Sankranti is a Telugu film, produced by R. B. Choudary under Super Good Films, and directed by Muppalaneni Shiva. It stars Venkatesh, Arti Agarwal, Srikanth, Sneha,and Sangeetha in lead roles. The music was composed by S.A. Rajkumar.
"Sankranti" is festival celebrated in India.
It is a remake of the 2001 Tamil blockbuster Aanandham, directed by N. Linguswamy with Mammootty and Devayani in the lead roles.
Raghavendra (Venkatesh), Vishnu (Srikanth), Chinna (Siva Balaji) and Vamsi (Sharwanand) are brothers. Raghavendra and Padma (Arti Agarwal) fall in love and they are relatives as well. They become engaged with the consent of their parents. But Raghavendra's family loses everything they have due to certain incidents. Padma's parents reject Raghavendra on the basis of poverty. Raghavendra decides that he should make good money, buy a house and have all comforts before marriage. He achieves his targets. Then he marries a good-hearted and responsible girl, Anjali (Sneha). Later, they settle Vishnu's match with Padma's sister Kalyani (Sangeeta). Vishnu's wife is a woman of jealous nature and short temper. Due to her jealous behavior, there are certain problems. The rest of the film is about how these strong-willed brothers keep the joint family together and reap the benefits of it.
Music composed by S. A. Rajkumar and released by the ADITYA Music Company. The soundtrack of Sankranti was released at a function arranged in the Rama Naidu studios on the night of 20 January 2005. Sarath Kumar, K Raghavendra Rao and D Rama Naidu were invited as guests. The actors who attended included Venkatesh, Arti Agarwal, Aditi Agarwal, Sarada, Sneha, Sudhakar, Srikanth, Siva Balaji and Sarvanand. Sarath Kumar and K Raghavendra Rao released the soundtrack and gave the first copy to D Rama Naidu. Anupama hosted this event. Aditya Music bought the audio rights to this film. The soundtrack was released on 21 January 2005.
Jeevi of idlebrain.com gave a review of rating 3.75/5 stating, "First half of the film is good and it establishes and defines each and every character. Second half is more effective because the director could really bring heavy emotions out and end the film smoothly. I recommend this film to everybody. Everybody should watch this film along with their family members to realize what they really miss in real life. This film also reminds us how to behave with our family members and how to share love/affection."
Phani of Totltollywood.com gave a review stating, "The film has got all plus points except for the average music and only little comedy. This is definitely a long runner at the box office since this is a family entertainer and the director did a great job in the presentation. Cast also delivered good performances. This is definitely a good emotional family entertainer."
Movies.fullhyderabad.com's review said, "The film actually manages to claw back to watchability, it is due to excellent performances by Venkatesh and Srikanth, and some heart-tugging conceptualization and dialogues in the second half. Ventakesh in particular essays a role that makes you completely accept him as the perfect man to learn from, how to handle complex situations in family relationships."
Allindiansite.com said, "'Sankranti' is based on the concept of joint family. The story runs on the relations between the characters. It is a decent family entertainer with good dose of sentiments."
The IndiaGlitz review said, "Family values are the strength of India. And it is also the strength of Indian films. Sankranti is as good an example as you can get. The film is all about the bondage between four brothers despite the pulls and pressures from various quarters including from their wives. Sankranti is, in a sense, a tribute to the family tradition. Venkatesh shoulders all the burden of the family and his role manfully. Though the role has shades of his own Suryhavamsham, Venkatesh proves that he is the man for such mushy roles. But the man who walks with all the plaudits is Srikanth. It is a tailor-made character for him. He just revels in it, underplaying it with finesse. Siva Balaji and Sarvanand have also performed adequately. All told, you feel all at home, in more ways than one."