Like Share and Subscribe Telugu Movie Review: Although his film Ek Mini Katha was exclusively released on OTT, Santhosh Shoban has been doing quite well with his movies. Armed with this success, he came up with the intriguing film Like Share and Subscribe, starring Merlapaka Gandi of Venkatadri Express, who is an expert in handling the comedy genre. Well, the movie’s trailer caught people’s interest and raised expectations, so now that it’s been published on November 4, 2022, let’s read an in-depth review to see if it’s worth your time.
The rest of the story concerns how Viplav (Santhosh Shoban), a travel vlogger who runs the YouTube channel “Guvva Vihari,” and Vasudha (Farida Abdullah), a fellow Youtuber they met while traveling. The trio then encountered Viplav’s friend in the village, where the plot suddenly changes when they unwittingly become involved in the neighborhood’s conflict with Naxals.
Cast & Crew
The major actors are Santhosh Shoban and Farida Abdullah, with Sudharshan, Brahmaji, Naren, Mime Gopi, Govind Padmasurya, Sapthagiri, Babloo, Mirchi Kiran, and Phani also playing significant roles. Merlapaka Gandhi directed the movie. Praveen Lakkaraju and Ram Miriyala composed the music. A Vasanth handled the cinematography. Venkat Boyanapalli produced it under the brand of Aamuktha Creations in collaboration with Niharika Entertainments.
|Movie Name||Like Share and Subscribe|
|Music Director||Praveen Lakkaraju|
|Cast||Santhosh Shoban, Farida Abdullah, Sudharshan, Brahmaji, Naren, Mime Gopi, Govind Padmasurya, Sapthagiri, Babloo, Mirchi Kiran, and Phani|
Although the tale is not original, the design of the characters gives you a novel experience. The movie begins off effectively by introducing all the major characters at the beginning and drawing you into the film and making you part of it. Though the second half briefly enters a serious tone and the serious narrative causes you to lose your smile, the climax still makes you laugh. However, the first half featured entertaining comedic parts.
Farida as Vasuda had a great opportunity to prove herself, and she did so with ease. She also has good comic timing. Sudharshan, Bramhaji, Sapthagiri are generated fun as per the story requires, and the rest of the cast did well. Santhosh Shoban as Viplav killed it, even though in a few scenes his performance looks regular.
Although there are issues in the second half, Merlapaka Gandhi succeeded in creating an entertaining comedy with his debut picture, Venkatadri Express. Later, he made a few other films but didn’t find popularity. However, it appears that with Like, Share, and Subscribe, he will.
Technically, Praveen Lakkaraju is one of the most underrated composers as he provided the best music for Merlapaka Gandhi’s films like Express Raja, which was one of the successful albums, but Like Share and Subscribe songs didn’t register at all and BGM also not up to the mark. The cinematography in Like Share and Subscribe is good but could have been better, and A Vasanth’s cinematography is only partially good.
Overall, Like Share and Subscribe is a good comic action show that will appeal to all audiences.
- Characters Design
- Thin Storyline
- Lacks Emotion