We have seen several cine stars playing the role of physically handicapped persons. In Snehanjali, we get to see a physically handicapped person playing the role of a normal person.
Dhruv Sharma, the captain of the Deaf and Dumb Indian Cricket team, son of actor Suresh Sharma, is deaf and dumb, but in Snehanjali, he plays the role of a physically fit man. Dhruv has proved his acting skills in his debut film, Snehanjali. The movie has claimed a place in the Guinness Book of Records for being the first film with a deaf and dumb man playing the lead role.
Directed by Girish Kamplapura, the movie revolves around a simple love story executed in an excellent manner.
Young Prem (Dhruv) has just returned from the US and happens to meet a pretty girl Preethi (Anju Varma). But their first meet is not love at first sight, rather it creates enmity between them. Prem's father (Ananth Nag) is a close friend of Preethi's father (Suresh Sharma) and they decide to get their children married to each other. But Preethi and Prem hate each other and are not happy with their fathers' decision. They chalk out a plan and force their fathers to go separate ways. The longtime close friends now turn bitter enemies. But in their efforts to break the bond of friendship between their fathers, the two youngsters fall in love with each other. Will they succeed in convincing their fathers? They now have to work on some other plan to bring the old friends together.
The movie has nothing different to offer, but the extraordinary performances of newcomer Dhruv and veteran actor Ananth Nag keeps the audience engaged. Dhruv's performance is first-rate. Be it action sequences, the romantic scenes or the songs, Dhruv excels in every single scene. Anju Varma has done a great job. Ananth Nag excels in the role of a father. Suresh Sharma is ok.