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34 out of 50 people found the following review useful:

A Wonderful feel good family entertainer!!

10/10
Author: raghul_lc from India
12 January 2013

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‎Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu: A wonderful feel good family entertainer movie.... After a very very very long time, a full fledged family movie....The movie is all abt the 2 brothers Venkateshmahesh babu (a) Pedhodu Chinnodu with happy situations around the family and both were rocking in all scenes..

Venkatesh: the character he played in this film is a different one. He is neither sweet husband nor a sacrificing family member. His character has an attitude problem. He likes to live life in his way, he don't knows to act for others. A guy who loves his brother much..

Mahesh babu: he did a outstanding performance as younger brother, his character was nicely portrayed, who is playful most of the times...

Other characters: Anjali dominates as the movie title is her name, and she has great respect in the family n she did brilliantly quite well. Samantha, an Angel always... she acted as lover girl who performed perfectly her part.. Prakash raj, always whatever role came his way, the one person can do that is him... outstanding performance..

Technically: Songs scored by Micky J Meyer are good. The title song is excellently picturized. Background music by Mani Sharma is very good. The dialogues penned by Ganesh Patro and Sreekanth Addala are natural and meaningful. Cinematography by Guhan is a feast to eyes..

I felt like "The audiences who watch the film Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu would immerse themselves in the film. Chances are that they would feel like they are watching some real life sequences from in and around their house". As i felt the same...

My rating is 10/10..

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31 out of 48 people found the following review useful:

Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu - A clean Family film

10/10
Author: murarikiran
13 January 2013

SVSC is undoubtedly the most awaited movie of the season if not this year. This is the first true multi-starrer movie in Telugu cinema in last three decades. Mahesh Babu who is in sparkling form teamed up with ace performer Venkatesh in this film about Sibling bonding.

What is it about?

Peddodu (Venkatesh) and Chinnodu (Mahesh) are brothers who have diverse personalities. Peddodu doesn't settle down in life by doing some job and Chinnodu will be in job search. Peddodu not settling in any job is the biggest pressure on their family. Chinnodu tries to guide him but in vain. At a stage the relation between the brothers gets strained and how everything gets cleared is the final scene.

Performances:

Mahesh Babu is currently in a wonderful form especially with his comedy timing. His one liners in East Godavari accent are a treat. He has delivered yet another wonderful performance as chinnodu. He simply carries off the film on his shoulders and provides good entertainment in parts. If not for Mahesh this film would have been a letdown. Such is the impact of Mahesh on this movie.

Venkatesh has been dominated by Mahesh in most of the scenes as Venkatesh played a serious role which is completely in contrast to that of Mahesh's. However Venky had his moments here and there where he comes up with trademark sentimental performance. Being a multistarrer one would expect Venkatesh to have a better role.

Prakash Raj is very good in his role. He is very natural and so is Jayasudha. Anjali's character is over the top at times but she is good and lovely in the role. Samantha is alright. Rao Ramesh and Tanikella Bharani are fine.

On the Technical Front:

Songs are soothing and melodious. Background score is pleasant. Cinematography is cool. Editing could have been better. So many characters have been chopped off (RaviBabu, Raja Raveendra) without proper justification. Dialogues are good. Production values are commendable.

Srinkanth Addala is a good director who has great script sense. His first film Kotha Bangaru Lokam has few very good scenes that prove this point. SVSC is not an exception. Srikanth has once again done a fabulous job in conceiving scenes. The best scene is on Prakash Raj in Badrachalam. However, the director ignored many essential elements to highlight the sibling bonding. His prime focus is only on the brotherhood and he didn't bother about other things which is not an intelligent move on the commercial front.

Analysis:

This movie starts off at its own pace and things start to move briskly once Mahesh and Venkatesh comes together on screen. There is no separate comedy in this film and that has been handled by Mahesh. First half is completely dedicated to create feel good factor and the director succeeds in doing so.

Second half is where the real story has to start. But director only focused on brothers and their emotions. They go apart on few occasions and patches up later. This process repeats for two or three times and the movie ends. You will never realize that the film has gone into the climax part until the movie concludes.

Narration is too flat and that is the biggest drawback. Mahesh and Venkatesh bonding scenes have come out well. Mahesh Babu's phone chat with Samantha is entertaining. Anjali character and Prakash Raj character could have been dealt better for more emotional impact. Mahesh Babu solely shouldered the movie from sinking with his excellent dialogues and performance.

This film has few emotions that will appeal to family audience and females. People who have great bonding with their brothers too might get connected. We have to wait and see how masses embrace this movie.

Verdict: Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu - A clean Family film

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26 out of 42 people found the following review useful:

A beautiful tale of two brothers

10/10
Author: prith189 from USA
13 January 2013

Not often you come across such masterpieces from the Telugu film industry. SVSC is a wonderful emotional tale of two brothers with contrasting personalities and conflicts arising from them. To make such a movie, which throws light on the character's negative shades, and that too with two stars with larger than life images is a truly courageous effort by the director. Though it lacks the entertainment quotient, it more than makes it up with the emotional bonding and the chemistry between the lead actors. Terrific acting, fresh treatment and an underlying message that appeals to every human being, make this movie an absolute classic. If you love Telugu movies, you do not want to miss this.

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22 out of 37 people found the following review useful:

A brilliant attempt to depict a good traditional Indian family genuinely.

10/10
Author: brandnew boy from India
14 January 2013

‎Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu !!! The movie totally deserves such a decent title.. :) I hate to call it a super hit or average or anything, its a whole new wonderful experience.. Don't expect heroism,action scenes, hilarious comedy, romance or any routine stuff of telugu cinema. It just depicts one good traditional Indian family and their emotions beautifully. Srikanth Addala, Dil Raju take a bow for doing this. Totally a decent n good film with amazing cast, simple music, beautiful taking. Mahesh and Venkatesh have done a fabulous job. Anjali did a promising job. Samantha, a fresh go with loads of cute things. Mahesh proves again he's adaptable, looking so natural with Godavari slang. Bottom line : Best one in recent times to watch with family. PS: You'll be touched if u have a sibling. Watch it soon, before some people spoil it for you saying words like boring, dull etc.

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22 out of 38 people found the following review useful:

The world isn't divided into good and bad people, however the good guys always win!

9/10
Author: bhanu-srivatsav from India
13 January 2013

Okay, so here's the catch: what you usually expect from a Telugu film is your average dose of masala, glamorous actors, a story that shall keep you gripped at the edge of your seats and you can a few more flashy stuff to this list( all it'd do is populate it with sheer uselessness).

This one's different though, its bold. How you might ask? It's got a flat story some might say but ladies and gentlemen this is reality and it this is as flat and straight honesty will ever get for you.

Acting: pure class in the form of Mahesh and Venkatesh who carry themselves not just with looks but with a form of decency which can be achieved by men who are well decent to say the least. The acting ensemble consists of the classic players in the Telugu film industry and each reciprocate their usual roles to perfection

The story is honest, the screenplay is ecstatic, the dialogues make you want to cry and this time I'm not talking crocodile tears. The background score gives you goosebumps.

Finally spare a thought for the director, this man has taken an ordinary story some would go on to compare it to the old classic "Gundamma Katha" and well designed it taking into account the ideals of modernization to such brilliance that shall not be achievable in the near future.

Men will be men....but well gentlemen are a class apart. Go watch this movie with any sort of company and you shall exit the theater with a smile on your face. The team of SVSC take a bow!

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Refreshingly Sweet!

9/10
Author: federmahesh from India
8 May 2013

For the start.. Ignore all the negative reviews.

Well it's very unusual to see a telugu movie without comedy, this has really least comedy scenes.. can almost say no comedy at all. But still the movie was really good, all the sweetness bound in it.. esp after watching soo many useless movies like Rachcha, Rebel, Naayak etc

Too bad i missed watching it in the theater. It was full of life thou..you can't always expect to be a total entertainer with comedy, action, and everything combined. This dint even have extreme emotional scenes as well. But the movie is definitely very satisfying.

Anyways.. Enjoy the movie.. It's worth you time!

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Heart touching Movie

8/10
Author: Jensu James from Dubai
21 October 2013

Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu(Translation : The Jasmine vine in Seethamma's Courtyard)- One of the best Telegu movie i have ever seen..(I have watched only few Telegu movies. so please don't mind). "Simple but beautiful". All the characters have done their job almost perfect. Thanks to the whole crew for such a heart touching film. The movie revolves around 2 brothers and their love to each other and to humanity.Family relationships and values are the main focus in Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. PrakashRaj as usual performed exceptionally well. Anjali as a Goddess taking care of the family with innocence. Samantha as a cute Angel. Thanks to the Director and Producer for taking up this project. My rating for the movie is 8/10.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

A middle class family with two jobless lads and the ultimate goal of human life.

7/10
Author: shaktikaja from India
2 May 2013

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Director srikanth addala came up with family drama starring mahesh and venkatesh as brothers. Had he given enough? Lets see.

The man is mahesh babu making viewers laugh with his funny one liners. The first half of the movie is a joy ride with mahesh babu's funny one liners,scenes between mahesh and samantha and some emotional scenes between the brothers and in the family scenes but the second half of the movie loses pace and the last 45 minutes are dull. The audience keep guessing whether the brothers are gonna settle or not but they get disappointed at the end. It has an average climax.

Being a multistarrer movie after a long time in Telugu industry and family movie its an one time watch.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Happy family makes happy world

8/10
Author: amruthvvkp from India
4 May 2013

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It is very unlikely to point out a single dull moment in this crowd- pleasing, tear-jerking healthy family entertainer that presents a story akin to every household. Despite the presence of stars such as Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh, 'Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu' (SVSC) boasts of being a successful multi-starrer throughout by giving equal weightage to both the actors. The film may or may not inspire one and all, but it will definitely send everybody back home with a smile.

Revolving around familial relationships, 'SVSC' narrates the story of two brothers - Peddodu and Chinnodu, played by Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu respectively, and their relationship with everybody around them, including their own family. Even though both the brothers are jobless, the younger one, played by Mahesh, is emotionally strong and unlike his uptight elder brother, doesn't spend every living moment worrying about how to face the world. But at home, the brothers are blessed with the most loving family one could ever have.

A father, played by Prakash Raj, who counts every minute with a smile and a doting mother, Jayasudha, who wishes to see her son settled and happily married. Seetha, played by Anjali, aspires to get married to Peddodu, but her feelings are never valued. Chinnodu falls in love with Geetha, played by Samantha, who despite being distantly related, can't hope for a life together as their families have a long history of rivalry. Will they get to live happily ever after? This forms the rest of the story.

In the first fifteen to twenty minutes, as the camera pans across different characters in the film, one gets a crystal clear understanding of each one of them. It is extremely difficult to bring together two stars to work together in the industry, but Srikanth not only succeeds in making them act together, but makes them back each other in power packed-performances as brothers. One might feel that Mahesh may have had extended screen presence, but it is Venkatesh, who steals the limelight with his unadulterated performance, sans machismo.

Harping strongly on familial values, there are moments in the film apt to the context of the film. Be it Prakash Raj's ever gleeful face or Geetha's love for Peddodu or Rao Ramesh's self-priding character or even the sensitive relationship between Mahesh and Venkatesh, it is moments like these that hold the film intact.

Srikanth, with his sincere and simple screenplay, makes everybody look at the mirror image of their own families on the big screen. As one gets deeply engrossed in the film, he or she will realize all that the film shows is what makes a family, and the different people who make it. There are no extraordinary moments to boast greatly of, but there are plenty of simple yet beautiful moments that are heart-tugging.

Mahesh and Venkatesh, who share funny yet meaningful conversations most of the time, make every minute of their screen presence meaningful. Mahesh's character is funnier, courtesy films such as 'Dookudu' and 'Businessman', and his moments with Samantha are rib-tickling. Good to see Samantha shed her glamorous side and welcome performance-oriented roles, which she only handles with deftness and ease. Anjali is yet another crowd-puller performer in the film, and she will not go unnoticed.

Two characters that hold the film together is that of Prakash Raj and Rao Ramesh. They complement each other with roles that are poles apart, but highly important in the film. These actors deserve special mention and adulation.

Mikey J Meyer's compositions are musical lullaby to the ears, while Mani Sharma's background score is comforting. KV Guhan's cinematography may not be outstanding, but makes the ambiance look beautiful.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Real family values

10/10
Author: Jasrick Johal from Vancouver, BC
19 November 2013

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SVSC is film that makes very happy, it makes me strive for a family just like seen the film. The film begins in the town of Relangi. In that town there is a man who is fondly known as "Relangi Mavayya" (uncle). The middle-class family of Relangi Mavayya has two sons known as Peddodu (elder) (Venkatesh) and Chinnodu (younger) (Mahesh Babu) and a daughter. Relangi Mavayya's sister had married a man from a rich family referred to as "Vijayawada Manushulu" and had a daughter named Seetha (Anjali). Seetha's parents passed away after her birth and she was brought to live with her uncle, Relangi Mavayya. From her childhood, Seetha sees Peddodu as her husband, but he never visibly reciprocates her feelings: always referring to her as "osey" and "yemey?"! Peddodu does not like to change himself to please others and is very introverted. Chinnodu, on the other hand, likes to make others change for himself and will fight for what is right. However, the two brothers are as close as they can be. The movie starts off with small incidents happening in the day to day life of the family that helps the viewer understand the tight knit family and its love for each of its members. Venky and Mahesh give amazing performances. A must watch for all Indian families.

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