'SR KALYANAMANDAPAM' Review: .
Published Date : 2021-08-06 05:07:54
SR KALYANAMANDAPAM (2021)
Runtime : 2 hr 28 Min
Release date : 06/08/2021 in Theatres
Genre : Action, Romance, Drama
Cast : Kiran Abbavaram, Priyanka Jawalkar, Saikumar, Srikanth Aiyyengar, Tanikella Bharani
Music : Chaitan Bharadwaj
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues : Kiran Abbavaram
Editing, Direction : Sridhar Gade
Producer : Pramod
SYNOPSIS : Kalyan (Kiran Abbavaram) is a college student who spends time with his group of friends. He loves Sindhu (Priyanka Jawalkar) for three years but she doesn't show the same feelings towards him. Apart from this, he wants to bring the glory back to his grandfather's 'SR Kalyanamandapam' which was completely ruined under his father's (Saikumar) mismanagement with whom he has stopped talking for years.
He returns back to his hometown to take over the family’s kalyana mandapam. Will he ever be able to repair the fractured relationship he shares with his father Dharma (Sai Kumar) and wins Sindhu's (Priyanka Jawalkar) Love is the crux of the story.
STORY : The film is set in Rayachoty of Kadapa district. Kalyan (Kiran Abbavaram) is a happy go lucky youth who is in neck deep love with Priyanka Jawalkar. Kalyan has an ego issue with his dad Dharma (Sai Kumar) and has not spoken to him in the last ten years. Dharma is addicted to alcohol and craves his son’s love. Kalyan renovates the function hall and restarts Kalyana mandapam business. Sindhu gets engaged and her marriage is supposed to happen in Kalyan's function hall. Rest of the movie is about how Kalyan solves his relationship with his father and how he gets his business back into going.
PERFORMANCES : Kiran Abbavaram got a lot of confidence after his first film and it can be seen clearly in 'SR Kalyanamandapam'. This is his second film, but he has shown a lot of ease in expressions and pulled off delicate emotions effectively. Sai Kumar shows his experience in the role of a father. He shows the mark in the climax sequences. Priyanka Jawalkar didn't have much scope to perform except looking glamorous.
TECHNICAL DEPARTMENTS : The major plus point of 'SR Kalyanamandapam' is the music by Chaitan Bharadwaj. His 'Choosale Kallara' and 'Chukkala Chunni' songs attract the crowds. The film has some good visuals and the small town set up has been showcased well. Coming to the director Sridhar, he has done just a passble job. His Editing was not good. Hero Kiran Abbavaram himslef has written Dialogues, Story and Screenplay for this film. He has written lot of elevation scenes for his character but lot of dialogues were over and routine.
ANALYSIS : SR Kalyanamandapam begins as a love story but it slowly becomes about the hero and his father’s relationship. The love story is just icing. This film is more like a talent show of Kiran Abbavaram to prove his other skills like writing apart from acting. Saikumar's characterization lacks clarity. He is shown as a man without any sense of responsibility throughout the movie and the hero stops talking to him but the hero delivers an emotional speech about his dad at the end of the movie which will take your head to a spin. Entire first half of the film focuses on the hero trying to impress his classmate, his banter with his friends, the hero’s attitude, and some entertaining episodes. film has an emotional core in the final portion. The Second half focuses on Father-Son relationship. The Core issue of why the hero stopped talking to his father is handled well. The father-son element is the main highlight.
The predictability of the story and the lack of depth in direction is a big issue. Kiran Abbavaram's screenplay is the film's biggest letdown.The love track or the emotional thread with his father doesn't have any sort of emotional depth which leaves no room for the audience to get connected with the characters. Small details were neglected in the film. The film happens to be running in present age, but KHUSHI theatre episode of FDFS doesnt sync with the narrative. Pellikoduku track with the heroine didn't go well.
SR Kalyanamandapam” suffers from a lot of issues, but the main drawback is inconsistent narration. On the whole, SR Kalyanamandam is a father-son story with a good backdrop. Kiran Abbavaram's One man show.
FINAL VERDICT : SR Kalyanamandapam ends as a Time pass watch for the songs and some good emotions in the second half.