Srinivas Gavireddy’s Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitraalu (2016) Movie Review
Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitraalu Movie Review
Written and Directed by Srinivas Gavireddy, Music by Gopi Sunder, Cinematography by Viswa, Editing by Harish, and the Cast includes Raj Tarun, Arthana, Aadarsh, Raja Ravindra.
Release: 29th January 2016, Runtime: 132 Minutes & Censor Certificate: U.
Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitraalu is a lighthearted village love story between Raj Tarun and Arthana in Ramachandrapuram. The story about Sriram (Rajtarun) a happy-go-lucky guys falls in love with beautiful girl named Seetha Mahalakshmi (Arthana), hailing from a wealthy family in the village. Sriram with the help of his friends tries every possible way to grab the attention and in a short time, love strikes between them. One day Seetha’s father (Raja Ravindra) comes to know that seetha wants to marry a loafer. He brings Varun (Adarsh Balakrishnan), a Ranji level cricketer, so that he could marry her. Sriram challenges Varun that he could defeat him in a cricket match to marry Seetha Mahalakshmi. The rest of the story is how he achieves love of his life.
It is Raj Tarun, who holds the film together with his committed performance. He looks convincing and likable with his massy village accent. Debutant actress Arthana is soul of the film. She is cute and has innocence that would win your heart from the frame one. She is a finest find for Tollywood. Raja Ravindra, Hema, Surekha Vani, Adarsh Balakrishnan, Shakalaka Shankar and team are all caricatures we have seen before in many films and they look like a bunch of cyphers.
The story of Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitraalu is an old wine in a new tetra pack. The film is built on a simple bits of screen writing fluff and made to appeal to the highly susceptible teenage audience. The basic story is as old as bacteria, about winning a bet for marrying a girl and etched from various films of the past Lagaan, Pandem, Happy Days, Kabaddi Kabaddi etc.
The whole story looked wearied, mawkish and concocted to the core and portrayed the film in a quite a boring way. One is left wondering what the writer-director must have been thinking about while penning down this mess of a tale. It is evident that the makers of the film were struggling to make this one, with a fractured script. As the movie wanders from romance, to comedy and tries to win a sports battle for love, but does not give us an opportunity to feel involved in it. But director tried hard with his limited script and resources at hand to impress his targeted audience.
No two ways about it, this film is anything but a display of sheer hauteur with script showcasing skimp regard for the viewer’s interest. The music by Gopi Sunder and its picturization is a major plus of the film. The soulful track Paravasame is the best of the album. The BGM gel well with the scenes. Cinematographer Viswa makes locations look more beautiful than they are. Wished Editor Harish could have been better, many portions needed trimming and a better editing style could have helped for the film’s slow pace and flow. Production Values of Sree Sailendra productions are fine.
Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitraalu is neither a romantic nor an entertaining teenage film. The first half of the film touches decent humour in parts and the second half conks out with some predictable twists, stale melodrama and a dragged end. Debutant actress Arthana and Music by Gopi Sunder are the only sign of relief for the audience in the theatre. As it turns out to be, Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitraalu (Sars) has virtually nothing that we haven’t seen on screen before. The same old situations, romance, comedy and even the game, everything on the same formulaic lines. No wonder, this romance drama definitely lacks fuzz and fails to make much impression by the end.
Survi Review: 1.5/5