Superstar Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh starrer Sarkaru Vaari Paata has hit the screens today.
Story: Being a Vizag based rich politician’s daughter Keerthy(Keerthy Suresh), a casino addict traps a private loan lending company owner Mahesh ( Mahesh Babu) in the US and takes $10K from him. After a brief time, Mahesh comes to know that Keerthy cheated on him. Later, Mahesh lands in Vizag to recover $10K from Keerthy’s father Rajendranath (Samuthirakani), a rich politician. Will Rajendranath pay back the amount lent by her daughter to Mahesh? How a social issue related to the Indian banking system connected with the cat and mouse game between Mahesh and Rajendranath, forms the main crux of the film.
Performances: Mahesh Babu is the main attraction of the movie. He just nailed it with his screen presence and energetic performance throughout the film. He carried this regular commercial drama with his screen presence and impresses with his amazing and flexible dialogue delivery. His dance movements in Ma Ma Mahesha song are a surprise package for the film.
Keerthy Suresh is cute with her makeover looks and her chemistry with Mahesh adds an advantage to the first-half proceedings. The love track between the lead pair in the first half has enjoyable moments for fans.
Samuthirakani is apt in his role as a corrupted politician. His confrontation episodes with Mahesh in the second half will be liked by the mass audience. Comedian Vennela Kishore is okay in his hero’s sidekick role. Actress Nadiya is okay in her purposeful extended role.
Technicalities: Music by Thaman is superb as all the songs are superhit audio-wise and even more engaging on screen. His background score elevates a couple of heroic scenes and action blocks in both halves.
Madhi’s cinematography is top-notch as he showcased the entire film on a lavish note with his framing and lighting texture. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is good. The artwork department did a commendable job as all the bank sets are erected nicely.
Analysis: Director Parasuram’s idea of showcasing a money-related social issue by incorporating enough commercial elements in the narrative is appreciatable but he would have focused on writing a gripping screenplay to make things more appealing. While the director succeeded in presenting Mahesh Babu in an energetic avatar, his uneven scene order is a big letdown for the movie.
The entire first half proceedings run on a flat note with a few good moments in the lead pair’s track but most of the proceedings look silly. For instance, being a loan lending company owner, Mahesh blindly believes the silly stories narrated by the Keerthy which literally dilute the interest of the audience.
To summerize, Sarkaru Vaari Paata is a regular commercial drama that has a solid screen presence from Mahesh. Though the hero’s screen presence and his dialogue delivery will be loved by Mahesh fans, regular template presentation comes as a major defect for the film.
Verdict: Mahesh Babu’s show!