Natural Star Nani of late became typecast and after the reverses he faced in form of Tuck Jagadeesh and V, he pinned all his hopes on Rahul Sankartiyan who scored a hit on debut with Taxiwala. The film Shyam Singha Roy generated immense interest among movie lovers and the teasers and trailers along with the presence of Sai Pallavi, Krithi Shetty raised expectations. The film hit the screens on December 24, 2021 and let us find out what Shyam Singha Roy offered to movie lovers.
Vasudev Ghanta (Nani) from Hyderabad aspires to become a director and in order to realize his dream, he decides to come with a short film and promote it to the producers. He goes in search of a heroine and zeroes in on Keerthi (Krithi Shetty). His short film impresses the producers and in between love blossoms between Vasudev and Keerthi. But in between misunderstandings creep in they fall apart. Vasudev decides to concentrate on his dream and he scores a big hit with his film Uniki and then he gets a Bollywood offer. As he is on the verge of signing the Bollywood project in Mumbai, he gets a huge shock. Where this leads to and how Shyam Singha Roy (Nani), Mythri/Rosie (Sai Pallavi), advocates Padmavathi (Madonna Sebastian), Krishnamurthy (Murali Sharma) is connected to the twist, watch Shyam Singha Roy on the silver screen.
Artists, Technicians Review
Rahul Sankartiyan came with a romantic and supernatural period thriller to showcase Nani in a different avatar and thrill viewers. He started the narration in a youthful manner and takes his time to enter into the real plot only at the stroke of the interval. The youthful romantic elements in the first half keep youngsters interested in the story. The introduction to the character of Shyam Singha Roy just before the interval sets the tone for the second half. After a slow first half, the story picks up pace in the second half with Rahul Sankartiyan touching up various issues plaguing the society in Bengal during the 1970s like untouchability and the devadasi system. Rahul Sankartiyan makes an impression with his story, screenplay, and direction and narrated the entire plot in a convincing manner. However slow pace drags and illogical scenes at times played the spoilsport.
Nani once again proved why he is known as Natural Star. He came with a realistic performance to steal the show. Nani looked as young and charming as Vasu who aspires to be a filmmaker. He looked playful and jovial and youthful in the role of Vasu. He lived in the role of Shyam Singha Roy and leaves all spellbound with his performance. Nani transformed himself into the role of Shyam Singha Roy and he delivered the Bengali dialogues with ease. Apart from his physical transformation, he attracted showing variations in expressions and emotions.
Sai Pallavi is a natural performer and she along with Nani elevated the scenes to another level. Sai Pallavi dazzled in dances and this time she showcased her talent as a traditional dancer. She looked charming and enchanting as a Bangladeshi refugee who dances at a temple and then as a Bengali housewife. She came with powerful expressions and emotions to take viewers along with her.
Krithi Shetty did a bold role and her red hot performance and glamor treat surprises all youngster and Genex movie lovers. She played her role as a bold and modern girl to perfection. Madonna Sebastian played her part well as the advocate. So did Murali Sharma as an advocate in a cameo. Jishu Sen Gupta, Rahul Ravindran, Abhinav Gomatam, Leela Samson, Manish Wadhwa performed well in their roles.
Mickey J Meyer came with beautiful and melodious tunes. All the songs are canned in a beautiful manner. Mickey J Meyer with his background music elevated the scenes. The artwork for the film is extraordinary as the makers recreated the Kolkota set and Kali temple in an appealing manner leaving all awestruck. Sanu John Varghese's cinematography is captivating and beautified the scenes with realistic camera angles. Naveen Nooli's editing is ok but he could have fine-tuned it even further to avoid the slow pace in the narration and drags. Dialogues are powerful and intense. Production values are grand.
Nani and Sai Pallavi's performance
Kriti Shetty's glamor
Nani and Rahul Sankartiyan came with a different genre entertainer Shyam Singha Roy. Rahul Sankartiyan got the optimum out of the entire cast and crew and Nani, Sai Pallavi powered the film with their exceptional and riveting performances. They are well supported by Krithi Shetty, Madonna Sebastian, Murali Sharma, and others. Rahul Sankartiyan impressed with his story, screenplay, and direction but a little bit of fine-tuning in all aspects would have done wonders to the film. Considering all these points, CJ goes with a 3 rating for Shyam Singha Roy.