Actors:rn Mahesh Babu, Rashmika Mandanna, Vijayashanti, Prakash Raj, Subbaraj, rnRajendra Prasad, Vennela Kishore, Sangeetha, Hari Teja, Bandla Ganesh, rnAjay and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Producers: Anil Sunkara, Dil Raju
Story-Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Anil Ravipudi
Afterrn back-to-back successes like 'Bharat Ane Nenu' and 'Maharshi', superstarrn Mahesh Babu is back onscreen again with 'Sarileru Neekevvaru'. After a rnlong time, Mahesh Babu attempted a commercial entertainer and with hit rndirector Anil Ravipudi helming this flick, fans are expecting a lot fromrn this film. The film released today and let us just dive right away in rnthe review.
Army Majorrn Ajay Krishna ( Mahesh Babu) is an orphan who loves his country and tookrn part in some serious missions. During a rescue mission, his co-officer rnAjay (Satyadev) gets critically injured and Krishna decides to go to rnAjay's home to look after the preparations of his sister's marriage. rnWhen he lands in Kurnool, he finds out that Ajay's mother Bharati rn(Vijayashanti) and her family are in danger because of minister Nagendrarn (Prakash Raj). What is the dispute between Bharati and Nagendra? How rndid Krishna save Bharati's family? All these questions will be answered rnon the silver screen.
Screenplay and Analysis:
Therern is a thing called 'Trend' in Tollywood and it changes for every few rnyears. At a particular time, certain kind of films perform exceptionallyrn at the box-office. But the commercial genre is devoid of the trend as rnit is eternal. If made correctly, commercial films always sets the cash rnregisters ringing. There are a few directors who have a strong grip on rnthis genre. Previously, it used to directors like VV Vinayak and Sreenu rnVytla but now it is Anil Ravipudi. Despite coming up with a routine rnstory, he knows how to entertain people with ample doses of comedy and rnaction. 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' also falls under this category. He rnshowcased Mahesh Babu in a way that his fans always wanted to see him rnand came up with a complete commercial entertainer. Despite having a rnformulaic story, narration and lag in some scenes, 'Sarileru Neekevvaru'rn succeeds in pleasing the fans and mass audience.
From the past rnfew years, directors always showed Mahesh Babu in dignified roles which rnonly required subtle acting. Mahesh too opted for such roles but it is rnenergetic roles in films like 'Pokiri', 'Dhookudu' and 'Khaleja' that rnpleased his fans. He possesses a unique comedy timing which was rnunderutilized in his recent outings. Anil successfully brought out that rnenergy and comedy timings from Mahesh in 'Sarileru Neekevvaru'. Mahesh rnlooked completely energetic while doing fights and especially dances rnwhich are sure to surprise you.
Mahesh Babu gave more than what rnAnil expected and he is the biggest asset of this film. Anil who did rnfilms based mainly on entertainment till date focused more on hero rnelevations and mass elements this time. In this process, his comedy tookrn a back seat. While most of the comedy worked, some appear a bit forced.rn Apart from his action sequences, Mahesh took care of the comedy himselfrn at most places. By looking at the trailer, the audience already got an rnidea about how the film is going to be and the film also follows the rnsame pattern without surprising you.
There are certain sequences rnlike the interval episode, Mahesh and Prakash Raj confrontation scenes rnand the rescue mission at the beginning gives fans ample goosebumps rnmoments. After initial military scenes, the falls into Anil Ravipudi's rncomedy zone during the train episode. The film reaches a high point rnduring the pre-interval and interval episodes with Anil setting up a rnRajamouli and Boyapati level action block. Mahesh's action and dialoguesrn during this scene are sure to thrill the fans.
The second half rntoo starts on a good note and carries the momentum for 30 minutes but rnunnecessary scenes start to test the patience of the audience. Mahesh rnBabu, Vijayshanti and Prakash Raj's scenes and Mind Block song are what rnsaved the second half. If not, 'Sarileruleru Neekevvaru' would have rnfallen flat. Especially, the climax looked a bit silly. The energy in rnthe first half went missing in the latter half. Despite all its rnshortcomings, it is Mahesh Babu's energy and high-voltage performance rnthat makes this commercial flick a worth-watch.
Maheshrn Babu completely stole the show as Ajay Krishna. His energy and timing rnwill impress everyone and his fans are going to have a blast in the rntheatres. His mannerisms and imitations show his irreplaceable comedy rntiming. You will definitely be surprised with his dance moves in 'Mind rnBlock' song and he even carries over-the-top fights with his undeniable rnaura.
Rashmika got a role of zero substance. Though she acted rnwith a lot of energy, she fails to impress. She looked glamorous in rn'Mind Block' song. Vijayashanti does justice to the role she has been rngiven. Her acting prowess can be seen during emotional scenes. Villain rncharacters like these are a sleepwalk for an actor of Prakash Raj's rncharacter. Sangeetha is okay while Rao Ramesh, Jayaprakash Reddy, rnRajendra Prasad and others played their part.
Devirn Sri Prasad's songs look good onscreen. Songs like 'Daang Daang' and rn'Mind Block' impress you with their visuals while the title song is the rnbest audio-wise. His background score is good during the action rnepisodes. Ratnavelu's cinematography deserves special applause as the rnvisuals look wonderful. The set work too is commendable. Production rnvalues are top-notch from Anil Sunkara and Dil Raju.
Director rnAnil Ravipudi focused more on Mahesh's stardom and ignored the story. Hern disappoints you a bit in the comedy department and even faltered in thern second half. But he succeeded to bring the best out of Mahesh Babu rnwhich is enough to pull off this commercial flick.
Verdict: Energetic Mahesh lifts this routine entertainer.
Disclaimerrn : This Review is An Opinion of One Person. Please Do Not Judge The rnMovie Based On This Review And Watch Movie in Theatre