Cast: Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Rajendra Prasad, Jagapathi Babu
Director: Koratala Siva
Producer: Naveen, Ravi Shankar, Mohan, Mahesh Babu
Writer: Koratala Siva
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: R. Madhi
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release Date: 7-Aug-2015
Run Time: 163 Minutes
Mahesh Babu, backing his abilities come up with yet another content driven movie in Koratala Siva’s direction “Srimanthudu”, on the back drop of Village adoption. Shruthi Haasan paired opposite Superstar for the first time. Jagapathi Babu and Rajendra Prasad played important, let’s see how is this Srimanthudu.
Harsh(Mahesh Babu) is the son and sole heir of a multi-billionaire, Ravi Kanth (Jagapathi Babu). He believes in humanity and always looks out to help people in need. He falls for Chaaruseela (Shruthi Haasan) on first sight. Meanwhile in a small village Devakarakonda, Venkata Rathnam(Mukesh Rushi) and his brother Sheshu (Sampath) with their political power creates problems, which makes villagers to leave their village.
After turn of events, Mahesh confesses his love to Chaaruseela only to be rejected. She reveals the true identity and his homeland. What is the link between Harsha’s identity and Devarakonda. What is the history Ravi Kanth forms the well made movie.
First things first, the entire team should be appreciated for taking up this good-motive script. Director Koratala Siva, take his time set-up the characters and slowly entered into the seriousness of the subject.
The characterization he etched for Harsha is one of the best in recent times. Shruthi Haasan’s character too complimented in an apt way. Scenes if said, may seems like clichéd but the way Koratala executed gives an altogether different flavour to it.
Mahesh Babu and Shruthi haasan pair is awesome, a feast to watch them on big screen. And, one more chemistry which worked out well is the technician’s trio DSP, DOP Madhie and Director Koratala. The antagonist as in many movies these days are weak.
Mahesh Babu delivered an honest performance with authority and responsibility without sacrificing his original style.
Shruthi Haasan complimented Mahesh babu big time.
Jagapathi emoted well in few scenes, he did his bit well. Rajendra Prasad may have shallow character but his screen presence managed.
Rahul Ravindra made a lengthy cameo, he hasn’t got much screen presence. Muskesh Rushi and Sampath suited the bill and Sukanya, Tulasi, Surekha vani, Subbaraju, Yedhidha Sri ram, Ali etc., brings accomplishment.
Film technically is top notch, Koratala’s Siva flawless direction. Madhie’s extraordinary cinematography and DSP’s BGM took film to the next level.
Songs were good, Well done by Mahesh Babu and Shruthi Haasan’s stylists. Art department did well and Editing by Kotagiri is the best.
Verdict: A well timed film, Definition of real “Srimanthudu”