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Yevam Movie Review - Deceptive bluff is a costly mistake

June 14, 2024
Cspace, Prakash Dantuluri Productions
Chandini Chowdary, Vasishta Simha, Bharat Raj, Ashu Reddy
S.V Vishweshwar
Srujana Adusumilli
Eshwar Penti
Prudhvi Master, Eswar Master
Vsound Studios - Santosh Kumar Vodnala
Nanaji T
Raju Penumathsa
Y.S Anand
Pavan kankaraju, Priyanshi
Laxman Aelay
Eluru Sreenu, Maduri Madhu
Keertana Sesh, Neelesh Mandalapu
Navdeep, Pavan Goparaju
Prakash Dantuluri

'Yevam', produced by Navdeep and Pavan Goparaju, is this week's release. The film is bankrolled by Cspace and Prakash Dantuluri Productions. In this section, we are going to review the latest box-office release.


Sowmya (Chandini Chowdary), a rookie constable, is taken aback by the shenanigans of a serial offender named Yugandhar (Vasishta Simha) in Vikarabad. The culprit, whose footprints are unknown, is suspected to have enabled the murder of an aspiring model named Anusha. He has also almost terrorized a college-going girl named Keerthi. He fleeces young women but doesn't always intend to see them suffer at his hands. His motives remain a mystery to the local cop Abhiram (Jai Bharat Raj). A parallel investigation launched by Sowmya unravels a twist.


The film's conceit is that it wants to be a mind-bending thriller. So, a red herring is placed throughout the first half. When the twist arrives, the audience is supposed to be spooked at a psychological level. Instead, the viewer fears that the film will only be a meandering mess in the second half. And that's exactly what happens.

You arrive at a definite conclusion about the villain's state of mind an hour before a major character spells it out in English. It takes a special level of over-confidence to underestimate the intelligence of the viewer in the times of globalized streaming.

The worth of a thriller can be assessed by how the screenplay shows a young woman facing the threat of a possible rape or even murder at the hands of a psychotic, neurotic maniac. In 'Yevam', bizarrely, the women don't even make a serious attempt to run away from the trap. Literally, they need to run away. Literally. But their instincts are strangely strange. Their involuntary actions are always in suspension mode. The audience has to suspend disbelief to watch the unfolding farce.

Meanwhile, the background score makes a sorry attempt at drawing sympathy for, wait for it, the villain. Like in most of the stupid crime thrillers, there is a freelance hacker who readily churns out all the information concerning the investigation. This is the laziest way of writing the screenplay. As if such lame writing is not unworthy enough, the investigation portions are dragged down by the exposition from a key character.

Closing Remarks:

'Yevam' is shockingly illogical. It is farcical to the core.

Critic's Rating