Santosham(Happiness)(2002):"A Nice Tale about Family and Relationships."
The movie Santosham is full family entertainment movie, which all the members can watch much times. The movie has fun and also comedy.
It was dubbed in Hindi as Pehli Naazar ka Pehla Pyaar.
Karthik (Nagarjuna) is a well-placed architect in Ooty. He falls in love with Padmavathi (Gracy Singh), an IT intern.
Padmavathi takes her own sweet time to accept Karthik's love. Padmavathi has a cute cousin sister Bhanu (Sreya).
Bhanu encourages their love and gives courage to Padmavathi.
When Padmavathi reveals about her love, her father Rama Chandraiah (K Viswanath) resists and asks her to marry the guy he has chosen for her.
Padmavathi flees from home and marries Karthik.
Padmavathi is very eager to get back to her parents and get their blessings. But Rama Chandraiah keeps them at bay.
Karthik and Padmavathi migrate to New Zealand and they give birth to a kid named Lucky.
Padmavathi dies in an accident.
Rama Chandraiah has a very big joint family.
A few of the family members opine that inviting Karthik and his kid for a marriage to be happened at their place would give an opportunity to get a closer look at Lucky, the kid of Padmavathi.
When Karthik visits Rama Chandraiah's place he gets mixed responses from different people in the house.
Rama Chandraiah doesn't like Karthik and others like him.
Over a period of time, Karthik impresses them all and when he was about to go back to New Zealand, Rama Chandraiah expresses his repentance for whatever happened and says that he is accepting Karthik as his son-in-law.
Bhanu has fallen in love with Karthik at first sight way back when she went to meet Padmavathi at Ooty.
At that time she was not aware that Karthik was the same guy with whom Padmavathi was in love.
She meets Karthik, a widower now. She continues having feelings for him.
But at the same time, there is Pawan (Prabhu Deva) - a childhood fiend of Bhanu - who is deeply in love with her.
Karthik returns back to New Zealand. Bhanu along with Pawan visits Karthik.
They were there to write MS examinations. During that period Bhanu gets closer to Karthik. When Karthik realizes the intentions of Bhanu, he fixes Pawan as the fiancée for her.
Now Bhanu is about to get married to Pawan. Karthik loves Bhanu, but is hesitating to repeat the history by marrying a girl against the wishes of family.
Will they get united?
You should watch this film on big silver screen to know yourself.
Nagarjuna is as charming as ever.
He suited the role of father and as the man in love perfectly.
This is the first colorful film of Gracy Singh.
Her role is limited to 45 minutes in this film. She did justice in displaying right kind of emotions on her part.
Sreya got the major share of the pie. She is very cute and did the role of Bhanu.
Her attitude and chirpy added the necessary luster to her character.
She is a treat to watch.
Screenplay of the film is very good. Direction is also very commendable.
Dasarath has got good narration skills.
The best thing about him is that he did not try to follow the trend.
He chosen his subject and narrated it in his own style.
This film oozes positive attitude.
All scenes flow naturally and none them look forced.
Dialogues in this film are very appropriate. Dasarath provided the right dialogues for the right scenes.
The best thing about this film is it's sweet music. RP Patnaik intelligently mixed the tunes into background music.
RP's background music uplifting the spirit.
All the songs in the film flow naturally according to the storyline except for Mehabooba song.
All these 7 songs are situational songs.
S Gopal Reddy has done a fine job, as usual, for this film by canning the picturesque locales of Ooty and New Zealand.
Heart-rendering climax is a plus point of the film. The strength of the film is music (RP Patnaik), hero (Nagarjuna) and cool n composed direction (Dasarath).
It's available on you tube in hindi version.
It is a must watch family entertainer & don't miss the amazing end.