Verdict: Seetha is a decent watch for a run-of-the-mill entertainer.
Fresh from the success of Nene Raju Nene Mantri, popular director Teja is back with Seetha, starring Kajal Aggarwal and Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas. Touted to be the modern Ramayana, Seetha is billed to be a female-centric film with Kajal playing the lead titular character. Sonu Sood plays another significant character in the movie, alongside Mannara Chopra. Bankrolled by AK Entertainments, Seetha has music and background score composed by Anup Ruben while the cinematography is handled by Sirsha Ray.
What’s Seetha About:
Ram is left at a monastery at the age of four. He is promised that Seetha will take care of him and Ram, in turn, must also take care of Seetha. Twenty years later, Seetha (Kajal Aggarwal) grows up to be a city brat with her eyes on an estate worth thousands of crores. She finally meets Ram (Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas), who grows up to be mentally weak but physically strong. With her ill intentions and Ram’s promise, how the two discover the greater truth forms the rest of the story.
As the title suggests, Seetha revolves around the character played by Kajal Aggarwal and she is pitch perfect. The actress is undoubtedly the soul of this movie and has raised the bar with her impeccable act. Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas’ innocence comes into play and his physical appearance suits his role. The fight at the police station in the latter half is the highlight of the film. Playing a character with a mental disability is a challenge and the actor executes it pretty well. We’ve seen Sonu Sood play similar roles in earlier movies and he has carried out his act seamlessly. Mannara Chopra is decent while Bithiri Sathi is successful with his comedy timing.
Seetha is clearly Teja’s movie. Known to extract exemplary performances from his actors, this film is yet another that joins the league of his earlier movies. Having been directed by him for a long time, the flexibility in Kajal’s act is apparent on screen. Anup Ruben’s music and background score are soothing and Sirsha Ray’s camera work is commendable. The editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is neat and the scale of production is grand.
What Could’ve Been Better:
At a time where the Telugu audience is craving for innovative concepts, Seetha might take a backseat due to its predictable factor. Nevertheless, it is a well-made formulaic commercial movie.
Why You Should Watch:
Seetha is yet another run-of-the-mill movie that you can watch without much expectation. It has the right emotions in place and is a decent entertainer.