SVSCTwo saleable stars of Tollywood in Venkatesh, Mahesh Babu and tagging with them along are a host of talented actors who act as important cogs in a wheel titled “Seethamma Vakitlo Srimalle Chettu”.  The film is quite different from the run-of-the-mill masala films where it emphasizes on family values, love and marriage.

The film is definitely not for the typical front benchers who would love to see a belly item dance or a drenched heroine dancing to the fast paced tunes. The movie does give scope for some exciting moments and that is limited to the opening scene where the two leading stars make an entry in the opening song. Apart from that, the film follows a subdued pace throughout which might augur well for the family crowd but isn’t the TV serials doing that job? Why should someone come to the theatre to watch this?

In terms of mass appeal, neither Venkatesh nor Mahesh Babu bring in the masala elements, Prakash Raj carry an uniform expression throughout and Jayasudha in the mother’s character scrapes through. The leading ladies in Anjali and Samantha does the job what is required of them. Anjali’s character though could have been well constructed though.

Director Srikanth Addala seems to have pulled a coup with this film which is touted as the first multi-starrer Tollywood film for decades. However, his screenplay seems to have put things in a spot of bother as the story moves without any major twists or turns that would excite the audience.  The pace as mentioned earlier is too slow to bring in any enthusiasm to the viewers. In terms of acting, Venkatesh tops the chart followed by Anjali, Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha and Samantha.

The film is tad lengthy with a running time of 160 minutes. With so much stars in its cast, “Seethamma Vakitlo Srimalle Chettu” might have a huge opening at the box-office, but the chances of it sustaining the momentum seems to be very doubtful.

The film is as lengthy as its title and is targeted to only family audience. So watching it without any expectations might give the viewer some solace but not to mention the strong message that director has decided to tell to the audience for which he needs to be applauded.

“SVSC” might turn out to be a less engrossing fare but it does pass on a good message to the masses.

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