‘Maha Samudram’ has Sharwanand, Siddharth, Aditi Roy Hydari. The supporting cast includes Rao Ramesh, Jagapathi Babu, Ramachandra Raju and Saranya Ponvannan. The music and background score are composed by Chaitan Bharadwaj and the cinematography is handled by Raj Thota. It’s bankrolled by Ramabrahmam Sunkara under the AK Entertainments banner.
A tale of two friends
Set in Vizag, the film hinges on the relationship between Vijay (Siddharth) and Arjun (Sharwanand), who are good friends. Vijay aspires to be a police officer but an incident alters his plans. Vijay’s love interest is Maha (Aditi Rao Hydari). Arjun’s life is interrupted by Smitha (Anu Emmanuel). Unexpectedly, the Vizag port’s don Dhanunjay (Garuda Ram) and Vijay get into a fight. Dhanunjay’s brother Gooni Babji (Rao Ramesh) is a powerful man. Vijay is forced to flee the city and vanish into oblivion. Arjun must now confront Gooni Babji. by Chunchu (Jagapathi Babu).
Sharwanand shines and Siddharth makes a great comeback
Sharwa is fantastic as the passionate. Siddharth makes a tremendous comeback and shines in the second half as the villain. Maha, a woman stuck between two friends, is played by Aditi Rao Hydari in the kind of passive manner that is typical of her. Anu Emmanuel is also effective in a minor role that she portrayed. Rao Ramesh delivers a mighty performance.
Director Ajay Bhupathi keeps viewers hooked with his finely drawn characters. It’s an effective build-up to the main plot. The film’s production values are excellent and Raj Thota’s cinematography is outstanding.
WATCH OR NOT
‘Maha Samudram’ has all the right ingredients for a commercial potboiler. Plus the performances and visuals are excellent.
Director: Ajay Bhupathi
Writer: Syed, Ajay Bhupathi
Cast: Sharwanand, Siddharth, Aditi Rao Hydari, Anu Emmanuel, Jagapathi Babu, Rao Ramesh, Garuda Ram