Sreekaram Movie Review – Slow but Inspiring

Movie: Sreekaram
Rating: 2.75/5
Cast: Sharwanand, Priyanka Arul Mohan
Director: Kishore B
Produced By: Ram Achanta & Gopichand Achanta
Release Date: 11th March, 2021

Story: In a village called Anantharajapuram, Ekambaram( Sai Kumar) gives loans to people at a high interest and buys their lands for low prices as farming doesn’t yield much profit. Karthik ( Sharwanand) is the son of a farmer Keshavulu( Rao Ramesh). Karthik works in a software company in the city and clears off his father’s debt. To the surprise of his father, he decides to go back to his village and do farming. Also, upon realizing the state of his relatives who do odd labor jobs in the city to make money, he comes up with a motivation to get back the culture of farming in the village. Chaitra( Priya Mohan) plays his love interest.

Performances: Sharwanand comes up with a very good performance and excels in emotional scenes. Priyanka Mohan is only there as the glamour doll and doesn’t have much scope. Comedy by Satya is good in parts. Rao Ramesh, Naresh, aamani, and Sai Kumar are good as usual. Rest of the artists have done their part.

Plus Points:

Sharwanand and Rao ramesh
2nd half
Emotions and detailing about farming
Climax message
Cinemaphotography
Father sentiment

Minus Points:

Editing
Music
Slow narration
First half

Analysis: The film takes off slowly and the first half doesn’t get interesting till Sharwanand decides to take up farming. The second half is very well dealt with good emotions and the detailing about farming is explained well. The concept of Joint agriculture was well incorporated in the storyline. The point decline of farming across generations and the shortage of farmers was addressed very well towards the end of the film. Dialogues by Sai Madhav Burra are very good. Music by Mickey J Meyer is average but the folk song in 2nd half is impressive. Editing could have been better as the movie is a little slow. All other technical departments are very good. Debutante Director Kishore did a good job handling the emotions. Nowadays, many don’t consider taking farming as a career but the nation and the world need more farmers as there is a shortage. This point is well addressed. The movie can be watched for the detailing and emotions in 2nd half. The movie may not appeal to the youth audience and the box office will depend upon how the audience will receive the emotional scenes.