Updated: August 06, 2021 14:03 IST
Rating : 2.25/5
Dharma (Sai Kumar) inherits SR Kalyanamandapam, a marriage hall in Rayachoti, Kadapa. However, he wastes away the financial resources pooled in by his family. This results in a strained relationship with his son (Kiran), an energetic young lad. What is the story behind SR Kalyanamandapam? Can Dharma mend his ways and win back the love of his son, and also those around him?
SR Kalyanamandapam is set in a rural backdrop. The actors use the Rayalaseema dialect and their mannerisms are authentic. Those residing in rural areas can relate to the lead characters in the film. Sai Kumar as Dharma, an aging alcoholic who ruins the wealth of his family comes up with a compelling portrayal. He carries his role with great finesse. Kiran Abbavarmam, as a carefree youth is good. He does particularly well in youthful scenes. Priyanka Jawalkar is seen in a very typical and cliched role.
SR Kalyanamandapam has an arguably breezy opening half, thanks to slapstick comedy that serves the purpose to an extent. But things don’t go quite smoothly in the penultimate second half. Father-son emotional scenes are good but unnecessary elevation scenes and heroism blocks look fabricated. The film ends up as a subpar action drama that is a tad too inconsistent to make for a compelling watch.