Behind the Movie Sarvam: Arya, the handsome Tamil hero made direct debut in Tollywood with ‘Varudu’ has been rated both for looks and energetic, stylish performance. To join him in this ‘Sarvam’ is the most beautiful Trisha, manly JD Chakravarthy and music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Let us see, what is this ‘Sarvam’?
In the Movie Sarvam: Karthik (Arya) is an architect leading a cool life with his batch of friends. During one of their weekend trips at a Go Kart track, he instantly falls in love with young doctor Sandhya (Trisha) who works for South Crescent Mission. Karthik doesn’t waste any more time and expresses his love but Sandhya doesn’t accept it momentarily.
In parallel is the story of Eshwar (JD Chakravarthy) and his ferocious Labrador dog who are on a hunt for Naushad (Indrajith), software professional and his son Iman (Master Rohan). A small flash back is that Naushad in an accident kills Eshwar’s wife and son. That is the reason why this deranged maniac Eshwar is trying to kill Iman to avenge the death of his son.
At last when Sandhya accepts the love of Karthik and they wish to marry soon, she is killed by the strangled thread (In Hyderabad language it’s called Manja) of a kite which was once played by Iman. Same moment Iman too is diagnosed for a heart problem and needs an urgent heart transplant. As Sandhya lost her life, the fresh heart of Sandhya is transplanted in Iman and he is saved. To escape from Eshwar, Naushad and his son Iman move to Munnar. Karthik who knows about the transplantation a bit late feels as if Sandhya is still alive but in the form of Iman and he too goes Munnar. Eshwar follows Karthik to find the address of Naushad and sketch plans to kill Iman with help of his friend Sayid in Munnar. How did Karthik save Iman, the other form of Sandhya from the hands of Eshwar is the climax.
Values of the Movie Sarvam: This movie is a complex mix of love story and thriller elements. Director Vishnuvardhan known for hits like ‘Billa’ in Tamil has stored the entire USP of ‘Sarvam’ in only five characters that are Karthik, Sandhya, Eshwar, Naushad and Iman. The first title on the screen ‘Death is the beginning of new life’ will say everything (Sarvam) about the movie in single line. Although it’s something difference in story line and an innovative script work; but Vishnuvardhan’s taste of narration and direction may not augur well with Telugu audience for known artistic reasons and inconvenient plot. Nirav Shah’s extra ordinary Cinematography is one of the top rated works in this year undoubtedly. The beautiful picturesque of desert locales, green lands in the songs and the magic of capturing thrilling moments in climax; both were done to perfection. Dialogues by Sheshank Vennalakanti were not really striking but served to the scene. Next to speak about is Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Forget about the songs; the back ground score and re-recording were surely praiseworthy. Production values of Ayngaran International are too high.
Performance wise, Arya looked handsome and gave commendable performance both as a lover boy in first half and as a warrior in second half. Trisha hasn’t got much of a role to perform except love scenes and the songs where in she looked as usual most beautiful. JD Chakravarthy has got a lengthy role to do the justice but his characterization is itself a doubt for audience. Indrajit was decent and fit for the role while Master Rohan was right in content without any over action.
Out of the Movie Sarvam: ‘Sarvam’ is dubbed version from Tamil and one can see dialogues fitting hardly to the lip sync. Before that Telugu audience haven’t ever heard about these naïve story lines and it is something hard to digest for our audience. Given the characterizations like Eshwar, 100% no chance that it can convince our viewers. Aryan and JD Chakravarthy most of the time keep weird faces with no expressions while Trisha’s glowing face is well received by audience; why not she is appearing on the screen after a long time. First half of the movie is dedicated for romance and the death of Trisha leaving some thing interesting to happen. In second half, movie pretends to be a thriller of sorts with improper ending showing the early signals of ‘Sarvam 2’ to be followed. Nirava Shah’s camera work, Yuvan Shankar Raja’s back ground score, Arya, Trisha’s love chemistry are treated as positives; unimpressive and slow narration, hard to digest story line, improper finishing, no comedy are double minus for ‘Sarvam.’
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Sarvam: Sarvam is strictly for Aravam.
Reviewed by Srivaas
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