Soukhyam Movie ReviewApr 21, 2016 11:38 AM IST
Soukyam is love story of Sreenivasulu (Gopichand) and Sailaja (Regina). How do the duo meet? When did they fall for each other? What comes in between and what’s stopping them in getting united? How did they overcome at last?
Seenu(Gopichand) is a happy go lucky guy who falls in love with Sailu(Regina). He keeps wooing her and right by the time Sailu agrees to his proposal, her family members kidnap her and fix her marriage with a corrupt politician’s son.
Twist in the tale arises when Seenu’s dad asks him to stay away from all this mess and move ahead with his life. Seenu promises his dad to do so but some how manages to rescue Sailu from this tricky situation. How does he manage to do all this is the entire story all about.
Gopichand is riding on the success of Loukyam. He looks extremely handsome and plays his part quite well. He has improved with his emotions and is now at ease with the boy next door image.Regina Cassandra is good and performs to the best of her capabilities. Pradeep Rawat and Rajan fit the bill as the baddies. Much hyped Baahubali spoof by Prudhvi, Apoorva, Jyothi, and Krishna Bhagwan is not appealing. Brahmanandam, Sapthagiri fails to entertain the crowd. The rest are all numbers added (Mukesh Rishi, Raghubabu, Hema, Sowcar Janaki, Posani Krishna Murali, Satya, Surekha Vani and Shivajiraja), much like the music to make the appeal look populated.
Plus Points :
Gopichand and Regina
Some comedy scenes during the first half
Minus Points :
Technical Aspects :
The director Ravi Kumar Chowdary, he looses the plot after the first fifteen minutes. Not once during the film does he manage to evoke any interest and his entire approach towards the film is half hearted. He uses the beaten to death formula and throws scenes at you which are bland and make absolutely no sense. Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan’s screenplay is a disaster yet again as the proceedings go without any direction whatsoever.
Anup Rubens’s music is below average and so was the background score.Editing was so bad that at least twenty minutes of the film could have been easily chopped off. Cinematography by Prasad Murrela is mediocre.The production values of Bhavya Creations are alright.All the songs have been shot well.
Ever since Loukyam was sleeper hit, Gopichand wanted his next to be on the same lines. Right from its title, to dose of comedy scenes and having written tracks for Prudhvi, Soukyam is almost like Loukyam. But only major difference is that Loukyam appeals whereas Soukyam falls flat. The movie look quite forced, artificial. Right from the very beginning of the film, it’s clear that the movie is going nowhere but straight into the pit. Very first scene of the film says it all about the movie. It’s a complete rehash of many films
Blame writer Sreedhar Seepana for worst-ever script and forced dialogues. In fact, one has to wonder whether he had written a script for this film in the first place or was the scenes shot in the shooting location as it came to ‘mind’. Too many repetitions – be it from his previous works or from several other Telugu films, Soukyam is a spoof film that turned spooky. The age-old wafer-thin love story has got bad screenplay. Only silver lining in the film is Regina who is easy on eyes and also emotes well. Gopichand confines himself to his forte. Dialogues are bland. Kona Venkat, Gopi Mohan failed yet again.
Spoofs on Srimanthudu, Baahubali are tiring, boring. Trying to make fun with old, hit songs is yet another redundant comedy trick. Brahmanandam’s track as a ‘deaf’ police officer is the poorest joke. Director AS Ravi Kumar Chowdary failed in every sense. Simply put, Soukyam is film with predictable story, lackluster screenplay, mediocre comedy and poor music.
On the whole, Soukhyam is one of the most routine and cleashed films which has come out in the recent past.
Telugureporter.com Rating 2/5