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
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
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
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
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
Mahesh Shankar's songs are just okay. But the musician scores
with the soulful background score which perfectly sinks in with the
A beautiful, heart-touching movie experience, which is definitely worth a watch.