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SEMMA BOTHA AAGATHEY MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hours 13 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

SEMMA BOTHA AAGATHEY CAST & CREW
Production: Atharvaa, KiickAss Entertainment Cast: Anaika Soti, Atharvaa, John Vijay, K.Karunakaran, Mishti Direction: Badri Venkatesh Screenplay: Badri Venkatesh Story: Badri Venkatesh Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja Background score: Yuvan Shankar Raja Cinematography: Gopi Amarnath Editing: Praveen KL

After many postponements and release issues, Atharvaa's debut production Semma Botha Aagathey directed by Badri Venkatesh finally released today. The film has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by Gopi Amarnath, and is edited by Praveen KL. It stars Atharvaa in the lead role with Anaika Soti and Mishti playing the supporting characters. Read ahead to find out how the film has fared.

Ramesh (Atharvaa), after breaking up with his girlfriend, gets drunk and decides to call in a sex worker (Anaika Soti) and gets tangled between a host of problems that exist in her life. How he traces back to the root cause of all the issues and works his way out of the issue is what SBA is all about.

The initial 20 minutes of the film attracts some attention as the plot-line projected seems gripping. But from there, it is a downfall as the screenplay doesn't create any curiosity thereon. There are some unnecessary song sequences in the first half which act as speed breakers in the screenplay. Many dialogues seem force-fitted and out of context. Actor Karunakaran plays Nandhu, Atharvaa's best friend and manages to gather a few laughs here and there. Certain comedy sequences seem very outdated and might excite a very small section of the audience.

There's a love track in the film, which takes a completely different tangent from the crux of the movie. There is a total deviation from the plot of the film caused by the romantic angle and the comical scenes that take place between Karunakaran, Manobala, Devadarshini & Chetan. The villains also don't add any interest to the screenplay. The performances from the majority of actors seem very superficial and do not help the engagement much.

When the screenplay fails to engage much, the music is expected to take the driver's seat, but in this case, it doesn't work in favor of the story. Praveen KL's editing is not fresh and the transitions seem desperate, which fail to compliment the cinematography. Overall, though the pace picks up in the second half, the use of cinematic liberties and illogical sequences makes Semma Botha Aagathey an unappealing watch.

SEMMA BOTHA AAGATHEY VIDEO REVIEW

Verdict: In-spite of a few comical sequences, SBA misses out on the right mix of commercial elements for an exciting thriller.

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

1.75
1.75 5 ( 1.75 / 5.0 )

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SEMMA BOTHA AAGATHEY SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Nov 22,2017

Semma Bodha Aagadha:

Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Lyricists: G Rokesh, Badri Venkatesh

Semma Bodha Aagadha, keeping in line the film's trippy theme, is in the trance genre with multiple layers of unconventional sounds in catchy rhythms. It laments the state of guys who fall for the beautiful women in their life, and so will resonate with the modern youth.

Itemkaaran:

Singers: Ranjith, Anita

Lyricist: G Rokesh

Itemkaaran is a traditional Yuvan-style kuthu song, fusing local beats to his usual sounds. It is dance-friendly, and the lyrics signify the dreams of the protagonist to mingle with the opposite sex. Peppy, catchy, but familiar.

Idhayathai Oru Nodi:

Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Lyricist: Niranjan Bharathi

Idhayathai Oru Nodi is a slow, soft melody that reminds us of Pogadhey from Deepavali. Probably, the familiarity that this song has would have reduced a tad if another singer had sung it instead of Yuvan himself.

Gaali Pannura: 

Singer: Ramya Nambeesan

Lyricist: Badri Venkatesh

Gaali Pannura is a hip-hop number set to steamy, raunchy, brazen lyrics penned by Badri Venkatesh. Beyond its seductive appeal, the song does not offer much as just audio. Maybe, along with the visuals, the song will have popularity among audiences.

Survival Theme:

Instrumental

Survival Theme is a brief theme to hum along to that does not have a great impact simply because of the sheer shortness of its duration.

Verdict: Semma Botha Aagathey needs more listens for the kick.
2.5
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

Semma Botha Aagathey (aka) Semma Bodha Aagatha

Semma Botha Aagathey (aka) Semma Bodha Aagatha is a Tamil movie with production by Atharvaa, KiickAss Entertainment, direction by Badri Venkatesh, cinematography by Gopi Amarnath, editing by Praveen KL. The cast of Semma Botha Aagathey (aka) Semma Bodha Aagatha includes Anaika Soti, Atharvaa, John Vijay, K.Karunakaran, Mishti.