After the success of Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham,
director A S Ravi Kumar Chowdary is back again
with Regina Cassandra along with his
Yagnam hero, Gopichand. Read the review to know if the
successful combination scored a hit with Soukhyam
It is a love story laced around with a heavy dosage of comedy,
action and family drama. Seenu(Gopichand) falls in love with
Shailu(Regina) at the first sight, when he sees her during a train
journey and Shailu, who believes in destiny, eventually realizes it
is Seenu, who is meant for her. However, the twists arise as
Regina's family is introduced. What are the consequences the couple
has to go through? Did Seenu win Shailu's love with everybody's
acceptance? This forms the rest of the story.
Gopichand did his best as Seenu, the quintessential hero. Regina
was decent enough as Shailu, a typical girl next door. It is
Prudhvi again, who stole the show with his Baahubali
spoof. Brahmanandam as Inspector Daya will also leave you in
splits. Sapthagari, Mukesh Rushi, Raghu Babu, Jayaprakash Reddy,
Pradeep Rawat, Rajan, Posani etc supported the story well.
Director Ravi Kumar Chowdary relies on the tried and tested
formula almost till the end and he ends up relying on the comedy
scenes to keep the proceedings going. The story and most of its
characters leave a sense of déjà vu, especially in terms of the
treatment of the film. Even though the first half has a few laughs
and a little romance, the director has taken a lot of time to
actually get into the story. Anup Rubens songs were nothing less
than boomerangs and dialogues by Kona Venkat rhymes absurdly. The
editor should have made use of his scissors to use and the
cinematography was okay. On the positive side, comedy at parts,
worked very well.
Soukhyam feels like downright crass after watching the
same predictable drama a thousand times by now in Telugu films. We
doubt even if the people who love mere comedy entertainers would
enjoy this film, which failed to serve any purpose. READ
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The movie is of 142 minutes and you end up feeling the film is
really long and a couple of songs and comedy scenes could have been
easily chopped off.
Gopichand is introduced in a simple way followed by a song and
fight. He falls in love with Regina at the first sight when he sees
her in Train.
Regina plays Shailu a simple girl, who believes in destiny and
this leaves a hint about the proceedings that follow.
The film moves to an interesting Interval bang after its snail
paced first half, second half will start on a hilarious
Regina once again tried to show off her acting chops and was
looking gorgeous in songs.
A couple of songs songs were forcibly inserted and an item song
in a match making scene was a ridiculous placement.
After few twists in the tale and a little emotional drama, the
movies ends on a high note.
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