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 film.
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.