Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu - Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 17:00
Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Movie: Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu
Raj Tharun, Arthana, Ranadheer, Raja Ravindra, Adarsh, Shakalaka Shankar, Madhunandan, Joginayudu, Surekhavani, Ratnasgar and others
Additional Dialogues: Anil Mallela
Music: Gopi Sunder
Cinematography: Vishwa
Editing: Karthik Srinivas
Banner: Sri Sailendra Productions
Presented by: Smt Poornima
Produced by: S Sailendra Babu, Sridhar Reddy, Harish Duggishetty
Story, Screenplay, and Directed by: Srinivas Gavireddy
Release Date:  29 January 2016
CBFC Rating: U
Runtime: 132

What's it about!

Seetha Mahalakshmi (Arthana) and Sriram (Raj Tharun) are schoolmates. Seetha leaves her village to pursue her studies in medicine. On the other hand Sriram does not complete his studies. Seetha completes her studies and is back in her village. Sriram is in love with her and pursues his love for her. Initially she rejects him, but later when she comes to know his genuine feeling she reciprocates. Family acts as a villain in their love! How they both make their love successful forms the rest of the story.


Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu is latest movie starring Raj Tharun who has been giving hit after hit. Directed by newcomer Srinivas Gavireddy, the film tells the story of a guy winning his childhood love by taking up the challenge to play cricket game against a professional cricket team. Sounds Lagaan? Well, this is more of rehashed version of Kabaddi Kabaddi (2003) starring Jagapathi Babu and Kalyani.

Like Kabaddi Kabaddi, the film is set in the rural backdrop of Godavari districts and we have a heroine looking similar to Kalyani (played by Malayali beauty Arthana). As you have guessed by now, the story doesn’t offer anything new. But the narration too doesn’t merit any brownie points.


First half of the movie works to some extent with some good comedy done by Shakalaka Shankar and gang. The fun scenes on Raj Tharun have also worked before the interval. Trouble begins post the interval with the story shifting gears and ending up repeating Lagaan/Kabaddi Kabaddi scenes with lengthy time. This kind of simple stories needs speed narration, and less runtime.

Raj Tharun has played the similar role – fit for nothing guy falling in love with a girl and making tall claims that the girl would come to him though he doesn't do anything. He has played similar roles in all the movies. So there isn't much difference in his performance here either. Arthana looks typically rural Telugu girl. Raja Ravindra, Shankar, Ranadeer, Ratna Sagar and Sureka Vani have done neat job. Shakalaka Shankar’s comedy timing is perfect. He makes us laugh out loudly in some scenes.

One major asset to the film is good music by Gopi Sunder. They are lilting. Cinematography is also decent. The movie also has rich production values. But the editing should have been crispier. Director Srinivas Gavireddy has shown his talent in comedy but his screenplay lacks punch.

Bottom-line: Seetamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu is simple movie set in rustic backdrop. Though some scenes have clicked in the first half, second half drags on. Moreover, it reminds us Kabaddi Kabaddi movie.

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