Star Cast: Rajendra Prasad, Indraja, Nara Rohit, Sundeep Kishan, Sudheer Babu, Aadi, Raghu
Director: Sri Ram Aditya
Music: Mani Shanker
Produced By: Anand Prasad
Released On: 14th July 2017
“Shamanthakamani” hits the screens amidst fairly good expectations from it. The presence of so many heroes along with senior actors Rajendra Prasad and Indraja is a plus point. Let us see if the film meets audience expectations.
Shamantakamani is the name of a very expensive car owned by Krishna (Sudheer Babu). Somebody steals the car from a very posh locality. The responsibility of solving the case falls upon young inspector Nara Rohit. Unfortunately he is a very corrupt cop. He does investigate the case and discovers that a mechanic (Rajendra Prasad) a petty crook (Sundeep Kishan) and another youngster (Aadi) are the culprits. The rest of the story is all about what happens to the cop and thieves and how the story ends.
The makers have chosen a very interesting theme, and a star cast to go with it. The entire first half is about introducing the various characters and their flashbacks. The start of the film was very good but thereafter it meanders a little into the flashback of each character. The second half is where the whole story lies and picks up pace. The director uses the different characters well to develop the story and each hero gets his due. The first half could have been made more interesting.
Performance of the Stars:
Every actor contributed his best to the film. Nara Rohit as the corrupt cop gives a good performance. Aadi did a character that appeared to suit him very well. Rajendra Prasad is a past master at doing comic roles and he does not disappoint us. Raghu Babu’s comedy is rib tickling. Sudheer Babu shows good talent in the emotional scenes. Sundeep Kishan excels in a short role with his imposing screen presence.
The biggest advantage of the film is its short duration. The editor made sure that the story unfolded nicely. The camera man did an excellent job as many scenes were short at night. Dialogues and music were very good. The director chose a simple and nice story and selected the right artistes for the characters. He was able to extract the best of his team. The story line was developed in a very interesting way except for meandering a little in the first half.
The Final Word: “Shamanthakamani” makes for good viewing for family audiences.