Srinivasa Kalyanam Review

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Movie: Srinivasa Kalyanam

Rating: 2.5/5

Writing and Direction: Satish Vegesna

Behind the Screens:
Young Hero Nithin’s Last Two films – Lie and Chal Mohan Ranga have ended up as failures at the box office. The actor is banking on the Brand Value of Dil Raju to steer him to the shores of success with his Srinivasa Kalyanam. Let us see how the movie releasing today fares with the audience.
Srinivas Raju (Nithin) and Sridevi (Raashi Khanna) are in love and get ready for marriage with the consent of their families. But both the families have two contrasting backdrop which creates problems during the marriage. The challenge thrown by Sridevi’s father (Prakash Raj) to Srinivas spices up things. Rest is all about how they get happily married facing several problems.
Star Shine:
Nithin walks through the role of Srinivas Aka Vasu almost effortlessly. Raashi Khanna is cute and is okay in terms of performance. Poonam Kaur is seen as her elder sister while Nanditha Swetha plays Vasu’s Mardalu. Both of them are okay. Prakash Raj shines in a crucial role while Rajendra Prasad and Naresh are wasted in inconsequential roles. Jayasudha, as we have seen in the trailer, plays a preaching role effortlessly. There are several characters played by significant actors without much substance. Satyam Rajesh, Praveen, and Vidyullekha Raman did some okay comedy.
Director Satish Vegesna seems to be still in the hangover of his successful film, Shatamanam Bhavathi. Srinivasa Kalyanam is a rehash of many Marriage films which have come in the past. The set up is between a Super Rich family and Traditional Village family to bring in the necessary conflict and enough scope of preaching about values and marriage. The songs composed by Mickey J Meyer are pleasant particularly the Title Song. The Background score is good. Sameer Reddy captured the visuals of Godavari district very well. Editing could have been better. Production Values are appropriate.
The film starts with the love story between Vasu and Sree. We get a feeling that they have decided to get married very quickly. The family values and marriage system importance comes in the first have itself and the film gets interesting towards the interval. The Second half becomes too family-oriented. Youth audience may find it difficult to sit through with too many preachy and lengthy dialogues in the name of family values. It is almost like seeing the boring marriage videos with some lengthy dialogues. The movie success will depend on how the families receive it.
Movie Marks:
Srinivasa Kalyanam: Too Preachy
Cast: Nithin, Raashi Khanna, Nanditha Swetha, Prakash Raj, and others
Writing and Direction: Satish Vegesna
Producer: Dil Raju
DOP: Sameer Reddy
Music: Mickey J Meyer
Editor: Madhu
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
Release Date: 9th August 2018

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