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Anamika (Anaamika) - Movie Review

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Prior its release, Telugu movie Anamika has garnered huge positive buzz as it is the remake of hit Hindi suspense thriller Kahaani starring Vidya Balan. Critically-acclaimed director Sekhar Kammula and popular South Indian actress Nayantara's association with this project has added more to the curiosity of the viewers. Released in theatres today, the movie manages to live up to the audiences' expectations.

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Anamika is a brilliant suspense thriller and actress Nayantara's sterling performance is the main attraction in it. Shekhar Kammula's engrossing screenplay, MM Keeravani's melodious songs and terrific background score, Vijay C Kumar's amazing camera angles and a few emotional moments are other highlights of the movie. The slow-paced narration in the first half and a few unconvincing gaps are the big drawbacks of the film.

Sekhar Kammula has taken the original story from Hindi film Kahaani and made a few major changes like pregnant heroine to normal one and addition of a sex-starved CI in its Telugu version Anamika. The director has done these alteration to suit the taste of the local audience, but he has made sure that they will not affect the main theme of the film.

His narration in the first half of Anamika is very slow and bores the audience, but the movie picks up the speed after the interval bang. The narration is very interesting and racy in the second half. Several interesting twists and turns in the story make you sit on the edge of your seat and watch the film biting your nail. The climax is brilliant and sure to impress the viewers those who have not watched Kahaani.

Anamika (Nayanathara) is an NRI from Gettysburg USA, who comes to Hyderabad in search of her missing husband Ajay (Harshavardhan Rane). She files a complaint at local police station. When all the police officers refuse to find out her husband, Inspector Sarathy (Vaibhav Reddy) comes to her help. As they start searching for missing Ajay, a mystery unfolds. One should watch the whole film to know what the mystery is. Continue to read Anamika movie review in the slideshow.

Nayantara's Performance In Anamika

Actress Nayantara, who has played the title role in Anamika, has delivered a brilliant performance, which is the main highlight of the film. She looks simple, but has emoted well in sentimental scenes. Especially, she has brilliantly showcased various emotions like fear and revenge on her face in these scenes.

Vaibhav's Role In Anamika

Actor Vaibhav Reddy has played a sympathetic police inspector in Anamika and has done justice to his role. He has given a very convincing performance.

Harshavardhan's Role In Anamika

Harshavardhan Rane, who appears as Nayantara's husband in Anamika, has a brief role in the film. He has used the available screen space to show his acting skills and impress the viewers.

Pasupathy-Naresh's Roles In Anamika

Tamil actor Pasupathy and Naresh have also less screen presence in Anamika. They have done justice to their brief roles. Their performances are good assets for the film.

Kammula-Yendamuri's Screenplay

Shekhar Kammula and Yendamuri Virendranath's screenplay and dialogues are brilliant in Anamika. They have done some changes in the story, which will appeal to Telugu viewers. They have added an emotional angle to the story, which becomes more evident at the climax.

Cinematography In Anamika

Anamika has excellent production values. Vijay C Kumar's brilliant picturisation is one of the main highlights. His closeup shots featuring various emotions of Nayantara will strike a chord with viewers.

MM Keeravani’s Music In Anamika

MM Keeravani's music is main attraction in the technical front. All his song compositions are melodious and have already impressed the audience. His background music is a big asset of the film and it elevates several emotional scenes in the film.

Marthand's Editing In Anamika

Marthand K Venkatesh's editing is also one among the big strengths of Anamika. His work in the second half is brilliant. However, the movie could been even a better watch if he had trimmed some of dragging and boring scenes in the first half.

Anamika Verdict

Anamika is a brilliant adaptation of Kahaani and none could have delivered a remake with such a perfection and creativity other than Sekhar Kammula and Nayantara. You can watch this suspense thriller this weekend and enjoy with your family.

Anamika Production Team

Producer: Endemol India, Logline Productions, Select Media Holdings
Director: Sekhar Kammula
Cast: Nayantara, Pasupathy, Vaibhav Reddy, Harshvardhan Rane and Naresh
Music: MM Keeravani
Cinematography: Vijay C Kumar
Release date: 1 May 2014

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