Allu Sirish and Lavanya Tripathi-starrer movie "Srirastu Subhamastu," which was released in the cinema halls on Aug. 5, has garnered mixed reviews and good ratings from the critics.
"Srirastu Subhamastu" is a romantic comedy movie, which has all the elements to be a treat for family audience. Sirish (Allu Sirish) is son of a millionaire (Prakash Raj) and he falls in love with middle class girl Anu (Lavanya Tripathi). He decides to marry Anu against the wish of his father. Twist in the tale is that Anu's father (Rao Ramesh) arranges her marriage with another. How Sirish wins the love of Anu forms the rest of the story.
Critics say "Srirastu Subhamastu" has a routine and predictable story and it is the screenplay, which is filled with romance, comedy and sentimental scenes that make the film an interesting watch. There is not much of a story in the first half and a good dose of entertainment quotient keep the audience engaged. The film gets momentum at the interval and the second half is predictable. The climax is heart-touching.
Allu Sirish and Lavanya Tripathi have delivered decent performances in "Srirastu Subhamastu" and the chemistry between the two is the highlight of the movie. Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj, Sumalatha, Subba Raju and others have also done justice to their roles, which are among the assets of the movie.
Produced by Allu Aravind, "Srirastu Subhamastu" has decent production values and music, picturisation, dialogues and editing are the attractions on the technical front. The movie has been rated an average of 2.55 out of 5 stars. We bring you some critics' verdict and ratings for the movie. Continue to see them in "Srirastu Subhamastu" review round-up:
Srirastu Subhamastu pushes Telugu cinema behind by a few light years yet again. At heart, the film deals with the clash between mindsets of the middle and the upper strata of society, but director Parasuram never sticks to his core point.
First half of the film is decent though there is not much of a story in it. The second half theme of hero entering into about-to-be-married heroine in disguise is an age old formula in Indian films starting from DDLJ and is also came to extinction in Telugu films last year. However, a heart-touching and genuine climax will make the audience leave the theater with a positive feel. On a whole, Srirastu Subhamastu is a film aimed at traditional family movie lovers!
Srirastu Subhamastu will surely be the much needed hit that Allu Sirish is looking for in his career. If he chooses interesting scripts like these, he will go a long way in Tollywood. Good performances, entertaining comedy and moving family emotions through out the film are basic assets. If you go in with an open mind and ignore the predictability of the script, this film will not disappoint you at all. A simple and breezy watch.
Allu Sirish might have thought of a perfect come back, but this is definitely not that worth ! It is a clean family movie which can be watched once if you have patience. Climax is way too cinematic and that is a biggest negative. First half is good and second half is a total disaster. The pre-climax scene is good. Sentiment is good at times , especially when sirish leaves Ananya Home. Nothing much to brag about. Once watchable for sure !
Sirish needs more films to get rid of his plain-face and Lavanya needs more time to get her lines right. Sometimes it's like watching a foreign film dubbed in Telugu while she's on-screen. Thaman's music gently plays along with the theme of the film. It doesn't spoil the mood, and that's perhaps its achievement. Parasuram's romance and comedy are not freshly brewed. It's still an okayish watch.