Saradaga Kasepu
Release date: 17 September 2010
123Telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Director : Vamsi
Music Director : Chakri
Producer : M L Padmakumar Chowdary
Starring : Allari Naresh, Avasara Srinivas, Madhurima, Ahuthi Prasad, Jayalalitha Saran, Manoj Bajpai, Charan Raj, Nassar, Jyothi Krishna and others...
Related Links: First Day First Show - Saradaga Kasepu , Movie Stills , Posters, Videos, Audio Launch Stills, First Day First Show

Bookmark and Share

Director Vamsi’s last film ‘ Gopi Gopika Godavari’ turned out to make some decent collections. He generated few laugh riots with comedy-hero Rajendra Prasad. This time around he brings in Telugu film industry’s latest comedy-hero Allari Naresh in the film ‘Saradaga Kasepu’. Director Vamsi had said that there is hardly any story in the film, except some good humour and good music. Let’s see what he meant by it.

What’s it about: Ranga Babu (Allari Naresh) is a driver at Jeeva and Sana’s home. Their son Srinivas (Srinivas Avasarala) returns from America. Srinivas and Rangababu were classmates till Class V, but both their economic classes happened to decide that one becomes an employer and the other becomes an employee.

Srinivas turns out to be an arrogant boy. His parents ask him to see if he will like the girl they selected. Instead Srinivas, with his overconfidence, makes a strange plan - Rangababu will act as Srinivas and Srinivas will act as his driver. As they leave, Srinivas’ parents call up the girl’s parents and talk of their son’s plans. In the mean time Srinivas decides that he has to be himself and can’t act like a driver. As they both reach the girl’s home, her parents start treating the driver Rangababu better, while they mistreat Srinivas. And so the confusion begins. Rangababu falls for the girl - Manimala (Madhurima), to whom Srinivas wants to get married! Problem is Manimala has fallen for Rangababu, assuming him as Srinivas.

How Rangababu conveys the truth to Manimala, and who does the girl chose in the end becomes the rest of the story.

What is Good: Allari Naresh, Srinivas Avasarala, Ahuti Prasad, M.S.Narayana, Krishna Bhagawan, Jeeva, Kondavalasa all give some good comical movements. Madhurima tries her best to look good throughout the film.

There are all typical marks of director Vamsi in the film – Fast edits, heroine flickering her eyes on the screen, women dressed appropriately but their body languages talking about their characters, weird angles etc. For one song Vamsi even pays homage to ‘Darsakendrudu’ K.Raghavendra Rao as he erects a set filled with steel utensils. In this song he shows heroine Madhurima like how the veteran director showed Sridevi in ‘Himmatwala’ and Aamani in ‘Gharana Bullodu’. The best parts of the film are thin in number as compared to its not so good parts. However, when the director himself makes a statement that there is hardly any story in this film, there is little to complain about.

What is bad: The film relies too much on comedy than the screenplay. The comedy becomes a bit overdosed as the film’s characters become too loud. The reason they become too loud is because not a single character in the film has any definite value. Allari Naresh looks disinterested in what’s happening in the film sometimes, and there is hardly any chemistry between him and Madhurima. Srinivas Avasarala, after an appreciable kick-start in ‘Ashta Chemma’, is wasted here. The lesser told about the other artists the better.

Technical Departments: : Chakri’s music is listenable. The songs again have Vamsi’s trade mark qualities, but they would look better in 1980s films than in this millennium. Cinematography is a huge let down as the lighting takes a beating. The cinematographer should explain why darkness was given importance for some major important shots of the film and why wide angle was used at all. The editor must appreciate himself for having done a decent job. Dialogues are inconsistent, but they do evoke few laughs.

Final Point: Director Vamsi has been known for his interesting films like ‘Manchu Pallaki’, ‘Sitara’, ‘Anveshana’ etc. His last few films are far from his early ones. ‘Saradaga Kasepu’ is few moons away from his best works. However, Telugu audiences have always loved comedy, no matter where and how it comes from. They might end up liking this film.


123Telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5

Legend:    5 - Flawless
                4 - Must Watch
                3 - One Time Watch
                2 - Wait for the DVD
                1 - Stay Away
» More Reviews