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Srinivasa Kalyanam Review

U Drama, Family, Romance 2 hrs 20 mins Aug 9, 2018
Average
2.7

Critics

2.6

Users

3.1

Srinivasa Kalyanam Review & Rating

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Srinivasa Kalyanam Review: An Overdose of Sweetness

The Srinivasa Kalyanam

Just like the 6-foot Bullet, it's 6-foot tradition with Nithiin in Srinivasa Kalyanam. Pet to his grandmother, Srinivasa Kalyanam is exactly about the title suggests. The marriage, no not the institution of marriage, it's actually the wedding of Srinivas with his Sreedevi. Yes, the heroine is aptly named Sridevi. A Dil Raju production, and a Vegesna Satish directorial, Srinivasa Kalyanam is what it is projected to be. Not something pretentious. The makers just delivered a colorfully shot movie about marriage and it's just that. 

We have seen movies like that in the past, with all the actors in the frames right from Hum Aap Ke Hain Koun and to Ninne Pelladuta to recent Shathamanam Bhavathi. The set up may change, the theme may change, but filling the frames with colors and dozens of actors remain the same. Let's see if this genre delivered hero Nithiin a much needed hit with Srinivasa Kalyanam review. 

No story is the story

Srinivasa Raju aka Vasu comes from a family which is headed by the grandmother played by Jayasudha. She believes in the traditions and customs and her viewpoint is marriage is the biggest festival in one's life. Vasu's parents are played by Rajendra Prasad and Aamani. He is an architect, a profession that has craze in the modern day. Nandita Swetha is his Maradalu. 

One day, Vasu comes across the Sridevi aka Sree played by the gorgeous Raashi Khanna. It's love. And t give way to the eponymous Kalyanam, they quickly come to senses and inform their parents. And they agree. No spoilers here. But a word about Sridevi's father played by Prakash Raj in a character he played dozens of times. A rich businessman. He believes the only thing worth his time and attention is his business. His elder daughter is in the same mind frame and is going through a divorce when we come across her. 

It is a clash of the worlds. What happens when a family which values traditions and customs clash with the family which counts minutes in rupees? How the marriage finally takes place without hiccoughs form the rest of the story. 

Acting as usual

Nithiin did as usual. He excelled in few comedy scenes alongside Praveen and Satyam Rajesh. The romantic scenes are not canned well. He is just routine in those scenes. He's again good in the emotional scenes of the second half. Overall, there's nothing much to add to his resume in the role of Srinivas for Nithiin. 

Raashi Khanna is a delight to watch in those sarees and traditional dresses. She gorgeous and the screen presence is great. After portraying a role with a modern outlook in her previous outing, Tholi Prema, she played a retro role in Srinivasa Kalyanam. She has nothing much to do except appear gorgeous, loves the hero and get married. 

Prakash Raj played a character we have seen million times played by him and others. he did justice. Such roles might have sunk into his blood a long time ago. Jayasudha as the Nayanamma who believes in customs is good. It is the clash of her world and Prakash Raj's world that forms the backdrop of this film. rest of the actors including Naresh, Vidhyullekha Raman etc. are good in their roles. 

Body shaming comedy

My God! Is it 2018 or 1998? Of course, we must value traditions and our elders. But not without changing with time. Of course, the movie is narrated with traditions and family values in mind. But it shouldn't have been this preachy. There are monologues after monologues in the second half of the film. For a film talking about Telugu values (and wedding), is there any rule asking the makers to body shame a girl? Is such a thing a Telugu tradition? When will the makers change to shame someone for their physique for generating comedy? Direction by Vegesna Satish is adequate. 

Grand production values

Production values by Dil Raju are grand. The visuals are colorful. The frames are populated with tens of actors. Dil Raju known for clean entertainers has come up with another such film. He should be patted for coming up with such clean films. 

The music by Mickey J. Meyer is good on ears. That means, there are no chaotic sounds. Not that it's pleasing. The background score is typical of his style. The cinematography by Sameer Reddy is first rate. The visuals are superb. Art direction by Ramanjaneyulu is brilliant. The set work is quite commendable. 

Finally

On a whole, Srinivasa Kalyanam is a case of too much sweetness make things unpleasant. A good point which has been depicted in many films is taken as the basic theme and presented in a colourful manner. But preaching has gone wrong. Certain scenes test the patience to no end. Few comedy scenes are tasteless. Comparisons to Brahmotsavam are inevitable. You can watch it if you can ear with... well you got it. 

Srinivasa Kalyanam Critic Reviews

Srinivasa Kalyanam User Reviews

  • Mahesh

    12 Aug 18 @ 3:06 PM

    Family and heart touching movie....

    Good story selection by Director #Vignesh Sathish 👌👌, showed that real meaning of marriage,this generation must watch movie....

    Nithin acting okkk,Rashi khanna looking beautiful 😘😘,all characters had done justification to their role...

    First half will be slow, second half good, especially climax hear touching 👌👌👌

  • Uday

    12 Aug 18 @ 10:48 PM

    Lagg and no ferfect fellings express in love and no internet seems.... 

  • Sai

    16 Jan 19 @ 10:25 AM

Srinivasa Kalyanam Live Updates & Public Talk

Talking about the traditions and customs, and Telugu weddings, Srinivasa Kalyanam hits the screens today. The previews are done and the early and the morning shows are underway. The movie is touted as a feel-good family entertainer. This Nithiin and Raashi Khanna starrer initial reviews are positive. As far as the first half is concerned, the movie is pleasant without being preachy. Srinivasa Kalyanam is said to be a pure class movie that caters to the family audience. The first half is average with setting up the story but the second half is what makes the movie tick. 

Srinivasa Kalyanam is a movie for the class audience, especially to the family audience. But the movie may not click with everyone. As the movie revolves around the concept of marriage, not exactly that, mostly about the Telugu weddings. The title cards showing the images from the vintage films are specially talked about. The early reports suggest Srinivasa Kalyanam is one time watchable. 

As the first half is generally fun, the second half takes a turn for emotional content. Showcases the value of traditional wedding. A beautiful family entertainer.

Watch this space for more Srinivasa Kalyanam public talk and live updates. 

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What is Srinivasa Kalyanam about?

Srinivasa Kalyanam is a marriage-themed film directed by Satish Vegesna which talks about the importance of traditions and customs. It is a movie about the most important event in anyone's life. It is about the union of families and hearts. Nithiin is joined on the quest by Raashi Khanna and Nandita Swetha. 

Srinivasa Kalyanam deals with the union of families lead by Jayasudha who played the role of a grandmother (Nayanamma) and Prakash Raj who played the of heroine's father. Dil Raju who delivered a movie like the National Award winning Shathamanam Bhavathi with the director bankrolls this film. With a solid team of actors and crew, Srinivasa Kalyanam promises to be a wholesome family entertainer. 

What to expect from Srinivasa Kalyanam?

Wholesome family entertainer

Nowadays, the major audience for the movies is the youth. And with the Telugu film moved past the crossroads of dilemma and experimenting with various subject matters, movies that cater to the family audience are rare and far between these days. But the comb of Dil Raju and Vegesna Satish delivered a movie like Shathamanam Bhavathi which talked about the family relations from the points of view of an old couple who wants their children to visit them. But the movie didn't miss the youthful touch. 

Now, coming to Srinivasa Kalyanam, this time the director has come up with another aspect of family life. It is about the bond of marriage. It is about the union of two families through the marriage of a couple of youngsters. It is evidenced by the trailer that Srinivasa Kalyanam is going to be a pleasant experience. 

The Lead pair

Young hero Nithiin has suffered from flops with his previous couple of movies. But that doesn't make a spent force. He has been coming up with youthful and romantic films these days. Even in his previous film Chal Mohan Ranga, Nithiin gained positive words for his acting. When the subject of a film is light-hearted and has a youth flavor, it is hard to beat Nithiin among the young heroes in Tollywood. He's now joining forces with Raashi Khanna. 

Raashi Khanna is undoubtedly one of the top heroines in Telugu Cinema. A blend of beauty and performance, she has time and again proved that when she is given a substantial role, she will excel in it. Now that Srinivasa Kalyanam revolves around the subject of marriage and the bond between the characters played by Raashi and Nithiin, we can expect a good performance from her and sparkling chemistry between the lead pair. 

Vegesna Satish and Dil Raju combination

Top producer Dil Raju has delivered numerous clean entertainers. His previous film with Satish Vegesna was a National Award winner. We need not talk specifically about Dil Raju productions as we all know how perfectly he packages his films. Coming to Vegesna Satish, he came up with a surprisingly well-loved family entertainer. With Srinivasa Kalyanam, this producer-director duo promises another film of high-quality entertainment. 

Strong support cast

Prakash Raj and Jaya Sudha are a hit pair. Surprise? We cannot count the number of times they played together as wife and husband or shared the screen space in other roles. The scenes between them are always natural and their confrontations formed the major conflict of films. Add to this, Nandita Swetha, the talented actress plays the role of Padmavathi in this film, an allegory to the Goddess Padmavathi? Naresh always adds value to a film by perfectly playing his part. 

Watch this space for Srinivasa Kalyanam review, rating, and complete analysis. Be right back.