Shivamma Yarehanchinala review: Shivamma, a mass hero we need

Movies

By Sunayana Suresh

Jun 14, 2024

Director Jaishankar Aryar’s latest outing Shivamma Yarehanchinala is backed by actor-director Rishab Shetty.

Movies

The film is about Shivamma (played by Sharanamma Chetti)—an enterprising and ambitious woman in a small village in North Karnataka, who falls prey to a pyramid marketing scheme.

Movies

Jaishankar Aryar proved his mettle when he wooed film buffs with his award-winning film Lacchavva (2019), which was a part of Rishab Shetty’s anthology Katha Sangama.

Movies

He now tries his hand as a full-length feature director, where he once again explores a subject, that is set in North Karnataka while working with a cast of mostly non-actors.

Movies

He excels and how, as this story turns is far from that artsy film festival stereotype and instead is a full-fledged mass-y entertainer replete with laughs.

Movies

While it remains irreverent, the story still has enough tropes of having a protagonist of a mass film, who has a meteoric rise, fall, and moments of salvation.

Movies

Shivamma Yarehanchinala is a film that needs to be watched by everyone as it shares more than just the story of a woman in a village in North Karnataka.

Movies

It is that hope we all need in life to never give up when it comes to chasing what we want, despite whatever hurdles are thrown at us.

Movies