Vimanam Cast: Samuthirakani, Master Dhruvan, Meera Jasmine, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Rahul Ramakrishna, Dhanraj, Naan Kadavul Rajendran
Producer : Zee Studios, Kiran Korrapati
Written & Directed by Yanala Siva Prasad
DOP : Vivek Kalepu
Editor : Marthand K Venkatesh
Music Director : Charan Arjun
Art Director: JK Murthy
Dialogues: Hanu Ravuri
Vimanam Movie Rating: 2.5/5
Vimanam is a medium budget film with Samuthirakani as the lead. Concept oriented medium or small budget films have been finding good reception among the viewers. Vimanam talks about aspiration of a young kid and almost penniless father. Such concepts have quality of engaging us and leaving us with an aftertase of triumph or great tragedy. Which category does Vimanam belong too? Let’s discuss…
Vimanam Film is all about Veerayya(Samuthirakani), a middle aged single father who is physically challenged. He makes his living by running a Sulabh Complex in the area he lives in. Raju(Master Dhruvan), Veerayya’s 7 year old son, studies in a government aided school. He is a very brilliant student and always looks upto his father. Raju is very fond of planes and his biggest dream is to travel in a flight. Veerayya keeps giving Raju some or the other excuse and tries to postpone his desire to fly. Did he manage to make his son’s dream come true? How many struggles did he have to go through? Watch Vimanam Movie for the answers.
Vimanam deals with a simple plot line and tries to engage us with the emotonal ride between a father and a son. The problem lies in writing and addition of tertiary characters that do not lend or blend into the story. If you take Amma(1991) film, Brahmanandam character tries to succeed in life and Suhasini, Sarath Babu characters lend to his journey. Veerayya has to succeed for his son in a limited period time and him running out of options doesn’t lend to the journey. Vimanam just feels like a train that derails as soon as it starts from the platform or train station.
Performances wise Vimanam made good use of Master Dhruvan and Samuthirakani. They both did justice to their roles. Dhanraj, Rahul Ramakrishna, Anasuya could have been given much more meat to perform. Their characters don’t stay with us. Meera Jasmine did well in her cameo. Editing could have been better and music also could have been better.
The aspiration of a young boy and the struggle of a father to make it come true needed much more strength in writing. Vimanam is more or less handicapped by lack of genuine emotions. It feels like all things happen all at once to add to drama rather than in an organic way. When you take Mathrudevobhava, it talks about how a tragedy compounds with each turn of event. Here, that dominos effect doesn’t add to the drama. Majorly, because of the teritiary characters being uninteresting. Vimanam could have benefitted with more focused and tight narrative that doesn’t derail into too much melodrama for effect.
Master Dhruvan Performance
Dragged too much
Vimanam Movie Bottom-line: Too slow and old school!
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