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Sarkaru Vaari Paata – Previous Wine, Older Bottle, However Fortunately A Bit Of Previous Mahesh Babu

Forged: Mahesh Babu, Keerthy Suresh, Samuthirakani, Vennela Kishore

Director: Parasuram Petla

There are two methods to have a look at Sarkaru Vaari Paata. Both view the movie as an astoundingly unoriginal movie that follows no screenplay writing guidelines or rejoice it because the return of Mahesh Babu of the late 2000s and early 2010s the place he was keen to take a joke on himself, be villainous, and most significantly present some vitality on display. 

When introduced with excellent news and dangerous information on the similar time, I normally select to listen to the dangerous information first. So let me start by recounting how creatively uninteresting Sarkavaru Vaari Paata is. The plot is easy. A cash lender within the USA, Mahesh (Mahesh Babu) decides to go to Vizag to retrieve cash that’s owed to him by Rajendranath (Samuthirakani), a corrupt businessman. However as soon as there, he realises that he’s not alone in being cheated by the businessman and the movie is about him bringing these affected by Rajendranath’s greed to justice. 

The unoriginality of the movie begins from the primary sequence which establishes a younger Mahesh as an orphan whose mother and father commit suicide as a result of they’re unable to clear their debt. This portion within the movie is straight out of the Puri Jagannath textbook of hero making. However the place Jagannath makes use of the parentless protagonist to bestow upon them an ethical greyness right here it’s used for sympathy. Even the reveal of the mother and father’ dying appears straight out of Jojo Rabbit and never that the homage is dangerous however there it was sudden and right here it’s too predictable.  

Equally, the plot rapidly jumps to the US the place Mahesh is established as a scrupulous cash lender. However how did an orphan learning in a distant nook of Andhra Pradesh find yourself working such a profitable finance firm within the USA? Perhaps that story would have been thrilling. As a result of there actually is not any motive for the story to be within the US aside from the truth that it could possibly be a reminder of the times of Dookudu when Mahesh Babu was out of the country chasing girls and preventing dangerous guys and it labored nicely for that movie. Or possibly it’s a technique to please the abroad followers of Mahesh Babu amongst whom he’s the most well-liked out of his contemporaries down south. 


However as a result of the plot is ready within the US it suffers from a language challenge the place it’s confused about whether or not to be in Telugu or English and it settles for the English that was popularized by ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’. So, when Mahesh beats up goons, he talks in a language acquainted to neither the viewers nor the dangerous guys within the movie. 

Sarkaru Vaari Paata’s director Parasuram Petla has had a problematic understanding of consent and girls in his earlier movies, particularly Geeta Govindham and Anjaneyulu. His least problematic movie might be Solo and that also has a couple of points. Was it actually essential to have Mahesh slap Kalavathy (Keerthy Suresh)? I imply certain she cheats him or methods however that exists in a airplane of farce-comedy that isn’t actual and the slap awkwardly brings us again to actuality. The second half has some straight-up horrible writing the place she’s pimped out by her uncle to “please” Mahesh Babu. In fact, he doesn’t do something to her but it surely’s all such horrible writing that cheapens his protagonists. Additionally, Kalavathy is such a badly written character that it’s heartening to see Keerthy Suresh play it with a lot earnestness it seems like she was nonetheless utilizing all of the performing notes from Mahanati.

Even by way of storytelling Parasuram Petla fails as a result of the villain and the hero’s quest is launched after the primary act is completed and near the interval. An enormous portion of the primary half is eaten by a love-hate story between Kalavathi and Mahesh, and actually, that may have been a refreshing rom-com to observe. However right here the generic villain is launched so late and by then you definately by no means actually care about him or his devious plans. And Mahesh’s motive to tackle this trigger by no means feels “private” sufficient to his character so the second half turns into a sermon. 

It’s astounding that regardless of having no real interest in politics Mahesh Babu chooses so many social message-y movies with weak plots and weak character arcs. I want he would be part of politics as a result of that may justify these movies’ preachy parts and the wasted potential of an actor pretty much as good as him. 

Okay, I believe I’m completed with the dangerous information half. Now the excellent news?

It’s so refreshing to see Mahesh Babu lastly let himself free and never be too critical. On this movie, he’s typically the punchline, he additionally lets himself be a bit of devilish on display so we by no means actually know what this madcap goes to do and eventually it’s good to see him chase a girl with out the love story revolving round how good-looking he’s. 

None of it’s pretty much as good because it was once between Pokiri and Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, but it surely’s a model of him we haven’t seen in practically a decade. 

Take his early parts with Kishore (Vennela Kishore) the place regardless of Kishore’s warnings Mahesh is hopelessly in love. The one-liners and even the little apart about Kalavathy’s Oscar and her being in Titanic are all hilarious. That is the place Mahesh Babu is at his finest. Being humorous and improper whereas he features our sympathies. Or watch him leap on his sofa in pleasure when he will get a textual content from Kalavathy and he’s again to being lovable and shy reminding the viewers of his Khaleja.


Then take the scene within the second half the place he’s confronting the villain and says “champipaardhobbutha” (I’ll kill) earlier than transitioning to “naa ego ni” (my ego) with a wry smile. It’s a devious tease the place the viewers is aware of that he’s faking it however the villains don’t. It’s the kind of goofiness that wasn’t current in his previous few movies. He does this all by way of the movie promoting one-liners that aren’t humorous sufficient, hero pictures that aren’t heroic sufficient, and punch dialogues that aren’t punchy sufficient. 

Or equally, watch him in the long run as he sells an outrageous combat in a financial institution holding a bunch of keys set to a improbable rap track by Thaman in one of many few moments of the movie the place all departments appear to be in synchrony. He says “Ekkada badithe akkada followers untaaru” (I’ve followers all over the place). It’s the movie’s first punchline that feels earned and Mahesh Babu delivers it with the swagger lacking in his earlier movies. However sadly, it’s additionally proper on the ending. 

With Mahesh Babu, there’s this sense of there being simmering untapped potential – of heroism, of emotional performing, of romance, of comedy – however sadly it appears to be all rumble and noise. It erupted a few years in the past with Pokiri and Dookudu. However practically a decade later, whereas Sarkaru Vaari Paata was a louder rumble than his earlier movies, the eruption of Vesuvius has been postponed. 

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