'Life is Beautiful' is like watching the 2012 version of 'Happy Days' with extended running time and characters so similar to the latter that you walk out of theatre in utter disappointment. Running almost close to three hours, one should be blessed with a lot of patience to sit through the film.
The film celebrates the coming-of-age story of six youngsters in a colony, who come from different strata of society, but unite over friendship.
Srinu and his sisters have recently moved in to Sunshine Colony to stay with their grandfather. Nagaraju, Lakshmi, Madhu and Abhi, who later become Srinu's best friends, also reside in the colony, which is home to several families, both rich and poor. The rich in the colony have an upper hand over the poor and this leads to constant rivalry. The rest of the story takes us through the lives of these six youngsters, who despite having problems of their own, find moments that make life beautiful.
Sekhar's screenplay is dreadful and follows a path that doesn't come to a convincing end. The characters scream boredom and appear cliched, especially few in particular such as the roles essayed by Anjala Zaveri and Shriya Saran....more
01:23 PM, Sep 15, 2012