SJ Suryah had revealed the climax of Kushi in the very first scene of the film. That was a gutsy attempt and thankfully, it paid off. Not just Kushi, there are several films where you can say how it is going to end by just getting to see a glimpse of it. When it comes to Srinivasa Kalyanam, the director Satish Vegesna made a bold move by releasing the climax as a teaser for the movie. So, he has clearly stated his intentions by letting the audience know that it is going to be a straight-forward movie without any major twists and turns.
Nithin (Vasu), who comes from a traditional joint family, falls in love with Raashi (Sri), the daughter of a rich money-minded businessman (Prakash Raj). Vasu’s family is so rooted that, they treat marriage as a festival. Whereas, Prakash Raj considers marriage as just another event like how a lot of modern kids assume it to be. So, Srinivasa Kalyanam is all about letting Prakash Raj and the rest of the audience know that marriage is not just an event but has more meaning to it.
The emotional scenes have worked very well. There are some beautiful heartwarming moments but it also has a few cheesy ones that might irk you time and again. Though the concept on paper might seem to be tedious, the screenplay is neatly packed with some beguiling sequences. It is better to stay away from this movie if you aren’t comfortable with exaggerated traditional family movies.
A film as such doesn’t need any conflicts and it is fine to be bland sometimes. Only when you try hard to make it tasty, you spoil the fun. Not every climax needs to have a friction. The conflict towards the end looked force-fitted and totally unnecessary. If not for a stagy climax, the film would have been a fulfilling experience for the family audience.
Cinematographer Sameer Reddy’s camera work elevates the overall canvas of the film. We get to see some glossy visuals with the help of the art direction department. Mickey J Meyer music is indeed a boon to this family drama. His background score joins hands with the director to tell the story.
It is a script that any hero could fit in, and to have a seasoned actor like Nitin is just an added advantage. He scores high in the emotional scenes. His love portions with Raashi looked flat as the director was looking to rush into the marriage phase. Nanditha does a decent job even with the limited scope with her fun-loving performance.