Srimanthudu (TELUGU)


Starring: Mahesh Babu, Sruthihaasan, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath and many more
Editing : Venkateswara Rao
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Madhie
Directed by: Koratala Siva

Mahesh Babu’s film usually comes up with good story along with nice casting and songs. Keeping that on mind went to see this film with the help of subtitles only. Nice casting, some good talks about the film where around the corner which made to watch the film with little bit of expectations. Lets see what the film is about.

Harsha (Mahesh Babu) is asked to take over the reins of the empire created by his father RK (Jagapathi Babu). Harsha has other plans which is to serve for people. Charusheela (sruthihaasan) is studying Rural Development and Harsha joins the same college and they eventually fall in love. But when Charusheela comes to know Harsha is RK’s son, she avoids him. Harsha learns from Charusheela about a village Devarakota. People from this village are migrating to the cities. Sasi (Sampath) who is close to central minister has taken the entire village under his control. Harsha happens to go to the village and comes to know his dad too have some connection with the village. What does Harsha do to save the village is the rest.

Too much of villains, not that much new story like this many usual elements made the film to stay in the average region. Study about Rural development is a different move and the connection of Harsha’s dad with the village is a good twist. But the movie is too melodramatic and dialog oriented. As there are more villains there are more stunts too. First half and second half are entirely opposite to each other. There is no separate comedy track which makes us feel relieved.

Mahesh Babu exactly fits in to the role of a rich and ambitious guy and his intense performance elevated the heroism in the movie to a different level. Mahesh seems to have concentrated much on his weaker sides in this film and appears to have worked a lot on his dance moves. Shruti Haasan manages to spill her magic here and there. All the other actors including Jagapathi Babu, Sukanya and Sitara were aptly cast while Rajendra Prasad sounds too clichéd in some of the key scenes. Editing could have been more crisper as the film runs for nearly 160 minutes. DSP rocks as usual with his songs and BGM’s. Madhie’s camera captures both city and village with different color shades. If the screenplay could have been more engaging and tight the film could have been more enjoyable. Overall, a sentiment oriented half boiled potboiler with elements of victory added into it..!! 🙂


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