SMS is one of those films that wisp away without leaving a lasting impression and qualifies as one of the worst launch pad for a debutant hero.
1 out of 5 (Poor)
| Haricharan Pudipeddi (NOWRUNNING)
Remake of a Tamil film starring Jiiva, SMS is definitely not a film that one should really bother talking or writing about. The film is unfortunately not blessed with even one element that would make it interesting to watch. The lack of novelty in script, failure in presentation and most importantly sloppy acting makes SMS a tiresome experience.
The story revolves Siva, a courier boy who falls for Shruti, an RJ at first sight. Initially, when they meet each other they start off by blatantly lying to each other about their lives and professions. Eventually, the game of cat and mouse turns into unconditional love for each other. However, Siva's bad behavior puts off Shruti and they get separated. Will Siva and Shruti unite forms the rest of the story?
SMS was supposed to be a romantic comedy that loses track right from the beginning and becomes an exhausting experience. The romance between the lead characters is immature and very cliched. Also, the story after a point appears incomplete and shaky. The director completely messes up with the characterization. He leaves it to the audience to guess the character of Siva; nobody could understand his character at all. The film may appeal to younger audience but overall fails to make an impression that is everlasting.
Performances by Sudhir and Regina are worth talking but at some juncture one might feel that these characters could've been better. Sudhir, the debutant definitely has a long way to go and needs to man up and take his role seriously. His lack of experience is totally reflected in his role. Regina lives off carelessly throughout and manages to earn few accolades for brief moments. Nevertheless, neither did she produce a stellar performance.
Music by Selva Ganesh is mediocre and not satisfying; while songs visually managed to capture some attention. Nandyala Ravi's dialogues are funny and wittier and perfectly syncs with the theme of the film.
Director Tatineni Satya of 'Beemni Kabbidi Jattu' fame handled the movie quite well barring few odd scenes. Instead of copying the film frame-to-frame had he put in meager extra effort to make a difference, the film would've definitely been better.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
1 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good