Popular director Shankar's Snehitudu, a dubbed version of of Tamil film Nanban and a remake of Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, has hit the screens. The movie stars Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth, Ileana and Sathyaraj in the key roles. Read on for the full review.
Panchabhatla Sarangapani aka Pani (Vijay), Venkata Ramakrishna (Srikanth) and Sanakkayala Ravi (Jeeva) join an engineering college and three turn roommates. Being roommates, friendship blossoms between them and made them very close to each other. Surprisingly, three have different personalities and their talents too are different. Pani gives more importance to knowledge than marks. He always argues that mere marks won’t fetch anything in life but one should improve knowledge. Venkat loves wildlife photography. However, he is forced to study engineering at the behest of his parents. Ravi’s case is very different. He had to support his family and for that he needs a good job, as they live in utter poverty. He is very timid and studies day and night as his only goal is to get a good job.
Pani always used to encourage his friends not to succumb to pressures of elders but achieve what they wanted to achieve in his life. This returns in a conflict with his college principal Virupaksha Sundaram aka Virus (Sathyaraj) and Pani used to cross the path time and again. At this juncture, Pani meets Virus’ only daughter Ria (Ileana) at a party. Soon, the accidental meeting turns love between Pani and Ria. Unable to bear the excesses of Pani, Virus desperately decides to expel not only Pani but also his two friends. Did Virus succeed in his attempts? What happened to the goals of the friends? Did the love between Pani and Ria turned fruitful? Answers to all these questions can be found in the climax.