Raj Tarun, Arthana|
Srinivas Gaavi Reddy|
S Sylendra Babu|
29th Jan 2016|
Raj Tharun is his usual self including one mandatory emotional scene. You could carnage the name of the film and his performance would be same basically. Good thing is whatever he is doing currently is engaging to certain extent and didn't entirely bore. At least in his previous films there was a change in backdrop here the village set up, although good, makes his act look even more repetitive. Artana is alright with very limited expressions. Most of the time we see her scoffing and that's it. Among others only Shakalaka Shankar shines as he manages to entertain with his impeccable comic timing. The rest have no real roles to create an impact. Take for example the character of Raja Ravindra which is set up so nicely but nothing really happens with it till the end. Raja Ravindra, Hema, Surekha Vani, Adarsh Balakrishnan, Shakalaka Shankar and team are all caricatures we have seen before in many films and they look like a bunch ofcyphers.
The story of Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitraalu is an old wine in a new tetra pack. The film is built on a simple bits of screen writing fluff and made to appeal to the highly susceptible teenage audience. The basic story is as old as bacteria, about winning a bet for marrying a girl and etched from various films of the past Lagaan, Pandem, Happy Days, Kabaddi Kabaddi etc. The whole story looked wearied, mawkish and concocted to the core and portrayed the film in a quite a boring way. One is left wondering what the writer-director must have been thinking about while penning down this mess of a tale. It is evident that the makers of the film were struggling to make this one, with a fractured script. As the movie wanders from romance, to comedy and tries to win a sports battle for love, but does not give us an opportunity to feel involved in it. But director tried hard with his limited script and resources at hand to impress his targeted audience.