Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara is a brave attempt by JK Bharavi and great performances by Kaushik, Nagarjuna, Mohan Babu and Srihari are the main attraction in the movie. Nag Srivathsav's music and background score, beautiful picturisation, Bharavi's screenplay and meaningful dialogues, brilliant art direction and costumes are other highlights of the film. But visual effects and CGI work spoils its beauty.
The movie is based on the life of iconic 9th century saint Adi
Sankaracharya, who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.
This saint from Kerala is considered as the manifestation of
sanatana dharma - Hinduism. He is regarded as the reincarnation of
Lord Siva. JK Bharavi has penned screenplay and dialogues for the
It opens with Megastar Chiranjeevi's voice-over. Narrating the greatness of Adi Sankaracharya, Chiru's voice sets a perfect tone for the film. Then it heads to narrate the story of the saint. The crux of the story is the clash between Chandaludu and Lord Siva. Continue to read the story and Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara movie review in the slideshow.
Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara Story
Shankara decides to become a saint at very tender age. Agni
Devudu (Tanikella Bharani), Rudraksha Rushi (Mohan Babu) and
Chandaludu (Nagarjuna) help him realise his dream. While he is on
his way to Kasi, Kapala Marthanda Raju (Suman) tries to seize the
Sarvaghna Peetam. How Adhishankara stops the Peetham from falling
into the wrong hands will form the rest of the story.
Kaushik, who is debuting as actor, has delivered brilliant
performances. He has played the title role of Adhishankara in the
film for which he has tried to do 100% justice. He will definitely
impress the viewers.
Nagarjuna's Perfomance In SJAS
Nagarjuna is sure to rock the film goers as Chadaludu in Sri
Jagadguru Adi Shankara. His brilliant performance is big asset
for the film.
Mohan Babu In SJAS
Dr Mohan Babu has played a brief role - Rudraksha Rushi and his
great performance is sure to rock the viewers. His presence in film
is also a big asset for the movie.
Supporting Actors In SJAS
Other actors like Saikumar, Srihari, Suman, Kaikala
Satyanarayana, Mynampati Sreerama Chandra, Meena, Kamalinee
Mukherjee, Kamna Jethmalani, Rohini, Roja, Posani Krishna Murali
and Tanikella Bharani have also delivered brilliant
Technical Stuff In SJAS
In the technical front, Nag Srivathsav's music and background
score are the main highlights. Few of his songs are good to listen.
Cinematography, Visual effects and CGI work are also good, they
fall flat in holding the attention of the viewers. Editing should
have been much better. JK Bharavi's screenplay and dialogues are
brilliant, but he has failed in direction department.
Overall, Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara is a really good
attempt in Tollywood, which produces maximum number of mass masala
movies. It is a good family entertainer for this festive
SJAS Cast And Crew
Producer: Jayasri Devi
Director: JK Bharavi
Cast: Kaushik Babu, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Mohan Babu, Saikumar, Srihari, Suman, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Mynampati Sreerama Chandra, Meena, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Kamna Jethmalani, Rohini, Roja, Posani Krishna Murali and Tanikella Bharani
Music: Nag Srivatsav
Release date: August 15, 2013