Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC) is a clean family entertainer, bereft of any masala or violence like any Mahesh or venkatesh’s earlier films.
Otherwise, it is an out and out Mahesh Babu’s film with little credit to Venkatesh, who played straight-forward character mincing no words in the film. Samantha, who played opposite Mahesh Babu, remained an additional frame to the screen while Anjali could manage to steal the show with her simple but beautiful expressions in the film.
The story line was about two brothers who come under pressure over their family relationship with their wealthy relatives in Vijayawada. The Relangi family of Prakash Raj, his wife played by Jayasudha and his mother Rohini Attangadi, is averse to Vijayawada people who are arrogant with money.
Raj’s elder son ‘Peddodu’ or venkatesh and ‘Chinnodu’ or Mahesh Babu fight over the sentiments and family prestige, How they adjust to the new society’s demand for pretension than village simplicity.
Here, Mahesh Babu and Seetha or Anjali, the niece of Raj who was orphaned in childhood and brought up by the Relangi family, bring new turn to the film.
Since the film lacks new generation’s expectations like fights or violence, it remains to be seen how much money it makes initially. But the film is set to make good impact in the long run like “Shankarabharanam” or “Bommarillu”.
Otherwise, Venkatesh is mostly seen raising his collar in the film and it looked really odd sometimes that he was aping TV serial hero in “Mogali Rekulu”.
More than the family drama, it is intriguing to see too many girls fall for Mahesh Babu. The director was clear from the beginning that it was indeed a film by Mahesh Babu and that it should not have the violent turn of events as in “Businessman” or “Dookudu”.
Barring some of the comments that Mahesh Babu makes about women, which are derogatory, the film remains a family entertainer.
Director Srikanth Addala was able to focus more on family feuds with a humane touch. As Anjali was to marry Peddodu, Samantha from a family of wealthy relatives makes the situation interesting but finally it was family head (Prakash Raj) who solves the equations.
K.V. Guhan’s cinematography and music by Mickey J. Meyer match the expectations of viewers but the problem is that the end is rather abrupt with Prakash Raj’s speech and leaves one clueless whether to leave the hall or not.