only in Malayalam but in all languages the audience is waiting for it. The variety in the choice of stories and the talent to bring life to every role has earned him fans across the country. As Dulquer is appearing as a hero for the first time in Telugu, it is interesting to know which story he has chosen. Love stories are Dulquer Salmaan's forte.
As soon as Dulquer is making his debut as a hero on the Telugu screen under the direction of Hanu Raghavapudi, who can capture such love stories like a visual poem, the expectations have risen hugely. Teasers, trailers, songs... all the content that has been released has increased the expectations and brought a buzz to the movie. And has this movie met those expectations?
Story: The story takes place in two parallel periods. In 1985, Afrin (Rashmika Mandanna), a Pakistani student studying in London, does not like India. He is so arrogant that he does not even want to say sorry to others. But in one case he urgently needs ten lakhs. After two years, she goes to the house of her grandfather, Pakistani army officer Parikh (Sachin Khedkar) for money.
But he will die already. Grandpa reads the last letter he wrote when he met the lawyer for the property. In 1965, Lieutenant Ram (Dulquer Salmaan) of the Indian Army, the last letter written to Sita (Mrinal Thakur) in the will states that the property will come only if it is delivered. Who is the real Ram and Sita? How did the letter written by the Indian lieutenant reach the hands of the Pakistani army officer? To know what their story is, you have to watch the movie.
Analysis: Hanu Raghavapudi has a unique style in writing and directing love stories. Krishna Gadi's style is the reason why there are people who are waiting for his film even though there are no notable successes except the heroic love story of Krishna Gadi in his ten-year career. Hanu's specialty is keeping your eyes glued to the screen with beautiful visuals.
And if such beautiful visuals are accompanied by a strong story, it becomes Seetharam. It can definitely be said that this is the best movie of Hanu Raghavapudi so far. The life of this film is its characters and the conflict around them. An unknown person Sita enters the life of an orphaned Ram in the form of letters. Ram, who went in search of love like Selayeru, sees Sita who has filled him with love like the sea.
The scenes where Ram goes in search of Sita are amazing. Especially the introduction scene of the heroine can be said to be one of the highlights of the movie. The story of this movie is told in two parts, first Ram's journey for Sita, then Sita's journey for Ram. Connecting these with Pakistan's Afrin, Hanu has done magic with the screenplay.
Along with love and emotion, comedy is also impressive in the movie. The comedy tracks between Tarun Bhaskar, Rashmikala Madhya Dulquer Salmaan, and Vennela Kishore are laughable. Also, the scene where Sunil is seen as TC on the train is very explosive. The second half of Hanu Raghavapudi's films are not able to handle the compliant film well.
At the pre-release event, Hanu said that complaints will no longer be heard with this film. What he said is one hundred percent correct. Because the second half of the movie is more emotional than the first half. Hanu's attention to the second half is evident in every scene.
Another strength of Hanu Raghavapudi is his musical sense. Hanu Raghavapudi's films may have failed so far but the music in his films has never disappointed. From Andala Rakshasi to Padi Padi Leche Manasu, each of his films has chart-buster albums and beautiful background scores. Music is more plus for this movie. Vishal Chandrasekhar's songs are composed beautifully and Hanu brings them to life with his picturization. Each song is like a visual on the screen to watch. And the background music took the scenes to another level.
Cinematography by PS Vinod and Shreyas Krishna makes every frame beautiful. Especially the scenes in the background of Kashmir are a feast for the eyes. They are credited with bringing the look of the 1960s and 80s to the cinema. The dialogues are also touching. Dialogues like 'If you tell a lie with such beauty... will the truth really be accepted' are impressive. Ashwani Dutt, Swapna Dutt, and Priyanka Dutt produced the film without any expense spared. These production values look beautiful on screen.
No matter how strong the characters are, the characters are elevated only if they find actors who can carry that weight on their shoulders. While watching the movie, we do not see Dulquer Salmaan on the screen at all. Only Lt. Ram appears. Dulquer was convinced that no one but him could do justice to Ram's role. He gave his best in every scene be it love, comedy, or emotional.
And this is a great opportunity for Mrinal Thakur who appeared as Sita. He got such a heavy role in the first movie itself. She did 100 percent justice to the role. It is not surprising that big opportunities are lined up for him after this movie. After the film is released, I can't imagine anyone else except Dulquer and Mrinal in the roles of Ram and Sita.
Rashmika Mandanna and Sumanth are the important characters after these two. Arrogant Afrin changes during his journey for Sita. Rashmika showed the change over in the character well. Talking about the role of Vishnu Sharma played by Sumanth will be a spoiler now. He played the role of happiness in one second, anger in the next and various variations. Tarun Bhaskar, Vennela Kishore, Bhumika, and others also did justice to their roles.
Overall... if you want to see a pure love story unlike the love stories that are coming now, you must watch Sita Rama. Because these Sita Rams do not disappoint at all.