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Samantha Yashoda Movie Complete Review & Rating

South Actress Samantha Starrer Yashoda Movie is Releasing today in Multiple Languages. Let’s check out the in-detailed review of Samantha’s Yashoda Movie.

Samantha Yashoda Movie Complete Review
Samantha Yashoda Movie Complete Review

Cast & Crew:

Actors: Samantha
Music Director: Mani Sharma
Directors: K. Hari Shankar, Hareesh Narayan
Cinematography: M. Sukumar
Producers: Sivalenka Krishna Prasad

The storyline of the film is about a woman looking to save her sister. A desperate woman agrees to be a surrogate and move into a luxurious facility. But soon she realizes that things unfold in a different way.

Review: Survival thrillers are not a new genre. Hari and Hareesh’s directed movie Yashoda takes a very real-world situation on a dependable actor like Samantha to carry it through.

Yashoda (Samantha Ruth Prabhu) is a surrogate in desperate need of money. Instead of carrying out her pregnancy in the basti she lives in, she is urged to move to the high-end facility Eva, owned by Madhu (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar). She has Dr. Gowtam (Unni Mukundan), to look after her health. While the clinically white rooms, pastel outfits, luxurious food, and great company seem like a dream come true for any pregnant woman. But soon, things take U-turn and Yashoda finds herself unraveling the mystery behind it all.

On the other hand, in the world outside Eva, we also have a murder mystery unraveling. A Hollywood starlet, a tycoon, and a supermodel die under mysterious circumstances.  An unknown drug (apart from a fairness cream!) seems to hold the key to the whole mystery. Secret codes, dead policemen, loose ends – how does it all connect to the facility?

The first half of Yashoda relies heavily on comedy and emotion. The scenes where smart-mouthed Yashoda flirts with Gowtam and pranks played on the facility workers and banters with the many women like her there will make you chuckle. 

A fight scene right before the interval sets the tone for what’s to follow – an edge-of-the-seat thriller that sees Yashoda claw and fights her way out of the situation she’s in. If you’ve seen the 2004 Hong Kong horror film Dumplings you can kind of guess the secret behind it all. That’s not to say, Hari, Hareesh, and Samantha don’t make the ride as interesting as they can. There’s something visceral about the way Samantha’s character is hunted and even more so in the way she fights for survival. Even if you’re able to predict what happens next (which is rare), the film ensures to keep you engaged.

Where it doesn’t seem to engage the audience better is when it gets monotonous with some of the dialogues regarding Yashoda, the mother’s love, pregnancies, and deliveries. The film could have done even without them because they just seem to add to the run time and do not relate more to the storyline. The VFX could’ve also been much better in order to sell the story completely. And if we’re really observing the film carefully, the characters of the other girls at the facility could’ve also been demonstrated in a better way. Art director Ashok, M Sukumar’s cinematography, Mani Sharma’s score, and Yannick Ben’s stunts have made the film impressive.

Samantha steals the show as the lead role Yashoda. She even draws whistles and delivers punch dialogues with ease. The more Yashodha gets into action mode the more you both have fun and flinch at the same time. Varalaxmi and Unni Mukundan performed their roles well. However, Varalaxmi struggles a little with her dubbing and it could have been a little better. The rest of the cast, including Rao Ramesh, Murli Sharma, Sampath Raj, and co play their roles well.
Yashoda is the film to catch this weekend if you’re looking for something beyond the usual masala fare or love stories. Watch it especially if you’re a fan of thrillers or are a fan of Samantha. You’ll surely have a good time in watching the movie.

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