Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Isha Chawla, Parvati Melton, Vijay Kumar, Suresh, Vinod Kumar Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jaya Prakash Reddy and others
Cinematography: T.Surender Reddy
Producer: Ramesh Puppala
Story–Screenplay– Dialogues–Direction: Ravi Chavali
Natasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna’s previous releases Adhinayakudu and Uu Kodatara Ulikki Padatara were a damp squib at the box office after the success of Simha and decent Sri Rama Rajyam. Srimannarayana has Isha Chawla and Parvathi Melton as the female leads and is directed by The End & Samanyudu fame Ravi Chavali. Already soundtrack composed by Chakri received very positive response. lets check the review for more details.
Story: Srimannarayana (Balakrishna) and Swapnika (Parvathi Melton) are journalists who work for competing news channels. Srimannarayana absorbs his father Kalki Narayana Murthy (Vijayachander) character, and exposes the land scam with includes high officials. Kalki Narayana Murthy who strives for farmers, raises huge fund in Jai Kisan Trust to develop agriculture and farmers. But things turn in opposite direction when Srimannarayana gets arrested and Kalki Narayana Murthy found dead in mysterious way. Who docked Srimannarayana? Will Srimannarayana find the link? Will he take the revenge on who wanted him dead? Thats how forms the rest of the storyline.
Performances: Balakrishna did an A-one job as Srimannarayana. He gained some weight compared to his earlier Adhinayakudu. His new looks and steps in songs are good. But his character lacks the power one expects from him. He did well within his capabilities. Parvathi Melton added some glamour for this film. She is only good for Item songs. She is pathetic in acting. Isha Chawla did an okay job in this film. Duvvasi Mohan did a fine job with his comedy. Vijayachander did a decent job as Kalki Narayana Murthy. Jaya Prakash Reddy, Suresh, Rao Ramesh, Kota are okay in their characters.
Technicalities: The main drawback of this film is old-age story. The screenplay is not new for the people who watched Ravi Chavali’s films in the past. Ravi Chavali’s direction is inadequate. He concentrated on commercial stuff and scooped out engaging investigative script, Powerful journalist characterizations’ to make audience sit throughout the flick. Even he left out small things like;
- Balakrishna never used gloves while killing and CID never checked it out at crime scene.
- When gas is leaking from several Cylinders, every cylinder will blast when bullet is fired. Not one by one when bullet fired.
- When a Huge amount of 5000crs is transferred from a Local bank, why didn’t CID people trace I.P addresses and trace the ID.
- Even the much hyped Password turns Flimsy when its revealed “4Kisan”
Leaving behind the logics. There is richness in the photography of the film. Surendra Reddy has done a commendable job. Music Director Chakri is mediocre. Even songs are not perfectly placed in the movie and were forced in some places. Editing by Gowtam Raju could have been crispier. Dialogues by Ravi Chavali are good. Especially I liked — Don’t trouble trouble. If you trouble trouble, trouble troubles you. I am not trouble. I am truth. Fights are all right.
Survi Verdict: Srimannarayana starts off with dull first half; second half totally runs on predictable script and lagged scenes. Ravi Chavali dreadfully failed to provide thrilling investigative and journalism stuff. On the Whole, Srimannarayana an average treat for Fans and others can wait for its DVD.
Survi Review: 1.5/5