Cast: Gopichand, Regina, Devan, Pradeep Rawath and Others
Directed by: AS Ravi Kumar Chaudhary
Produced by: V Anand Prasad
Banner: Bhavya Creations
Music by: Anup Rubens
Release Date: 2015-12-24
Gopichand scored a super hit with Loukyam and has once again banked upon the same formula expecting similar result. Everything has gone haywire in the process of repeating the same feat as the writers couldn't get it right this time. Soukhyam turned out to be a two and a half hours nonsense that tests anybody's patience.
What is it about?
Srinu (Gopichand) fall in love with Sailaja (Regina), his co passenger on the train. She is daughter of a very influential person (Devan) based in Kolkata. Sailaja is taken away by her father's henchmen and meanwhile Srinu gets into tussle with a local goon (Pradeep Rawat). He assigns Srinu to bring the daughter of his enemy who turns out to be Sailaja. Rest is how Srinu and Sailaja gets together against all the odds.
Gopichand is alright within his limitations. There is nothing new or challenging for him. Everything seems like he has been there done that many a time. Regina who is usually a decent actress appears clueless in this film and she cannot be blamed for it. Veterans Brahmanandam, Raghu Babu to the flavor of the season Prudhvi and Saptagiri everyone is there but none of them could make you laugh. All the writers could throw at them were spoofs of recent hit films. Villains appear like caricatures that never seem like a threat to the hero. Nothing can be written about the actors who have played the family of hero.
AS Ravi Kumar Chowdary can deliver when there is proper script on hands. Yagnam was a very good film and Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam was alright. But the other movies from this director clearly proves that he can only keep things on track if there is some content in it. There is nothing that a director can do when he was given such a silly story with horribly written screenplay.
Anup Rubens songs increase the pain of the viewers. Background score is bad. Dialogues are bland. Screenplay written by ace writer duo Gopimohan and Kona Venkat is pathetic. Cinematography is just okay. Editor's must be the toughest job of all to put this mess together is an art.
Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan must have already realized that their formula isn't working anymore. However it is too late by the time they had realized it. Soukhyam is already nearing completion by the time Bruce Lee hit the screens. High time to stop making the same kichidi and look for a new recipe. Telugu film lovers were already irritated by watching same old junk in every other movie.
Soukhyam is a clear example of taking things for granted. Writers believed that audience will watch anything if they add some spoof scenes and so called comedy moments. Yes, there was a time when audiences were more than happy to pay for watching the same stupidity over and over again. Well there is a limit for everything and the formula that was invented by Kona-Gopi was well past the expiry date.
There is not a single moment to cherish about this film. All that you can do is to wait for the film to end or either give up mid way and walk out of the door. This will go down as one of the worst movies of the year. Even the comedy scenes will bore you to death and make you weep for paying to watch this mishap.
Verdict: Avoiding this is Real Soukhyam