Movie: Sodara Sodarimanulara
Banners: 9Em Entertainments, iR Movies
Cast: Kamal Kamaraju, Aparna Devi, Prabhakar, Prithviraj and others
Director: Raghupathi Reddy Gunda
Editing: Pawan Shekhar Pasupuleti
Cinematography: Mohan Chari
Producer: Vijay Kumar Paindla
Censor Rating: U/A
Run-time: 137 Mins
Release Date: 15-09-2023
Kamal Kamaraju is celebrated for his versatile and authentic performances, and he’s back with his latest film, “Sodara Sodarimanulara,” directed by Raghupathi Reddy Gunda. The film is set to hit more than 500 theaters on September 15th. Check out the film’s review here.
“Sodara Sodarimanulara” revolves around Raju, a struggling cab driver portrayed by Kamal Kamaraju. Raju grapples with financial hardships as he strives to repay a loan taken out for his cab. His life takes a sudden twist when he chauffeurs a passenger named Sunny to the Zoom Zoom resort. As he prepares to return, Raju encounters a shocking incident. To uncover these startling developments, witness the dramatic transformation in Raju’s life, observe his wife Shrawani’s (Aparna Devi) reaction, and discover his connection to CI Bhaskar (Prabhakar) and Minister (Prithviraj) – all on the silver screen.
Kamal Kamaraju delivers a natural and genuine portrayal, effortlessly immersing himself in the role of the struggling cab driver. His performance authentically conveys the right emotions for his character. Aparna Devi captivates with her on-screen beauty and emotional depth as she goes to great lengths to prove her husband’s innocence. Kalakeya Prabhakar presents a menacing and convincing police officer, nailing the cruel expressions required for the role. Prithvi Raj impresses as the Minister, while the supporting cast delivers performances that suit their respective roles.
Mohan Chari’s cinematography enhances the film, providing viewers with an appealing and authentic visual experience. The color palettes and camera angles feel true to life. Vardhan’s background music elevates the overall atmosphere, while Pawan Shekhar’s editing, though acceptable, could have benefited from some trimming for a more impactful narrative. The commendable production values by Vijay Kumar Paindla add to the film’s overall quality.
Slow pacing at times
Director Raghupathi Reddy Gunda attempts to depict real-life events in an engaging manner on the big screen. The film’s first half delves into the trials and tribulations faced by a cab driver and his family. The second half introduces an intriguing twist during the interval, focusing on the cab driver’s wife’s struggle to exonerate her husband. While the story may be somewhat predictable, Gunda manages to maintain viewer interest with a series of unexpected twists and turns. He skillfully portrays the intricate web of politics and police connections, leading to a surprising and satisfying conclusion.
Punchline: Engaging Drama with Interesting Twists & Turns