Like Share And Subscribe Review: Like Share And Subscribe: Director Merlapaka Gandhi gave the story and screenplay for the film ‘Ek Mini Katha’ starring young hero Santosh Shobhan. Now he directed the movie ‘Like, Share and Subscribe’ with Santosh Shobhan. Produced by Venkat Boyanapalli, Niharika Konidela is the production partner of this film. After ‘Jatiratnalu’, this movie starring Faria Abdullah as the heroine was released on Friday. And let’s see if it makes people ‘like share and subscribe.

Vilabol (Santosh Shobhan) is a travel blogger. With the inspiration of Delhi-based Vasudha (Faria Abdullah), he starts a YouTube channel called ‘Guvva Vihari’. He takes cameraman Jack Daniel (Nelluru Sudarshan) to Ara to increase the viewership of his channel. Vasudha will meet there unexpectedly. While Vilabol tries to share life with her, a group of People Protection Force kidnaps them. What they don’t know is that they have kidnapped DGP Narendra Verma’s (‘Aadukalam’ Naren) daughter Vasudha and Raju’s (Banerjee) son who is mediating the peace talks between the PPF and the government. And why did the group of terrorists kidnap them? How did the budding love between these two bloggers in Araku end up in this affair? How did they meet again? That’s the movie!

Rating: 2.5 / 5

  • MAIN CAST: Santhosh Shobhana, Faria Abdullah, Sudarshan, Sunil, vennela Kishore
  • DIRECTOR: merlapaka gandhi
  • MUSIC: Praveen Lakkaraju, Ram Miriyala
  • PRODUCER: Venkat Boyanapalli

On hearing the title of the movie ‘Like Share and Subscribe’, people think that this is a new age romantic love story. But this one has none of that. Taking two bloggers, the director showed the war between the terrorists and the police. With that, those who come to the theater get the feeling of ‘what they thought was only one. The director has said for a few days that apart from romance, there will be a suspenseful crime element, but people don’t expect such a crime element. To tell the truth.. in one place Saptagiri who is a movie reviewer… says that the producer made a half-boiled movie with his son and he threw it away. In a way, this is such a half-boiled movie. The name of the movie, the story was written, and the way it is shot… we feel like Half Boiled Cooking. Hero engages Jack Daniels, a piracy videographer, in the guise of a Bollywood cameraman; Vasutha, who targeted the revolution, did not recognize him… The extremists did not recognize the son of the person who was the mediator of the peace talks… Many scenes like this were shot by the director Take it Grant Law. It is good to tell the flashback to the hero and Raghubabu step by step, but too many flashbacks are boring for the audience. However, he gave a good reason for the item song that plays in the railway station at the beginning of the movie. The filming of the song was also on occasion. But the location picturized in the second half of the song ‘Lacchammo…’ is not correct… The song which evokes folklore was shot in the islands and spoiled the feel. Although Faria Abdullah’s intention of dubbing her own role is good… she should have been dubbed better. The main reason why the audience was laughing while watching the movie was because of the dialogue in it!

The director has not fully focused on the hero’s characterization. With him criticizing his communist father for not giving him money, it makes no sense to say that politicians are doing good things out of fear of terrorists in the climax. And the character of the police officer who studies IPS to take revenge on the terrorists who killed his father and then takes the law into his own hands is also not right. If instead he had been shown as a covert of terrorists, the story would have been bloodier. In addition, it is comical to show that the DGP is unaware that his subordinate has killed terrorists. There are many such loopholes in the movie.

When it comes to actors, Santosh Shobhan played this role with ease. Faria’s screen presence is good. But the dubbing would have been better if she didn’t say it. Maim Gopi as the terrorist leader, ‘Aadukalam’ Naren as DGP, and Govind Padmasurya as his aide. Brahmaji a Brahmin who is expelled from the army has cultivated comedy. Terrorists are shown as buffoons in this. As a companion to that, in Lost, the hero told that they are doing good to society. The scenes between Santhosh Shobhan and Nellore Sudarshan in the first half provided entertainment. Similarly, in the second half, Saptagiri was impressed with his own style even though he appeared on screen for a short time. Other lead roles were played by Banerjee, ‘Shubhalekha’ Sudhakar, Mirchi Kiran and others. Praveen Lakkaraju’s vocals are okay but their cinematography is not very impressive. Vasant’s cinematography is okay. You can watch this movie in OTT and like it but it is difficult to appreciate it in theatres!

Rating: 2.5 / 5

Plus points
Impressive conversations
Fun scenes

Minus points
A weak story
A boring story

Tag line: Hard to like!


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