Sarkaru vaari paata movie Review: Mahesh Babu wins in Sarkar’s auction

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s “Sarkaru Vaari Paata” is the most awaited movie in the Telugu states currently. The film got immense response with the promising trailer and the songs. Let’s see how the film fares at box-office.


Mahi (Mahesh Babu) loses his parents in his childhood as they could not clear their debts in time and commit suicide, leaving just one rupee to Mahi. Later, Mahi gets settled in the states by starting a finance corporation. There he meets Kalaavathi (Keerthy Suresh) and falls in love with her. Kalaavathi cheats on Mahi and she needs to pay him a debt of 10 thousand dollars. Mahi reaches Rajendranath (Samuthirakani), who is the father of Kalaavathi, to collect his debt and the face-off gets started. Rajendranath is also involved in a 10 thousand crores scam. How Mahi is related to that scam, and how does he collect the money back from Rajendranath forms the remaining plot of the story.


Sarkaru Vaari Paata is an out-and-out Mahesh Babu show from beginning to end. It is his charisma, screen presence, comedy timing, and action avatar that will keep the audience glued to their seats. The interval twist has been handled quite well by Parasuram. Also, the manner in which common people who pay heavy EMI’s get into problems has been showcased well. He has directed this film and narration-wise, he has taken a very safe route.

Story-wise, there is nothing novel that is showcased. It is a typical mass commercial hero movie format where things happen according to the hero’s convenience. Though it’s entertaining, the track of Keerthi Suresh, Subbaraju, and Mahesh looks forced in the second half.

While watching the film, one gets a feeling that there should have been more drama to elevate the pain in the film. But that does not happen as the narration is rushed by the climax. After a point in the second half, the film gets a bit preachy and lengthy as well.

On a whole, “Sarkaru Vaari Paata” is a film which shown Mahesh in a new look. The duo of Parasuram and Mahesh paid the audience, both the principal and the interest for the one and half year long and worthy wait from the audience, by delivering a perfect mass entertainer with an underlying strong message.


Mahesh Babu is back in his best business of delivering the performance which has the perfect and natural comedy timing in the film. As the film belongs to the genres of action and comedy, Mahesh perfectly balances the intensity in action scenes and his natural timing in the comedy scenes. Mahesh’s looks, body language, and dialogue delivery are unique in the film. His grace and energy in songs were never seen before.

Keerthy Suresh is very gorgeous and gets a different role in the film as Kalaavathi, from those she plays regularly. Keerthy has two shades in her character and she perfectly balances them both. The chemistry between Keerthy and Mahesh in the first half worked very perfectly. Samuthirakani perfectly justified his role as an antagonist. The character of Rajendranath is so strong in the film, and Samuthirakani played it even more stronger. Vennela Kishore in the first half and Subbaraju in the second half are in the driving seat along with Mahesh to provide lots of laugh to the audience. Tanikella Bharani gets another prominent role in this film, again as a common man and he delivers out best to it. Nadhiya played the senior most bank official. Even though her role is small in terms of screen time, she is the one who played the major role in the film in terms of the plot and backstory.


Parasuram’s writing is the core strength of the film. Right from the plot and the back story to screenplay, comedy, and characterizations, Parasuram scores top class in every aspect of the film with his writing. The value of money is very well taught in the film and it is surely an eye-opener for the audience. He discussed about money, loans, debts, bank scams, politics, system, and a lot more valuable information in the film. The love track between Mahesh and Keerthy, and the comedy track between Mahesh, Vennela Kishore, and Subbaraju were written so perfectly and provides the audience an unlimited entertainment.

Thaman adds another blockbuster album to his career. Kalaavathi and Ma Ma Mahesha add strength to this mass and commercial entertainer. The title track of “Sarkaru Vaari Paata” also attracts the audience in the second half. Thaman’s background score is energetic as he always does. Cinematographer Madhi and the art director AS Prakash needs a special mention. The visuals are so amazing, just like their work. The entire first half love episode is the mark highlight of Madhi. Ma Ma Mahesha is the mark highlight of AS Prakash. Choreographer Sekhar also needs a special mention. Sekhar understood the body language of Mahesh so well and composed the dance moves for him. Kalaavathi and Ma Ma Mahesha are surely going to be one of the best works of Sekhar for a long time.


Mahesh Babu screen presence




Repetitive scenes

Lags in some portions