Title : Sarrainodu
CBFC Rating : U/A
Run-Time : 2 Hr 39 Mins
Release Date : 22-04-2016
Banner : Geetha Arts
Cast : Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet, Catherine Tresa, Srikanth, Aadhi Pinisetty, Sai Kumar
Music : SS Thaman
DOP : Rishi Punjabi
Producer : Allu Aravind
Direction : Boyapati Sreenu
Stylish Star Allu Arjun is showing tremendous improvement as an actor from film to film by choosing versatile roles and succeeding in it along with having a great commercial run. This time he joins hands with Boyapati Sreenu who is the address of mass heroism in Telugu cinema. Geetha Arts known for its opulence in production and fresh subjects brings us Sarrainodu which has led to massive expectations. Let us now get into the review.
Vairam Dhanush (Aadhi Pinisetty) is son of Chief Minister. He is the power behind by the CM and he gets what he wants all the time. Gana (Allu Arjun) is a jobless guy from an affluent family of lawyers. His sole purpose is providing support and background to the people whom he feels needs them. He also loves an MLA which leads to him being at loggerheads with Dhanush unknowingly. Right before he is all set to commit to her love, Jaanu (Rakul Preet Singh) arrives and reveals her flashback involving Gana (Allu Arjun). How this flashback is also connected to Dhanush and how things come to an end between the two equally strong forces is the basic story of the film.
Stylish Star true to his tag bring brings style to the mass taking of Boyapati Sreenu. This combination shows us a new Allu Arjun, one who is at ease even in high elevation scenes that require loud action and dialogue delivery with a very strong body language. Allu Arjun manages all that and much more thanks to director. Even in emotional scenes like the one where after losing case parents commit suicide, the reactions of the actor are superb. Dances are good as usual and as expected. The action sequences are executed and performed with aplomb.
Rakul Preet Singh plays the central character in the film having the story revolve around her in crucial way. She is also given the important scenes elevating hero with lots of drama and she does them well.
Catherine Tresa has a good lovely character that makes first half very lively. She gets to play an interesting character of MLA that is different from the usual heroines we see.
Aadhi playing the role of villain is terrific. Director has showcased him in a very thrilling manner. The buildup of his evilness is awesome and is sure to bring a chill down the spine.
Srikanth has a full length supporting role along with hero. He is given good importance and has his moments during the finale of the film. Jayaprakash and Sai Kumar are superb in their small roles and so Rajiv Kanakala in brief appearance.
Comedy is handled by Brahmanandam, Surekha Vani, Annapurna and Vidyullekha Raman. They are bring the required family sentiments and bonding along with relief in the film through their comedy.
Director Boyapati Sreenu brings all his trademarks into play. He takes extreme care for each and every elements that requires his touch and makes them shine. The four blocks in first half for example, introduction of Aadi and Allu Arjun, the court sequence and interval have all came out well.
In the second half similar impact is missing which is where the film falters a bit. All the build up till the pre climax is good, highlighting the evil nature of villain and super strength of hero through the fight scenes in the flashback. The face to face meeting of the two characters should have been handled slightly well. The racy screenplay of course takes care of all this.
Overall all the mass elements work and they make Sarrainodu a ‘saraina’ mass entertainer for mass director Boyapati Sreenu.
Musically the film is decent with songs that are alright by SS Thaman. The background score is very good. Cinematography by Rishi Punjabi is excellent, it gives rich look to the film. Editing is neat and it gives smooth flow to the film. Songs have been choreographed well but the real highlights are action sequences executed by Ram Lakshman, Kecha and others. Production values by Geetha Arts are superb.
Bottom-line: the right mass entertainer