Cast: Mahesh Babu, Shruthi Hasan, Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Sampath Raj
Directed by: Koratala Siva
Produced by: Y.Naveen, Ravi Shankar, C.V. Mohan
Banner: Mythri Movie Makers and MB Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
Music Composed by: Devi Sri Prasad
Tollywood’s Super Star Prince Mahesh Babu and Mirch fame director Koratala Shiva joined together with newly launched producers Mythri Movie Makers to show us this most hyped film Srimanthudu .The film is vibrating in a very positive manner right from the announcement of the film.And the most interesting thing is Prince Mahesh Bahu started his own production house MB with this film as he is jointly producing the movie.This is a new step he took and it will be welcomed by everyone as it will make producer stress free as budget will be in full control when hero himself is joining hands in the production.As we see the teasers of Srimanthudu already impressed all with cute and grand looking pair of MaheshBabu and Sruthi. Mahesh seen as an out and out classy with some massy shades in the song teasers. Let’s see if this is a real Srimanthudu or not?
Harsha(MaheshBabu) is a son of famous businessman Ravikanth (Jagapathi Babu). JagapathiBabu is a business minded person wher as his son Mahesh is a very kindhearted person that he always wanna help the needy, over the complications caused by others. From the beginning itself Director established the contrasts between father and son characters and attitudes.
Meanwhile, he falls in love with Charuseela (Shruti Haasan) and the complications start when Charu tells a secret about his father and his native place. Then Harsha leaves to his place Devarakota to solve the issues.After reaching there, he understands the main problem and to give a permanent solution, he adopts the village and starts developing it. That’s when he comes across Shashi (Sampath Raj) a local goon and starts mounting upon a small problem. The path the movie takes as the director attempts to find common ground between the two types of personalities is what makes the movie that much more interesting in the end.
No doubt,It’s a one man show, Mahesh Babu steals the show with his performance in Srimanthudu . It is very evident that Harsha character is very close to Mahesh’s heart and gets into the skin of the character. And his cool dance moves in Charuseela deserves a special mention. Shruti Haasan is also effective in her role and sizzled with her moves in the charuseela, Dhimmathirigae songs. Rajendra Prasad and Jagapathi Babu are promising in their short but important roles. Ali and Vennela Kishore make some fun.The biggest highlight of Srimanthudu is its concept of the film itself.Though initial scenes arebit slow, second half picks up its pace with some attention grabbing premise and some are truly promising scenes. Director Koratala Siva’s Srimanthudu has every ingredient that you ask for from a commercial entertainer. From action, romance, humour, melodrama, songs, dance moves to emotional sentiments, there is a bit of it all to make things sufficiently spicy. But only if you go for the film without much expectation, Srimanthudu may turn out to be a watchable fare at best. The film’s real trump card is Mahesh Babu who has given a tremendous performance in the lead role. But the directorial lag is evident in many scenes even though Koratala Siva just manages to make them engrossing. On the whole, Srimanthudu will surely be a treat for the actor’s fans despite being tagged as a social themed film.
The movie has some good emotional sequences which will touch our hearts. Srimanthudu takes some time to settle and once the backdrop is set the movie moves on in a reasonably decent narrative structure. There are some very remarkably written elevation sequences. The other major highlight of the movie is Madhie’s camera that gives an fresh prospective to every shot. The way Madhie handled the long shots post the fight sequences shows his Midas touch. The tunes of the 6 songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad are fine while “Charuseela” and “Jagore Jagore” are toppers. The background score provides all pep needed for this film. The movie is a little lengthier and towards the end loses the plot forthright. The final appears hurried and looks out of sync with the flow of the narrative as the climax seems in a hurry mode. Finally, Its an out and out commercial entertainer with a classy style.