Sheesh Mahal Movie Review- ETV Win

Sheesh Mahal Movie Review- The Unfulfilled Promise

Movie Name: Sheesh Mahal
Release Date: February 22, 2024
Cast: Rahul Ramakrishna, Sai, Rohith, Premila, Arnold, Advaith
Director: Sasi
Producer: Snehal Jangala
Music: Vivek Sagar
Banner: Million Dream Creations

“Sheesh Mahal,” featuring Rahul Ramakrishna in the lead role, attempts to unveil the lives of four individuals, striving to remain authentic. However, the narrative fails to engage due to its disjointed storytelling.

The film “Sheesh Mahal,” with Rahul Ramakrishna playing a significant role, is now streaming on ETV Win. Made on a modest budget and with a small cast, the film aims to prioritize naturalism. This review will explore how well it connects with the OTT audience.

Ramakrishna (Rahul Ramakrishna), working as a producer for crime stories on a TV channel, aspires to make a meaningful film. His journey takes him to Hyderabad, intending to create a documentary amidst a film festival.

Fakir (Sai), from a Hyderabad slum, lives by collecting and selling scrap. The city’s film festival intrigues him, and he joins school children in watching movies, finding this world fascinating.

Lavanya, a junior college student from Khammam, arrives in Hyderabad with friends to attend the festival. She meets a boy, leading to mutual attraction, noticed by her friends and their accompanying teacher.

Firoz, belonging to a middle-class family, runs a canteen in a Hyderabad theater, showing children’s films. He decides to share these movies with his own children.

Director Sasi weaves the story around the main characters – Ramakrishna, Firoz, Lavanya, and Fakir, set in Hyderabad and spoken in the Telangana dialect, while Firoz’s family speaks Hindi. The film was shot in real locations, touching on a youth’s ambition, a boy’s interest, and teenage attractions.

Despite its aim for authenticity, the film’s scattered narrative lacks emotional connection from any angle. The absence of effective comedy or output from the newcomers makes it challenging for the audience to immerse in the story.

Predating “Arjun Reddy,” “Sheesh Mahal” highlights Rahul Ramakrishna’s early work, indicating its creation years ago with a budget of just 15 lakhs. Vivek Sagar’s background score and some real shots of the film festival do not compensate for the poorly designed tracks and unsatisfying conclusions.

Regardless of the camera used, the budget, or the cast’s inexperience, an engaging story usually captivates the audience. Unfortunately, “Sheesh Mahal” fails to provide a conclusive ending for any character or track, leaving the purpose of the narrative unclear.

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