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Soolam – Movie Review

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Tamil actor Ajith Kumar"s successful Tamil film Asal has been dubbed in Telugu as Soolam. The producer might have presumed that the action packed story would attract the Telugu audience too. However, lack of proper promotion took its toll on the openings of the film.

Jeevanandam (Ajith) has two sons (Sampat and Rajiv) and they hate their stepbrother Siva.Jeevanandam wants all the three should live together. Moreover,he gives more weight to Siva"s words. Incidentally, he looks alike his father. Jeevanandam manufactures arms and supply them to armed forces and he stays in France. Once a group that smuggles arms wants to make a deal with Jeevanandam but he refuses it. But Jeevanandam"s sons want to join the group and kill their father. However, Jeevanandam in his will, he has written his entire property in Siva's name. However, the will says that the other sons can bequeath the property, if Siva dies in normal circumstances. However, Siva leaves the house as per the wish of his step-brothers. As the two brothers make a deal to smuggle arms, which was being handled by Shetty (Kelly Dorje), he kidnaps the younger brother. Learning this Siva decides to bring back his brother at any cost and reaches India. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Ajith has done his role with ease. He has played dual roles of a father and a son. Though, the father"s character ends early, he has lived up to the expectations with composed performance in the elder character. As son too, Ajith has done a wonderful job. The action scenes are shot in a stylish way. Sameera Reddy has done dignified job, as the girlfriend of Ajith. Bhavana has played the second female lead. She looks pretty in the movie with her innocent looks. Both the villain roles played by Kelly Dorje and Pradeep Rawat are okay, but as usual the cinematic end of Kelly Dorje plays spoilsport.

The cinematography in the film is excellent and the cameraman has captured the beautiful locales of the foreign locations. Especially, the long shots and chases are perfectly captured, besides the action scenes. Action sequences are impressively shot. Music by Ramani Bharadwaj is okay but the songs are not so melodious. The directorial ability of Saran is laudable.

Though the film has all the qualities of becoming a hit, poor promotion has taken its toll. The movie is for action oriented fans.

Cast: Ajit, Bhavana, Sameera Reddy, Pradeep Rawat, Kelly Dorje, Suresh, Sampath Kumar and Rajeev Krishna, Prabhu and others
Credits: Dialogues – Sashank Vennelakanti, Music – Ramani Bharadwaj, Camera – Anthony, Action – Kanal Kannan, Dance – Raju Sundaram, Ganesh Acharya, Presents – Smt Pavani, Producer Chinnababu Arigela, Director – Saran.
Banner: Tollywood Creations
Released on: July 8, 2011

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