Soukyam Movie Review | Gopichand | Regina Cassandra
Casting: Gopichand, Regina Cassandra, Shaukaar Janaki, Brahmanandam, Posani Krishna Murali, Jayaprakash Reddy,Jeeva,Raghubabu,Krishna Bhagavan, Mukhesh, Rajesh and others.
Story: Sridhar Sipana
Screenplay: Kona Venkat, Gopimohan
Cinematography: Prasad Murella
Editing: Goutham Raju
Music: Anup Rubens
Producer: V.Anand Prasad
Direction: A.S.Ravikumar Chowdary
Hero Gopichand has is sentimental about titles of his films. He believes that those ending in (um) bring him luck. Yagnam, Lakshyam, Souryam, Sankham, Loukyam are his films that follow the same sentiment. He has done the same with his recent starrer Soukyam as well. Gopichand teamed up with AS.Ravikumar Chowdary who directed him in the film ‘Yagnam’, which stood a hit in the hero’s career. Let us see how the sentiment worked this time with Gopichand and Bhavya Creations.
While travelling by train, Srinivasulu (Gopichand) falls in love with co-passenger Sailaja (Regina Cassandra). Sailaja also loves Srinivasulu but her father P.R (Devan) who is a don in Kolkata decides on getting her married to Chief Minister’s son. Since Sailu does not like it, she runs away from home. Destiny unites Srinu and Sailaja. That is when P.R’s rowdies abduct Sailaja. What Srinu does next? How does their love survive? How he convinces his parents and P.R makes the remaining part of Soukyam.
There are not many elements that will back the film up. Technical team is great but execution of film is bad. Regina is more glamorous in Soukyam than the other films she acted in. Cinematography by Prasad Murella is impressive. No other aspects in the film are worth discussion. Gopichand strived hard for the film but it is of no use. Production values are great.
Wonder how they thought audiences would watch the same old story. Let us say most stories are the same. At least the presentation should be different and good, right? Kona Venkat and team who are known for mixing four or five films into a single one have done the same in Soukyam. Soukyam shows us Loukyam, Ready and many more films, all in one show. The climax scene showing Brahmanandam as a deaf man is a headache. This reminds us of Ravi Teja’s Balupu and Pawan Kalyan’s Gabbar Singh comedy. But in Soukyam, audiences will be left in a confused state when the scene arrives. The writers and director should think if it is right that a big Kolkata don (PR) becomes frightened with one slap and unites hero and heroine. It is right that Bhavya Creations’ production Loukyam starring Gopichand was a blockbuster. But we do not understand how both of them agreed to do a very similar film once again. Regina is great as far as looks are concerned. Hero confuses Raghubabu and it seems very same as how hero confuses Brahmanandam in Ready movie. Anup Ruben’s music is not so great. Ravikumar tasted success with Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham movie recently. But now, it is gone.
In the present scenario, if crew wants audiences to watch their film, many feats are to be done. Can that pull crowd to theatres? No, not sure. Watching this kind of a film, they think of it even more. It is unbelievable that Ravikumar Chowdary who directed Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham so well has directed Soukyam this way. More care should have been taken in story and screenplay. Sridhar Sipana usually pens similar kind of stories, for which Kona Venkat and Gopimohan render screenplay in their style. How many times can the audiences patiently watch the very same stories again and again? Without bothering about this, they are repeating it several times.
Soukyam is like many films that were already released. If you want to watch it, it is up to you.
RATING – 1.5/5.0