Yashoda Movie Review: Samantha’s long-awaited film Yashoda premiered today, November 11, 2022. Since the trailer received excellent feedback and the plot piqued viewers’ interest, let’s get right into the review to see if the film lives up to the anticipation.
Yashoda (Samantha), a middle-class girl, accepts to be a surrogate and becomes pregnant as long as she adheres to certain safety and physical well-being guidelines. However, after learning the awful reality of surrogacy, a series of events drives Yashoda to live dangerously, endangering her health. The rest of the story revolves around Yashoda’s escape from the maze.
Cast & Crew
Samantha, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Unni Mukundan, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj, Shatru, Madhurima, Kalpika Ganesh, Divya Sripada, Priyanka Sharma, and others play major roles in the film directed by Hari – Harish. M. Sukumar handled the cinematography, and Manisharam created the soundtrack.
|Director||Hari – Harish|
|Producer||Sivalenka Krishna Prasad|
|Genre||Action, Drama, Thriller|
|Cast||Samantha, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Unni Mukundan, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj, Shatru, Madhurima, Kalpika Ganesh, Divya Sripada, Priyanka Sharma|
Because we watch the introductions of all the important characters at the beginning of the film, it takes some time for the movie to get into the actual tale. However, as Yashoda’s plot twists are exposed, the film becomes engaging and keeps you riveted to your seat. The pace of the film picks up from there as the story’s many levels are revealed, which is pretty intriguing to watch on screen.
The film’s biggest lure is its innovative concept, Yashoda, which has all the components to appeal to viewers of all demographics. The second half becomes increasingly interesting as more layers are uncovered, and it also focuses on parenting emotion, which is handled well. The first half was captivating due to the right mix of tension and a compelling story.
Surrogacy has been the subject of a few films, but this one stands out because it has multiple levels, all of which are relevant to the audience in some way. While Yashoda tries to figure out who is behind the surrogate fraud, the concept is highly appealing, and the creators do a good job of keeping the tension up. However, after the twist is revealed, that is no longer compelling.
There are many layers to Yashoda’s character that Samantha handled nimbly as a surrogate, and it’s amazing to watch her in action scenarios. Samantha also showed off her acting skills. Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, Unni Mukundan and Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj, Shatru, Madhurima, Kalpika Ganesh, Divya Sripada, and Priyanka Sharma all do an excellent job in their roles.
Despite the script deviating from the theme, Hari and Harish, the twin directors, managed to create a film with the appropriate amount of emotion and adrenaline. They also created a fantastic tale. Many people are unaware of surrogates because they have so brilliantly showed how surrogate scams work and how innocent women are frequently victims.
Yashoda appears to be attractive from a technical standpoint. M. Sukumar’s cinematography is excellent, as his framing and shot composition immerse you in Yashoda’s world. Manisharma’s songs aren’t up to par, but he showed off his background music skills by stunning us with his outstanding background score.
Overall, Yashoda is a well-crafted emotional thriller that appeals to a wide range of audiences.
- Action Sequences
- Few Scenes