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Sneha Geetam - Review

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Lagadapati Sirisha"s latest film Sneha Geetam is almost like a sequel to Happy Days of Sekhar Kammula. Madhura Sridhar has made his debut with a perfect storyline, where the youth of the present generation, especially the engineering students, would identify themselves in at least one of the characters in the film. The story is all about the students, who wanted to achieve a particular goal they set during their student days. The film dealt with different concepts like love, career, relationship, cheating and the travails in a software company and also the pervert team leaders in such firms. Let us go into the detail…

A group of friends Arjun (Sandeep), Ravi (Venky), Krishna (Chaitanya), Shailu (Shreya Dhanwantari) and Pooja (Riya) who complete their engineering graduation from a college. Everyone had different goals in their life. Arjun wants to become a film director, and had a soft corner towards his junior Mahalakshmi(Suhani). For him his goal is important than his love. Ravi, whose parents die during his childhood, grow up with the help of some relatives, but wants to become an entrepreneur for himself and instead of seeking a job he wants to give job to others. Shailu loves him so much but hesitates to express her love as she doesn"t know what was the opinion of Ravi. Learning this, Ravi proposes her. Krishna had a typical middle-class attitude and has no big goals in his life except five digit salary, four wheeler, three knots and two children and a joyful life. He proposes to Pooja, who is in dire need of a job, to get rid of her parents who used to quarrel every now and then. However, Pooja gets poor marks because of household disturbances, but gets a chance to attend campus recruitment interview and one pervert team leader (Lohit Kumar) helps her to get a job. After joining the job, the team leader try to induce her by several ways and Pooja could not wriggle out of him and this widens the gap between Pooja and Krishna. All these friends, except Krishna, join together at Sandeep"s house for his parents" marriage anniversary.

Once Pooja"s team leader makes an indecent proposal to her and Pooja goes to Krishna and blames him for misunderstanding her despite four years of friendship. They both go to the team leader and thrash him and Pooja gets rid of the job and gets a job with the firm where Krishna was working. Shailu also tells her parents about her love with Ravi and Ravi goes straight to Shailu"s parents that his aim was to become an entrepreneur and not just do a routine 10 to 5 job. Shailu"s parents appreciate Ravi and agree to wait till he reaches the goal. So, the only one that remains idle is Arjun. He also tries his best but could not achieve his goal in the prescribed one year period set by his father. So, he forces him to go to US for higher studies. Watch the film to know what happens in the end.

Sandeep, Venky, Chaitanya, Shreya Dhanwantari, Ria have done justice to their respective roles and they make the audiences, especially the youth and preferably the engineering college students to identify themselves with one among them. Suhani"s character is not really necessary but the director kept him to give a heroine opposite Sandeep. All of them have maintained good comedy timing in the first half, and excelled in giving a good performance in sentimental scenes in the second half. The highlight of the film is the 'Pitamaha" role played by Krishnudu. He evoked very good laughter whenever he appeared on the screen. Venumadhav also tickled the funny bones of the audiences to some extent. Vennela Kishore played the role of Bhushanam, similar to that of Manikyam played by Tanikella Bharani in 'Money".

Dialogues by Venky, Mohan Bharadwaj, Kishore and Swamy are good in parts. Camera by PG Vinda is average but he shot the film excellently especially during song sequences. Editing by Lokesh Chenna is another drawback as most of the scenes were cut abruptly and some of them appear quite disjointed. Music by Sunil Kashyap is average. Of all the lyrics 'Sarigamapadani" and 'Oka Snehame" were impressively tunes. However, his re-recording skills are excellent. As far as screenplay, though it has some loopholes, it excelled in few parts. The core theme of the film exactly starts from the point where Happy Days ended. It fairly explains that the real life begins from the day when college life ends. The director was able to maintain good balance between fear and responsibility in parents.

Debutant director Madhura Sreedhar chose a good subject to start his career and he proved that he could handle as many characters with a smooth screenplay. Though the film reminds the audiences of Happy Days and gives a feel of a sequel to it, it may not fare so well on the lines of Happy Days. The director and producer should be commended for choosing songs that are meaningful and are in tune with the story.

Cast: Sandeep, Venky, Chaitanya, Shreya Dhanwantari, Ria, Suhani, Krishnudu, Lohith Kumar, Vennela Kishore, Venu Madhav and others.

Credits: Dialogues – Venky, Mohan Bharadwaj, Kishore, Swamy, Camera – PG Vinda, Editing – Lokesh Chenna, Music – Sunil Kashyap, Screenplay assistance – Mohan Bharadwaj, Producer – Lagadapati Sirisha Sridhar, Story, Screenplay, Direction – Madhura Sreedhar.

Banner: Larsco Entertainment.

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