Writer Padam Bhushan Movie Review: Suhas and Rohini impress in this heartwarming coming-of-age drama.
Tina Shilparaj and Suhas in ‘Writer Padam Bhushan’
Writer and first-time director Shanmukha Prasanth wants his audience to believe that. Author Padma Bhushan It is a coming-of-age story of the protagonist who aspires to become one of the best writers in contemporary Telugu literature. In the process, they also pack in a social commentary and pull off a surprise that makes the film, drenched in fun moments up to that point, dynamic and emotional. He gets ample support from Suhas who essays the title character and Rohini who plays his mother, to set an unfinished film on the right note.
Author Padma Bhushan Focuses on a middle-class family in Vijayawada. The protagonist Padma Bhushan (Suhas) is an assistant librarian who has written and published his first book. Thuli Adugo (first step). He daydreams about people clamoring for his autograph, but in reality, no one is going to take his book. At his friend’s salon and library, he gives out free copies of his book in hopes that someone will read it.
There is a corresponding quality with which Shanmukha Prasanth portrays the world of Padma Bhushan. The protagonist’s love for books is like the love parents have for their children and the love the people of Vijayawada have for Telugu cinema. His father Madhusudhan (Ashish Vidyarthi) is a clerk in a registrar’s office and his mother Saraswathi (Rohini Mullati) is a housewife. They politely put an end to an annoying neighbor and find immense joy in saving a few thousand rupees a month.
Author Padma Bhushan (Telugu)
Cast: Suhas, Tina Shilparaj, Rohini, Ashish Vidyarthi
Direction: Shanmukha Prasanth
Music: Shekhar Chandra and Kalyan Naik
The bittersweet story of Padma Bhushan and his family comes alive in everyday comedy. A case in point is the whole scene of the family changing from an auto to a taxi to make their presence felt at the wedding.
A turning point in the story comes when Padma Bhushan’s uncle (Goparaju Ramana) and his daughter Sarika (Tina Shilparaj) congratulate Padma Bhushan for his writing and form a marriage alliance. The romance between Padma Bhushan and Sarika is depicted with laughs, especially in the scene at Navarang Theatre.
The mask behind which Padma Bhushan is hiding comes in the middle and the rest of the story paves the way for his self-realization and redemption. A new character is introduced (Gori Priya) but there are more surprises.
At the end of the film, when a female character says that no one has ever asked her about her desires, it’s hard to tear up. Shanmukha Prashant juxtaposes the latter parts of the film with a scene that takes place in a government school in the early parts of the film. He offers social commentary without making the narrative feel heavy or preachy. Revealing anything more would be a spoiler.
Suhas writes Padam Bhushan with sincerity and carries the film on his shoulders in its shaky middle sections with his witty humor. In a scene where he chokes back tears when someone criticizes his book, he shows us what a good actor he is. after the Color image And A family dramaThis film is another feather in his cap. Rohini stays in the background for most of the film but fills the screen with warmth whenever she is part of a scene. She steals the show in the latter parts.
Author Padma Bhushan Not perfect but tells a heartwarming story with a big heart.