Movie: Ammamma Gari Illu
Behind the Screens:
Naga Shourya who found the much-needed break of his career with Chalo is keen on keeping up the success. He is trying this weekend with a family-oriented film, Ammamma Gari Illu at the box office. Let us see how the movie releasing today fares with the audience.
Sita Maha Lakshmi (Sumitra) has a big family but the family head, Surya Narayana (Chalapathi Rao) passes away after an issue within the family during the properties sharing. After his demise, the family gets parted. The rest of the story is all about how Santosh (Naga Shourya) brings the Three sons and Two daughters of the family together after 20 years.
Naga Shourya has delivered good performance as a loving and responsible Grandson. He delivered good performance in the emotional sequences as well. Shamili looks decent in a tomboy like a role. Rao Ramesh is excellent as A2 Contractor Babu Rao. Shivaji Raja, Sumitra, Ravi Prakash, Hema, and others are good. Shakalaka Shankar and Posani managed some laughs here and there. Gautam Raju and Sammeta Gandhi have got good roles.
The film is technically sound. The director has chosen an old story and also failed to execute it well with half-baked scenes and no emotional connect whatsoever. The dialogues are excellent. If not for some serious pace issues, the movie may have worked to at least a section of the audience. The Cinematography of Rasool Ellore and Kalyana Ramana’s Music have helped the film. The Production Values are poor. JP’s Editing could have been a lot better.
Ammamma Gari Illu has got a familiar story and the director tries to give a different execution to it. The first half of the film is decent despite the pace issues but things go wayward in the second half as the director failed to carry the feel with badly written emotional sequences. A good portion of the second half could have been easily chopped off especially the Pre-Climax Episode. Naga Shourya is wasting his hard-earned success with this kind of boring and outdated stories.
Ammamma Gari Illu – Slow Paced and Outdated
Cast: Naga Shourya, Shamili, Jagapathi Babu, and Others
Writing and Direction: Soundar Surya
DOP: Rasool Ellore
Music: Kalyana Ramana
Banner: Swajith Movies
Release Date: 25th May 2018