Adbhutham Review: Not a Wonder

Adbhutham Review: Not a Wonder

Movie: Adbhutham
Mahateja and S Originals
To emit: Teja Sajja, Shivani Rajasekhar, Satya, Tulasi and others
Music: Radhan
Editor: Garry bh
Cinematography: Vidyasagar
Producers: Chandrasekhar Mogulla
Script, dialogues: Lakshmi Bhupala
Directed by: Mallik ram
Release date: November 19, 2021

After releasing Nithiin’s “Maestro”, Disney + Hotstar released another movie in Telugu on their platform. Teja Sajja and Shivani Rajasekhar starring “Adbutham” premiered today on Disney + Hotstar.

Let’s find out its merits and demerits.

Surya (Teja Sajja), who works on a canal, fails in life on all fronts. Suicide is the option you think about. Vennela (Shivani), who fails GRE, also thinks about committing suicide as her father is arranging the marriage without her interest. Around the same time, he receives a message from his number, which is also Surya’s number. How can two people get the same mobile number? They discover that they are separated by years in time. How did they connect?

“Adbutham” is the latest Telugu film in the time travel genre. A web series called “Kudi Yedamaithe” (Aha) and Hari Prasad Jakka’s recent film “Play Back” have explored the same themes: two people who are on two different timelines connect. Twenty years ago, the Korean romance drama ‘Il Mare’ popularized the concept. Many films followed in a similar style in Korea, Japan, and Hollywood.

“Adbutham” clearly begins by establishing the characters of Teja Sajja and Shivani Rajasekhar. But the director takes a long time to reveal the twist they have on two different timelines. The writers Prashanth Varma and Lakshmi Bhupal have attempted to present this quirky palpable story to the Telugu audience by incorporating sequences of comedy and romance. But careless romance has spoiled the mood, while Satya’s comedy offers some entertainment.

“Adbutham” has many twists and turns. Some of the twists are interesting, but others seem forced and unnecessary. The biggest problem is the lack of an attractive romantic thread in the main pair. The movie needed a more gripping narrative.

As the lead actor, Teja Sajja has done the role justice. He fits the role of the young man well. Shivani is fine. Satya provides laughs. The cinematography is decent. None of the songs have an impact.

All in all, “Adbhutham”, despite having some exciting moments and a pretty decent concept, is far from attractive. Long storytelling spoils the good start.

Bottom line: Does not grab

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