Banner: Mythri Movie Makers
Cast: 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
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.
RK (Jagapathi Babu) owns a business empire. He wants his son Harsha (Mahesh Babu) to take over the operations but Harsha has other plans – serving people.
Harsha likes Charusheela (Shruti), a post graduate student studying Rural Development, and joins her college to study the course. Both fall in love. But when Charusheela comes to know that Harsha is son of RK, she stops seeing him.
Harsha asks her for the reason, she tells him about her Devarakota, a small village in Uttarandhra. The village’s tank is grabbed by local rowdy Sasi (Sampath) who is the right hand man of central minister Venkata Ratnam (Mukeshi Rishi).
The villagers start migrating to the cities but Charusheela’s father tries to stop them in the hope that good-days would come soon.
What has this plight of the village got to do with Harsha’s father and what does Harsha do when Charusheela tells him this? Watch it on the silver screen.
The film is undoubtedly one of Mahesh Babu’s best performance. As well-educated, good-natured rich man, Mahesh Babu oozes charm as well as gives his best in the emotionally charged scenes. Even in the action episodes, he exhibits class. Mahesh Babu is the pillar of this movie.
Shruti Haasan looks beautiful, shares great chemistry with Mahesh and has solid role too. Jagapathi Babu is evolving as a reliable character artiste for dignified father roles. He is perfect to the T as a rich businessman. Rajendra Prasad is apt as well.
Sampath and Mukesh Rishi have done what is required for the roles. Sukanya, Ali, Rahul Ravindran, Subbaraju, Vennela Kishore, Sitara and a host of actors are present in the movie but they don’t get highlighted.
Rich frames are the striking feature of the movie. Appreciation should go to the cinematographer Madhie. He has distinct style in filming hero elevating scenes.
Songs by Devi Sri Prasad are catchy. ‘Rama Rama’, ‘Charusheela’ and ‘Jaago Re’ songs are effective on screen.
The pace of the movie is slow in the 1st half and got speed up in other half , good editing would have done wonders. Fights by ANL Arasu are cool to watch.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MOVIE:
- Strong story line.
- Mahesh Babu’s performance and exotic looks.
Shruti Haasan’s charm
- Jaago Re song sequence
- Couldnt maintain the right pacing in 1st half.
- Lacked strength at climax.
#Srimanthudu 1st hlf over!Good, Magesh Babu as usual superb, romantic scenes and 2 action seq r nice, superb music and songs Wtg for 2nd hlf #Srimanthudu A clean family entertainer! 2nd hlf screenplay is slow, emotional scenes r gud, tat folk song is unwanted! Climax fyt is ok nly.
Simple , stylish , Ubercool & top of it Babu is flawless .. Loved it . First half done #Srimanthudu .. Waiting for second half !! This is best after #Athadu for mahesh . Adiripoyaadu.Simple,Stylish & Settled performance,Didn’t expected this. #Srimanthudu sudden surprise.
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Done with #Srimanthudu Neither great nor bad. Will do decent business but leaves you short of expectations 3.25/5 Full details after lunch What works is a fresh storyline. What doesn’t work are disconnected narration(1st half), sloppy finish and editing(too long) #Srimanthudu There is excessive emotion at times too. But all flaws aside #Srimanthudu can be a alright one time watch for family audience largely. It’s pretty evident that now family audience are the unanimous target for filmmakers. Safe investment #Srimanthudu.
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Only one word… Superb movie… @urstrulyMahesh @sivakoratala @MythriOfficial Maa oorelli ravali okasari anipinchindi #Srimanthudu chusaka Superb performance by mahesh & JB. Awesome picturization.superb screenplay.Touching story. Excellent direction. #Srimanthudu a Block buster.
My rating for #Srimanthudu 3.25 . Decent message oriented movie. Weak climax. Action sequences are highlight for this movie. Watch it for superstar …. You will not get disappointed.
Srimanthudu has got rave reviews from Tollywood celebs, who have lauded Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva for their wonderful work:
Soon after watching it, S S Rajamouli, Vishnu Manchu, Nithiin, Sudheer Babu, Akhil Akkineni and many other Telugu celebrities took to their Twitter pages to share their verdict on “Srimanthudu”. Here are their comments.
The success of Srimanthudu lies in the clever mixture of village adoption with family sentiment. Well done sivagaru. But The paisa vasool Comes from the man himself, mahesh looks cool, acts subtle talks mellow. But the overall effect is flabbergasting. Shruthi hassan grooves are breath taking and she has improved by leaps and bounds on the acting front. And madhie’s photography enhanced the director’s vision. Our whole family enjoyed the movie. Congratulations to everyone involved in srimanthudu for the blockbuster succcess..
What a very good director and Actor can do to script is the result of #Srimanthudu Congrats to Mahesh and Siva on their success. Liked it.
SRIMANTHUDU a very good film with a good message..Mahesh garu siva garu Dsp n madhie n prakash rocked in their respective dept..congrats!!
#Srimanthudu chusina dhagaranumchi struggling 2 find a right word 2 describe d movie but realised can’t b described n can only b experienced How can any person be so perfect in watever he does.mahesh is Mr perfectionist.e cinema tho mahesh ni andharu dhathathu chesukuntaru.
MAHESH’S character reminded me of my life.being a farmer,human,simplicity &adoption of backward area. (Anantapur dist)wil inspire millions MAHESH’S, acting prowess and subtlety in performance touches new heights . incomparable. My special congrats to dir siva fr convincing mahesh & audience reg srimanthudu. Vennela kishore u r cuuutee . & congrats 2 producers
Congratulations to the whole team of #Srimanthudu I really liked the film and saw lot of honesty in the story. Wish them all the best
Srimantudu extraordinary film …mahesh looks amazing ..congrats to the entire team.
Finally,last but not the least the “CRITICS”:
Commented in a positive manner but not completely satisfied.Nonetheless, they are happy with the film.
BARSARE’S TEAM HAS THROUGHLY ENJOYED WATCHING THE FILM AND LIKED IT LEAVING BEHIND A FEW CONS’.