Seetha Ramam Movie Review: This Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur Starrer Presents Excellent Plot Turn

It has been over a decade that the love stories churned out by Telugu cinema have gone eventless. Most of the time, plot twists are shallow and when a tragedy occurs, it looks borrowed or forced. For a change, ‘Sita Ramam’ abandons modern ideas to narrate a soulful story filled with rich emotions, tasteful execution […]
 


It has been over a decade that the love stories churned out by Telugu cinema have gone eventless. Most of the time, plot twists are shallow and when a tragedy occurs, it looks borrowed or forced. For a change, ‘Sita Ramam’ abandons modern ideas to narrate a soulful story filled with rich emotions, tasteful execution and haunting thoughts. Even when it presents melodrama, it doesn’t cry for attention.

In or around the mid-1960s, Lieutenant Ram (Dulkar) falls in love with a stranger (Mrunal Thakur as Sita Mahalakshmi) after trading letters. Twenty years later, the love story of Ram and Sita has been through a checkered journey full of twists and turns. Aafreen (Rashmika Mandanna) is looking for Sita and she learns that she has to find Ram first. In the process, she learns about the Tej story of Ram which is a pack of unexpected events.
Hanu Raghavpudi has written a love story that doesn’t end till it ends. In this way, he makes things unpredictable. The tension inherent in how the romance develops between the Ram-Sita duo keeps us invested without any frills.
The fusion of suspense and stellar execution is what makes this film the best. Vishal Chandrasekhar’s background score is light and intense, as the case may be. The songs (from those tunes to montages and chartbusters like ‘Inthandam’ and ‘Oh Sita Hey Ram’) get great references of their own. Their placement is never out of place. The cinematography of PS Vinod-Shreyas Krishna duo is mesmerizing, matching the standards of first-class Bollywood films.
For a period drama, ‘Sita Ramam’ looks too colorful at times. But the rush of emotions, the air of eccentricity and the ensemble cast gave the entire film a scintillating aura. Some combination scenes between different characters are written to express feelings of sadness.