Shamanthakamani Review: The film has a good plot but disappointing as a whole

Shamanthakamani Review: The film has a good plot but disappointing as a whole

CAST: Nara Rohit, Sudheer Babu, Sundeep Kishan, Aadi, Rajendra Prasad, Suman and others

Directo: Sriram Adittya

The film is based on a car theft, Shamanthakamani, an expensive Roll Royce car worth Rs 5 crore by a team of four people, then the car owner Krishna (Sudheer Babu) files a complaint in a police station, CI Ranjith is given the responsibility of the case, and in his investigation he finds out that a mechanic (Rajendra Prasad), an uneducated youth Shiva (Sundeep Kishan) and a carefree guy Karthik (Aadi) as the prime suspect as all of them are some how connected to the car. The film will disappoint you, fails to engage the audience despite having an interesting plot and screenplay.

This is a low budget film, Scriptwise it doesn’t engage the audience and has very poorly written screenplay though the director has a very good knowledge of the technical elements. The film has an impressive Cinematography and background theme.

The film has an empty first half but makes up to interesting crime-comedy in the second half. It offers occasional laughs but disappoints on a whole.


It is easy to grab people’s attention with four actors playing the lead characters. But to write an engaging screenplay by giving equal importance to all the characters is not that easy. Sriram Adittya clearly struggled to come up with an engaging screenplay.

He took so much time to introduce all the characters and establish a motive for them to take up crime. We cannot root for any of the characters including Sudheer’s who has an emotional back story. Director takes his own sweet time to get to the point of crime.

Car is stolen at the intermission point which is a perfect setting for engaging second half. Interrogation process seems interesting but none of the perspective stories of Rajendra Prasad, Sundeep and Aadi makes an impact after knowing them. Only point that hooks is the suspense about who has stolen the car.

Final reveal is cliched sans logic, but the finishing to all the characters is entertaining. Except for the ending Shamanthakamani doesn’t give a satisfactory feeling at any point of time. It is a very lame script with good setting and casting. Films like these have limited appeal and it will be hard to please the genre fans with such lackluster script.

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Shubham Jain