Idam Jagath Telugu Movie Review & Rating

By - December 28, 2018 - 06:15 PM IST

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Starring : Sumanth, Anju Kurian, Satya Akkala, Shafi, Sivaji Raja
Director : Anil Srikantam
Producers : Gangapatnam Sridhar
Music Director : SriCharan Pakala
Cinematographer : Bal Reddy
Release date: 28 December 2018
Language: Telugu

Rating: 1.5/5

Actor Sumanth has attempted several stories in his career. Starting from romantic stories to mass films, the actor tried his hand at different genres. But, he's been proven to be successful only with love stories - 'Godavari' and 'Malli Raava' iterate the same thing. But in recent times, the actor has set his eyes on thrillers. After his last movie Subrahmanyapuram, which also was a thriller, he again attempted same genre- 'Idam Jagath'. Did the actor who could not score success with last film 'Subrahmanyapuram', delivered it with Idam Jagath? What' in the film and how is it executed? - Read on to know


Nishith (Sumanth) is a freelancer in Vizag city. He captures the crimes, during the nights, and sells that footage to TV channels. His only focus is to earn money and he sees no fault in selling out the crime footage. One day, he falls for Mahati (Malayalam actress Anju Kurian) who leads an ideal life by working for orphans. With a view to getting closer to Mahati, Nishith hides about his job in the nights and builds a friendship with her. One day, unexpectedly in Vizag, an elderly man gets shot by an intruder. Nishith, who's the footage of this murder, plans to sell it to a TV channel for a huge moolah. But, the footage drags him into trouble. What is it? Where will it lead to? How did it change the thoughts of Nishith? - is what the rest of the story is all about.


The story of Idam Jagath is inspired by a Hollywood movie. The director made the necessary changes to the script to make it suitable for our Telugu nativity. The concept of recording crimes during the night time and making a living out of it is a new concept to our audiences. It is very clear in the film that leads role is selfish and self-centred. This a new story and a new role for Sumanth. The intention of the filmmaker is to excite audiences with thrilling elements and the story has got all qualities to be a great thriller.

But, he could not bring out the desired output to the big screen. The viewers may not get connected to much of the scenes in the film. The director fails to convince how a TV channel buys out a short crime clip for huge money. These days, a CCTV is installed at every nook and corner of the city and given that, how can a TV channel put in such large money to buy crime clips, is what a viewer may feel while watching the film. The love track between hero and heroine is quite uninspiring and slow. In the second half, the twists are very few and the story also goes at a slow pace.

The complete movie runs around a single point and the antagonist is introduced towards the end. The aforementioned points affected the film. Idam Jagath fails to offer a nail-biting screenplay and suspense.


Actor Sumanth was very unexciting in the movie, although his character demands more from him. Moreover, his make up was very bad and the hair wig doesn't look natural. Actress Anju Kurian has looked aged on the screen. Apart from the lead roles, all of them including Aditya Menon's role more or less are like guest appearances. Despite having Comedian Satya's presence in the film, he never found a chance to make the audience laugh.


Idam Jagath is made on a very low budget and so, the production values were also low. It looks like the low-budget has hammered the background score and the camera work. The director who's taken up small point failed completely to turn it into an interesting subject.

Plus Points:

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Minus Points:

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Final Verdict: Idem Cinema!


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