Mahesh Babu’s Sarileru Neekevvaru and Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo are raking massive revenues during the holiday season. The teams of both the films are left delighted with the positive response. Two grand success meets of these films are currently planned. Mahesh and his team would celebrate the success of Sarileru Neekevvaru tomorrow in Hanmakonda. The event will take place in Jawaharlal Nehru Outdoor Stadium, Hanmakonda and the entire movie unit will attend the bash.
Soon, after a day, Allu Arjun and his team would celebrate the success of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo in Vizag on January 18th. Trivikram and Allu Arjun would thank the fans for the massive response for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. The details of the venue will be announced soon. Both the teams of these biggies are in celebration mode currently.
Superstar Mahesh Babu surprised Tollywood film fraternity after he wrapped up his recent offering Sarileru Neekevvaru in a record time of five months. The entire movie unit worked without breaks and they are extremely delighted with the film’s result now. Mahesh Babu who has been working without breaks already revealed that he would be on a break after the release of Sarileru Neekevvaru. He is currently busy with the post-release promotions of the film. Right after completing the promotions, he would head for a USA holiday.
Mahesh will relax, refresh, roam around and will return back to Hyderabad after two months. Mahesh will then participate in the pre-production work of Vamshi Paidipally’s movie and will shoot for some of the endorsements signed earlier. He will also finalize his next projects before he starts the shoot of Vamshi Paidipally’s film.
Superstar Mahesh Babu is a delighted man after his recent outing Sarileru Neekevvaru is on a box-office rampage. The actor along with his team is busy with the post-release promotions and is recording various interviews. During a recent interview, Mahesh Babu clarified that he is in a happy space and will continue to do Telugu films. He also said that he is not much interested in any pan Indian project as of now.
Mahesh Babu made it clear that pan Indian films cannot be planned and they happen on their own. Mahesh Babu signed his next film in the direction of Vamshi Paidipally which will start rolling from May this year. The actor will take a break for the next three months and will refresh himself before starting his next.
Superstar Mahesh Babu is extremely thrilled with the response his recent offering Sarileru Neekevvaru is receiving. This Anil Ravipudi directorial is running with packed houses all over. Mahesh Babu took twitter asking his fans to shoot questions and he received lakhs of questions. Director Anil Ravipudi picked some of the interesting ones and Mahesh answered them through a video interview. Here are some of the interesting questions by Superstar fans and the answers from Mahesh Babu in his words:
Q: When did you have your first blockbuster coffee?
A: At home made by my mother. I love her coffee so much.
Q: How did you feel about the Seetharama Raju scene from Sarileru Neekevvar?
A: When I heard the scene, I got goosebumps. Same feeling when I watched it on screen.
Q: Can we expect mass movies from you for at least one in two years?
A: I loved films with social messages in these years. My fans always wanted mass films. It is the director that should convince me with a mass film. When my fans are waiting for the right film, I got the script of Sarileru Neekevvaru. I will do more mass films like this in the coming years.
Q: One word about Anil Ravipudi?
A: Highly energetic and extremely talented.
Q: Any pan Indian film soon?
A: I am happy and comfortable here. Pan Indian films cannot be planned.
Q: Response of Superstar Krishna garu after watching Sarileru Neekevvaru?
A: He felt very happy and said Sarileru Neekevvaru is my career’s biggest hit.
Q: Did Sitara imitate any episode from the film?
A: She loves to imitate Rashmika. She dances for my songs now.
Q: Are you interested in horror genre?
A: I am quite comfortable and happy now.
Q: Which is the best compliment you received for Sarileru Neekevvaru?
A: I would remember the compliments from my fans saying that Vintage Mahesh Babu is back. It’s been seven years that I received such compliments.
Q: When are you working with Anil Ravipudi again?
A: My immediate next project after Vamshi Paidipally’s film.
Q: Sitara papa’s reaction after watching Mind Block song?
A: She loved the entire song.
Q: One word about your fans?
A: Love them. I have the most honest fans ever.
Superstar Mahesh Babu’s recent offering Sarileru Neekevvaru is doing well all over. This Anil Ravipudi directorial presented Mahesh as an Army Major and the actor returned to mass genre after a while with this project. The actor is said to have taken the non-theatrical rights of Sarileru Neekevvaru as his remuneration for the film. The non-theatrical rights of Sarileru Neekevvaru fetched Rs 49 crores which made Mahesh Babu emerge as the highest-paid actor of Telugu cinema till date.
Mahesh took home Rs 20 crores for Maharshi and for Sarileru Neekevvaru, he got more than the double he charged for Maharshi. Mahesh Babu is currently enjoying the success of Sarileru Neekevvaru and he is partying along with the team. He is also busy with the post-release promotions of Sarileru Neekevvaru. He would fly for a long holiday next week and will start working for Vamshi Paidipally’s film from May.
The Opening shot of Mahesh babu who plays Army Major Ajay Krishna in Sarileru Neekevvaru is that of him admiringly staring at the National Flag.This is symbolic of the superﬁciality and banality of this ﬁlm. Of course the trailer and promotions promise exactly this, a Sankranthi commercial masala ﬁlm. I don’t mind a formula ﬁlm tailored to excite Mahesh babu’s fans, I just wish there was more thought and bit more imagination while being fully commercial.
The screenplay chugs along swiftly ticking oﬀ all expected tropes starting with a Action episode, comedy sequence an Interval bang etc. Major Ajay stationed in Kashmir is assigned with a mission to rescue children from terrorists. During this operation, his name sake and colleague (Satyadev) is severely injured. Ajay (Mahesh Babu) is sent to help out the family of his injured colleague (Satyadev). Satyadev’s mother Professor Bharthi played by Vijayshanthi is an honest and upright professor who is awaiting her son’s arrival for the marriage of his sister.
Ajay embarks on a train journey and this is an extended comedy episode involving the lead actress Rashmika Mandana, Sangeetha and other ensemble cast. The scenes here resemble the staple material in all Anil Ravipudi ﬁlms, characters with a deﬁned mannerism repeating dialogues like “Never before Ever After”. Whats disappointing here is, not only are scenes slapstick but the fact the jokes are centered around rape. In a scene during this episode, the heroine accuses the hero of raping her, so that she could force him to marry her. of course this is all done in a light and comedic vein but in these times of Me Too, better judgement should have prevailed and such jokes about rape should have been avoided. This lack of judgement is a fall from grace for the actress Rashmika whose previous ﬁlm Dear Comrade was exactly about the issue of sexual harassment. Mahesh babu who is a brand ambassador for MARD should have been much more vigilant. The story now shifts to kurnool where professor Bharathi and her family is in deep trouble due to a dangerous and evil local politician played in his typical style by Prakash Raj. You pretty much know what follows next.
what works for the ﬁlm is, the pacing. Director Anil ravipudi manages to keep it pacy and never bore the audience. How much you would like the ﬁlm really depends on what your seeking for, if you enjoy familiarity and looking for Mahesh babu to show unbridled energy with full conviction, then you have this in abundance. In the rest of the cast, Vijayshanthi makes a terriﬁc comeback. She is digniﬁed yet compelling in her performance.
Overall Sarileru Neekevvaru is a low denominator entertainer, I did not regretting seeing it nor would i regret missing it.
Superstar Mahesh Babu is extremely impressed with the way his recent offering Sarileru Neekevvaru is performing at the box-office. The film opened with a bang and is raking massive numbers all over. What’s thrilling his fans and Tollywood audience is the ‘Mind Block’ song which received a terrific response. Mahesh Babu’s dance moves surprised his fans and masses big time. The actor during the Thanks Meet revealed about the response the song has been getting.
“In my 20 years career, I never received such appreciation for a song. Mind Block will remain as a special song for sure and I thank Anil Ravipudi for the song. I believed in him and the choreographer Sekhar master before I started the shoot. Thank you audience for making Sarileru Neekevvaru a remarkable film in my career” said Mahesh Babu. Directed by Anil Ravipudi, Sarileru Neekevvaru opened with a bang and is raking massive numbers all over.
Sarileru Neekevvaru Review
Sarileru Neekevvaru Review
Telugu360 Rating : 3/5
Major Ajay Krishna (Mahesh Babu) is a highly regarded as an efficient crisis manager in the Indian Army. Bharathi (Vijaya Shanti) is a Kurnool medical college professor, her son works in army with Ajay. When Bharathi’s son dies in an army operation, as a morale duty, Ajay Krishna goes to Kurnool to support his colleague’s family. State minister Nagendra (Prakash Raj) develops grudge against Bharathi and attempts to kill her family. At the same time Ajay arrives at Kurnool and rest of the movie is a confrontation between Ajay and Nagendra.
Sarileru Neekevvaru is a commercial entertainer which sticks to the box-office fundamentals. Young director Anil Ravipudi, in this 160 minutes film, never pretends to looking for the critical acclaim as such. Right from the word go, he plays it to the galleries as he tries to entertain the audience in one or other way. His emphasis revolves around bringing out Mahesh Babu’s under-utilized skills dance and dialogue delivery. He succeeded for most part at his attempts despite a thin story line.
First half starts off with establishing Vijayasanthi’s story, followed by Mahesh Babu’s entry as Army major. Kashmir episodes are neatly done in original locations, the kids rescue episode came out well. After 25 minutes, story moves to Kurnool but not before another 20 minutes of train episode. The much hyped train episode doesn’t stand up to the hype and it is average. However, Mahesh Babu excelled with his comedy timing in this train episode. Pre-interval and Interval blocks at Kurnool are a feast for masses and fans.
There are plenty of heroism elevation dialogues that will be a hit with the masses. First half ends on good note. In the second half, the first thirty minutes are again very appealing for one and all. The scenes where Mahesh Babu imitates Jaya Prakash, interaction scenes between Mahesh – Prakash Raj are good.
After 30 minutes into second half, movie story goes into unnecessary sub plots. Nallamala forest episode, Crime Branch Koti ( Subbaraju – Vennela Kishore ) thread etc… are just fillers which made the second half a bit lengthy. Movie graph goes down as it approaches the pre–climax. Then comes the penultimate song of the film ‘Mind Block‘– a superb dance number which rejuvenates the mood of the audience. With an unconventional, lighter vein climax the lengthy second half ends.
Daang Daang – The party song between Mahesh , Thamanna is Very good. The dance moves are energetic.
He is so cute – The train journey break song is just okay.
Suryudivo Chandrudivo – A pleasant family song.
Mind Block – The Best song of the film and outstanding. Mahesh’s mass dancing skills are a huge surprise.
Sarileru Theme – Audio wise this is best work of DSP in this film, in movie this is a montage song.
Performances: Mahesh Babu, who has been playing soft roles in the last four films, unleashed his other side in this film. Vijayasanthi lives up to her super star status, Rashmika got a pretty ordinary role. Prakash Raj and Ajay played villainy adequately.
Technicians: Devi Sri Prasad stands as a backbone for heroism scenes with his fantastic background score. He also delivered three good songs. R. Rathanavelu’s cinematography is superb. At Kurnool fort set his shot making skills elevated the mood. His skill won’t go unnoticed in the Kashmir scenes as well. Ram Laxman stunts are good as well.
- Mahesh Babu is simply outstanding, he visibly enjoyed his role
- Out and out commercial direction by Anil Ravipudi
- Superstar VijayaSanthi ‘s role
- Interval Block
- 30 Minutes after the Interval
- Train episode could have been better
- Mid portions of the second half are just fillers, adds to length
- Thin story line
Sarileru Neekevvaru is an engaging commercial entertainer, and Mahesh Babu excelled in it. Director Anil Ravipudi presented Mahesh Babu in a never before mass avatar which will make fans go berserk for sure. First half is good, half way through the second half this movie loses its steam a bit , but the last song and easy climax bring the proceedings back on track. It is a family friendly movie with no vulgarity or violence – just entertainment.
Telugu360 Rating : 3/5
Superstar Mahesh Babu constructed a lavish theatre in his residence some time ago and he watches all the films in his residence along with his family members. He is hosting a special screening of Sarileru Neekevvaru this night for the team of the film along with selected friends. Mahesh’s family, Anil Ravipudi, Anil Sunkara, Dil Raju and others will watch the film this night. Special show permissions are granted across AP and Telangana.
In Andhra Pradesh, Sarileru Neekevvaru screening starts at 1 AM while in Telangana the shows will start at 7 AM. Sarileru Neekevvaru directed by Anil Ravipudi is carrying massive expectations and is releasing tomorrow. Mahesh Babu and Anil Ravipudi are extremely confident about the film’s success.
The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana granted permissions for special shows and price hike for Sankranthi biggies. Sarileru Neekevvaru is releasing soon after 12 AM on January 11th in Andhra Pradesh while in Telangana it would start from 7 AM. Usually, the first reviews of Telugu films step out from the overseas audience as they get early premieres. For a change, the overseas audience will get the first report of Sarileru Neekevvaru from India. The overseas premieres will start from the afternoon of January 10th which is after the completion of mid-night shows in Andhra Pradesh.
This is the first time in the recent times that the overseas audience will have to wait for the first report from India. Sarileru Neekevvaru is carrying terrific expectations and is directed by Anil Ravipudi. Mahesh Babu and Rashmika Mandanna are the lead actors and the film is gearing up for a record release. The movie is set to thrill all the sections of audience from January 11th.
Superstar Mahesh Babu is busy promoting his upcoming movie Sarileru Neekevvaru which is hitting the screens this Saturday. He interacted with the media personnel today and he spoke about his upcoming projects. The actor made it clear that he would take a break for two months after the release of Sarileru Neekevvaru. Soon after this, he would start shooting for Vamshi Paidipally’s next film from summer this year. Mahesh Babu clarified that the film is an out and out commercial entertainer and will have no message.
Mahesh even said that he met Prashanth Neel and discussed couple of interesting scripts. But I am yet to get to clarity on teaming up with him said Mahesh. He even said that he was awestruck with the energy of Sarileru Neekevvaru director Anil Ravipudi and he wished to team up with him again. If Sarileru Neekevvaru lives up to the expectations, it is clear that Mahesh – Anil combo will repeat for sure.
Sarileru Neekevvaru team is all adopting a new style in promotions. After the sensational trailer that raised expectations to new high, here comes The Vibes of Sarileru video taking us on a drive to the sets and making of film.
From chief technicians to prime star cast, the video captured everyone in a super positive mood with smiles all over. Especially the train episode and combination scenes of Mahesh with Rashmika, Vijayashanti that was a delight. This is what happens when artists and technicians get well to spread positive energy. Hopefully, this is the secret behind Anil Ravipudi to have wrapped up shoot in a very quick time even with such a big star cast.
The team of Sarileru Neekevvaru is busy with tv interviews from the past couple of days that are aired across several channels. Mahesh Babu outspoke about the film and he revealed several facts about the film and the director Anil Ravipudi. He called Sarileru Neekevvaru one of the best decisions made in his career. Mahesh also clarified that he goes by the script heartfully and not with success or successful directors.
“Whenever I listen to a script, I get inspired. When Anil Ravipudi narrated the script for 45 minutes, I loved the script. I wanted him to wait as I had one more commitment. After watching F2, I loved the comic timing and writing of Anil. I felt Sarileru Neekevvaru is the right film to do after Maharshi as I did several message oriented films. I wanted to explore myself as an actor and give something new to my fans. Anil jumped to the offer and worked hard. We started the shoot in July and completed it by December. Sarileru Neekevvaru is one of the best decisions made in my career” said Mahesh.
The pre-release event of Mahesh Babu’s Sarileru Neekevvaru took place last evening and it happened to be a grand affair. Mahesh Babu after the event hosted a special party for the team of Sarileru Neekevvaru in his residence. Anil Ravipudi, Devi Sri Prasad, Anil Sunkara, Vamshi Paidipally, Rashmika Mandanna, Ramajogaiah Sastry and others were present in the click from their party. Sarileru Neekevvaru is gearing up for a massive release on January 11th 2020 across the globe.
Superstar Mahesh Babu’s recent films ended up as money spinners but they did not cater to all the sections, especially for fans and masses. Mahesh Babu is returning back to the mass genre with Sarileru Neekevvaru and the theatrical trailer has been launched today during the grand Mega Super Event. Sarileru Neekevvaru trailer makes sure that the film is a perfect package and the film appeals to all the sections from masses to the class audience.
The film’s director Anil Ravipudi managed to induct his mark entertainment and penned some packed action episodes. Mahesh will sure thrill the audience with his comic timing and roars loud in the action stunts. Vijayashanthi returns back with a powerful role and she is a huge support in the second half of the film. Prakash Raj has an interesting role and the background score, cinematography are the other assets. While the first half of the trailer is laced with entertainment, the second part is loaded with powerful action.
On the whole, Sarileru Neekevvaru trailer hints that the film is a perfect Sankranthi film for Tollywood audience. Sarileru Neekevvaru is slated for January 11th release.
The pre-release event of Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Sarileru Neekevvaru will start this evening and Megastar Chiranjeevi will attend the as the special guest for the Mega Super Event. The film’s music composer Devi Sri Prasad who is known to thrill the audience with his dance performances on stage will go live today. Tamannaah who did a special number in the film too will shake leg along with DSP for the number on stage during the event.
Several dance performances are planned and all eyes are focused on the theatrical trailer of the film. Megastar Chiranjeevi will release the trailer at 9.09 PM in the event. Directed by Anil Ravipudi, Sarileru Neekevvaru is carrying massive expectations. Rashmika played the leading lady and Vijayashanthi, Prakash Raj will be seen in other crucial roles.