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‘Vimanam’ Movie Review

Release Date : June 09, 2023

Movie Rating : 2.75/5

Starring: Samuthirakani, Rahul Ramakrishna, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Master Dhruvan, Meera Jasmine, Dhanraj, Rajendran

Director: Siva Prasad Yanala

Producers: Kiran Korrapati & Zee Studios

Music Director: Charan Arjun

Cinematography: Vivek Kalepu

Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh

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Vimanam is a Telugu-Tamil bilingual movie featuring Samuthirakani, Anasuya Bharadwaj, and Rahul Ramakrishna in lead roles. Directed by debutant Siva Prasad Yanala, the film has released in theaters today. Read on for our review of the movie.

Story:

Veerayya (Samuthirakani) is a physically challenged person living in a Hyderabad slum. He runs a community toilet complex for his living and has a son named Raju (Master Dhruvan), who is fascinated by aeroplanes and dreams of boarding a flight. One day, Veerayya discovers something terrible about Raju. What is it, and what did Veerayya do next, form the rest of the story.

Plus Points:

Vimanam presents a simple and soulful concept that evokes strong emotions, particularly the bond between a father and son.

Samuthirakani delivers a remarkable performance as Veerayya. His character arc is well-designed and he effectively portrays innocence, positive thinking, and unconditional love for his child.

Master Dhruvan impresses as Raju. His innocent performance and heartfelt scenes with Samuthirakani create an emotional impact that resonates with the audience.

Anasuya Bharadwaj shines as Sumathi, a prostitute in the film. Despite having limited screen time, she delivers a strong performance in her bold character. Rahul Ramakrishna, Dhanraj, and Meera Jasmine also deliver neat performances in their respective roles.

The movie features a couple of captivating songs. The director provides a satisfying and emotionally resonant ending that leaves viewers in tears.

While Vimanam presents a compelling emotional story, the screenplay could have been tighter to enhance the storytelling. Debutant director Siva Prasad Yanala should have focused more on screenwriting.

Certain characters, such as Rajendran, lack purpose in the movie. The director’s attempt to entertain the audience with comedy scenes doesn’t align with the emotional theme of the film. Unfortunately, these comic moments involving Rajendran become obstacles to the overall impact of the movie.

A greater focus on Dhanraj and Rahul Ramakrishna, providing them with more emotionally charged scenes, could have added depth to the film and intensified audience engagement.

Technical Aspects:

Debutant director Siva Prasad Yanala effectively presents a neat story, however, a tighter screenplay could have helped the film get more appreciation. Vivek Kalepu’s cinematography is exceptional, capturing the essence of the film, and Charan Arjun’s music plays a pivotal role in intensifying the emotional scenes.

The editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is satisfactory, but there is still room to trim unnecessary scenes for a better overall experience. The production values are commendable, with the film displaying richness on screen.

On the whole, Vimanam is a watchable emotional drama with a good concept and a slow-paced screenplay, which might not appeal to all viewers. Samuthirakani and Master Dhruvan deliver stellar performances, and their emotional scenes form the heart of the film. If you are comfortable with a slower narration and a very few unnecessary scenes, you can watch this film this weekend.