Once bitten, twice shy, they say. Obviously whoever coined this brilliant phrase didn't meet us folks at fullhyd.com. We are more the try-and-try-till-you-succeed King Bruce and the spider types. And since we had no intention of playing the long- suffering, if-life-is-a-bowl-of-cherries-what-am-I-doing-with-the-pits Ally McBeal types, we made up our mind that if we have to go through another Uday Kiran starrer, we might as well have fun.
Sriram is essentially a payback-tale minced with brief but hilarious interludes, where wannabe policeman Sriram (Uday Kiran) ravaged by a shady already-policeman Shankar (Ashish Vidhyarthi), decides to get back.
Sriram is an eligible young man aspiring to become a police officer. When I say eligible, I mean that he has in him all the ingredients to become a competent police officer: patriotism, restlessness, combat skills and smoking (oops! okay, we didn't say that!).
One fine day, his rendezvous with his sweetheart Madhu (Anita) is interrupted by an uncouth policeman Shankar. Dishum, dishum and thud, and Shankar is in hospital vowing vengeance. Now what? Dishum, dishum, dishum, dishum and thud, and now Sriram has a broken leg and is hospitalized.
Thereon, it's a long entertaining duel between Sriram and Shankar's brain-n-muscle powers. Obviously, the good guy wins and gets the girl (country cow would be a befitting word for Anita), and the bad guy gets dead. The end.
We at fullhyd.com are heartbroken that our favorite tomato-man
's post stands vacated! No more a Neanderthal doing the jingalala on the silver screen, it's a 100% new-fangled Uday Kiran introduced in Sriram, grown up from that "me the
caveman... me think you like caveman, too" phase. So if you want to enjoy a little cave play by Uday Kiran, well, this movie's not for you. Uday Kiran must have put in Herculean effort to at least come closer to what we call acting.
Sunil is in his elements in the movie with his customary West Godavari accent. And award winning Ashish Vidhyarthi unquestionably lives up to expectations - he has commendably rendered the negative role as a corrupted police officer. And as far as Anita is concerned, we have one role in mind made just for her - that of a cute-white pregnant Neanderthal cave girl... Jingalalahu Jingalalahu Khurr Khurr!
Director Aditya is successful in keeping up constant pace with lots of light suspense, right till the end. As usual there was excellent music from our veteran music director R P Patnaik. The music will grow on you, and is not the instant-ear-candy types.
Sriram will appeal strongly to Uday Kiran's fans, die-hard fans of Sunil and average cine-goers. And perhaps even to die-hard fans of fullhyd.com. Jingalalahu Jingalalahu Khurr Khurr!