Dahanam Telugu Movie 2023

A small film named Dahanam which won multiple awards at the international level, has hit the big screens today. Starring Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo fame Aditya Om in the lead role, Dahanam is directed by Adari Murty Sai.

DirectorAdari Murty Sai
ActorsAditya Om, Sony Reddy, FM Babai, Santhi Chandra, Rajiv Naik
MusicSatish Kumar
ProducerDr. Satish Kumar Pethakamsetty
Release dateMarch 31, 2023

Set in the 1980s, Dahanam is the story of a temple priest Bharadwaj Sastry (Aditya Om). The temple is situated in Vaadarevupalli in the Visakhapatnam region and belongs to Bhupathi (Santhi Chandra). Bharadwaj Sastry believes in Lord Shiva and devotes his whole life to the service of God. On one side, the temple’s income keeps decreasing, and on the other hand, he has to win a legal battle against Bhupathi to safeguard the temple. Bharadwaj Sastry believes in Dharma completely and is not a man who is after money. Hence he faces several hardships even to feed his family. The rest of the film is about how Bharadwaj Sastry tackled his life issues..

Dahanam deals with not one but many social concepts. But the main focus was on untouchability and social inequalities. There is genuineness in storytelling, and the makers need to be appreciated for their attempt. The caste issue and the practice of not allowing a fewer section of people into the temples are well depicted over the end.

Dahanam also talks about the adamant beliefs which are engraved in the minds of many from generations. Aditya Om, as a priest, gave a very settled performance. His subtle act did justice to the movie’s theme. After Aditya Om, it is FM Babai who gets the lion’s share of screen time. The senior actor is superb and natural as a person who performs final rites. The way he emoted in key scenes is brilliant..