Siddhartha has been touted as an action entertainer and given names of who’s who of the industry like Paruchuri Brothers, Cinematographer S Gopal Reddy, Editor Pravin Pudi, composer Mani Sharma et al, expectations are naturally sky-rocketed.
But simply getting the best men onboard doesn’t yield a good film and Siddhartha proved it again. Apart from the fact that it is not a film with the run-of-the-mill absurdity, Siddhartha still couldn’t completely fall out of the box. The director’s sincere efforts to mark his style are pretty evident. The director had an able cast and he could extract subtle performances from them which were aided by decent cinematography, editing, back ground score and production values.
All that the film lacked was a strong story and refreshing presentation. The plot is ridiculously predictable which indeed could be penned by an average cine-goer. However, neither the screenplay nor the performances could keep it engaging (guess you are aware that this film has no other so called commercial entertaining ingredient). It is the shoddy writing and an insipid narrative that marred Siddhartha!
- Music and back ground score
- Satyam Rajesh-Thagubothu Ramesh comedy
- Story and Screenplay
- Sluggish Narration