Samantha’s most awaited film is Yashoda. She could not encourage that either due to ill health. The film directed by Hari and Harish has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it goes.
Yashoda (Samantha) is a poor girl who agrees to become a surrogate mother. Eva, a surrogate mother owned by Madhu (Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar), is taken to the center. Things start well for Yashoda, but a small incident creates a doubt in her mind. She takes it upon herself to discover the truth behind the surrogate mafia. How she unravels it is the main story.
The basic background of surrogacy is new to Telugu cinema and is neatly laid out in the story. This gives Yasoda a whole new edge. The directorial duo set up the whole surrogacy concept well and created an intrigue factor right from the start.
Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar gets better in every film and once again gets fleshed out. She is wonderful as the head of the surrogacy center. His flashback with Rao Ramesh in the second half is good. Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan has also played his role elegantly.
The second half is where the real action begins, as the twists are so good. The action part and the suspense elements come out well in the second half. Kalpika Ganesh is excellent in her role along with Murali Sharma and Sampath as cops.
Last but not the least, Samantha gives her life and soul to the film and is amazing as Yashoda. Be it the way she handled the pregnant setup or the action part, Samantha is in top form. Yashoda is completely based on his character and Sam holds the line brilliantly. Not to be missed in his action movies, his endearing emotions add a nice depth to the film as he gets to know the true surrogacy scam.
One of the biggest minus points of the film is the logical problems. The film is set in a surrogate center filled with hi-tech and cameras. But Sam easily escapes from them. Scenes like this are plentiful and seem a bit superficial.