Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘Sita Ramam’: A heartfelt romantic tale that isn’t too predictable | Movie Reviews


Love blooms in the most unexpected places and sometimes even the most unusual ways. In ‘Sita Ramam’, it blooms in a snow-filled battlefield, with only the sound of guns and the loneliness of war for company.

Lieutenant Ram is a soldier with a strong sense of moral duty. In conflict-ridden Kashmir, he becomes a hero after he saves a couple of civilians who are unknowingly caught between religious animosity.

Into his life, comes an unexpected visitor who starts writing letters to her ‘husband’. Ram, who is an orphan, is touched by her passion. Soon, he responds and they start teasing each other through letters. Thus begins Ram’s search for his Sita Mahalekshmi, played by Mrunal Thakur.

While their cute romantic story unfolds, we are drawn into the real conflict in the story – the distrust and hatred between Indians and Pakistanis. Though this theme may not be new to Indians, it’s fun to see how the director Hanu Raghavapudi has carefully attempted to blend the various aspects in the movie well.

Ofcourse, romantic dramas are not the flavour of the season ( except for Ante Sundara, we have hardly had movies from this genre playing in theatres now), it doesn’t hurt to watch a few good ones now and then.

The director has attempted to ensure that the love story doesn’t get too cliched by adding an element of mystery in the couple’s relationship.
Though Dulquer comes blazing in the movie, his character is quite plain. He is the stereotypical hero- the really good-hearted soldier, whose patriotism knows no bounds. He is also the lover who has all the qualities that will make women swoon.
The excellent chemistry he shares with Mrunal makes for a good watch. Mrunal and Rashmika have enacted their roles sincerely and very convincingly.
The beautiful visuals, combined with the gentle music, sets the mood for the story.
Though the story is overall interesting, the director stretched it too long, by lingering on their romance, instead of moving quickly into the sub-plots.