Sankarabharanam Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Sankarabharanam"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 04-12-2015
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
2 / 5.0

Sankarabharanam is a title that has been used now by filmmaker Kona Venkat.Giving such a reputed title to a movie is a challenge. Has Kona Venkat done a good job with the contemporary movie Sankarabharanam?


Nikhil is the son of an NRI couple living in the USA. The family was having happy days until Nikhil’s father was cheated by his friend. Eventually, the father of Nikhil becomes bankrupt. While Nikhil’s father attempts suicide, Nikhil saves him and goes to Bihar in India to sell the old property named Shankarabharanam Bungalow. But his friend Saptagiri warns Nikhil that this is quite difficult since certain goons will obstruct the process. The local hooligans Sanjay Mishra, Anjali, etc. try to kidnap Nikhil after knowing his identity. Then there are different turns to the story including the entry of Nandhita.Will Nikhil finally help his father and escape the clutches of the hooligans? Watch the movie to find out.

Star Performances

Nikhil has a boy-next-door image in most of his movies and this movie, he dons the role of an affluent NRI. Nikhil has the looks of an NRI he has done what is required of him. As for Nanditha Raj, she looks beautiful in the movie but has less scope to perform. Anjali ‘s brief yet significant presence as the gangster is commendable. Sampath Raj delivers a neat performance. The comedy of Prudhvi Raj is one of the highlights of the movie.


Sankarabharanam is a remake of the 2010 flick Phas Gaye Re Obama. But it is not a loyal remake since it also gives significance to the family drama other than kidnapping business. Also, the initial half of the film is totally dissimilar to the original. This movie that is touted to be a crime comedy seems to be a blend of several genres; debutant Uday has tried to intersperse various elements into this movie. 

What’s there?

1.    The second half is engrossing.
2.    Some of the comedy scenes including that of Prudhvi's will tickle your humor bones.  In fact, comedy is the highlight of the movie. 
3.    The music and BGM complement the theme of the movie. 
4.    The production values are good. 
5.    Praveen Lakkaraju’s music is average.
6.    Richard Prasad’s cinematography is commendable. 
7.    Chinna’s artwork is noteworthy. 

What’s not there?

1.    The second half goes in a slow pace. 
2.    Sometimes the movie goes on predictable lines. 
3.    Some songs seem to have been added to the movie just for the sake of it.
4. Kona Venkat could have worked on the story in a better manner.
5. The dialogues (by Kona Venkat) could have been penned in a satisfactory manner.
6.    Sreekar Prasad’s editing could have been much better. 


The movie can be watched once for its comedy elements and Anjali’s presence.