Life Is Beautiful is a coming of age story of six
youngsters and the movie is set in the beautiful nostalgic world of
a working-middle class neighborhood. The film tracks the journey of
the youth of Sunshine colony through the different seasons,
festivals, romances, street cricket, colony fights, and family
This Sekhar Kammula directed movie is a story about new beginnings and celebrates life and its smaller joys. With the beginning of responsibilities and adulthood looming around the corner, their dreams and aspirations bring them all together, to make the whole experience magical. The climax is a major highlight and it is sure to make everyone weep. The mother sentiment has come out well.
The movie is set in the Sunshine Colony in Secunderabad. Srinu
(Abhijit), Satya (Rashmi) and Chinni are staying with their
maternal grandparents. They make friendship with Abhi (Kaushik) and
Nagaraju (Sudhakar). Abhi falls in love with Paru, (Shriya) a Miss
India title aspirant from the Gold Phase from the same colony. At
the same time, Srinu loses his heart to his sister-in-law Paddu
(Shagun). Nagaraj is in love with Lakshmi and also has hots for
beautician Maya Aunty (Anjala Jhaveri). With these love stories,
the movie turns a roller-coaster ride. At this juncture, Srinu and
his friends realise a bitter truth about their mother Amala. What
is the bitter truth? Will they win the hearts of the girls? What
are their actual goals? Answers to all these questions have to be
seen on the screen.
Amala Akkineni and Shriya Saran have
delivered wonderful performances. Amala has done classy work in the
emotional moments, while Shriya filed glamour slot. Anjala Zaveri
is also good in her comeback movie. Newcomers like Abhijeet,
Sudhakar, Shagun, Zara have also delivered decent
On the technical front, Vijay C Kumar's camera work is the major attraction. Micky J Meyer's background score is good, but his song compositions are average. Sekhar's dialogues are good in parts. Marthand K. Venkatesh could have chopped down the length. If his scissors had done little more sharp work, the movie could been a big treat.
Verdict: Some emotional scenes in the second
half and the climax are enough for the paisa vasool of your ticket.
Don't watch the film with high expectations.
Director: Sekhar Kammula
Producer: Sekhar Kammula
Cast: Shriya Saran, Amala Akkineni, Anjala
Zaveri, Abhijeet, Sudhakar, Shagun, Zara
Music: Mickey J Meyar
Release date: 14 September 2012