Yuddham Sharanam

RATING: 2/5
OVERVIEW: Arjun (Naga Chaitanya) lives with his parents (Rao Ramesh and Revathy) and they are a close-knit family. On the night of their 30th wedding anniversary, he gifts movie tickets to remastered Sagara Sangamam. Upon returning from the movie, they land in trouble that leads to their killing later.Who killed them and why? Why the dreaded criminal Naik now wants to eliminate the entire family of Arjun?
REVIEW: We were told that ‘Yuddham Sharanam’ is a crime-thriller that would present a twist every few minutes. Srikanth’s character was hyped-up to the point that the audience could be forgiven for thinking that Telugu cinema has suddenly got a new-age villain.  The pitfalls of over-hyping aside, this film proves that snazzy background music and a superficial grittiness can’t sell a worn-out story line.
There definitely are two interesting threads, at least on paper. One is Nayak turning out to be ambitious and playing the game on his terms; and two, a sharp investigator (JD Shastri) who yearns for career growth by hook or crook.
Naga Chaitanya is trying to spread his wings to become a versatile hero apart from being a romantic hero. He is ensuring that his stories also have some action elements too. He proved his versatality in Rarandoi Veduka Chooddam. In Yuddam Saranam also he lived in his character and done complete justice. He excelled in action scenes in taking revenge on villains.
Revathi’s acting needs a special metion as she lived in the characters of an educated home maker, responsible wife, good mother and a social worker who always strives for society.Srikanth’s makeover as the villain is impressive. However his character is poorly written which is why he couldn’t make an impact. Srikanth has chosen the wrong film for his second innings. Murali Sharma character is confusing. Rao Ramesh is alright.
Debutant Krishna Marimuthu has command over the technical aspects. The film is technically sound, but has a very poor script to engage the viewers. Director focused too much on the style and cared little about the substance. Films like these need to put the viewers on the edge of the seat. Slow paced screenplay and lazy narration make it a tedious watch.Music by Vivek Sagar is good. But it is the background score where a mark is felt. It is superb. The cinematography is fine. Editing could have been better. Dialogues are another aspect where the movie scores.
Final Verdict of the film is Yuddham Sharanam is a badly made action film that is neither exciting nor entertaining. It is quite boring and routine despite technical gloss. It may not appeal to any section of audiences.
                                                                                                 –Panchajanya