Srimanthudu A must watch Film World's first review on telugureporter.comApr 21, 2016 11:38 AM IST
Ravikanth (Jagapathi Babu) is a billionaire business magnate. He wants his son Harshavardhan(Mahesh Babu) to take over the empire he built, but Harsha wants to do something on his own roots and he has to go against his dad's will to pursue it. The pursuit finds a path when he meets Chaaruseela (Shruthi Hassan) who is pursuing a rural development course. Inspired by the idea, Harsha too joins the course and during their time together, both Harsha and Chaaruseela are drawn close to each other. Meanwhile Harsha's father is threatened by Radharatnam (Harish) a local contractor and the son of Central Minister Venkataratnam (Mukesh Rishi), Harsha warns the Central Minister to never threaten a man's family in his own style. Through Chaaruseela, Harsha comes to know that his family hails from the same village as she is and she denies his proposal stating that she can never be with the son of a man who forgot the very village that brought him up. Hero lies to his father that he is going on a world tour and comes to the village. Seeing the struggle the village is going through because of a Minister and his brother Sasi (Sampath) who runs a liquor factory in the village using the water needed for farming, Harsha decides to adopt the village and starts to develop it. Meanwhile Venkataratnam loses his ministry because of the RTA officers whom his son Radharatnam failed to kill as they are intercepted by Harsha during the kill. Why Ravikanth (Jagapathi Babu) has to leave the village, how Chaaruseela understood the true nature of Harsha and how Harasha managed to develop the village despite of the measures taken by the Minister and his brother Sasi to stop him from doing it forms the rest of the story.
Artist Performances: :
As usual Mahesh excels in the character of Harshsa, a character that requires so much composure to accomplish and he does it with so much ease. Be it a funny scene or an emotional one, he is right on top of it. Shruthi fits the role of a girl who wants to do something to her village that brought her up. Jagapathi Babu is seen as apt choice for a rich father and his stature and style fits the description. Rajendra Prasad does the role of villager and Shruthi's father who struggles to develop the village. Vennela Kishore and Ali provides the comic relief and other actors does their roles that needed to keep the pace of the movie going.
Technical Departments :
Written and Directed by Koratala Siva, he proves yet again that he can deliver a commercial entertainer with all the needed emotions. The story travels in differentpaths and all of them converge at a point setting the story on a single path. Being this the first venture of Mythri Movie Makers, the producers Naveen Yerneni, Ravi Yalamanchila, Mohan Cherukuri spent lavishly to get the grandeur needed for the movie. Music Composed by Devi Sri Prasad is an added benifit for the film, this being the second collaboration with the Director, he delivers yet another fantastic album. Cinematographer Madhie who worked on the Directors previous venture Mirchi does the magic again. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, stunts by Anal Arasu, Art by A.S Prakash and Lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry are at their respective bests.
Srimanthudu is feel good movie with all the needed ingredients for a good commercial entertainer. The first half sets up the tone of the film in different paths and the Second half converges and concludes all the open paths making it a must watch. A treat to Mahesh fans and a must watch for the rest of the Audience.