Sri Simha Koduri chose a unique subject for his first film Mathu Vadalara which failed to set box office on fire. However, he opted for a regular subject for his second film Thellavarithe Guruvaram. Manikanth Gelli debuts as director with the film featuring Chitra Shukla and Misha Narang as leading ladies. Will this film give commercial hit for Sri Simha Koduri?
A day before their marriage, groom Veeru (Sri Simha Koduri) and bride Madhu (Misha Narang) try to flee from the wedding hall due to their own reasons. While Veeru has a girlfriend Swetha (Chitra Shukla) who is very confusing soul changes her mind instantly, Misha has no good opinion on marriage system. Where does their journey end?
The story lacked freshness as we had seen films with similar concepts numerous times. Due to wafer-thin plotline, director Manikanth Gelli included subplots and backstories which remind us of films like Shashirekha Parinayam and Pelli Choopulu. Even the love track of Simha and Chitra is not so charming. Few comedy portions somehow turned a saving grace. Cinematography by Suresh Ragutu is vibrant; Kaala Bhairava’s background score is the biggest plus. However, his songs are mediocre. Editor Satya Giduturi has done a decent job. Production values of Production values of Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram and Loukya Entertainments are good in standard.
Coming to artists performances, Sri Simha Koduri has come up with an okayish performance. Chitra Shukla looked pretty and she is good as Simha’s first girlfriend. Misha Narang is decent looks wise and performance front. Satya is the real hero of the film. Every scene of him in the film gives comic relief. Viva Harsha too provides laughs. Rajeev Kanakala makes his presence felt in a pre-climax scene, wherein Ajay is usual. Others were okay.
Few Comedy Portions
Lack Of Newness In Story
Thanks to OTT resolution in lockdown period, we got to see many interesting films with unique concepts. In fact, small time films work only if the story is novel and screenplay is engaging. Under these circumstances, Manikanth Gelli opted for an outdated story and included few comedy portions. Though the comedy of Satya and Viva Harsha worked out, that’s not enough to save the film.
The film begins with wedding preparations of Sri Simha and Misha. Interestingly, both try to elope due to their own reasons. Like in Pelli Choopulu, the two narrate their flashback. Simha suffers from a health condition and he is admitted in hospital where he falls in love with the doctor. She too accepts his love in no time and the efforts he makes are very routine. Then, there are disturbances in love story which lead to their breakup. Chitra’s over possessiveness and eccentricity tests patience after a point. Well, the flashback of Misha reminds us of Mathu Vadalara serial episode. Then, with a twist in the tale it’s intermission.
Second half starts on funny note with Simha expressing all his agony on Chitra who irks him with her confusion and strange behavior and this is also meant to make Misha a good impression on Simha. Unnecessary bus stop episode followed by the journey of Simha and Misha is boring and uninteresting. Ajay’s episode is only to fill the space and it further kills our interest. After some drama, the film expectedly ends on happy note.
All in all, Thellavarithe Guruvaram is a below average flick with an outdated story. However, Satya and Harsha’s comedy works well. Kaala Bhairava’s BGM is other big asset of the film. CJ goes with 2.25 star rating and it’s better to wait till the film hit the OTT space.