This week along with Salman Khan’s Race 3, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sudheer Babu, Tanikella Bharani, Rahul Ramakrishna, Naresh starrer Sammohanam hit theatres. Directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti, the film from the initial posters and trailers came across as a fresh love story. Does the film work? Read reviews of Sammohanam to find out.
According to Times Of India, “The real problem with ‘Sammohanam’ lies in its predictability. Right from the first scene when Sameera invites Vijay into her caravan and she gets a troubled phone call, you know something is brewing which we will only come to know later. And when the story behind that is finally revealed, it’s underwhelming (to put it mildly). But in a film full of cliches, Sammohanam has its moments of magic. Actor Naresh, who plays Sudheer Babu’s father, steals the show with his fabulous comic timing. In fact, every scene that he is a part up is hilarious and he single-handedly makes this a watchable film.”
Hindustan Times in their review stated, “With Sammohanam, Aditi has made a strong debut in Telugu. Her role reflects what working women go through every day. She is struggling to make a successful career in a place that is new to her, amidst people she doesn’t know and in a language that is foreign to her. Even when she goes through personal conflicts, she brushes them aside to get on with work. She makes mistakes, falls in love and does everything that any girl her age would do. Sudheer Babu and VK Naresh’s bond is extraordinary in the film and one of the best scenes is when the two of them head out to solve a problem that Aditi’s character faces in the film. The hilarity of what they are doing is not lost on them and that just makes it all the more charming.”
The Hindu while talking about the film said, “Sammohanam works because its characters are vulnerable and human. Their flaws boost the character arcs. Despite fame, Sameera longs for a simple life, has insecurities, moments where she’s unsure of her stance. Vijay experiences love and faces rejection too. The mother helps him move on. A father dismisses the film world after a bitter fallout with the film crew, the son pushes his father to not lose faith in his abilities. There are laugh-out-loud moments but the humour is never crass.”
The Indian Express in their review of Sammohanam stated, “Sammohanam has its ‘magical’ moments, especially in the scenes where Vijay’s family try to lift each other up during their trying times. Aditi and Sudheer also strike an interesting chemistry. Look for their scene together on a rain-soaked terrace. But, the film falls short of rising above its own limitations. It is likely because of the weak spots in Sameera’s character.”
Firstpost in their review stated, “The best part of Sammohanam is, however, reserved for its lead actors — Sudheer Babu and Aditi Rao Hydari — who are terrific in their respective roles. If their onscreen chemistry, especially in the first half of the film, does not melt your heart then I do not know what will. The magic lies in the way they look at each other and you just know that they are in love. Quite rarely do we see an actress whose eyes bare her soul, but Aditi makes it seem so easy. For Sudheer Babu, Sammohanam is the kind of film that he ought to be proud of and he immerses himself into the role with a lot of grace. “