Release date : January 29 2016
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Director : Srinivas Gavireddy
Producer : Shailendra Babu, KV.Sridhar Reddy, Harish Duggisetti
Music Director : Gopi Sundar
Starring : Raj Tharun, Aarthana
Young hero Raj Tharun, is currently riding high with back to back hits in his career. This week, he is ready with yet another youthful entertainer Seetamma Andalu Ramaiyya Seetralu. The village drama which stars Aarthana as the female lead has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it turns out to be.
Sri Ram(Raj Tharun) is a happy go lucky youth from Ramapuram whose only motto in life is to marry his childhood sweetheart Seetha(Aarthana). Ram tries different ways to propose her but everything ends up on a bitter note.
Things become so bad after a point that Seetha starts hating him big time. Loosing no hope, he continues to woo her and finally manages to win his love. This is also the time when Seetha’s parents stand against the couple. They throw a challenge and ask Ram to accomplish it. What is that challenge ? Will Ram be able to accomplish it ? That forms the rest of the story.
Raj Tharun has once again given a honest performance. He is improving with every film and has stunning screen presence. His carefree attitude suits his role and the mood of the film quite well. The chemistry between Raj Tharun and his gang is showcased nicely and also evokes huge laughs.
Aarthana is definitely a find. She looks very pretty in Indian avatar and also performs well in all her emotional scenes. Once again, Shakalaka Shankar is pretty impressive with his comedy. All his comic punches create a decent impact during the first half.
First half of the film is ok and has some breezy moments. Yet another major asset of the film is the music given by Gopi Sundar. All his songs are refreshing and have also been shot well. Raja Ravindra is also good in his mature role.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is the concept narrated during the second half. The so called challenge which is thrown at the hero at the last minute looks out of place. At least, the director should have added this angle earlier during the proceedings to make it evident for the audience.
After a point of time, the film side tracks completely and just a simple challenge wraps up things in a hurry. The film has a roller coaster kind of a feel as the proceedings get interesting after a point and also deviate from the topic suddenly. Story of the film is ages old and has absolutely nothing new to offer.
The conflict point between the heroine’s parents and Raj Tharun has not been established well. Also, the love story between the lead pair looks jaded and has no clarity.
Camera work is beautiful. The way village atmosphere and all the rustic locales have been showcased is quite good. Production values are decent and so were the dialogues. As said earlier, Gopi Sundar’s music is pretty good and the background score is also impressive. Editing is decent but the screenplay is disappointing as several scenes during the second half go out of place.
Coming to the director Srinivas, he has done a below par job. He has chosen a very outdated story line and tried to narrate the film in a simple way. But sadly, he deviates from the topic and adds certain elements which look forced.
In this day and age of fast paced lives, simple love stories which showcase subtle emotions are clicking big time. The makers of Seetamma Andalau Ramaiyya Seetralu have tried the same pattern and have impressed in bits and pieces. Except for Raj Tharun’s sincere performance and some comedy by Shakalaka Shankar, this film is quite routine and ends up as just an average affair.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team