Director: Revanth Korukonda
Solid: Sandhya Raju, Kamal Kamaraj, Rohit Behal, Aditya Menon, Subalekha Sudhakar, Bhanupriya
Producer: Sandhya Raju
Music: Shravan Bharadwaj
Banner: Nishrinkala movies
Launch Date: 22 Oct 2021
Properly-known Kuchipudi dancer Sandhya Raju has became lead actress and producer with Natyam. That is her first try as actor, producer, manufacturing designer, choreographer and costume designer. Her household lineage and her high-profile connections have garnered curiosity on her debut movie. Will Natyam cater to the audiences it’s aimed for?
Sitara (Sandhya Raju), a dance lover since childhood, provides up her educational profession for dance. She learns classical dance from her Guru (Adithya Menon) and goals to do her Rangapravesam with the story of Kadambari. Nonetheless, the Kadambari story is jinxed. What’s the story of Kadambari? Why doesn’t her Guru need Sithara to show Kadambari? In the meantime, Sithara finds her love within the type of western dancer Rohit (Rohit Behal). This doesn’t go properly together with her Guru’s son Hari (Kamal Kamaraju). Natyam is all about how this triangular love story impacts Sithara’s ambition to inform Kadambari story within the type of dance.
Sandhya Raju has surprisingly delivered a good efficiency. She didn’t seem as a debutante actress. She carried off the function of Sithara properly. Kamal Kamaraju is seen as co-dancer Hari. He has a restricted function. Rohit Behal seems good on display. Adithya Menon as dance Guru is alright. Subhalekha Sudhakar is seen as a temple trustee and he does justice to the function.
Debutante director-writer Revanth has chosen a wafer-thin plot to make Natyam as a characteristic movie. Although it has substance to boost additional and make it extra interesting, he fails to ship an attention-grabbing movie. The movie is tousled with the flat narration. Shravan Bharadwaj’s music is a blessing in disguise. Songs are well-picturised. Dance choreography is considerable. There aren’t any repeated strikes. Every tune has completely different strikes which makes it attention-grabbing. The pc graphics are amply used within the pre-interval tune. Digital camera work deserves particular point out. Higher writing and higher narration may have saved Natyam. Manufacturing values are good.
Tollywood witnessed a handful of movies with classical dance as backdrop. Director Okay Viswanath’s Sankarabharanam (1979), Sagara Sangamam (1983) and Swarna Kamalam (1988) have been thought of as all-time classics. MS Raju’s Pournami (2006) with dance backdrop didn’t do magic it was aimed toward. Amidst this, it’s difficult for newcomers Revanth Korukonda and Sandhya Raju to try a movie with dance as backdrop on condition that comparisons do come up. However Natyam doesn’t stand wherever when in comparison with earlier dance movies of Tollywood.
The truth is, it isn’t totally a dance film because it was projected and marketed. It’s a romantic drama with a dance backdrop. The issue with the movie is it has a routine premise. It’s not completely different from common movies. There are villains within the village who’ve vested pursuits and cease Kadambari story being informed to the bigger public. However the entire trigger seems foolish as their function isn’t convincing sufficient. The pre-interval episode which is meant to face out leaves combined emotions. This might have been carried out in a greater manner.
The love story and chemistry of the lead pair Rohit and Sandhya Raju wants extra consideration. There are usually not sufficient scenes of them falling for one another throughout dance lessons. The makers ought to have labored upon some attention-grabbing scenes. They give the impression of being abrupt because the moments received’t maintain. The lip-lock scene was aesthetically shot. The songs convey good reduction as they’re eye-candy.
Nonetheless, poor writing has affected the prospects of Natyam. Your complete episode of Sithara leaving for Hyderabad and getting adjusted to the brand new tradition must be proven properly. The episode doesn’t add a lot to the story. It’s draggy. Barring these, Natyam is a satisfactory romantic drama with dance set-up. Final half-hour is like saving grace for the movie because it will get higher. Movies like these will not be commercially viable. Having mentioned this, one ought to admire the try of Sandhya Raju and her braveness, ardour to make a film with dance as backdrop. Slowly, audiences might settle for these sorts of movies. However the viewers actually count on good writing and route of a narrative, in order that they get higher expertise general.
Backside Line: Drama Dominates Dance