In the last 25 years, no Telugu filmmaker or big actor has come forward to do a multi-starrer movie. Director VV Vinayak and producer Dil Raju have done it and dared to bring two superstars like Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh together on screen with Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC), which has hit the marquee today. The much-hyped movie, which had created huge expectations among the film goers, is really a wonderful flick that suits the image of the Superstars and it is a big treat for their fans this Sankranthi.
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu is a complete family drama with a few commercial elements. The performances of Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh are the main attractions in the film. Srikanth Addala's brilliant narration and dailogues, Mickey J Meyer's melodious music, KV Guhan's beautiful picturisation are its other highlights. What lacks in the film is that the missing of lead actors' heroism and slow-paced narration in the second half. The movie has a simple and beautiful story, which revolves around a middle class family.
The movie is all about brother sentiment. Director Vinayak, who is known for his storytelling, has brought out the emotions between various characters in the family in a realistic way. The first half of the film is very interesting with few heart touching moments and songs. The second half is also good, but it falls short to catch up fast with the pace of the narration.
Mallikharjuna Rao (Venkatesh) is a soft-hearted man who is leading happy life with his wife (Anjali). His brother Mahesh Babu (Seetha Rama Raju) is a daring youth. While pursuing his MBA studies in Visakhapatnam, he falls in love with Samantha, who is a daughter of a rich businessman (Rao Ramesh). With the consent from both families, they tie the knot, but their relationship hits the rough patch due to minor disputes between the couple.
On hearing the shocking news of their breakup, Mahesh Babu's father dies of heart attack. This incident causes split between the two brothers and Mallikharjuna Rao leaves house with his pregnant wife. What happens next will form the crux of the story of Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu.