Thellavarithe Guruvaram Review:
MM Keeravani's younger son Sri Simha made a promising debut with the 2019 film Mathu Vadalara. Now, he came up with a romantic comedy titled Thellavarithe Guruvaram. The teaser and the trailer looked good and the film had finally hit the screens today. Here is our review of it.
Bridegroom Veeru (Sri Simha) elopes just a few hours before his marriage. On the flip side, bride Madhu (Misha Narang) also does the same and runs away from home. Due to some circumstances, they come across each other. What happened next? Why they eloped just a few hours before their marriage? What is the role of Krishna Veni (Chitra Shukla) in Veeru's life? To know these answers, you have to watch the film.
Sri Simha's first film was a screenplay based film and there was no need for him to showcase his acting skills in that movie. But this film is a romantic comedy and needed Simha's best to elevate the scenes. The young actor did justice to his role. He did well in the emotional scenes. His expressions in the comical scenes are also very good. Heroines Misha Narang and Chitra Shukla were adequate in their roles. The major highlight of the film is comedian Satya. Just like in Mathu Vadalara, he elevates the comedy scenes to the next level with his impeccable timing. He is the star of this film. Rest others like Rajeev Kanakala and Harsha were decent in their respective characters.
Director Manikanth tried to portray modern relationships in a confusing comedy way. Some of his scenes worked well in the first half. He was able to maintain the tension well but if we look at the entire movie, things get dragged and boring after a point. The viewers don't get invested in the main plot with unnecessary confusion that is being created on screen. Most of the scenes look routine and outdated. The chemistry between the leads didn't work out well.
Music Director Kaala Bhairava has given decent songs and background score for the film. Cinematography by Suresh is good. The visuals were breezy. The editing could have been better. The production values are very good.
The first half of Thellavarithe Guruvaram is funny with confusing comedy and screenplay. However, things go haywire in the second half. There is too much of a lag in the latter half that tests the patience of the viewers. The director should have made it crisp. The routine scenes are another drawback of the film.
Thellavarithe Guruvaram Verdict:
On the whole, the movie is neither inventive nor engaging as Simha's first film Mathu Vadalara.