Srimanthudu - Review

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 22:45
Srimanthudu (2015)

Movie: Srimanthudu 
: Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Rajedndra Prasad, Sampath Sukanya, Rahul Ravindran, Sanam Shetty, Angana Roy, Mukeshi Rishi, Poorna and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Madhie 
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Action: Anal Arasu
Art: A S Prakash 
Presented by: G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
Producers: Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar, C. V. Mohan
Story, dialogue, screenplay and Direction: Koratala Siva
Release Date: August 7, 2015 

Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu has made its way to the theatres. The film was much awaited and has huge expectations. Let us see how the film has fared and if it lives up to all the interest it created. 

Harsha (Mahesh Babu) is handed over the empire created by his father RK (Jagapathi Babu). But Harsha has different plans. He wants to serve people.  Charusheela (Shruti Haasan) loves her village and is studying rural development. Harsha joins the same college and eventually both fall in love. But Charusheela stops seeing Harsha once she comes to know that he is RK’s son.

From Charusheela, Harsha comes to know about a village called Devarakota. Sasi (Sampath) who is close to central minister Venkata Raman has grabbed the tank in the village. People are moving away from the village and Charu’s father is trying to stop them. But what has this got to do with Harsha’s father? What does Harsha do for the village? Watch Srimathudu to know this.

Mahesh Babu is evolving with every film of his. This performance in Srimanthudu is his best performance till date. Outstanding is one word that would describe his impeccable performance. Be it action scenes or simple confrontation, he delivers ultimate performance.

Shruti Haasan is perfect in her role. She is beautiful and oozes energy. Also the role is a weighty one and Shruti does a good job. Jagapathi Babu is astounding; Rajendra Prasad has given good act. Mukesh Rishi and Sampath have performed well.

The film is shot in rich frames and this takes Srimanthudu to a different level. Cinematographer Maddie stands out in the movie. Devi Sri Prasad’s tunes impress.  Rama Rama, Charusheela and Jaago Re stand out in the film.  Another technician who must be appreciated is action choreographer Anal Arasu. Stylized fights we have seen in the film that lent some classiness to the proceedings.

Koratala Siva is a director who is known to present his films in style. We have seen this in Mirchi and now again in Srimanthudu he does the same. The script is good and provides enough weight to his direction. Though the first half of the film is slow, he sets the tone of the movie very well. The second part of the film takes the movie to a satisfactory level. The movie has high emotional quotient too. The father son sequences impress. Director’s dialogues also impeccably good.

Major drawback of the movie is its length. Editing could have been better. Even the CG shot sequence of Mahesh leaving Hyderabad on bicycle is not executed well.

Srimanthudu is a perfect mix of Mahesh’s class performance, Shruthi’s charm, excellent storyline and direction and all materials that are needed for a good entertainer. 

Bottom-line: A perfect entertainer from Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva.