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Cast: Nayanatara, Harshavardhan Rane, Pasupathy, Vaibhav Reddy
Director: Sekhar Kammula
Producer: Endemol India, Logline Productions
Banner: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Anamika is a thriller movie. Sekhar Kammula goes about unraveling the mystery of Anamika (Nayanatara) missing husband with such neat detailing that the trump card he reveals in the end is excellent. Anamika is an NRI who has came from London and straight away makes her way to the police station to register a complaint to find her missing husband Ajay Shastry (Harshavardhan Rane). Ajay Shastry had left London a month ago. For two weeks, he was constantly in touch with his wife. Suddenly all traces of him disappear. In the Police Station Anamika meets an inspector Saradhi (Vaibhav). He helps Nayanatara to trace his missing Husband. Who is Ajay Sastri? Is he alive? Did Anaamika finds her husband? What are the facts known to Anamika while finding her husband? for all this questions you should watch the movie on the big screen.
Director Shekhar Kammula has adapted Kahaani adding a different twist like the terrorist warfare and a hard disk retrieval which becomes the core of the story .But with a twist to the tale where there is terrorist warfare, an anti terrorist squad and Mayanand Thakur who plays the sales agent, walking around with a gun & its silencer in his bag. It’s not Kahaani alone and it has its own twists and turns and for those who haven’t seen the original would definitely appreciate this crime thriller.
MM Keeravani’s Back Ground Music is one of the major strengths of Anaamika. Vijay Kumar’s cinematography is natural. He has captured the old city of Hyderabad in a beautiful way. Marthand K. Venkatesh’s editing could have been better in the first half. However, he has done a fantastic job for the second half. Art director Chinna has done a splendid job in erecting a set of a part of old city.
Sekhar Kammula has teamed up with yesteryear’s legend writer Yandamuri to make huge changes in the script of Kahaani. The duo ended up successful in adapting Kahaani as per Telugu nativity. Their screenplay is gripping but I’m disappointed with their dialogues. Sekhar Kammula’s direction is great as usual.
Nayanathara is subdued and effective as Anamika. Her portrayal of contrasting emotions is good and a good choice for the bilingual which has been released in Tamil as well.
Vaibhav is good as the sympathetic police inspector who goes around helping her and endangers himself in the process.
Pasupathy and Naresh acted well as they are seasoned artists which go without saying.
Harshavardhan Rane’s role which is brief, has acted well in those moments where is required. The second half of this movie is very good.
Racy narration is really good with Yendamoori Veerendranath the master of thrillers helping in shape up for the thriller.
Cinematography and camera work showing the Old City in natural lighting is quite interesting.
It’s a movie meant for the multiplex audience and may not be appreciated by all. Very slow first half where you need to be patient to get to the first half. Keep your coke/corn supplies to help you through.
Some glitches in connectivity are there, so there might be those who-dunnit moments which get unraveled later. And watch till the end where the credits are rolled out also.
As this is a remake of hindi movie Kaahani, people who already watched that movie may feel bored. As per my view it’s a onetime watchable movie.
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