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Santhosham
Kiran Nadella / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
7.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
Suggestions
Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
Santosham is a movie filled with good music, sunny romance and snappy one-liners. People may either love it or hate it. True, the film is not for everyone - or is it so? However, it is bold in what it tries to do.

The story, though stereotypical, is sautéed stylistically with the aid of the device of 21st century songs ranging from pop to rock, and it pulls off what it set out to achieve. A "modern romantic musical". If you can put aside your feelings of misgivings regarding the sidekicks, there is much that is entertaining in this film.

The opening of Santosham is an extraordinarily ordinary melodrama, but gradually it amalgamates into a gut wrenching, beautifully filmed drama. The film starts with a Murari type family in Venkatapalem, which has been bereaved by the death of Padmavati aka Paddu (Gracy Singh). It then traces her story.

Paddu sets off to Ooty to attend an IT seminar. There in Ooty, with due encouragement from her cutie sister Bhanu (Sreya), Paddu falls in love with Kartik (Nagarjuna), a top software architect. When her father Ramachandraiah (Viswanath) refuses to accept their marriage, Paddu elopes with Kartik and gets married to him.

After the marriage she tries to get back to her family, but she is despised by her father for absconding. Some time later, Paddu and Kartik move to New Zealand and are blessed with a baby boy (Lucky). Then Paddu dies in a nasty car accident, and perhaps this is what gives the gossamer material the whiff of welcome melancholy. End flash back.

The film, which seemed almost stagnant till now, picks up pace gradually, and depicts love blossoming between Kartik and Sreya, and how they get married. Elaborating further would definitely spoil the fun, so The End.

Directed with breezy panache by Dasaradha, the movie captures the sights, sounds and spirit of a good romantic musical. With a rollicking energy, Dasaradha keeps the film's momentum going at top speed for its last one hour. His timing of songs is spot on.

Nag is as usual at his best in the "smiles" department, and is dressed to the nines throughout the movie. Sreya turns a roly-poly sidekick into a warm, lovable and strong supporting character. There is excellent onscreen chemistry between Nag and Sreya. Gracy Singh's facade in the movie is a catastrophe, though. Prabhu Deva's action is decent, and his dance in the "Mehbooba" song is noteworthy.

The voice of Usha and the scores by veteran R P Patnaik will make you cry, smile and sigh. It will make you want to sing, to be in the sun, to fly. The movie is a musical shooting star - it returns you to your better self. Slip the audio CD in, turn up the volume and have a blast!

The film is instantly accessible to everyone from the raucous groundlings looking for low comedy to the aesthetes hankering for some intellectual bite behind their entertainment. I have watched it several (three) times and have definitely gotten my money's worth of this movie. All in all, I recommend this movie to people who enjoy musical/romantic movies and to Nag fans.
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Santhosham (telugu) reviews
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8.6
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    Nagarjuna, Gracy Singh, Shriya, Prabhudeva, Sunil, Brahmanandam
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    Dasaradha
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8.6
141 USERS
Performances
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Can watch again - NA
Good for kids - NA
Good for dates - NA
Wait to rent it - NA
Vinay Veeramachineni on 9th May 2002, 5:03am | Permalink
simply superb, nag is back with vengeance
RATING
10
Prasad Devineni on 10th May 2002, 11:33am | Permalink
It s good movie with a good ending
RATING
10
Raju Prince on 10th May 2002, 12:22pm | Permalink
Nag wave gave the reprieve to the audience from the heat wave of this summer.
In all departments SANTOSHAM excelled. Direction, Performance, Music and Screenplay. Though it is a predictable story it looks fresh and leaves a lovable feeling in your Heart.
NAG is charming, glamorous, dignified and Romantic. He touches your Heart in several scenes.
“Nag’s performance is like Blood and RP Patnaik’s Music is like Oxygen.”
Songs are situational and takes you to the Seventh Heaven. Background score provided by RP created excellent mood.
With this film Sreya is going to be the darling of the Telugu audience. She is cute and beautiful.
“Girls fall in love with Nag and Guys fall in love with Sreya”
It’s a movie with complete positive approach and makes you to love each and every character.
After a long time this is a movie with no over dose comedy, which happens to be routine in all youth films.
Visuals are stunning. Richness is there in each and every frame. You feel like as if you are watching a Bollywood movie. Mood and backdrop are classy. It will break the present trend in presentation and sets new standards in presentation.
The under current sentiment in this film touches the Hearts of the families, who ever experienced the Love marriages in their life.
After a long time we were able to see a Director of caliber Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra in Tollywood. Director Dasarath is the architect behind this success. This movie is of great potential to become a runaway success in any language as the presentation and the subject are of universal appeal.
Producer duo K.L.Narayana and S.Gopal Reddy are very much deserved to cherish at the Box office. They made the film with great efforts and once again proved that they will deliver only Super hits.
RATING
10
Surendra Mandaava on 10th May 2002, 1:09pm | Permalink
this movie is really good especially music and nags action is upto mark. Its slowly going to create records.nag is back again.
RATING
10
Varanasi Bhaskar on 10th May 2002, 2:48pm | Permalink
Nice and beautiful movie. nag performance was superb. first rank goes to nag and R.P. second rank goes to Sriya. 100 percent worth watching.
RATING
8
Ravi Busineni on 10th May 2002, 6:23pm | Permalink
this picture is not upto the expectations.i expected a lot about this film.but at the end of the day you will not find enough stuff in that picture.
songs are ok.second half is quite bore.but first half is quite ok.but i do not think that this picture wll create records.
hardly it may hit 100 days in 20 theaters.
RATING
4
Vvvvvvvv Bbbbbbbbbbb on 11th May 2002, 3:13am | Permalink
sucks...........
RATING
2
Pavan Kumar on 11th May 2002, 10:03am | Permalink
Film is superb. watched a good movie after a long time.
RATING
10
Vinay Veeramachineni on 11th May 2002, 4:51pm | Permalink
santhosham movie is super duper hit. its treat to watch. this movie is goin to create records.
RATING
10
Charan Gv on 11th May 2002, 9:06pm | Permalink
movie is super hit,the bangalore trade is like the movie will go for days

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nagarjunafansclub
RATING
10
Gopi Businalli on 12th May 2002, 9:24am | Permalink
hey nag fan club, the movie really really sucked!
RATING
2
Raj Kiran on 12th May 2002, 6:55pm | Permalink
its a good movie
RATING
8
Murali on 13th May 2002, 4:28pm | Permalink
The movie is very decent and I liked it, so did all my friends.
Movie is really nice
RATING
8
Laxman Tr on 14th May 2002, 11:18am | Permalink
I strongly agree that film is not for everyone but review should be acceptable to majority !
RATING
8
Satish Verma on 15th May 2002, 5:18pm | Permalink
After a long long time its a nice movie and its going to be one of the best movies of nagarjuna.
RATING
10
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