After Venkatadri Express, Sundeep Kishan hadn't tasted proper success or scored a decent hit film till date. His last outing Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene came as some respite but ended up as below average grosser at the box-office. After trying a few varieties of genres in his career, Sundeep Kishan is now banking on comedy entertainer with Tenali Ramakrishna BA BL.
Today the makers have released film's teaser which introduces Tenali Ramakrishna as a struggling lawyer in Kurnool. He doles out of offers such as discounts, cashback to his clients to get them on board. After all the struggle he gets to deal a big case involving Varalaxmi (Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar). What is the case all about? How does it change Ramakrishna's life and career? forms the rest of the story.
The teaser has nothing new to offer or neither it is interesting with same old formulaic plot and pale jokes. Sundeep Kishan is in his elements but somehow he looks uncomfortable with his body language and timing. He looks like a force-fit to the role. After a gap, we get to see Hansika in Telugu film. She is seen as Sundeep Kishan’s love interest in the film and this is one more regular film for her. Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar is debuting into Tollywood with the film and she is the major attraction of teaser. She gets a prominent role which turns the course of the film.
Prabhas Sreenu is seen as Sundeep’s friend who looks good in his role. Apart from him, the film has some good padding in the form of Murali Sharma, Brahmanandam, Vennela Kishore and Sapthagiri. Nageswara Reddy who is known for comedy entertainers has once again come up with a routine commercial entertainer which looks like a rip of so many other films. Sai Kartheek's background score is impressive.
Sundeep Kishan’s idea of getting back to commercial films is fine but choosing good rights with interesting and fresh premise will help him than falling into the trap of routine commercial formula films.