Actors: Bala Krishna, Parvathi Melton, Isha Chawla, Vijay Kumar, Sudha, Duvvasi Mohan, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Nagineedu, Supreeth, Rao Ramesh, Suresh, Kota, Vinod Kumar, Ahuthi Prasad, Ravindra, MS Narayana and Krishna Bhagwan
Director: Ravi Chavali
Producer: Ramesh Puppala
Banner: Yellow Flowers
Story: Natasimham Nandamuri Balakrishna's ‘Srimannarayana’ released today with high expectations. Balaiah played a journalist role that unearths the scam happening around him. Director Ravi Chavali inspired by the recent scams in India developed a powerful jurno role which he is playing for the first time.
Narayana Murthy ( Vijay Kumar) playing the role of Srimannarayana’s (Bala Krishna) father known for his good deeds opens Jai Kissaan trust and gathers crores of rupees of funds to help the poor farmers. When he tries to actually use that amount for the farmers, villains steal the money by killing him, and trap Siman in their evil act.
Rest of the story deals with how Sriman with the help of Swapnika (Parvathi Melton) take revenge to fulfill his father's dream.
Performance: Bala Krishna is underutilised in the powerful character. His character is not etched well to the satisfaction of his fans. Balaiah rarely roars and hardly utters the punch dialogues. Balaiah excelled in action scenes.
Paravthi Melton as friend journalist is OK. But, her figure is not suitable for Telugu audience. Even Balaiah comment “Bonguki shirt pant vesinanattunaav” suits her. Isha Chawla is used for padding in the movie. There is nothing much for her to perform SIL role.
Vijay Kumar in father role justified his selection. Jaya Prakash Reddy, Supreeth, Suresh, Rao Ramesh, Kota and Nagineedu are OK in Villainous role. Vinod Kumar and Ahuthi Prasad did their part. Duvvasi Mohan comedy is enjoyable.
Technical: Ravi Chavali is 25-30 yrs late in making the movie. The script would have worked in mid-eighties. It is a tested and tired story with no novelty in screenplay. Unfortunately, he failed to etch the Balaiah character powerful.
Chakri music is an average fare. His background score in action scenes is good. Cinematography is good. Action scenes are plus point to the movie. Dialogues should have been better to suite the image of bala Krishna. Production values are good.
Analysis: The movie starts with the heroism scene and goes through a lull drama for almost an hour. Movie picks up before interval with couple of interesting scenes keeping the audience suspense. But, director failed to continue it for long reveals the suspense in next scene.
Director touched Satyam scam and 2G Spectrum scam, but stayed away from the current scams in AP. CBI officer probing Sriman in Charlapalli jail, their conversation seems like inspired from news columns about Jagan. The rest of the movie runs on routine screenplay with predictable end.
Overall, Srimannarayana is an average film for Balaiah fans. The movie will have its good share from B and C centers. It’s run in multiplexes and overseas is doubtful.