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Anaamika Movie Reviews

Anaamika Review


NRI Anaamika (Nayantara) flies to Hyderabad and heads straight to police station to file a missing complaint of her husband Ajay Shastry (Harshavardhan Rane). Though the police don’t take her seriously, one young cop Saradhi (Vaibhav) helps her. While the duo tries to trace the case clearing the hurdles and getting the clues, they get to know that the National Security and anti terrorist Squad is involved in it. Anamika finds out that Ajay Shastry’s name is linked with Milan Damji, who is a dreaded terrorist. What does Anaamika do? How does she overcome hurdles and reach her goal forms rest.


Being a heroine-centric film, Nayanatara has large scope for performance and the actress delivers a neat and classy performance. She does the role in her style and justifies Anaamika characterization.

Vaibhav is quite impressive in his roles as Sarathi, Pasupathy as Khan is convincing, Harshavardan Rane is justifying in his brief role. Naresh, Thagubothu Ramesh are okay and others are adequate,

Technical Analysis

Among the technicalities, MM Keeravani scores big. The background score is the biggest asset of Anaamika. Despite slow proceedings, Keeravani has taken the film to another level. Cinematography is on top-notch, Dialogues are crisp and neat, Sekhar Kammula scores well in direction, despite first remake while screenplay could have been much racier in first half. Editing could have been crispier in initial hour. Production values are good.


Sekhar Kammula for the first time wielded the megaphone for a remake, that too for a suspense thriller and yes he scores in direction. Kammula has executed some of the emotional scenes quite impressively including the climax. Like all other Sekhar Kammula films, Anaamika doesn’t rotate around youthful scenes or romance, but the director makes it a neat package.

The entire crew’s work is impressive including cinematography, music and Yandamuri’s work. Though the first half of the film moves at a slow pace, it’s the second half you’ll be glued to screens for its racy screenplay.

There are few scenes that look repetitive in the first half and editing could’ve been better in this hour. Also, Sekhar could have revealed on how Nayan gets to know about Milan Damji or what happened to Hard disk and what is in it.

Nayanatara and Vaibhav are impressive in their roles. The run length is also an added advantage for Anaamika. Despite many implemented changes, few of the crucial twists in Kahaani and Anaamika remain similar.