Sarainodu Review , Sarrainodu Review
Stylish Star Allu Arjun’s Sarrainodu is one of the eagerly awaited films this summer. Directed by Mr. Boyapati Srinu, the film features Rakul Preet Singh and Catherine Tresa as the female leads. Produced by Allu Aravind on a spectacularly high budget, Sarrainodu created a huge buzz in the trade circles with solid pre-release business in all areas. Let us see how this movie has shaped up.
Story (Spoiler-Free) :
Gana (Allu Arjun), a member of the State Chief Secretary’s family, is a military veteran living in Hyderabad. Gana thinks it is funny to flirt with Hanshita Reddy (Catherine Tresa), an MLA. Meanwhile near Khammam, the Chief Minister’s son Vairam Dhanush ( Aadi Pinisetty), establishes a ruthless mafia specializing in land grabbing, rape and murder. Saikumar, a friend of State Chief Secretary, lives in this terror ridden area with his daughter Rakul Preet Singh. A land grabbing incident triggers rivalry between Saikumar and Vairam Dhanush. The consequences of this fight and how it makes Gana the person to make things right, make up the rest of the story.
What worked well ?
Firstly, in spite of the trailers depicting the movie as an out and out mass entertainer, the movie has some decent family attracting elements as well, especially in the first half. The director took time to well establish the characters in the initial phase of the movie. Allu Arjun’s role has three dimensions to it: a family member, a lover and an action hero. With a total body language make over, he excelled in every aspect of this role making him sarrainodu for the role. In spite of the script lending to more than life characterization, Arjun made sure to keep his acting subtle – directly resulting in very good performance. Arjun’s performance deserves a special mention during the court scene in the first half of the movie.
Coming to the rest of the cast, Aadi Pinisetty was perfect for the villain role, stylish and ruthless. Brahmanandam, who has failed to evoke much laughter in the recent times, did not fail too bad this time. Vidyullata Raman’s role as a tamil lady, was funny – a little bit. Rakul Preet Singh could have done better in a meatier role, she certainly has the talent and the glamor.
Well composed fights, though a couple of them could have done better, had proper emotions been built into the scenes leading to them. At the same time, it could be said that by leveraging Allu Arjun’s super macho looks, the fights had a raw feel to them. For you fitness freaks, Allu Arjun with his perfectly toned biceps, is a treat to watch.
The second half of the film, with a lengthy comedy sequence featuring Pradeep Rawat and 30 years industry experience Prudhvi was well featured.
Songs are OK, a couple them looked great onscreen: “This is a private party”, “Block BusterE”
What should have been better ?
Songs – Allu Arjun’s movies usually do well in the music department, this time no so much The songs are pretty ordinary, except for the two mentioned earlier. The script has many loose ends and is slow at times, not a working formula with the audience today.
The single point confrontation in the second half, lacked the elements to make it right and it just fizzled out. Additionally the back to back action scenes in the last 30 minutes of the movie, may not connect with the mass audience.
Allu Arjun, who is on top gear with back to back hits like Race Gurram , S/O Satya murthy , may not be able to work his magic this time round. While other mass heroes are trying to cater more to overseas and urbane audience in India, surprisingly, Allu Arjun has done this violent filled action movie which may not go well with these audiences. However, there is still hope for the movie this summer, thanks to due to Allu Arjun’s stardom. So should you watch this movie? – Hmm, yeah, may be for Allu Arjun’s performance, if you have time to spare.
Telugu360.com Rating 2.75/5
Director : Boyapati Srinu
Producer : Allu Aravind
Screenplay : Boyapati Srinu
Story : Boyapati Srinu
Starring : Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh , Catherine Tresa ,Srikanth
Music :S. Thaman
Cinematography : Rishi Punjabi
Production : Geetha Arts
Release date : 22 April 2016