Review: Hrudaya Kaleyam – Sampoo’s show all the way
Published on Apr 5, 2014 12:10 am IST
hrudaya-kaleyam Release date : April 4, 2014 Rating : 3/5
Director :Steven Sankar
Producer :Sai Rajesh Neelam
Music Director :Rk , Srikanth Pendyala
Starring : Sampoornesh Babu , Sunil Vedangi , Samatha

If there is one man who has become the talk of the town, it is none other than Sampoornesh Babu. This social network sensation, has become a huge star, even before the release of this début film Hrudaya Kaaleyam. Directed by Stephen Shankar, this film has released amidst huge craze and fan frenzy. Let’s see how it is


The entire police department is clueless about one person(Sampoornesh Babu) who is behind huge robberies in the city. Higher officials deploy a special team to nab Sampoornesh Babu.

They work hard towards the case, and finally get a clue and manage to catch Sampoornesh Babu. Here comes the real twist in the tale. The officer who nabs Sampoornesh Babu, knows him and his love life from the past.

The officer asks Babu, as to what situations have led him to do all these robberies. Rest of the story is as to how Sampoornesh Babu reveals his past love story, and also the reason as to why has he has done all these robberies.

Plus Points:-

Undoubtedly, Sampoornesh Babu is the biggest and the only asset to this film. As expected, Sampoornesh does not disappoint at all. He dances, fights and the most hilarious part is he even invents a computer by his name Samputer.

The moment he lands up on screen, the crowds go crazy. His dialogues and they way he has shown crazy expressions are hilarious. Punch dialogues mouthed by Sampoo are highly entertaining.

The way certain satirical sequences have been executed look good on screen. The actor who did the police officers role performed well.

First half of the film is high on comedy and so is the climax. Female lead Kavya Kumar, looks good and performs well in her role.

Minus Points:-

As expected, logic goes completely missing for a large part of the film. Even though this film is satirical, a number of scenes go a little over board.

Other than Sampoo’s efforts, there are major issues in this film. A number of scenes are left unanswered through out the movie. Clarity on the first heroine’s role, and several other characters lack justice.

After a decent first half, the second half is dragged at least by 10 to 15 minutes and makes us to loose the excitement. Those who are not aware of Sampoornesh Babu, and cannot handle over the top emotions will not enojoy this flick.

Technical Aspects:-

Camera work is decent. Even though it is a low budget film, the visuals look rich. Production values are good and so is the rest of the cast.

Though songs are just average, they do not spoil the flow of the film. Dialogues need a special mention here. The one liners written for Sampoo are hilarious and will remembered for a long time.

Editing is OK, but at least five to ten minutes in the second half, should have been easily chopped off. Screenplay of the film is pretty good, as it holds the audience with just Sampoo’s screen presence.

Director Stephen Shankar has done a decent job for his debut flick. He has nicely amalgamated stories from blockbuster films and has cleverly set it in a satirical way.


On the whole, Hrudaya Kaleyam is a mad cap over the top masala film, which will be liked only by the multiplex audience. Sampoornesh Babu’s hilarious act is the only drawing point of this film. Those who are into social networking sites, and aware of Sampoornesh Babu, will like it. Others can stay out of it.

123telugu Rating – 3/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team



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