As it is a remake of Hindi sleeper hit, Phas Gaye Re
Obama, Sankarabharanam was mostly loyal
enough to its original story. Nikhil played an NRI, who is
desperate to save his lifestyle after being recession-struck in
America. He returns to India to sell his ancestral property and
make money, but he ends up being kidnapped by a local gang, which
too is desperate to make ends meets. Will the NRI manage achieve
his task or will he spend the rest of his life being shuffled from
one recession-struck gang to another forms the crux of the
Nikhil looked stylish as an NRI but was too dramatic with his
antics in order to establish himself as an NRI (Unless they thought
it is funny too, sigh!). Nanditha hardly had anything to 'perform'.
Anjali was showcased in a different avatar as Munni, who hates men.
She rocked with her massy traits though she felt a little loud at
times. Saptagiri steals the show in the first half and '30 years
industry' Pruthvi was just too hilarious in the second
Technical Aspects & Analysis:
Kona Venkat, who claimed to have offered story, screenplay,
dialogues and 'creative directorial inputs' to
Sankarabharanam cannot escape this time from taking charge
of the flaws in the film. The films makes you feel sorry for too
many things right from the classic title used for it, to the cast
of the film and finally for yourself. The chase and power
plays between the various gangs also starts to feel stretched and
the comedy goes from effortless to strained after a point. Never
felt Brahmanandam's high jinks so painful before. Debut director
Uday Nandanavanam appeared to have done the job he was given, quite
perfectly. But the changes made in the original story are once
again formulaic and the sentimental scenes induced did not really
work. Music, cinematography and the production values supported the
film and its backdrop.
Despite these hiccups, Sankarabharanam can be a decent
watch for people, who love slapstick comedies. All that that is bad
about the film is only its spieled treatment. READ THE
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Phas Gaye Re Obama
Though the original became a hit in Hindi, Shankarabharanam,
which is an adaption might not well in Telugu since the story and
confusion drama is nothing new for Telugu audience.
Spoofs played by Pruthvi were a huge relief in the film and he
was at his natural best.
Basic plot of the story is similar with many of the recent
flicks like Kick 2, Greekuveerudu, Sukumarudu etc, though the
developments of the story in Shankarabharanam have been dealt
completely different from the quoted films.
Though the original hardly had any songs, the Telugu version was
changed a bit to suit the template of Telugu movies.
The film displays a new shade of Anjali but she was not so
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