Shyam Singha Roy starring Nani in the lead role is carrying good expectations among the audience. Directed by Rahul Sankrityan, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s check how it is.
Story: Being an aspiring movie director, Vasudev(Nani) impresses a producer with his short film and grabs opportunity to direct a feature film. After a lot of mental struggle, Vasu prepares an unique script and makes a blockbuster film titled, Varnam. But as an unexpected scenario, a reputed organization from Calcutta named SR Publications files a copyright case on Vasudev. Who is Vasudev? How is his movie story connected with the content in SR Publications? How is the role of a revolutionary poet Shyam Singha Roy from 70s era interlinked with the entire setup? Forms the crucial crux of the film.
Performances: Nani is good with his usual acting in the role of an aspiring filmmaker. But he delivers an impactful performance as Shyam Singha Roy.
Be it his getup or body language, Nani is amazing as Shyam Singha Roy. His dialogue delivery as Shyam brings a lot of depth to the proceedings in the second half.
Actress Sai Pallavi shines yet again with her performance as Devadasi from 1970s. Her chemistry with Nani aka Shyam Singha Roy is adorable and elevates the film’s mood nicely in the crucial flashback episodes.
Young beauty Krithi Shetty is beautiful in her extended cameo role as Vasudev’s lover. Actress Madonna Sebastian gets a purposeful role as a lawyer in which she gave her best.
Actor Rahul Ravindran gave a convincing performance as Nani’s brother. So is the case with Jishu Sengupta, who played the lead actor elder brother’s role. Other artists such as Murali Sharma, Leela Samson are okay in their roles. Abhinav Gomatam evokes decent fun in the hero’s friend role.
Technicalities: Music by Mickey J Meyer is one of the major highlights for the film. While all the songs are soothing to listen on screen, his background score breathes life to a couple of key scenes.
The cinematography by Sanu John Varghese is top-notch as he captured the entire film is a beautiful manner with his rich frames and lighting setup.
The vintage Calcutta set erected for the film is nice and brings a realistic feel to the audience. Special credits to the Art director and designers.
Editing by Naveen Nooli is okay but he could have trimmed close to ten minutes in the first half to speed up the narration.
Production values by Niharika Entertainments banner are rich.
Analysis: Young director Rahul Sankrityan directs Shyam Singha Roy. Compared to his first film, Taxiwaala, Rahul improved a lot as the director in terms of creative thinking and exploring innovative ideas. But on the flip side, though his idea of making a film on reincarnation concept is good, Rahul Sankrityan struggles in presenting the movie in a convincing manner.
The basic theme of interlinking Vasudev’s story with Shyam Singha Roy from 70s era is good but the presentation lacks a gripping screenplay and proper treatment. If Rahul would have worked more on writing a better screenplay version, the result would have been even better.
To summerize, Shyam Singha Roy is a film based on reincarnation drama that has solid performances from the lead actors and large canvas. But it struggles from demerits such as flat narrative in the second half.
Verdict: Has good performances!