Sita Ramam Movie Review- Seetha Ramam is the latest malayalam movie starring Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role. The Malayalam and Tamil versions of the film, which were made in Telugu, were also released. Written and directed by Hanu Raghavapudi, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur in the lead role while South Indian super heroine Rashmika Mandanna has also played a pivotal role. Produced by Swapna Cinema and Vyjayanthi Movies, the film tells the story of a love story set in the backdrop of the 1965 India-Pakistan war. The film, which tells the story of two periods, has also been presented to the audience as a historical fiction.
The story of the film is presented to us through the characters of Lieutenant Ram played by Dulquer Salmaan, Seethalakshmi played by Mrinal Thakur, as well as Afreen played by Rashmika Mandanna. Apart from ram-sitalakshmi love affair and Sita’s wait, the story revolves around india-pakistan issues, militancy in Kashmir and attacks on Kashmiri Pandits to religious harmony. While some of it is highly dramatic, the emotional moments that the second half of the film gives to the audience can be said to be the lifeline of the film.
Rashmika Mandanna’s performance as Afreen brings the film to life in the first half. The actress has done the role very beautifully in this film. But apart from Rashmika, the first half of the film not only lacks the elements that entertain the audience, but the film’s graph has gone down because of the dramatic scenes, love and the song around the trees. But it is only after the interval that the film connects with the audience emotionally. After that, the film does not disappoint the audience as it goes ahead in a very good way.
The quality music composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar has been in keeping with the storyline of the film. Similarly, it is the performance of Mrinal Thakur who played the female lead role. Mrinal is the one who captures the hearts of the audience with this film. Mrinal made Seethalakshmi beautiful with her beauty and acting prowess. Dulquer Salmaan has also done his part well with his controlled acting.
What comes, later on, is the way the two periods have been recreated and the beautiful visuals in it. The cinematography by PS Vinod and Shreyas Krishna was superb. Similarly, the romantic feel of the film reached the audience at its best when the art direction and costumes were excellent. The music, visuals and a well-choreographed backdrop give the film a classic love story feel. It is only because of the aforementioned factors that the aforementioned factors make the love exchanged through the letters of Ram and Seethalakshmi and travelling distances to meet the lover become enjoyable. The slow pace in the first half and the plethora of cliché love scenes pull the film back.
More than the story and the solidity of the screenplay, what this film gives us is some good performances and technically maintained standards. But that’s why we can enjoy the film without any disappointment. While the views of Kashmir and the palaces in Hyderabad were so beautiful, it seemed as if the India-Pakistan issue and religious harmony had been unnecessarily injected into it.
The mythological connection brought about by Ram-Sita’s romance has also been used to give the story a classic feel. The success of the film is that though hanu raghavupudi’s direction and hanu and rajkumar’s screenplay are only of average quality, they have managed to give a romantic feel to the audience. That’s why it can be said that Sita Ramam is a film that often gives the feel of a folk tale, which can be enjoyed by audiences who love emotional love stories.