Review : Jai Sriram – Sheer Torture
Jaisriram Release date : 11 April 2013 Rating : 1.5/5
Director : Balaji N Sai
Producer : Tella Ramesh, NCH Rajesh
Music Director : Daake
Starring : Uday Kiran, Reshma

After a long time, Uday Kiran is attempting a comeback with the film ‘Jai Sriram’. The movie has been directed by Balaji N Sai and Tella Ramesh and NCH Rajesh are the producers. Reshma is the heroine and Daake is the music director. The movie has released across Andhra Pradesh today on the occasion of Ugadi, so let us see if the film is worth checking out.

Story :

Sriram Srinivas (Uday Kiran) is a tough and honest cop. He values his job and fights for justice and the protection of society. His moral values and ethics bring him into direct conflict with Chintamani and his son (Aditya Menon). Chintamani is a corrupt politician who runs an illegal organ trade racket by exploiting orphans and homeless people.

Our hero Sriram Srinivas decides to put an end to Chintamani’s game. He even goes against the Police Commissioner (Chalapathi Rao)’s orders. But he faces some unexpected difficulties in the form of dishonest colleagues.

Sriram’s life is destroyed. His family is killed. There is nothing left for him.

That is when our hero decides to take revenge. He starts hunting down Chintamani and his gang. He does not spare his corrupt colleagues as well. What happens in the end and how Sriram achieves his objectives is what ‘Jai Sriram’ is all about.

Plus Points :

Uday Kiran looks decent as a police officer. Reshma is ok as the heroine. Aditya Menon tries his best to do something but he looks quite uncomfortable in the film. Chalapathi Rao has done well as a corrupt Police Commissioner.

Minus Points :

The film suffers from atrocious writing and terrible direction. The plot itself is quite old and very routine. But the terrible screenplay makes things worse. There are many loose ends in the plot and a lot of questions are left unanswered.

The climax episode is extremely poor. Our hero spins a top, and challenges the goons to a fight. What is his aim? To bash all the goons into pulp before the top stops spinning. Hey dude, those kind of feats are possible only for Rajinikanth.. What were you thinking?

The romantic track between Reshma and a fellow called Siddhu is very superficial. A number of talented actors are wasted. Examples – Thagubothu Ramesh, Character actress Sana and Giri.

Uday Kiran has just one expression on his face throughout the film – an expression of anger. Is he angry with himself for ending up in such a stupid project? That is quite possible. He looks very uncomfortable during some sequences.

The placement of songs in the film is horrible. The film suffers from very slow pace and these poorly placed songs amplify the damage.

Entertainment quotient of the film is nearly zero.

Technical Aspects:

Cinematography is atrocious. Many short films have better visual quality than this movie. Editing is very bad. Dake’s music is pedestrian and the background score just does not gel with the mood of the scene.

Production values are quite bad. Balaji N Sai fails completely as a director. Sleaze and action sequences will not bring money at the Box Office if they are not executed well.

Verdict :

‘Jai Sriram’ is a badly written, poorly directed and terribly executed film. The entertainment quotient of the film is zero and you can safely stay away unless you want to experience sheer torture. Uday Kiran needs to look for better scripts and talented directors if he is serious about making a comeback. Rating – 1.5/5

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru


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