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Gopichand's Soukyam Review, rating: Soukyam Will show you 'Narakam'

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Sreenu (Gopichand) falls for Shailu (Regina Cassandra) at first sight while travelling from Hyderabad to Tirupati. Though Shailu avoids Sreenu in the ...

Directed by: A S Ravi Kumar Chowdhary
Produced by: V Anand Prasad
Screenplay: Kona Venkat, Gopi Mohan
Music: Anup Rubens
Cast: Gopichand, Regina, Mukehsh Rishi, Pragati, Surekha Vani, Brahmanandam, Prudhvi

Story:
Sreenu (Gopichand) falls for Shailu (Regina Cassandra) at first sight while travelling from Hyderabad to Tirupati. Though Shailu avoids Sreenu in the beginning, she later reveals that she was attracted to him at the first sight.

There is a twist in their love affair but that may not surprise you as it was seen in many films in the past. Shailu is the daughter of a powerful person in Kolkata. PR (Rajan) wants Shailu to marry Chief Minister’s son. And Sreenu's father hates violence and does not want to make alliance with powerful people.

Performances:

Though Gopichand has justified his role, he has nothing to show in his performance. However, he looks handsome in the film, that is the film’s highlight. He is also backed by Regina who gives her best and looks gorgeous in the film. Her glamour has become one of the main plus points of the film. This time 30 years Pruthvi may not tickle your funny bones with his spoofs. They are too lengthy and will get you bored. The roles of Brahmanandam, Saptagiri and Posani are also wasted as they fail to evoke much laughs.

Technical
Anup Rubens's music is OK and the placement of songs are not that good. But the Background music is good. Cinematography by Prasad Murella makes the film at least watchable and he gives his best. Editing could have been better.

Plus Points:
Gopichand
Regina's glamour
Cinematography
Some comedy scenes

Minus points:
Routine story
Direction
Predictable plot
Forced comedy scenes

Analysis:
Soukyam stands as one of the boring movies in Gopichand's career. Weak story, predictable plot and routine comedy of Kona Venkat's group fail miserably to give Soukyam to the audience. This is a disappointing year for Kona Venkat whose films have continuously bombed at the box office these days.

With the title and trailers,the audience expect the movie to be high on comedy and will entertain them thoroughly. But too many spoofs and routine comedy scenes leave the audience in 'Narakam'.

There were reports that director SS Rajamouli lost his cool on the makers of Soukyam over the spoof on Baahubali in the film. After watching the film, many feel that Rajamouli is right. Director A S Ravi Kumar Chowdhary could not handle the script properly and the film won't even fall under below average category.

Rating: 1.5
Verdict: Soukaym will show you 'Narakam'
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