Harish Shankar's "Subramanyam for Sale" (SFS) has garnered mixed reviews from the critics, who have described the movie as a paisa vasool entertainer with a routine story.
"Subramanyam for Sale" is romantic comedy, which has been written and directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. Mickey J Meyer has composed the music for the movie, which stars Sai Dharam Teja, Regina Cassandra, Adah Sharma, Nagendra Babu and Kota Srinivas Rao.
Seetha (Regina Cassandra) elopes with her boyfriend to the US. After being cheated by him, Seetha seeks the help of Subramanyam (Sai Dharam Tej) to clear things with her family in India. He accepts her proposal after she agrees to pay him money. But after they arrive in India, her family starts believing that the two are married. What happens next will form the crux of the film.
The critics opine that "Subramanyam for Sale" has a routine and predictable story, but director Harish Shankar has made it entertaining by adding some interesting twists to the screenplay. Sai Dharam Teja and Regina Cassandra's chemistry is the main highlight of the movie.
We bring you some of the critics' views on the film. Here is the "Subramanyam for Sale" movie review round-up.
Sai Dharam Tej shows marked improvement and befits the film that matches his energy levels. Regina sails through effortlessly, except in the scenes where she is required to shed tears. Subramanyam for Sale plays to the gallery with plenty of references to Pawan Kalyan. Oh, there's also the nifty new take on 'Guvva Gorinkatho' song from Chiranjeevi's Khaidi No. 786, this one shot at the Grand Canyon.
First half of the film is alright. Second half has good entertainment. Climax is little dramatic. Director Harish Shankar's entertainment elements and Dil Raju's family values (though, there are a couple of double meaning dialogues in first half) are blended well in this movie. Plus points are Sai Dharam Tej's energetic performance and Hari Shankar's entertainment orientation coupled with a decent story line. It will be a feast for Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan's fans. On a whole, Subramanyam For Sale has potential to work at box office!
Subramanyam For Sale is a film made for the aam junta who look for entertainment and entertainment only. The script is sloppy with lots of holes and cliches. Interesting characterization of hero helps the bad first half to an extent. Things get better as the story moves to India. There is lot of entertainment in the second half. Lot of routine elements and beaten to death episodes will never let the film to raise above the average mark, but they keep you entertained.
Tollywood churns out big budget commercial entertainers once in every two weeks and half of them have the same story. But the films that click are narrated with hilarious entertainment and Subramanyam For Sale falls in this very same category. SFS will be a turning point in Sai Dharam Tej's career and will put him into the big league. If you manage to ignore the routine and predictable story line, this film will entertain you from the word go and ends up as a paisa vasool entertainer.
Entertainment in the second half coupled with some good dance steps by Sai Dharam Tej, Subramanyam For Sale makes for one time watch for fans and for others it is quite routine fare.