Odishatv Bureau

Hanu Raghavapudi's fantasy love story ‘Sita Ramam’ has left everyone in awe. The film is enhanced by the charming performances of Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur. It is a film that revolves around the lives of Sita Mahalakshmi and Lt. Ram played by Thakur and Salmaan respectively, and the timeline constantly switches between 1964 and 1984. 

The narrative centres on Ram, an orphan who grows up to be a soldier and wins hearts across the country for his bravery. As fan mail pours in applauding Ram, he finds a letter from Sita Mahalakshmi, who posing as his wife, has him completely engrossed with her writing. In an effort to unravel the mystery of the letter and Sita, Ram writes a letter to her which never reaches her. 

Afreen, played by Rashmika Mandana, is a student of Pakistani origin who gets her hands on the letter (no spoilers here), travels to India to locate Sita in order to deliver the 20-year-old letter that Ram had written. The story then revolves around Ram and Sita's meeting and how it will affect both of their lives. 

The portrayal of the timelessness of romance as exemplified by Sita and Ram onscreen has managed to stir up a wide range of emotions amongst the viewers and that is why audiences across the nation are connecting with this film. 

The narrative and screenplay highlight that humanity is more important than conflict, boundaries and religion. The immersive storyline, the profusion of emotions and a playful environment, makes up this historical drama which is enriched by performances of the lead pair ably supported by the technical crew.

The tale of ‘Sita Ramam’ is one of genuine, undiluted affection. Sita Ramam is devoid of forced or malicious humour and the uniqueness of the plot is complemented by the stunning locales in  Kashmir. Overall, it's a true depiction of unadulterated love.