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Srikanth Addala set for a come back under top production house

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Srikanth Addala’s next in Geetha Arts Banner

Director Srikanth Addala, who delivered an embarrassing flop with Mahesh Babu’s Brahmotsavam, is biding time to make a good come back with his next project. He has been working on a script since the last six months.

The latest we hear is that the SVSC director has readied the final draft and recently met producer Allu Aravind. Impressed with his narration, Aravind agreed to pool resources for the project under Geetha Arts Banner. It is learnt that the film will feature all new cast with an interesting backdrop.

If everything goes per plans, the project will go on floors next year. An official confirmation is going to out very soon.

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Sai Dharamtej signs a film for Geetha Arts

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Supreme Star Sai Dharamtej is eagerly waiting to bounce back after a series of debacles. The actor wrapped up the shoot of Jawan which has been slated for September release. BVS Ravi is the director and Tej will be seen essaying a crucial role in Krishna Vamsi’s Nakshatram which will release in August. Sai Dharamtej is all set to team up with VV Vinayak for his next film which will be launched on August 9th. The movie will complete shoot and will hit the screens during the first quarter of 2018.

The latest news we hear is that Tej gave his nod for a film which will be bankrolled by Allu Aravind on Geetha Arts. Young director Maruthi will direct the movie and it has been titled Mahanagaram lo Mayagadu.The movie will start rolling early next year informed the makers. Maruthi has been in plans to work with Geetha Arts from the past few years and for the first time he is directing Sai Dharamtej in his career. Maruthi is busy wrapping Sharwanand’s Mahanubavudu which will release during October.

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Raabta wins over Magadheera

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Bollywood top producer Dinesh Vijan is making his directorial debut with Raabta and the trailer made huge noise all over. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon played the lead roles in this romantic action drama and several fans posted on social media that the film has many similarities with Telugu blockbuster Magadheera. It is during this time, Allu Aravind’s Geetha Arts started legal proceedings on the makers of Raabta.

Both the parties appeared in the court and the decision has been out. After both the parties battled for over five hours, Raabta won over Magadheera and the verdict came out in Raabta’s favour. The makers of Raabta showed several differences right from the script along with the storyline and the presentation. The makers of Raabta presented everything from the beginning of the pre-production with which the court has been convinced. The court declared that Raabta has no similarities with Magadheera. The film has been screened specially for the court along with the makers of Magadheera.

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Srirastu Subhamastu Review : A Family drama sans freshness

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Srirastu Subhamastu Review

Telugu360 Rating 2.75/5

Story:

Stanford MBA Graduate, American aviation academy trained pilot, ultra-rich young entrepreneur Sirish (Allu Sirish), on his business trip to Kashmir, rescues Anu alias Ananya ( Lavanya Tripathi) from a trekking accident. Since Anu was unconscious at the time of rescue, she isn’t aware of who rescued her, but Sirish falls neck-deep in love with her.

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Anu is a daughter of middle class person Rao Ramesh , Tanikella Bharani is their family friend who helps them financially for years. After Anu completes her education, Bharani wants to convert their friendship to relation, expresses his interest to make Anu his daughter in law. Delighted Rao Ramesh agrees, also gets nod from his daughter.

Meanwhile, Sirish reveals about his love ( with Anu ) to his dad ( prakash raj ) who hates middle class girls and hence rejects their love. Sirish challenges with his dad that he will win the girl’s love without revealing his rich background.

Rest of the story is about how Sirish succeeds in winning back his love.

Analysis:

Srirastu Subhamastu story is as old as Charminar and narration is monotonous. Telugu film industry, in last one decade, has seen such story and screenplay umpteen times. In second half, hero enters into heroine’s family after her marriage is fixed with someone else, and then tries to impress her elders.

However, even in such routine story, what stands out positively is director and writer parasuram’s skill as dialogue writer. Especially in second half of the movie, Parasuram has conceived two great scenes between the lead cast. One is between Rao Ramesh and Sirish, followed by Prakash Raj and Sirish. Thus, towards the climax movie has its strengths shown in terms of sentiment scenes. Ali, Subbaraju comedy is little relief in second half.

In this relaunch attempt of Allu Sirish, the producers should have opted for a fresh story or treatment. However, Allu Sirish has looked way better than his first innings but his expressions in love scenes really trickle our funny bone. He must improve in this area to succeed. Lavanya Tripathi is just OK as heroine; Her lip sync did not match.

Another positive point is, despite typical formula film, this movie won’t bore you much. With no positive or negative spikes, the narration flows just like that. This movie will appeal to those who like sentimental movies. While the pre climax scenes are pretty good, climax is too cinematic. Another plus is the characterization of all primary cast is good.

Songs: There are only three songs in the movie, only one (the title song) is good on screen. More songs would have increased the appeal in youth.

Positives:

  • Families will like the realistic dialogues penned by Parasuram.
  • Ladies and families will like the sentiment scenes in second half.
  • Production values by Geetha Arts are decent.
  • Allu Sirish is looking uber cool.
  • Ali – Subbaraju’s average comedy track
  • No much boring moments.

Negatives:

  • Cliched story and monotonous narration.
  • There are just three songs and only one song is good on screen.
  • Lack of youth or mass elements.
  • Less entertainment.

Verdict:

Srirastu Subhamastu is a clean family movie which can be watched once by ladies and families. However, overseas and multiplex audience may find it difficult to swallow. This movie may not give Allu Sirish a much needed break but will make him nearer to family crowd to some extent. At Box-office, with the strong marketing by Geetha Arts, will this movie survive or not ? We need to wait and watch !

Srirastu Subhamastu Cast and Crew 

Cast :

Allu Sirish
Lavanya Tripathi
Prakash Raj
Rao Ramesh
Tanikella Bharani
Sumalatha
Ravi Prakash
Hamsa Nandini (special appearance)
Pragathi

Crew :

Director : Parasuram
Producer : Allu Aravind , Bunny Vasu
Music Director : S Thaman
Cinematography : Manikandan
Editor : Mathand K. Venkatesh
Production : Geetha Arts

Release Date : August 5, 2016

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