Amidst 'never before ever after' hype and hoopla surrounding it, 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' has released today. Has the combination of Mahesh Babu and Anil Ravipudi hit the bull's eye? Read our review.
After Major Ajay Krishna (Mahesh Babu) successfully defuses a bomb in Kashmir, when the army people are in a party mood, terrorists kidnap some children. During the kids rescue operation, one of Ajay Krishna's fellow officer (Satya Dev), also named Ajay, gets severely injured. In Kurnool, Ajay's (Satya Dev) mother Professor Bharathi (Vijayashanti) faces problems with a politician named Eddula Nagendra (Prakash Raj) after she raises doubts over the death of one of her colleagues. Bharathi's daughter is about to get married and as her son is injured and getting treatment in hospital, Major Ajay Krishna along with another officer (Rajendra Prasad) sets out to Kurnool. When Ajay Krishna lands in Kurnool, he finds out that Bharathi's family is in trouble. How will Ajay Krishna come to the rescue of Bharathi's family and also teaches politicians a major lesson is what the rest of the story all about.
Fans get to see Mahesh Babu's mass avatar in this movie after a long time. The Superstar's comedy timing is superb and his one liners will be a treat for his fans. He is good in dances as well. Vijayashanti has played a strong role and the Ramulamma's majestic screen presence will delight her fans. Rashmika plays a fun role and she is good. Prakash Raj, Rajendra Prasad are good as always. Sathyadev played a small but important role in the movie.
The production values are lavish. Devi Sri Prasad's songs are decent but the background score, especially during the Army and hero elevation scenes, is good. R Rathnavelu's work is excellent. He captures the beauty of Kashmir and the essence of Kurnool well. The action sequences were choreographed well.
Mahesh's superb comedy timing
'Sarileru Neekevvaru' will be a treat for Mahesh Babu fans as the Superstar has excelled in a mass avatar. His comedy timing, one liners, dance moves, performance in crucial episodes will surely delight his fans this Sankranthi. It is Vijayashanti's comeback film and she has proved once again why she is a 'superstar'. The train episode, scenes between Mahesh Babu and Rajendra Prasad are entertaining. Tamannaah's song 'Daang Daang' was shot well and she looks gorgeous. The first half is entertaining but not much happens when it comes to the progress of the story. The second half, set in Kurnool, has some good action episodes. The unusual, simple ending may disappoint Mahesh fans. The story line is not strong.
On the whole, 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' is a mass entertainer without a strong story line. It might do well in this Sankranthi season as the entertainment quotient is good.