Prasanna Vadanam Movie Review: A Survival Thriller With A Twist

May 4, 2024

Prasanna Vadanam

Prasanna Vadanam

  • Cast : Suhas, Payal Radhakrishna, Rashi Singh, Viva Harsha, Nitin Prasanna, Sai Swetha, Kushalini
  • Director : Arjun Y K
  • Producer : Manikanta J S, Prasad Reddy T R
  • Banner : Arah Media, Little Thoughts Cinema
  • Music : Vijai Bulganin

2.25 / 5

Actor Suhas is back with his new film ‘Prasanna Vadanam’ which was released today. Check out our review below to see how it fared on Screens.

Story: Surya, also known as Suhas is a Radio Jockey who suffers from Prosopagnosia commonly known as Face Blindness. This conditon makes him unable to recognize even his closest friends and family. Only his friend Vignesh played by Harsha Chemudu and his lover Aadhya played by Payal Radhakrishna now about his condition. One night he becomes the only witness to a murder but fails to identify the killer because of his condition. He seeks help from ACP Vaidehi played by Rashi Singh but things take a turn against him. What will happen next? Will the police be able to find the killer? Despite his condition will Surya play a crucial role in solving the case? To find out the answers to these questions watch this grippingg story in theaters.

Technical Analysis:

The debutant director Arjun YK shows potential but the screenplay needs to be more focused and fast-paced to improve. Vijay Bulganin’s score enhances important scenes accompanied by satisfactory cinematography by S. Chandrasekaran and editing by Karthika Srinivas. The production values are decent but a shorter runtime would have made the viewing experience better.

Plus Points:

  • Suhas delivers a standout performance portraying a character dealing with Face Blindness.
  • Actress Rashi impresses with her bold decision to take on a negative role showcasing her versatility.
  • Satisfactory performances from Payal Radhakrishna and Harsha Chemudu with Nitin Prasanna shining in his role.
  • Supporting actors leave a mark with their performances.
  • Unexpected interval twist and thrilling moments in the second half add to the film’s appeal.

Minus Points:

  • Prasanna Vadanam struggles to maintain a gripping pace, despite its intriguing premise.
  • Lack of focus in the screenplay, particularly in the second half, diminishes the film’s impact.
  • Rashi Singh’s character arc could have been better developed, with some key scenes lacking depth.
  • The romantic subplot feels out of place in a movie aiming for a serious tone.

Verdict: Overall, the movie Prasanna Vadanam offers a satisfactory experience as a thriller, with Suhas delivering a decent performance and Rashi Singh impressing in her negative role. While some of the plot twists are worth the price of admission, the film suffers from pacing issues and unnecessary scenes that may limit its overall appeal.

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