Saravanan’s Journey (2011) Movie Review


Movie: Journey
Cast: Jai, Anjali, Ananya, Sharvanand
Story, Screenplay, Director : M. Saravanan
Producor: Suresh, A. R. Murugadoss
Music :C.Sathya
Release Date: 16 December 2011

Couple 1: Amrita (Ananya) a graduate who comes to Hyderabad for an interview takes the help of Goutham (Sarvananad) to locate the company and later finding her relative’s house. First she is loath, later she starts admiring him. After interview she leaves to her home town but her thoughts still revolve around Goutham , and Vice Versa happens with Goutham.

Couple 2: Krishna (Jai) a teetotaler who falls in love with Madhumati (Anjali) looking her every morning from his terrace and Madhumati exactly opposite character of jai. Where she comes forward and proposes him and decides to get married and set to meet jai mother.

The movie does not show any connection between the two couples until climax. What happens in this journey? Will the couple get married? Will Goutham meet Amrita? Is the remaining storyline.

Coming to performances everyone gave their best in this movie. Sharvanand is impressive as Goutham. Ananya as an Innocent girl suits the character to the core. Anjali gives an unforgettable performance as Madhumati. She adds the mass element and entertainment through her character. Krishna a tailor made character for Jai. He times his scenes well. Remaining characters were supportive.

Journey is one of the best narrated flicks in recent times in south India. Director M Saravanan who earlier directed Ganesh (2009) with Ram and Kajal in lead, Comes with an out and out engaging and entertaining storyline “Journey” (Tamil : Engeyum Eppodhum). Director maintains the right tempo throughout the movie. Music and BGM by Satya is an asset. Songs were really canned well. Dialogues were fine. Cinematography is neat. Director Murugadoss debuts as producer with this flick, his production values were good. Suresh Kondeti must be appreciated for getting the best of Tamil flicks for Telugu audience.

Journey starts off good drags a bit in the pre interval, but the film gets interesting as it progresses in second half.  Plus points of Journey are Performances, Direction, and Music. On the flip side its slow screenplay in first half and dragged climax. Overall, Journey has every ingredient to attract youth and family audience to the theatres. It has full potential to be silent hit this year.

Survi Review: 3.25/5

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