Balakrishna has already administered several messages in his previous films Simha, Sri Rama Rajyam and Adhinayakudu. Many in the industry think that it is creating a proper platform for political entry by highlighting several socio-political issues in the state. Now, the actor has doled out another message to the society as a journalist in his latest outing Srimannarayana. Balayya's Narasimha Swamy avatar will surely rock.
Srimannarayana (Balakrishna) is a powerful journalist working in a news channel TV6. His colleague (Parvati Melton) loses her heart to him, but he is in love with his sister-in-law Bhanu (Isha Chawla). His father Narayana Murthy (Vijaykumar) forms Jai Kisan Trust and collects donations from farmers. But minister Bail Reddy (Jayaprakash Reddy), bank manager Rajan Modaliyar (Kota Srinivasa Rao), Dr Srikar Prasad (Bapineedu), IG Marthand Rao (Rao Ramesh) plan to swindle the money and consult local don Puli Kesav (Supreet) for the same. They kill Narayana and implicate his son in the murder case and send him to jail. How he proves himself to be innocent and takes revenge upon them will form the crux of the story.
Performance: Balakrishna appears younger than his age on the screen and he really looks handsome in the film. Choreographers have given very stylish moves to Balakrishna, who has showed lot of ease in dances. His action sequences have been shot well. There are several punch dialogues and some seem to aim at scams of Congress leaders. Both Isha Chawla and Parvati Melton have filled the glamour slot and there is not much scope for them to perform. Suresh has done well as a powerful villain and other artistes have done justice to their roles. Dharmavarapu, Duvvasi Mohan, MS Narayana, Krishna Bhagawan tried their best to bring laughs in the film.
Technical: Chakri has given mass tunes to all the songs, which are sure to rock front-benchers. Choreography suits the taste of Balayya fans. The background score is good to listen. The punch dialogues, exclusively meant for Balayya, are good and powerful. Though some of the comedy dialogues have double meaning, there is less vulgarity when you listen. Surender Reddy's camera is nice to watch as all the visuals are very cool and give a nice feeling. Gauthamraju's editing is adequate.
Ravi Chavali has penned a story keeping Balakrishna's image in view, but he has cut short many of his mannerisms. The director has a tight grip on the narration, which helps him to impress all classes of audiences. All the emotional scenes have been managed with extreme care.
Remarks: The film has no Balayya's frills. Though the film has punch dialogues, they are usual in a journalistic career. Watch the film without any expectations and the film would definitely give good entertainment.
Cast: Balakrishna, Isha Chawla, Parvati Melton, Vijaykumar, Suresh, Vinodkumar, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jayaprakash Reddy, Bapineedu, Rao Ramesh, Nagineedu, Supreet, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Krishna Bhagawan, Ahuti Prasad, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, MS Narayana, Raja Ravinder, Duvvasi Mohan, MS Narayana, Sudha, Satyakrishnan and others.
Dialogues: Poluri Ghatikachalam; Music - Chakri; Camera - T Surender Reddy; Editing - Gauthamraju; Art - Nagender; Presents - RR Movie Makers: Producer - Ramesh Puppala; Story, Screenplay and Direction - Ravikumar Chavali.
Banner: Yellow Flowers
Released on: August 30, 2012