Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Release Date: 11 Jan 2013
Director: Srikanth Addala
Producer: Dil Raju
The story of ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’ is set in a small village called Relangi. The story revolves around a lovable family lead by Prakash Raj. Fondly called as Relangi Mavayya by his nephews and nieces, Prakash Raj is seen as a kind hearted gentleman who gives great importance to human values and relationships. He has two sons – Peddodu (Venkatesh) and Chinnodu (Mahesh Babu).
Venkatesh is seen as a strong willed and highly emotional guy who does not like to bow down to others. He believes in doing what is right and waits for the ‘big golden chance’ in life. He is unemployed, but very honest and loves his younger brother Mahesh a lot. Seetha (Anjali) is his maradalu. She is very attached to Venkatesh and grows up believing him to be her husband.
Mahesh Babu on the other hand, is a witty and charming young one who is irresistible to women. He tries to talk his way out of situations using his wit. He falls in love with Geetha (Samantha), who happens to be the daughter of Rao Ramesh. Rao Ramesh is seen as an arrogant guy who ridicules Prakash Raj and his family for their low wealth.
The unemployment of Venkatesh and the ridicule heaped on the family by relatives puts some strain on the relationships. Both Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu find that their love lives also get affected by all this.
What does Prakash Raj do in these circumstances….? Can Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu win the women they love? That forms the story of ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’.
Minus Points :
There is a slight lag in narration in the second half. It is not uncomfortable, but it can be felt. The film needs to be watched without expecting any of the traditional heroism associated with Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu. If you go looking for that ,you may be disappointed.
Great emphasis is placed on family bonding and human emotions and traditional commercial elements take a back seat here.
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu is a Simple woven tale of human emotions. The film is a must watch, just to see Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu bond so well on the big screen if not for anything else. Good performances from the lead cast, clean family drama and some nice emotional moments are big bonuses. Don’t go in expecting traditional heroism from Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu. On the whole, SVSC is a Sankranthi entertainer that you need to watch with your family.