Telugu Review: 'Srimannarayana' makes no sense
'Srimannarayana' fails miserably without making any sense. It has turned out to be an unintentional comedy film.
If you go to watch 'Srimannarayana' expecting an intellectual side, you will be in disappointment. As the story moves forward, you will realise that the gutsy young chap (Balakrishna) fights impossibly, murders miserably, talks funnily, dances at the drop of a hat in the presence of one or both the heroines, but never makes sense! The film fails miserably without making any sense, as it picked up a subject, which is ought to make sense.
In 'Srimannarayana', the hero has the job to crack the password of the villain's illegal account, so that he can lay his rightful claim on five thousand crores, which his father (now-murdered) has collected as the trustee of Jai Kisan Foundation. The film has an idiotic plot, even after such big scam, the question arises is, why not a single investigating agency was interested in following the trail? This even as neither the Chief Minister nor any other political heavyweight has a share in the scam! So who is stopping the CBI or the police from helping the lone journalist? And one will get no answers from the film.
Alluri Kalki Narayanamurthy (veteran actor Vijay Kumar) has collected Rs 5000 crores, by way of donations for the welfare of farmers. Minister Bylu Reddy (Jayaprakash), Malaysian-based don Harshad Kothari (Suresh), Pulikeshava Reddy (Supreeth), IG Marthand (Rao Ramesh) and Dr Sreekar Prasad (Nagineedu) cleverly transfer the money from his bank account to their account with the help of a bank manager, Srinivasa Rao. The responsibility now falls on his great son, Srimannarayana (Balakrishna), to extract the six-letter password of their account. He kills them one after one and materialize his late father's lofty dream.
'Srimannarayana' is an unintentional comedy film. Neither, Balakrishna was given a commendable lines nor was his looks properly worked. There is no reason in trying to seem young at 53, because the audience will like only if a hero like Balakrishna graciously plays his age and does activities that befit his dignity in the film.
The songs especially were spoiled by the combined effort of the costume designer and the art director. We don't say that the songs came at the wrong time, as there is no right time for them in the story.
It is not surprising that Balakrishna ably pulled off the role, but it didn't work in his favor because everyone was concerned with the practical side of the film. The music seems like as if Chakri was asked to score for a 20 something hero and he did that. The cinematography by Surendar Reddy was mediocre.
Overall, the film makes no sense, and has nothing attractive to turn audiences the theatre. Watch it if at all, for the seductive beauty, Parvati Milton!