Streaming on Zee5
Amrutham and Anji continue to come up with their plans to open their dream restaurant, Amrutha Vilas. How they struggle in the process amid hilarious consequences forms the foundation of Amrutham Dhvitheeyam. While most of the characters are retrieved from the first season, L. B. Sriram replaced Gundu Hanumantha Rao, after the latter’s demise. The rest of the cast include Harsha Vardhan in the titular role as Amrutham and Vasu as Sarvam, while Sivanaryana plays the role of Appaji. The second season released in March this year on account of Ugadi special and currently comprises of three main episodes with a duration of around 30 minutes each before the lockdown put a halt to its proceedings. However, the makers have released two more episodes with approximately 10 minutes each that was experimentally shot during the lockdown time. While the makers have announced a few more episodes to come up on June 25th, we bring you the review of this fun platter that was served so far.
Every episode is designed hilariously
The second season does not miss the flavour of the original sitcom, Amrutham, that was released in 2001 and was aired as a television serial in Gemini TV, comprising of more than 300 episodes. The original Amrutham is now streaming on Zee5. After close to two decades, the news of this sequel came as a blessing in disguise for all Amrutham serial lovers. In fact, it is a nostalgic moment to recall all the memories that the serial left in our hearts. Not missing the soul, Amrutham Dhvitheeyam begins with Amrutha Rao and Anji deciding to start their new venture after losing all their money. After being rejected by their venture capitalist, they seek an alternate approach until an angel investor comes as a ray of hope for them.
Sandeep Gunnam meets our high expectations
The three full episodes and two lockdown specials that were released so far have set the expectations right and director Sandeep Gunnam must be appreciated for bringing us our fond memories back to our homes. While his father, Gangaraju Gunnam, the original creator of Amrutham, played a key role in the writing, having other writers like LB Sriram, Harshavardham as part of the cast would have definitely been an icing on the cake for Sandeep to direct the second season.
Clean humour with uncanny simplicity and innocence
The innocence, clean humour and uncanny simplicity are the USPs of this series. While the expectations are right, it is interesting to see the legendary tale is narrated in the current set up. We can’t wait for more episodes from Amrutham Dhvitheeyam and hope this would become much bigger than the original.
WATCH OR NOT
Amrutham Dhvitheeyam is a definite watch for all Amrutham lovers. For the new generation kids, the series comes as an opportunity to sense the taste of narratives that occurred in the early years of this new century. Moreover, this is one of the rarest web series that can be watched with families of all age groups on a fine weekend at your homes.
Director: Sandeep Gunnam
Writer: Gangaraju Gunnam
Cast: Harsha Vardhan, LB Sriram, Sivanarayana, Vasu, Satya Krishnan, Kasi Vishwanath, Ragini
Music: Kalyani Malik
Streaming on: Zee5