An prospective author aspires to grandeur or at the very least renown one day. The story takes a turn when he falls in love with someone who appreciates his art.
Review: The movie Writer Padmabhushan, directed by Shanmukha Prasanth, has several stories to tell. The story initially appears to be a coming-of-age story about a young man who battles to believe in himself, but as the movie goes on, more and more layers are revealed, revealing significant social commentary.
Padmabhushan (Suhas), a writer from Vijayawada, is already well-known. He imagines himself one day surpassing Gurujada Apparao or Sri Sri in greatness. The only drawback? Nobody appears particularly interested in reading his book. He isn’t even asking for payment; all he wants is for someone to read it at the saloon owned by his closest buddy or take the free sample he placed on their bike in the parking lot. He emerges from obscurity one fine day. His daughter Sarika (Tina Shilparaj) and son Goparaju Ramana profess to be admirers of his work. She is so in love with him that she even wants to wed him. The story has a twist, though.
Any further information would be unfair because it must be seen on screen. You might be able to guess some of the plot twists as the movie goes along, but you never know what kind of madness Prasanth will unleash next on Padmabhushan and you. Following, especially in the second half, are some amusing moments, and the movie closes on a well-known, (if you’ve been paying attention) predictable, yet heartwarming note that will put a smile on your face.
The main focus of the book’s author, Padmabhushan, is its title character. You grow to like the character as you learn more about his idiosyncrasies, particularly when it comes to dating. You won’t likely comprehend his battle to regain the will to write, but you will undoubtedly be able to identify with his romantic tics. One of the film’s strong points is the loving bond he has with his parents, Madhusudhan Rao (Ashish Vidyarthi) and Saraswati (Rohini). Additionally, while Gowri Priya’s portrayal of Kanna adds to the great comedy, it can’t compare to Padmabhushan’s chemistry with the rest of the group.
Although the songs by Sekhar Chandra are intimately shot by Venkat R Shakamuri, they occasionally fall flat and lengthen the film. Suhas is a complete joy to be around and performs his duties admirably. While he also has the opportunity to display his skills, it’s the casual manner in which he delivers his lines that sticks with you. The film benefits from Ashish and Rohini’s performances as well because it does a good job of dissecting the relationship between their characters. Goparaju is as dependable as ever, and Tina is charming. The remaining actors all do a good job in their roles.
The kind of movie that writer Padmabhushan is is ideal for viewing with your family. Although it may not always make sense, it has the correct intentions.