Journalist Sriman alias Srimannarayana
(Balakrishna) fights for his father’s dreams. His father (Vijay Kumar) dreams for the welfare of farmers. He starts a fund for them and a huge sum of money collected from various donations. Bad guys eye that money and kills Sriman’s father. Sriman gets arrested as the money disappears. How does he fulfill his father’s wish is the crux of this story.
is a commercial film made with noble intentions. This film shows a solution to the farmers welfare. Despite the intention, Srimannarayana
fails to entertain due to lackluster screenplay and poor writing.
Movie starts off at a sluggish pace and moves ahead without proper aim and direction. Everything settles after an hour into the movie. From then on it is about the revenge drama. Hero will never be challenged by any of the cardboard villains.
Director’s weakness to establish emotional situations has been highlighted throughout. Hero is never put into a spot of bother. He just cakewalks anywhere and one gets a feeling that journalists are super human and have super powers.
Instead of wasting the first hour on unnecessary stuff, the director should have established the characters properly. Although the middle part of the movie is a bit better than the rest, it fails on a whole due to uninteresting narration. Even so called mass elements are not utilized properly. This film could have been better if the director handled it in a proper way. Treatment like Ganesh and Aazad movies might have worked here.Performances:
Balakrishna is usual. He is at his best in emotional scenes. His dances are very good. Despite the age he is flexible. Parvati Melton
is okay as the journalist who falls head over heels for the hero. Isha Chawla
is fine. Suresh is weak as the main villain. Rest of the villains didn’t leave any mark as their characters are not etched properly. Comedy too didn’t work as it was stale. Vijay Kumar and Vinod Kumar are apt in their respective roles.Technicalities:
Cinematography is okay. Editing is poor. Music by Chakri is fine. There are a couple of foot tapping numbers. Background score is not up to the mark. Director Ravi Kumar Chavali failed to get the emotions right. Bad script didn’t allow him to excel in any department. Should have taken care for this big ticket movie.Final Word: Srimannarayana
fails to impress due to bad script. Balakrishna fans may like it.Srimannarayana
Movie Rating: 2.5/5Banner:
Bala Krishna, Isha Chawla
, Parvati MeltonDirection: