Cast: Nara Rohit, Sundeep Kishan, Sudheer Babu, Aadi, Rajendra Prasad, Indraja, Raghu, Suman and others
Director: Sriram Aditya
Tollywood have seen many films that have two actors. However, the films with four heroes are quite rare, especially in these days when actors don’t compromise on their role in the film. The film ‘Shamathakamani’ is different this aspect as it has four young actors — Nara Rohit, Sundeep Kishan, Sudheer Babu and Aadi. Sriram Aditya, who made a successful debut in the crime comedy ‘Bhale Manchi Roju’, is directing this film and chooses the same genre. The plot is simple. A Rs 5 crore Rolls Royce car was stolen from the premises of a big hotel where it was parked by its owner Krishna (Sudheer Babu), son of a rich businessman Jagannadham (Suman).
Krishna was attending a party in the hotel and when he finds that his car was stolen, he makes a police complaint. Inspector Ranjith Kumar (Nara Rohit), who heads the investigation, goes through the CCTV footage and zeros in on Uma Maheswara Rao (Rajendra Prasad), Siva (Sundeep Kishan) and Karthik (Aadi). At one time the inspector suspects Krishna too. Everyone narrates their story and the first half of the film is taken up with establishing all the characters through a series of flashbacks. The suspense builds up about which of them committed the crime and the climax that reveals who stole the car makes for an interesting ending. The humour is supplied by Raghu Karumanchi who plays a cop. All the four main characters perform well. Nara Rohit once again plays the part of a cop and does so perfectly, with the right expressions and body language.
Sundeep Kishan as a village boy is impressive while Sudheer Babu comes out with flying colours for his part as the rich kid. Aadi turns in a sincere performance and for senior actor, Rajendra Prasad, it’s a cake walk. But the surprise of the film is comedian Karumanchi Raghu. He plays assistant to Nara Rohit and steals the show with his dialogues and punch lines. The film scores on technical points too. Sameer’s photography is natural and Mani Sharma’s background music adds much to the appeal of the film. Sriram Aditya does a good job of the dialogues. The interesting part comes in the second half. Raghu’s comedy is a big plus point and director Sriram Aditya kept his best for the fag end of the film, especially for multiplex crowd. All the four lead actors performed well in the film, which could be watched for once....