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Slokam Review

Slokam Review
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Cast:
Sai Kumar, K Viswanath, Ambika, Madhu Sharma, Brahmanandam,
Direction:
Bharat
Production:
M Yogananda Sharma
Music:
Lalith Suresh

Slokam

IndiaGlitz [Saturday, March 5, 2005 • Telugu] Comments

Sai Kumar's film is like a full circle --- whichever way you look at it, it remains the same.

Slokam is no different. It is a story that is corny and trite and if you cannot second guess any of the scenes then either you are seeing films for the first time or due for a meeting with your shrink.

Vivekanada Shrama (Sai Kumar) comes to the city with his mother (Ambika) and sister. He joins a college and looks comatose like yesterday's buttermilk. But one day he is ruffled by some goons and he quickly unleashes his brutal power on them. So he is quickly made the physical instructor of the school.

And soon we are also told that Vivekananda Sharma has a patient --- a violenta and gory one at that. Want to know what's that? Well, his father Hayagreevachari (K Vishwanath) is a vedic scholar. He runs a vedic school on a land given by a zamindar. As it happens, it also has lot of granite mines. So a local don wants that land at any cost. But the zamindar is unwilling. The villain then runs amok kills Hayagreevachari and others and gets the land.

Vivekananda Sharma is urged to forget the incident and turn a new leaf. But he is not allowed to as his past catches up with him. Of course, by cosmic film laws, the villain's daughter is in love with the hero.

With such a story you can't even satisfy a kindergarten child. The acting, save for Vishwanath, is consistently over the top.

The music and fights are heavy-handed.

The direction of Bharath is moth-ball ridden.

Slokam. The director and producer need just that (a prayer) on their lips to save it.

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