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Telugu Movie Review: SMS

IANS   February 13, 2012
First Published: 14:51 IST(13/2/2012) | Last Updated: 17:18 IST(13/2/2012)

SMS
Cast: Sudhir Babu, Regina, Vennela Kishor, Chanti, Priyanka, Hemanth and Rohini
Director: Satya Tatineni
Producer: Vikram Raju
Composer: Selva Ganesh
Camera: Chitti Babu
Rating: ***

SMS is a remake of Tamil film Shiva Manasulo Sakthi, which was made with new faces and did well at the box office.

Satya Tatineni, who made a mark with his debut film Bheemili Kabaddi Jattu (another remake), has helmed the movie, which introduces Sudhir Babu, cousin of superstar Mahesh Babu, in the lead role.

There is nothing fresh in the story of the film, but has a neat narrative. There are no big fight sequences, thunderous dialogues and sexy item numbers. Even the story is not strong enough to build up interesting emotional sequences.

But what makes the film so likeable is its breezy style of narration and comedy elements. Both Chanty and Vennela Kishore have added spark to the comedy sequences, which takes a journey from being slapstick to sensible.

Though the first half is enjoyable, the latter part has many unnecessary turns, which are predictable and reminds one of Hindi movies Chalte Chalte and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.

The film is basically aimed at attracting the young crowd and has elements that will appeal to the youngsters. There are enough pranks but some time they are stretched too far.

There are no tension in the this romantic film, but that is not a problem as there are enough sequences which relate to pranks and ego clashes.

Shiva works for a courier company. He falls in love with Radio Jockey Shruthi. Despite his attempts to impress her failing one after another, Shiva does not lose hope. Finally, Shruthi accepts his proposal, but Shiva's confused attitude troubles her. The relationship between Shiva and Shruthi turns sour, but finally all things end well.

Sudhir Babu plays the courier assistant's role with ease. He impresses with his dance movements. But he needs to improve upon his dialogue delivery.

Regina, who had worked in Tamil and Kannada films earlier, charms the viewers by her looks and her performance.

The viewers will surely appreciate Chanty and Vennela's comedy.

SMS is a time pass movie, but is worth every single penny that you spend on buying the ticket.

 

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