Santosh Sobhan is making rapid strides with feel-good entertainers. He is coming to entertain movie lovers with his film Kalyanam Kamaneeyam. The film's teaser and trailer got a good response and let us see what Kalyanam Kamaneeyam directed by Anil Kumar Aalla offered to movie lovers. The film's OTT streaming partner is Aha and streaming will be on once it finishes the theatrical run.
Kalyanam Kamaneeyam story is about a young couple who gets married after falling in love and how they deal with the differences that creep in due to various circumstances. Shruti (Priya Bhavani Shankar), falls in love with Siva (Santosh Sobhan) who is searching for a job. They enter into wedlock expressing confidence in each other and convincing their parents. However, differences creep in after their marriage, and where this leads to how they deal with form the crux of the story. The way Shruti's parents Subrahmanyam (Devi Prasad), Subhadra (Pavithra Lokesh), Siva's parents Mr and Mrs Prasad (Kedar Shankar, Roopa Lakshmi), Shruti's project manager Bhushan (Satyam Rajesh), Giri (Sapthagiri) are connected to the developments should be watched on screen.
Santosh Sobhan lived in the role of a youngster who loves a girl from his heart and also showed good emotions when he failed to live up to her expectations due to circumstances. He came up with variations in expressions and presented himself well on the screen. He emoted well through the eyes and his body language is perfect as a youngster who cares for his wife and family members and friends. Priya Bhavani Shankar performed well in the role of a young girl who shows immense confidence in her life partner even before marriage and goes to any extent. She looked good on screen and the chemistry between Santosh Sobhan and Priya Bhavani Shankar elevated the scenes.
Satyam Rajesh as a manager who is smitten by Shruti is good in his role. Saddam who played the role of Santosh Sobhan's friend performed well. Devi Prasad and Pavitha Lokesh did their bit as the parents of Shruti while Kedhar Shankar and Roopa Lakshmi did their roles well. Sapthagiri appeared in a few scenes to attract all. Others performed according to their roles.
Kalyanam Kamayeenam story written by Anil Kumar Alla is all about youngsters in love and how they dealt with them showing trust in each other under difficult situations. Anil Kumar Alla did not deviate from the core point in the name of unnecessary comedy and romance and maintained the same tempo throughout the narration. Though the story is nothing new, Anil Kumar Alla ensured that he narrated in a precise and concise way without irritating and testing the patience of the viewers. In the first half, he established the characters and then showed the happy moments in the lives of Shruti and Shiva and entered into their differences just ahead of the interval bang. He concentrated on the entire second half, how the duo dealt with the problems and differences that crept into their marriage life.
For all the crisp narration, he rushed through the climax with the heroine realizing her misconception within minutes and the couple ending their ego clashes within no time. The story is bereft of no real interesting developments and high conflict points. Anil Kumar Alla's screenplay and direction are just average and did not take any risk. He played it safe by conveniently ending the film by showing the solution to the problem in a simple way.
Shravan Bharadwaj's songs are situational and melodious. They are in sync with the narration. His background music carried the film along with the story in a smooth manner. Satya. G's editing is good and neat and he ensured that there are no lags for most of the film. The cinematography of Karthik Ghattamaneni is beautiful and attractive. He used the camera angles to perfection to give a nice feel to the story. Dialogues are good and impactful. UV Concepts' production values are good.
Altogether, Kalyanam Kamaneeyam treat by Santosh Sobhan and Priya Bhavani Shankar touched upon the misunderstandings faced by the young married couple due to misunderstandings. It is true that young couples part ways for silly reasons, but when parted ways with serious problems due to ego clashes, their unison will be very difficult. However, director Anil Kumar Alla, decided not to become too serious with his story and turned his screenplay and direction according to his convenience in an easy manner reducing the duration and showing that the serious problem could be solved with just one dialogue in the end and wow, such an easy solution. People will be left wondering if that's the case, why the 2 hours film? For all his convenience, and considering the above aspects Cinejosh goes with a 1.5 rating for Kalyanam Kamaneeyam.