Movie Name: Sarileru Neekevvaru Telugu Movie Review
Release date : January 11, 2020
Starring : Mahesh Babu, Rashmika Mandanna, Vijyashanti
Director : Anil Ravipudi
Producers : Mahesh Babu, DilRaju, Anil Sunkara
Superstar Mahesh Babu’s highly-anticipated family drama, Sarileru Neekevvaru is out for the public viewing today amidst huge expectations. Let’s see whether it lived up to the expectations or not.
Ajay Krishna (Mahesh Babu) a military major by profession comes to Kurnool to pass an important message to Bharathi(Vijayashanti) a medical college professor. Soon after landing Ajay Krishna gets to know that Bharati along with her family is targeted by a wicked politician named Nagendra (Prakash Raj). What is the important message that Ajay wants to pass to Bharati’s family? Will he be able to rescue Bharati’s family from Nagendra? How will Ajay teaches a lesson to Nagendra? Forms the rest of the story.
Truly, Mahesh Babu is the main USP of the film as he pulled off the given role with utmost ease and perfection. After a brief gap, he is seen in a lively role and did a brilliant job with his comic timing and performance during both emotional and action scenes.
Senior actor Vijayashanti is impressive in the given purposeful role and maintained the same stunning screen presence after a gap of thirteen years. All her emotional scenes with Mahesh Babu worked well on the screen. The chemistry between these two performers also creates magic and brings depth to the proceedings.
The interval block and post-interval blocks will be a feast for the fans and Mahesh is outstanding with his dances in Bang Bang and Mind Block song.
Prakash Raj shines yet again in the negative role and the same is the case with Ajay. Heroine Rashmika is cute and performed decently. Rao Ramesh is also okay in her father’s role. Sangeetha, who made a comeback after a brief gap is nice on the screen and did her comic filled role impressively.
One of the biggest minus points of the film is that it has a predictable narration. Though the much-hyped train episode is decent, it failed to live up to the expectations.
After an entertaining first half, the second half looks a bit dragged with forced scenes. The lenght of the film is also a considerable demerit for the film.
Rajendra Prasad and Rao Ramesh are not utilized in a proper manner. The climax portion may not get a universal appeal as it is away from regular parameters.
Editing work by Tammiraju is adequate as close to 20 minutes of the film can be chopped off to make things even more appealing.
Shockingly, cinematography by star DOP R.Rathnavelu is disappointing as the entire film looks dull with the framing part.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is a big minus for the film as he failed to give an impressive background score. Songs wise to two songs Bang Bang and Mind Block mainly work because of Mahesh’s dance movements.
Lastly, coming to the direction part, Anil Ravipudi took a simple and serious plotline and narrated it with the right mix of fun and action drama in it. Though he largely succeeded with his template narration, the second half would have taken care of even better results.
Production values for this high budget film are okay but not so great.
In an overview, Sarileru Neekevvaru is an action drama that has all commercial elements to satisfy the audience. Though there are a few lags in the second half narration, the film is expected to run at the ticket windows successfully cashing in on the Sankranti season.