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Swathi Muthyam

Swathi Muthyam Movie Review

by rameshe

Critic’s Rating : / 5

Swathi Muthyam Movie Review : An entertaining film which relies heavily on situational humour

Story: Bala Murali Krishna, aka Bala (Bellamkonda Ganesh), is a grown-up guy with a child’s heart. His innocence gets him into trouble. Working as an employee on the electricity board, it’s time for him to look for a partner, and his parents are keen on getting him married after multiple match-making attempts. He finally falls in love with Bhagyalakshmi, aka Bhagi (Varsha Bollamma). On the day of their wedding, a phone call from a girl disrupts everything and sends Bala into a frenzy, and eventually, the marriage gets called off. Will Bala resolve the issue? Will the couple ever be together again?

Review: Set in Pithapuram of Andhra Pradesh, director Lakshman K Krishna tried to explore the element of surrogacy and how different characters react to it. Playing Bala Murali Krishna, debutant Ganesh did a decent job as an indecisive and uncertain individual who goes the length in pursuit once he decides. On the other hand, Varsha Bollamma, a girl seeking freedom and individuality, was expressive and played her role impressively.

Situational humour being the mainstay of the film, it needed actors with impeccable comic timing, and the film had them – Rao Ramesh and Pragathi as Bala’s parents, Naresh and Surekha Vani as Bhagi’s parents, Vennela Kishore as Dr Bucchi Babu, Subbaraju as AE and an entourage of actors. Despite having such resourceful actors, the film, which managed to entertain initially, begins to drag after the interval and culminates with some humour towards the end. It just needed better writing and screenplay. However, it still tickles the ribs every now and then. Other cast members include Pammi Sai, Satish Saripalli, Divya Sripada, Goparaju Ramana, Harshavardhan, Sunaina, and Sivannarayana. The film had music by Mahati Swara Sagar, cinematography by Suryaa, editing by Navin Nooli and art direction by Kolla Avinash.

Swathi Muthyam featuring Bellamkonda Ganesh and Varsha Bollamma in the lead relies heavily on its situational humour but fails to engage midway because of its thin plot. Nevertheless, give it a try for its humour.

– Paul Nicodemus

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