Written by Sai Madhav Burra and directed by debutante Kishor B, Sreekaram features Sharwanand and Priyanka Arul Mohan in lead roles and the rest of the cast includes Rao Ramesh, Amani, Sr Naresh, Sai Kumar, Murali Sharma, Satya, and Sapthagari in prominent roles. The music and background score are composed by Mickey J Meyer and the visuals are imprinted on-screen by J Yuvraj. Produced by Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta under 14 Reels Plus banner, the story is based on real-life incidents as per the makers. Touted to be a movie that focuses on the importance of agriculture, let us see the merits and demerits of Sreekaram.
Sreekaram is full of life
Karthik (Sharwanand) is a software engineer who visits his hometown during Sankranthi. Rao Ramesh (Keshavulu) is his father and a farmer. Sai Kumar lends money to people at higher interests and buys their lands at low prices as they are unable to repay owing to lack of profits in agriculture. Karthik manages to clear off his father’s debt and motivates the villagers to take up collective agriculture and this does not go well with Sai Kumar. How he manages to do it and wins the hearts of villagers forms the crux of Sreekaram.
Sharwanand is a one-man show
Sreekaram is undoubtedly Sharwanand’s one more feather in the cap of his acting career. He has shown more maturity in his act and is extremely impressive in the role of a person who is passionate about farming. Priyanka Arul Mohan gave her best as the lead heroine and was amazing in dances. Rao Ramesh was amazing and so is Naresh. Among the rest of the cast Sai Kumar, Murali Sharma, Satya, and Sapthagari were impressive. The rest were apt in their respective roles.
Kishor makes an impressive debut
At times when makers crave to satisfy the needs of the millennials and make movies keeping them in mind, here comes a movie with a thumping message that is the actual need of the hour. The thought of making a movie keeping the farmers in mind and highlighting the importance of agriculture is by itself a humongous task to take and one must appreciate Kishor to take this script as his debut movie. All the scenes that elevate the prowess of farming, especially towards the latter half came out really well. Sai Madhav Burra’s writing is a huge plus and so is Mickey J Meyer’s music and background score. Yuvraaj’s visuals are captivating to the core. Editing could have been much crisper towards the initial half. The artwork is great and production values from 14 Reels Plus are at their usual best.
WATCH OR NOT
Sreekaram is a perfect blend of all emotions backed by heartwarming performances. Sharwanand was at his usual best and delivered one of his career-best performances. The movie has a very relevant message for today’s society and is a must-watch for everyone with their friends and family. Go for it and you will not be disappointed.
Director: Kishor B
Writer: Sai Madhav Burra
Cast: Sharwanand, Priyanka Arul Mohan, Rao Ramesh, Amani, Sr Naresh, Sai Kumar, Murali Sharma
Music: Mickey J Meyer
Background score: Mickey J Meyer
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