Sita Ramam- A true work of art and passion to witness…
Updated: Aug 17, 2022
I know I'm late to the game, but I had to post this absolutely genuine review coming from a true cinema lover who watched a classic work of art, after ages.
If you have not watched the film yet, don't worry- there are NO SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. I truly understand the importance of not knowing the story of a film as beautiful as this one before witnessing it yourselves.
Firstly, I have to speak about the perfect cast chosen for their respective roles. Every character has their own importance and significance in the film and makes their mark when the time comes. Each role was beautifully written and the actor/actress who played their respective role did a splendid job doing justice to the character.
Dulquer Salman is a gem. Period. You fall in love with his character as the film progresses and see the role overflow with beauty, grace, and charm throughout. You cannot imagine another actor perfect enough to play Ram's Character- and you'll know why once you have watched the film. I, being a huge fan of his, felt extremely content (literally like how you feel after a really great meal), and mesmerized by his presence and role on screen.
Mrunal Thakur brings so much passion and is a literal piece of art as Sita. She not only makes you fall for her beauty, but her portrayal of Sita leaves a place in your heart for sure. A huge applaud for her dedication towards the character and for winning the hearts of everyone in the audience. Her simplicity and grace enlighten Sita's character and has a glow that never leaves the screen, or after you walk out the theatre.
Taking place in two time periods- the 1960s and 1980s, the two timelines flow simultaneously while characters in both timelines weave the story together.
The story that brews and grows between these two, and the unraveling of how they met and where it all began, concocts the perfect love story full of elements that haven't been in Indian cinema for a while and are unmatched. The surprise elements are definitely worth experiencing, as the story makes its turns and twists.
"Kurukshetram lo Ravana Samhaaram, Yuddhapu velugu lo Sita Swayamvaram" is a beautifully written couplet that sheds light on its meaning in all good timing. Once it does, it never leaves your mind.
The Music, Cinematography, and the entirety of elements consisting of this film play an important part as to why the characters and stories are loved so dearly, and also weave the story together, creating a beautiful piece of art. Hanu Raghavapudi garu has made a masterpiece worthy of cherishing indeed.
Though characters like Rashmika Mandanna, Sumanth, and Tharun Bhascker are very subtle and occasional in the film, their roles turn gears and are impactful in ways unimaginable. Vennela Kishore is a delight, and his brightly sarcastic comical acts bring energy and laughter.
There isn't a thing to point out to indicate any flaws or imperfections- which I do not have any right to do so anyway, as everything comes to light in all good timing and your job is to go with the gentle and beautiful flow of the film. Just have a seat with zero expectations and let your thoughts immerse into the depth of the film as the story unravels.
Apart from this, I won't be able to write further about the characters or film as it may reveal too many of the elements worth witnessing yourselves. If you get a chance to watch this film in theatres, definitely do not miss out!
Let me know your thoughts if you have watched the film! :)