Noted production house UV Creations’ Kalyanam Kamaneeyam starring Santosh Shobhan and Priya Bhavani Shankar as the lead pair had a theatrical release today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: The film revolves around the love and marriage story of a young couple. Being an easy-go-lucky guy, Shiva ( Santosh Shobhan) loves an IT employee Shruti ( Priya Bhavani Shankar). Eventually, they take the relationship to the next level and get married. In one issue, disturbances start in the marriage life. What is the issue? What has Shiva to do with it? How things settle down further, forms key crux.
Performances: Santosh Shobhan and Priya Bhavani Shankar look great as a couple. They both performed decently in the lead roles.
The chemistry between the lead pair is one of the major assets of the film. Noted actors like Devi Prasad, Pavitra Naresh, Kedhar Shankar, Roopa Lakshmi are fine in the parent roles. Satyam Rajesh and Sapthagiri evoke decent fun at parts. Other padding artists are alright in their limited roles.
Technicalities: Music by Sravan Bharadwaj is decent to an extent. While his songs are situational and passable on screen, the background score is apt to the film’s genre.
The photography work by Karthik Ghattamaneni is good as he showcased the entire film on a colorful note. Editing by Satya G is adequate. Production values for this limited-budget movie are good.
Analysis: Director Anil Kumar Aalla’s idea is half-baked and has no proper script. Adding to it, the entire film runs on a dull note without any feel-good moments.
Except for the chemistry between Santosh Shobhan and Priya Bhavani Shankar, the film has nothing special to put it here. To summarize, Kalyanam Kamaneeyam is a film that has a short film feel in it. The diluted proceedings and lack of emotional connectivity are major issues.