What is Good:
Siddharth eases into the role of a village guy, quite unlike his old lover boy movies! He even managed the East Godavari accent well to an extent, but his expressions, his mischievous smiles are amazing. He crooned a small tragic number to the end of the film and also did his best playing the younger version of Rajendra Prasad in the flashback. This was taken from the screenplay technique used in Hindi film Love Aaja Kal, which is now being remade by Pawan Kalyan. But his final act toward the pre-climax is proves the talent he has.
He is complemented well by to actors – Rajendra Prasad and Pranitha. Rajendra Prasad brings all his experience to the fore. There are ordinary scenes and then there are good one, and Rajendra Prasad excels in each one of them. Pranitha looks good, and acted better compared to her first film. Sindhu Tolani makes an appreciable appearance in the flashback.
The spoof on Varudu by Brahmanandam and Ali is extremely funny. The songs have been done more or less neatly, with pannendella vayasu shot decently! Emotional scenes are good too, though they sometimes go overboard. The screenplay for the front line of the story is done well, and hence the first half breezes through. It is the second half that has major problems.