Srimanthudu Movie Review:
Harsha(Mahesh Babu) is the son of a multi-millionaire named Ravikanth(Jagapathi Babu). He is quite simple in life and shares different ideologies to his father. One fine day, he meets Charusheela (Shruthi Haasan) and gradually falls in love with her.
Twist in the tale arises when Charusheela rejects Harsha’s proposal and reveals him a shocking truth about his native place and its problems. An upset Harsha, now sets on a personal mission to his village and encounters Sasi(Sampath) and his gang who are troubling the villagers big time.
Rest of the story is as to how Harsha’s personal mission becomes a revolution and helps the villagers grow and prosper in the future.
Let’s start by talking about Srimanthudu’s emotional content. The film is quite heavy on moral values and giving back to the society. Credit should go to Koratla Shiva for sticking to the content and sending out a strong message through hero’s character. Mahesh is majestic in his role and gives his career best performance. His role is tailor made and Mahesh carries the entire film on his shoulders. He looks dashing as a college student and the way he brings out varied emotions during the second half is a class apart.
Shruthi Haasan gets a meaty role and is quite decent in the film. Her pairing with Mahesh looks fresh and brings novelty to the film. Jagapathi Babu is a royal in his role and gives the added edge to the film. The way his character is etched out and all his confrontation scenes with Mahesh are superb.
First half of the film is quite vibrant and has some very classy moments. Second half has emotional undercurrent and Koratala Shiva manages to bring out superb performances from all his artists. Rajendra Prasad is quite pleasing in his character. Production values of the film are quite good and showcase the film in a rich light.
One of the drawbacks of the film is the pace as the proceedings take their own time. There are certain village scenes which could have been edited to make the film crisp. Even though the story is quite novel, it is also slightly predictable in nature.
Kousalya is wasted in her role and does not get any screen space. Ali and Vennela Kishore are under utilized and could have been elevated more to generate some entertainment. Climax of the film is hurried up as the proceedings are wrapped up in a simpler way.
DSP’s music is pretty good and grows on you once you watch his songs on screen. But it is Devi’s background score which elevates the film to another level. Dialogues are novel and will connect with the common man quite easily. Screenplay is apt but some scenes during the second half could have been removed to make the proceedings racy.
Coming to the director Koratala Shiva, he has done an awesome job and showcased Mahesh like never before. The way he brings out a settled performance and presents Mahesh in an emotional avatar is quite endearing. Shiva narrates the film without any unnecessary commercial aspects and injects some meaningful family moments which will surely go well with everyone.
On the whole, Srimanthudu is a stunning emotional family drama which will hit the right chords with one and all. Mahesh Babu’s career best performance and a novel concept are huge assets. Barring the slightly predictable nature of the film, Mahesh’s fans can rejoice as their superstar makes a come back with a vengeance and thoroughly entertains from the word go. Finally, a simple, clean and meaningful family entertainer which is set to rule the box office in the coming weeks. A Must Watch.
Kiaara Sandhu’s review for Srimanthudu:
Kiaara Sandhu, editor of Indian Cinema Magazine and the lady who became notoriously famous for giving negative review for ‘Baahubali’ even before the release, has struck again for Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film ‘Srimanthudu’. Unlike Baahubali, she has given 5 out of 5 stars for Srimanthudu and praised the story and screenplay, music and of course Mahesh Babu.
‘Indian Cinema Magazine UAE Review #Srimanthudu. @urstrulyMahesh Steals the Show all the Way. @shrutihaasan acts very well. Go for it. 5*/5*. Top Notch Story & Screenplay, @ThisIsDSP Music is Super ROCKING. Strongly Recommended. #Srimanthudu will Kick Out #Baahubali from Theatres & Boxoffice! A Massy Paisa Vasool Film! @urstrulyMahesh ROCKED all the Way,’ tweeted Kiaraara.
Srimanthudu will release worldwide tomorrow. Premiere shows are planned in a grand manner in many theatres across the state with ticket rates touching Rs 2000 – 4000.
Srimanthudu LIVE Updates:
03 : 35am – Second Half : The Main Story base on second Half and Good Sentiment Scenes, Fights, Songs, Love Scenes, Mahesh babu Extrodinary involved performance is good…
03 : 30am – Good Climax with Superb Sentiment scenes, Its all over Director credit, Mahesh’s extrodinary performance…
03 : 20am – A Family Sentiment scenes, its Climax….
03 : 15am – Dhimma Tirige song…..
03 : 10am – A good sentiment scenes between Rajendra Prasad and Mahesh..
03 : 00am – T-Shirt Fight Scenes is good… Mahesh’s new stylish fight scenes is completly credit goes to Director…
02 : 55am – Some sentiment scenes are running now…
02 : 45am – Action scenes between Sampath and Mahesh is good…
02 : 40am – Jago Jago song started…
02 : 35am – Comedian Ali introduced…
02 : 25am – Seconf Half Started..
02 : 20am – First Half Talk : Neat and Stylish, Mahesh and Shruti Hassan love scenes is good. Song is plus to this movie. Screenplay and some visuals is good.
02 : 15am – With a small sentimental twist its Interval…
01 : 55am – Title Song ‘Srimanthuda’ Track begins with an intresting twist…
01 : 50am – Lead pair love scenes is good…
01 : 40am – A small twist and action scenes….
01 : 30am – Jatha Kalise Jatha Kalise Track is good..
01 : 20am – Actor Sampath introduced as village baddie….
01 : 15am – A College scenes are running now…
01 : 10am – Shruti Hassan entrance…
01 : 00am – Some intresting scenes between Mahesh and Jagapati babu
00 : 55am – First Song Rama Rama is Superb…
00 : 50am – Superstar Superb entry as Harsha….
00 : 45am – Jagapati babu entry as rich guy…..
00 : 35am – Movie Started….