Movie: Writer Padmabhushan
Cast: Suhas, Tina Shilpa Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rohini Molleti, Sri Gouri Priya, Goparaju Ramana
Director: Shanmukha Prashanth
Produced By: Anurag – Sharath, Chandru Manmoharan
Release Date: 3rd February 2023
The makers of Writer Padmabhushan, Anurag Reddy, Sharath Chandra, Chandru Manoharan have held paid premieres in the last week or so in both the Telugu states. This indicated how confident they were with their product. Let us see whether the film lived up to their expectations or not.
Story: Padmabhushan (Suhas) is an assistant librarian who is also an aspirant writer who pens a book that nobody buys. One fine day, Bhushan’s maternal uncle announces he is ready to wed his daughter (Tina Shilparaj) to Bhushan claiming that he read his new book of Bhushan and he is the best writer in town. The twist in the tale is Bhushan does not know about this book and falls into a fix. Who has written this book? How Bhushan benefited from that? What problems did he face because of this? Answers to these questions form the rest of the story.
Analysis: Debutant director Shanmukha Prashanth has made a decent entry with his first film. Writer Padmabhushan looks like a typical coming-of-age journey, but it has more points to tell. Shanmukh successfully incorporated fun in most parts and gave the film an overall feel-good touch, but he could have worked more on setting the emotions effectively. Editors Pawan Kalyan and Siddharth did an excellent job of keeping the run time of the film crisp. Sekhar Chandra and Kalyan Nayak’s music is equally good.
- Fun Moments
- Crisp Runtime
- Few clumsy moments in the second half
- Sudden emotions towards the climax
Verdict: Writer Padmabhushan has many hilarious moments, and the film tries to tell an important message at the end which is a never-ending issue in society. While the mix of emotions with humor could have done better, the film makes up for a good watch with its entertainment.