Movie : Srimanthudu
Star Cast : Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Jagapati Babu, Rajendra Prasad
Producer : Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan
Director : Koratala Siva
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
TeluguSquare.com Rating 3.75/5
Harshavadan (Mahesh Bbau ) son of billionare Ravikanth (Jagapati Babu) who wants Harsh to takeover his empire , But Harsha wants to be something else.He differs with the way his father treats his employees and believes his employees are his extended family. He meets a reul development student Chaaruseela (Shruti Haasan) , he joins the course and get close to each other. Central Minister Venkataratnam (Mukish rishi)’s son Radharatanam(Harish) threatens Ravikanth. In meantime Chaaruseela denies Harsh’s proposal and wants him to give back something to his village.
Harsha takes village route where he finds minister’s brother Seshu(Sampath) running a liquor factory and using the water resources, Harsha adopts the village . Venkataratnam loses his ministry due to RTA officer killing episode . Sruthi Hassan gets kidnapped by Villains to threaten Mahesh.
Mahesh Babu is stabbed by Villains where some of Mahesh supporters in Village are killed, Ravikanth comes to know that Mahesh was hospitalised and he request villagers to leave his only son . Why Ravikanth has to leave to village (flashback)? How Harsha manage to overcome the obstacles of Minister & his brother to develop the village and realise his dream of helping his native village? ,…Watch it on big screen !.
Mahesh Babu not only look Handsome and stylish but mesmerises with his performance , his performance as reluctant son , lover boy and a sincere guy ,who wants to do something for his village . His dialogues , his lungi avatar, his mannerisms like saying ‘Right Right’ and selfie with goons during interval and special mentions to his action and dance moves . Mahesh babu’s Lungi avatar might be a new fashion in Telugu speaking states after Srimanthudu.Mahesh babu’s performance in pre-climax at lake fight scenes is simply Superb.
Shruti Haasan is glamorous especially in songs as she shakes her body well in Dimmatirige song ,she has good length role in first half , but loses focus in second half.
Jagapati Babu looks Royal as multi-millionaire , his has given good performance as worrying father, Narayana Rao (Rajendra Prasad) as shruthi’s father has length role in second half . Vennela Kishore comedy, ALi as Rajarathnam are good. Sampath performs well. Sukanya, Sitara, Tulasi and Shivaji Raja are so-so. Rahul Ravindran appeared in a cameo. Poorna glimpse in special dance number.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad delivers a chartbuster, his background music is excellent elevating the scenes like never before. All the songs are visually well pictures choreography of song ‘Charuseela’ is stylish. Cinematographer R Madhi is too good,especially the action sequences and songs .Stunts by Anal Arasu can be a plus for the film , Fights are a par with Mirchi , the Fight in brick plant , Cheruvu fight, picturisation was stylish ,but climax fight was dull. Screenplay was good with some lags and slow narration. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao was good.
Director Koratala Siva should be given a bow for coming with such a script with his second film , that too with a super star . He proves that , he can narrate his point with emotions through a commercial entertainer. Siva has succeeded in writing good dialogues.Koratala Siva has written some terrific hero elevation scenes, A top notch scene that captures emotions in village, has got terrific response. However as a director, Siva misses grip in the second half suddenly movie slows down in second half and gets bored towards climax.
Mahesh screen presence
Jatha Kalise, Jaago song song
Mukesh Rushi Confrontation scene
Slow Narration & Dragging moments
Srimanthudu is prefect blend of Class and Mass ,With a routine and predictable story line with Koratala made Srimanthudu a worth watch film . The first half is slow and neat with love episodes . while the second half takes the film to peaks with some dragging scenes towards end . Overall , Srimanthudu is a well told emotional drama , This movie will be one of the best in Mahesh’s career content wise.
Mahesh Babu strikes again