Starring;Dharma Mahesh and Siva Balaji, Brigida Saga
Banner : Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Movie Makers
Director : Shyam Tummalapalli
Producer : Praveen Reddy Janga
Co-producers : Chaitanya Kandula -Subbareddy. M
Writer : Kishore Sri Krishna
Music Director: Gowra Hari
Cinematographer : Kesav
Editor: Jesvin Prabu
Art Director : Aare Madhu Babu
Story & Performances:
Sindhooram is a 2021 film directed by Shyam Tummalapalli that tells the story of a man named Ravi who is denied justice and works as an informer for Singanna, a Naxal leader in the region. The film also features Sirisha Reddy, a local leader’s sister who returns to the village as an MRO and has feelings for Ravi. The film uses a love angle to narrate the story. Brigida Saga as Sirisha and Dharma Mahesh as Ravi both did a great job in their roles. Siva Balaji was also impressive as Singanna, the Naxal leader. While some of the action sequences could have been shot better and some of the deaths were handled with less finesse.
Director Shyam Tummalapalli’s Sindhooram is a film that takes a bold stance in depicting the complexities of communism, inspired by true events. The film features impressive performances by the cast and strong content, which might make the audience overlook any shortcomings. The film is a mirror to the communism and brings out the real issues and problems of the society.
Sindhooram is a 1997 film directed by Krishna Vamsi and a 2021 film directed by Shyam Tummalapalli. Both films deal with the topic of Naxalism and the struggles of farmers and workers in rural areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The 1997 film won awards and is praised for its realistic representation of rural village life, while the 2021 film has solid story content in terms of storytelling. The 2021 film has good aerial shots, framing and moody lighting, and has commendable work by its cinematographer and music director. Younger audience might find it hard to connect with the subject of the film as it is set in earlier decades.
Sindhooram is a 2021 film directed by Shyam Tummalapalli that takes a bold stance in depicting the complexities of communism, inspired by true events. The film features impressive performances by the cast, particularly by Siva Balaji as Singanna, the Naxal leader. The supporting actors Dayanand Reddy, Ravi Varma, Naga Mahesh, Keshav Deepak and Anand Chakrapani do a good job in their roles. However, some supporting actors might appear to be miscast in certain places.
The film has a middling and dull first hour, but picks up pace as the story progresses. The director Shyam Tummalapalli stays true to his premise without any forced commercial compromise, which is rare in Telugu cinema. His conviction certainly shows. The film has good dialogues and well-written scenes, but the storytelling and characterisation could have been better. Despite its shortcomings, the film is worth watching for its honest portrayal of a sensitive political issue and the performances of its lead actors.