(Sumanth) is a sweet and too-good-to-believe kind of
guy. Everybody likes him except for the two he loves
the most. One is his father (Malladi Raghava) and other
one is the girl with whom he is in love with. And she
is the cute girl Ankita (Genelia). Sathyam comes out
of his house and start living with friends because he
is misunderstood by his father.
is also a sensitive man and sensible writer. He ghost
writers lyrics for a popular film lyricist. He wants
to prove himself as lyricist before meeting Ankita to
express his love. Mean while, a flamboyant classmate
of Ankita proposes her. Would Satyam be able to propose
to Ankita? Would he win her love? To know these two
things, you need to watch 'Sathyam' on a big screen.
Sumanth performed like a professional in this film.
He succeeds in generating sympathies for his characterization.
His strengths are assets are his pure eyes and good
diction. And the same purity made him the best suitable
guy for that character. His dialogue delivery has good
clarity and his voice is good. There is not event a
single moment on screen where you can find any shortcomings
in his histrionics.
Genelia is very fresh and adorable. The entire story
is told from hero's point of view. Hence you can see
heroine coming in flashes and in the imagination of
hero. If you had seen Genelia in a aggressive and contemporary
kind of teenage character in 'Boys', you are going to
see the tender and poetic side Genelia in this film.
Sridhar did OK job as the villain in this film. Comedy
actor Rajesh is given a good footage in this film and
he proved himself by performing comedy scenes with good
timing. The 'puliraja' episode involving him is hilarious.
Brahmanandam play another comical role and his get up
resembles that of our president Abdul Kalam. Kota Srinivasa
Rao did a well rounded character in Telugu after a long
time. Varsha played the role of sister to hero and she
did well. Lawrence did an item song in this film along
with Genelia. Kondavalasa did a comedy role. Music director
Chakri played his realself in this film. Tanikella Bharani
is good as the plagiaristic lyricist.
The story of the film is pretty soft one. And it has
similarities to Vikraman's stories where hero is misunderstood
by the people who mattered the most.
- direction: Screenplay and direction of debutant
Soorya Kiran is neat. The taking of the film is sophisticated.
Framing of the film is rich. The screenplay has similarities
to that of Vikraman's films. Narration of the film is
little slow. The director succeeded in making this film
appear fresh as well. There is lots of poetic way of
picturization of tender feelings. The climax resembles
the Vikraman style where all the misunderstandings are
cleared in one situational lead song to climax.
Music by Chakri is excellent. Music would remain as
highlight of the film. Credit should also be given to
the cinematographer and director make the song come
very rich on the screen. Background score is amply supported
by the humming of popular tunes in this film (SA Raj
departments: Cinematography by Sameer Reddy and
Raja is first rate. Framing of the shots, altering of
lens focus and lighting schemes in this film are brilliant.
Dialogues are pretty good. The lyrics of the film are
efficiently used as dialogues in important scenes. Editing
by Nandamuri Hari is worth an applause for doing a few
cool editing effects. Choreography of the songs is apt.
Stunts by Vijay are effective. The stunts are composed
in such a style that they does not appear too lengthy,
but at the same time they give perfect results. Producer
Nagarjuna has spent lavishly on the film and all the
money spent on this film could be visualized in the
rich frames of the film.
'Sathyam' - a technically rich one - is a well made
film. Strengths of the film are perfect casting, good
music, sophisticated taking and rich frames. The weakness
of the film is slow narration and class-orientation.
Though the hero and heroine in this film belong to middle
class family, the presentation of the film is made to
suit the tastes of urbane viewers. Producer Nagarjuna
should be appreciated for making a clean and family
oriented film. Director Soorya Kiran makes a mark for
himself through 'Sathyam'. Hero Sumanth's proves himself
as a perfectionist.
Talk: This film is released with 22 prints and has
got terrific opening all over. There is a positive response
for this film from crowds. This film finds a liking
for urbane viewers. We have to wait and see how masses
embrace this well made film.