Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Sudheer Babu, Nara Rohit, Aadi
Music : Mani Sharma
Director : Sriram Adittya
Producer : Anand Prasad
Banner: Bhavya Creations
Shamantakamani Story :
Krishna(Sudheer Babu) is a rich businessman. He’s possessive of his swanky Rolls Royce car named Shamantkamani. One fine day, the car gets stolen. Nara Rohith is a corrupt cop who is on hunt for the car. A con-man (Sundeep Kishan), a young lover boy (Aadi) and a mechanic (Rajendra Prasad) are the prime suspects. The cat & mouse chase that follows is what Shamantakamani is all about.
Shamantakamani has wafer-thin story. It is a screenplay driven crime comedy thriller. Characterizations of lead actors play major role in the film. It all starts on interesting note but become redundant after a point. First half has nothing to offer except character introduction.
Being a multi-starrer each role has to be given its due and so director forcibly incorporated their back-stories and flashbacks making the narration cumbersome. The second half is pace picks up and gets somewhat intriguing. The film revolving round car doesn’t carry any emotional baggage.
Director banks completely on comedy. Some witty and punch dialogues evoke fun, however it is not adequate. The film had many gaps and dull moments, where director could have pumped in some more homour. A convincing climax saves the grace.
Sudheer Babu gives a emotional performance. Cops role seems to have become a cakewalk for Nara Rohith. Sundeep Kishan shines in brief role. Aadi is apt as a lover boy. Rajendra Prasad steals the show with his rib-tickling comedy timing.
Cinematography is top-notch as the film is mostly set in night mode. Background score by Mani Sharma enhances the thriller feel of the film. Over all, Shamantakamani is a watch and forget time-pass entertainer.
Slow first half
Bottom-line: Mediocre con-comedy thriller