Web Series: Kumari Srimathi
Cast: Nithya Menen, Gautami, Tallluri Rameshwari, Thiruveer, Nirupam, Prem Sagar
Director: Gomtesh Upadhye
Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video
Release Date: 28th September, 2023
Story: Srimathi (Nitya Menen) and her uncle Keshava Rao (Prem Sagar) are involved in a feud for ancestral property in a village called Ramaraju Lanka. Srimathi made a promise to her grandfather during her childhood that she would never sell the house. Keshava Rao presents a fake will in the court, stating that his father transferred the property to his name long ago. He is also into a sale deed with another party to sell the house, but the court rejects it because it is an ancestral property.
The court allows Srimathi to purchase the house and gives her six months to arrange the funds required for that. Srimathi, who works as a chef, earns a very low salary. With the advice of Sriram (Nirupam) who is her neighbour she decides to start a business and put a bar and restaurant in her village. The rest of the story is all about how Srimathi gets successful in her attempt of chasing the dreams.
Performances: Nitya Menen’s performance in this comedy drama was superb Though there are many actors in the series, Nitya stands out with her impeccable performance. Gautami gave a natural performance in the mother role while Prem Sagar was also good as the comical antagonist. Nirupam and Thiruveer were good while Talluri Rameshwari, Praneetha Patnaik, Akshay Lagusani and others were apt.
- Nithya Menen’s Performance
- Boring Parts in the middle episodes
- Few Convenient Situations
Kumari Srimathi is a well-crafted comedy drama that has subtle humor along with some heartfelt emotions. For the most part, the comedy portions work. The performance of Nitya Menen, the entertaining moments and dialogues work well while some boring parts and the pacing issues at times do not work for it. Overall, Kumari Srimathi is an enjoyable series for a weekend binge-watch.