Snehitudu- Movie Review
Sai (Nani) is an orphan who has a strange style of living. He stays in unattended
houses and leaves when the landlords return. In the process, he comes across
a girl Savitri (Madhavi Latha). She takes him for a ride and does mysterious
things. Later on he realises that Savitri is a runaway girl from a strict family
that disowned her. The rest of the story is all about how Sai enters Savitri's
home and make Savitri a part of their household.
Nani: Nani proves himself to be an extremely gifted actor
from film to film. He is excellent in the role and brings life to scenes that
are inane with his histrionics. He seems to have imitated the body language,
dialogues and expressions of Venkatesh in the second half of the movie where
he tries to play the role of Good Samaritan. On the flip side, there seem to
be too much of carelessness (vetakaram) in the way he speaks with the other
characters (especially elder and pivotal character like that of Nassar). I don't
know if it is the instruction from director or his own improvisation.
Others: Madhavi Latha suited the role well. Nassar did the
role of head of household and he is good. Brahmanandam is partly entertaining.
MS Narayana did another drunkard role. Kinnera is adequate. Apoorva had an interesting
Story - Screenplay - Directon: The concept hero staying in unattended homes
is inspired by a 2004 Korean film Bin-Jin (3-Iron in English). This idea was
earlier adapted for Charmme's character in 16 days movie which in turn is a
remake of ‘Lucky Number Slevin'. The entire set-up for the second half
is inspired by Athadu movie. This movie has a flimsy premise in the first half
and it was handled rather poorly. And the director concentrated Venky's type
family drama in the second half. The Nassar-Apoorva thread with sirimalle puvva
track is entertaining. Debutant director could able to do a few episodes well.
But he couldn't knit the screenplay well. And takes the story in a beaten path
in the second half.
Other Departments: Songs scored by Shiva Shakar are good.
Cinematography by Vasu is neat. Dialogues by Bhasha Sree are average. The producer
has spent a good amount of time and effort in postproduction. Production values
Analysis: First half of the movie is little disappointing.
The second half holds good commercial angle as it is dealt with the family backdrop.
The plus point of the movie is Nani who carried the movie on his shoulders.
The negative point is poor screenplay. On a whole, Snehituda is has a promising
plot, but is marred by bad and uninteresting narration.