Director Uday Nandanavanam's Telugu movie "Shankarabharanam" (Sankarabharanam), starring Nikhil Siddhartha and Nanditha Raj in the lead roles, has garnered mixed reviews from the audience.

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"Shankarabharanam" is a crime comedy thriller movie, which has been penned by ace scriptwriter Kona Venkat. Set in the crime backdrop, the movie revolves around the story of an NRI (Nikhil Siddhartha), who visits Bihar to sell his maternal property. But he faces threat from multiple kidnapping gangs. How he saves himself will form the laugh riot.

The audience, who have watched "Shankarabharanam", say that the first of the movie has a slow and dragging narration, but few comedy scenes are entertaining. However, the second half is very engaging and 30 Years Prithvi steals the show as Percentage Parmesh.

Nikhil Siddharth, Nanditha Raj, Anjali, Sampath Raj, Rao Ramesh, Sapthagiri and Geetha Singh have done justice to their roles. The movie has good production values and Kona Venkat's script, Praveen Lakkaraju's music and Richard Prasad's cinematography are the big attractions in the technical front. Overall, the movie good for one time watch, the viewers add.

Many viewers shared their verdict on the film on Twitter after watching it. We bring you some unique comments. Here is the live update of "Shankarabharanam" movie review by audience:

Joel Jayakar ‏@ImJoelJayakar

#Sankarabharanam 3.5/5 #crimecomedy wins hearts decent entertainer another success for @actor_Nikhil congrats @IamNandithaRaj @konavenkat99

HARI KIRAN ‏@harikiranroyal

#Shankarabharanam -Below average 1st half.Comedy didn't work.Loud dialogues nd Sapthagiri 's character is a torture nd Too many characters. #Shankarabharanam -An Utter Disgrace to Classic Title Shankarabharanam.Nothing fares well.Pruthvi comedy is good in parts.A Skippable movie.

Telugu Roommate ‏@TeluguRoommate

Just finished watching #Shankarabharanam in AMC, New Brunswick, NJ. Superb comedy crime thriller. Superb performance by @actor_Nikhil . Nice Movie #Shankarabharanam . Good job @konavenkat99 and team. Review to follow . NJ New brunswick, AMC theatre full hungama

Telugu360 ‏@Telugu360

#Shankarabharanam Nikhil is an NRI who visits Bihar to sell his maternal property. Absolute no comedy till now and boring. 45 Minutes done #Shankarabharanam Multiple Kidnap gangs have been introduced over the course, latest being Anjali's. All of them hinting at Kidnapping NRI #Shankarabharanam Interval ! Very disappointing. Can be termed as worst movie of da year. Hoping for some relief atleast in 2nd Half. #Shankarabharanam Hero Nikhil is very uncomfortable as an NRI, his body language is irritating. Nothing to discuss about Heroine Nandita #Shankarabharanam In 2nd half, the point (legally bought from hindi movie ' phas gaye re Obama' ) is engaging, slight dose of comedy is good #Shankarabharanam Dragging with pathetic story and direction ! Dialogues too nothing worked so far. In pre-Climax ! #Shankarabharanam Over ! Prudhvi character is only slight relief in entire movie. 2nd half somewhat bearable here n there.

Usha kiran ‏@ushakiranvarma

Fabulous performance @actor_Nikhil , 1st half is simply awesome , it is enjoyable and funny! Waiting for 2nd half. Congo #Shankarabharanam

Nitin Chakravarthy ‏@Nitinreddy1111

Saptagiri's visa episode is hilarious #Shankarabharanam Decent first half #Shankarabharanam Visuals are awesome 2nd half is going on a right note #Shankarabharanam 2nd half is really interesting #Shankarabharanam Superb 2nd half , 30 years Pruthvi's role , nice humour made #Shankarabharanam an enjoyable ride.. @actor_Nikhil success streak continues Finally if you can excuse the slow 1st half,you will definitely enjoy the film..A Definite Hit #Shankarabharanam @actor_Nikhil @konavenkat99 The only thing I didn't like in the film is , logic goes for a toss in the 2nd half with many scenes making no sense #Shankarabharanam #Shankarabharanam can be easily watched once for its entertaining 2nd half #Shankarabharanam Success Guaranteed...Wait & watch

Shrinu Nakka ‏@Imshri09

Break time..There are few similarities between #Shankarabharanam and #Greekuveerudu...The first hour is just passable Saptagiri offered few chuckles.. Nothing more than that in first half #Shankarabharanam What the Fish is going on in second half... forced comedy... Lackluster Narrative... #Shankarabharanam

Rajiv Bharadwaj ‏@rajivwords

Show of #Shankarabharanam #LiveUpdates 1st half Engaging & Entertaining @konavenkat99 @actor_Nikhil #Shankarabharanam aney Sketch vesi Audience ki Scotch la Ekkinchesaaru Engaging & Entertaining Attempt #Shankarabharanam Steady 1stHaf & Rigid 2ndHalf 30yr Prudhvi steals the show Strictly 1time watch #CrimeLessComedy

Suresh ‏@suresh4maheshh

1st half completed, @actor_Nikhil steals d show with his amazing performance as usual. Another different movie for him. #Shankarabharanam 1st half completed,,,, no anjali as of now @yoursanjali

Tarun ‏@tarunredde

Just watched #Shankarabharanam. Over all a fun filled ride.. One more success in Nikhil's career.. And Inspector Parmesh is d showstealer That conversation between sampath & inspector Parmesh in preclimax is damn fun. "Evala eme Friendship day kuda kaadu" #Shankarabharanam

TollywoodAndhra ‏@TollywoodAndhra

#Shankarabharanam is terrible remake of Phas Ghaya Re Obama. Comedy scenes are irritating and direction supervision of Kona Venkat is poor.

మనికిక్ రివ్యూస్ ‏@manikick

#Shankarabharanam first half: Torture at peaks. Expecting atleast second half will be good & having shades of many films greekuverudu, #GAV

Άnonymous ‏@SSMB4ever

#Shankarabharanam ..woww..interesting plot...sapthagiri comedy is hilarious...well executed..gud job by @konavenkat99 ...dont miss guys

Sirasri ‏@sirasri

#Sankarabharanam Saptagiri-Nanditha track hilariousssssss:-) #Sankarabharanam Mission Shankarabharanam takes new turn from intermission. Interestingggggg #Sankarabharanam 30 Years Prithvi as Percentage Parmesh. Bahubali dialogue parody-"Neneppudu choodani kaLlu nannu deyyamlaa choostunnaay":) Musically, Sankarabharanam is a raagam that plays on Major Scale. Magically, #Sankarabharanam is the film that grabs Major Share. Superhitt

V Narender Reddy ‏@VNR_1991

Just now watched @actor_Nikhil #ShankaraBharanam 8:45 AM show. Good Comedy Entertainer 2nd Hat-Trick starts.... @actor_Nikhil #Shankarabharanam : Nikhil 30 years Prudhvi Sanjay Mishra Sapthagiri Locations

#PrayForChennai~AAF ‏@GouseJilaniAA

#Shankarabharanam 1at half completed ...Amazing 1st half .....Entertained with fun and made emotional with emotional touch . @actor_Nikhil

Movie Buff ‏@MovieBuffff

#Shankarabharanam super hilarious 3rd act makes it paisa vasool entertainer. Good job @actor_Nikhil @yoursanjali @konavenkat99

Vibhu ram tej ‏@vibhubrt

Interesting interval bang.. superb story nd execution :) @konavenkat99 #Sankarabharanam

Bhavitha ‏@bpatil1611

#Shankarabharanam wow.. Enjoyed the movie thoroughly!! Loved it @actor_Nikhil @konavenkat99 @NeerajaKona @IamNandithaRaj

Nikhil Kumar ‏@nikvenk

If you ignore slow 1st half, #Shankarabharanam is worth to watch movie this weekend @IamNandithaRaj was impressive as a hyper active girl

Sri ‏@SriViews

Except for the last 5 minutes before the interval bang, the 1st half of #Shankarabharanam was nothing but a scrap... Letz seeee #Shankarabharanam - barring few comic episodes here and there, nothing much to talk about. came out with heavy headache. loud & boring!

Giridhar ‏@GiridharAkarapu

#Sankarabharanam awesome movie Full to comedy Enjoyed a lot...!!

TT ™ | ShankaraBM ‏@TrackTollywood

#Shankarabharanam: * A routine commercial again from Kona garu. * Nikhil improved a lot. * Film story is nothing new with few comedy scenes

Sandeep Siddharth ‏@urstrulySundeep

Just now finished my show of #ShankaraBharanam....Another Diff attempt 4rm @actor_Nikhil...amazing 2nd half

Sudheer Telaprolu ‏@Alwayssudher

Completed Watching #Shankarabharanam Another Hit for @actor_Nikhil Bro..!! Entire Cast & Crew Gud job... @IamNandithaRaj @konavenkat99 Great Change over in Dance @actor_Nikhil bro..!! Just stuned by seeing ur moves in Sangeeth Song.!! Expecting much more in ur future prjcts

Thopudurthi Prabandh ‏@prabandht321999

@actor_Nikhil @konavenkat99 @yoursanjali #Sankarabharanam till interval superb waiting for second half

MaHeSh ‏@Urstrulymahe

Boring first half,torture unlimited #Shankarabharanam

Thrupathi Sirikonda ‏@ThrupathiS

#Shankarabharanam@super niec movie

Sundeep ‏@sunny438

45 mins aindi.. Sapthagiri papam kastapadi mammalni kurchopettadu #Shankarabharanam Women empowerment scene anamata, ok kona sir #Shankarabharanam

Fukkard ‏@Fukkard

#Shankarabharanam Start aina 10mins lo , Cinema Story telisipoyindi. Ipudu deeni #konavenkat style lo laaguthaaru anukunta #tensionstart

Pavan ‏@pavanstweet

Nri ani little oa teeseste decent first half. Average ga undi so far #Shankarabharanam

Anirudh Thota ‏@iamanirudh191

@actor_Nikhil 's impeccable selection of scripts never ceases to impress me #Shankarabharanam #firsthalfamazing waiting for second half!

Tapasi RY ‏@TapasiRY

#Sankarabharanam is boring Unexpected! Very very very poor execution #Sankarabharanam Nikhil character kuda athani dialogue la What the fish eh Movie - What the hell #Sankarabharanam - Easily avoidable ! Senseless logicless drama... Utter nonsense ! Avasaram leni punch lu + Leni poni satire lu = #Sankarabharanam #Nikhil shouldnt have done this film. His characterisation is a mess and has no clarity at any point of time in the movie.

ॐ Deepak ‏@DeepakKodela

Edo ala saaaaagindi 1st half #Shankarabharanam Pre-interval and pre-climax. Every thing else Recycled Scrap. #Shankarabharanam

Prince Harish ‏@IamHarish98

#Shankarabharanam Hilarious first half..waiting for Second half also to be same.. @actor_Nikhil @IamNandithaRaj @konavenkat99

Pulka ‏@RotiPulka

#Shankarabharanam in Empire cinemas, NJ. Simply amazing and a wonderful laugh riot. this boy @actor_Nikhil is going heights !

Raviteja yerz ‏@ravitejayerz

#greatentertainer this weekend #hilarious @actor_Nikhil u nailed it!! still not able to control laughs #Shankarabharanam

Pari ‏@boyapatiparimal

@konavenkat99 such a boring first half #Shankarabharanam Expecting something in second half

Vibhu ram tej ‏@vibhubrt

Interesting interval bang.. superb story nd execution :) @konavenkat99 #Sankarabharanam

Pray4Chennai Be Safe ‏@adityagaru

#Shankarabharanam 1st half Avg Nothing Interesting upto now