Review of Srikanth: Rajkummar Rao is outstanding in this fun and unusual biopic

 

 

HISTORICAL POINTS

 

One actor you can trust with any role is Rajkummar Rao. He has quickly been known as one of the most versatile actors in the business. Rao’s portrayal of the character is very remarkable; even the smallest aspects, like his head shaking, his smile, or his  eyes, show how well he understood the role. Rao performed the difficult role of a blind guy in the most natural way possible while adhering to the parameters of the character. I cannot think of a single frame where he went overboard.

 

A new Bollywood biopic, Rajkummar Rao’s Srikanth, has arrived. It depicts the inspirational tale of a blind man who became an industrialist, but we are still not over Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 12th Fail. As I have stated numerous times in my assessments, a biopic is the most difficult genre to write in. Even though you already have a plot planned, there is still a lot of work to be done in mounting it.

Review of Srikanth Rajkummar Rao is outstanding in this fun and unusual biopic

Many people, myself included, thought that the Srikanth movie would be too sentimental and leave you crying a lot. But it’s not. As one might possibly want, director Tushar Hiranandani has honoured Srikanth’s life and presented his swagger narrative in a way that is both entertaining and innovative. with none of the feelings of grief, guilt, or compassion that come to mind when we consider those who are disabled.

 

The film narrates the tale of Srikanth, who was born blind into a poor farming family in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

His father, ecstatic that a son has been born, drinks and dances while holding the baby in his arms. He names his son Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the cricketer he aspires to be a great player. All of this, though, occurs prior to him learning that his son is blind.

 

A day after Srikanth was born, his father attempted suicide after warning him and everyone around him about the kind of life Srikanth would have. But his mother comes to his rescue.

The child grows up and leads a pleasant life, yet there are still obstacles and bullying in his life.

 

He knows better than to give up, though, for this is his only recourse.

As a gifted student, Srikanth is sent to a special school in Hyderabad for visually impaired kids, where he meets Devaki (Jyothika), a teacher who eventually takes on the role of being Srikanth’s first and permanent guardian.

 

From keeping him in her home to his first court case on allowing blind students to study science to the idea of sending him abroad for further studies after they get tired of fighting with the system over various issues due to his disability, Teacher—as Srikanth refers to her in the movie—is by his side through all the highs and lows.

 

Srikanth decided to accept a scholarship offer and attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has several excellent employment offers in the USA, where he has planned his organised life. But in an attempt to improve circumstances for himself and those who are similar to him, he chooses to leave everything behind and fly back to India, at the advise of his girlfriend Swathi (Alaya F).

In the end, Srikanth triumphs over all challenges with the intention of starting his own business to demonstrate that his disability is not a limitation.

 

The movie’s narration

 

The most compelling and successful narration of Srikanth’s story has been provided by authors Jagdeep Sidhu and Sumit Purohit. When the classic song “Papa Kahte Hain” starts playing from the frame, everything becomes happy and devoid of sadness. You can feel depressed at times about Srikanth’s struggles, but you will also find satisfaction in watching him overcome all obstacles and demonstrate his limitless potential.

 

We are all ultimately inspired by Srikanth’s perseverance and commitment to his aims. In addition, the film subverts the common misconception about blind people—that they are only able to beg, make candles, or donate to charities—by promoting the industrialist’s message.

Without whitewashing the story, writers Jagdeep and Sumit and director Tushar have fairly told it.

 

What functions well and what doesn’t?

 

The narrative of the film moves along easily and has a lighthearted tone in the rear. We learn everything there is to know about Srikanth’s life in a two-hour video, covering every aspect of his life fairly on screen, from his early years to his college years in India and the USA to—most importantly—the time he launches his company.

 

Beyond the extraordinary life of Srikanth, the film focuses mostly on the struggles faced by blind individuals in a society that views them as useless, defenceless creatures.

 

The shows

 

One actor you can trust with any role is Rajkummar Rao. He has made a name for himself as one of the most varied actors in a brief career. When it comes to this film, Rao did an incredibly good job of capturing the essence of the character, down to the smallest elements like his head bobbing, eyes , and smiling. Rao performed the difficult role of a blind guy in the most natural way possible while adhering to the parameters of the character. I cannot think of a single frame where he went overboard.

The best-on-screen chemistry and supporting cast give the film even more appeal.

 

Reasons to See Srikanth Live in Theatres

 

During a period when Bollywood is releasing consecutive  with dull material, Srikanth is a good example of content that should be applauded at the box office.

 

You will leave the theatre smiling when you saw this movie with your kids rather than waiting for its OTT release.

 

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