Vismayam is the family drama which stars Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie is directed by Chandrasekhar Yeleti and produced by Sai Korrapati and Rajani Korrapati, for the banner Varahi Chalana Chithram.
The movie depicts the stories of Sairam, a supermarket manager, Gayathri, a housewife, Mahitha, a school girl, and Abhiram, an engineering student, who live their respective lives in four different parts of the city. But, an unexpected incident brings them together. What happens to them and how they influence each other's life, forms the crux of the story.
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Mohanlal As Sairam
Mohanlal plays Sairam, a middle-aged man, who works as a super market manager in the movie. The actor is making a comeback to silver screen, after a short hiatus.
Gauthami As Gayathri
Gauthami, the senior actress essays the role Gayathri, a homemaker. She is sharing the screen with Mohanlal, after a long gap of 18 years.
Raina Rao As Mahitha
Raina Rao, the child artist depicts the character Mahitha, a school girl in the movie. She has played some notable roles in a few Telugu films and has appeared in several advertisements.
Viswant Duddumpudi As Abhiram
Viswant Duddumpudi portrays Abhiram, a happy-go-lucky engineering student in the movie. It is the second movie outing for Viswant, who made his acting debut with Kerintha.
Additional Star Cast
Along with the popular stars of Telugu cinema, Malayalam actors Nedumudi Venu, Urvashi, Joy Mathew, and P Balachandran, play the key roles in Vismayam.
Director: Chandrasekhar Yeleti
The movie is written and directed by Chandrasekhar Yeleti, the renowned Telugu film-maker. His debut film, Aithe has won the National Film Award of 2003, for the Best Telugu Feature Film.
Cinematography: Rahul Shrivasthav
Rahul Shrivasthav has handled the cinematography of the movie. He was the DOP of several popular Bollywood films, including Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Bullet Raja, etc.
Music: Mahesh Shankar
Mahesh Shankar has composed the songs and background score for the movie. He has earlier associated with director Chandrasekhar Yeleti, for his movie Prayanam.
Cast And Performance
Mohanlal once again proves that he is one of the finest actors of Indian cinema, with the exceptionally natural performance in the movie. Sairam is one of the best roles played by the actor in the recent past.
Gauthami, Raina Rao and Viswant Duddumpudi have played their parts to near perfection. The rest of the star cast, including Anisha, Ambrose, Nedumudi Venu, Urvashi, Joy Mathew, P Balachandran, etc. are good in their respective roles.
Script & Direction
Chandrasekhar Yeleti, the writer-director has succeeded in weaving the four different stories together, without losing the grip. Even though the first half falls into slow pace due to some insignificant scenes, it is compensated by the smoothly flowing second half.
The heart-touching scenes and the beautiful climax deserves a special applause. The director has made the perfect use of the talents of his actors, which forms the backbone of the film. But the Malayalam dialogues fails to create an impact.
Rahul Srivasthav's cinematography has created a beautiful backdrop for the movie. The editing part is not up to the marks, as the movie lags at certain points. Even though the dubbing of lead actors are perfect, it is a total disappointment in the case of supporting cast.
Mahesh Shankar's songs are just okay. But the musician scores with the soulful background score which perfectly sinks in with the narrative.
A beautiful, heart-touching movie experience, which is definitely worth a watch.