Srikanth movie review: Rajkummar Rao is phenomenal in an awe - inspiring eye opener

Srikanth movie review: Rajkummar Rao is phenomenal in an awe - inspiring eye opener

Srikanth movie review: Rajkummar Rao is phenomenal in an awe - inspiring eye opener

What – ‘Srikanth - Aa Raha Hai Sabki Aankhein Kholne’ the biopic on the incredibly inspiring journey of Srikanth Bolla – the visually challenged Indian industrialist and the founder Chairman of Bollant Industries is an awe-inspiring cinema by Tushar Hiranandani that sees Rajkummar Rao delivering his career best till date.

Srikanth movie synopsis

The biopic tells the story of Srikanth Bolla born in the year 1992 in Seetharamapuram village in Machilipatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Visually impaired by birth Srikanth was born in a humble farmers family and the movie is his journey from his struggling school days to his unbelievable achievements like - the first international blind student in Management Science at the Sloan School of Management of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founder Chairman of Bollant Industries that got funded by none other than Ratan Tata to name a few.


Srikanth movie review

“In the world two percent are blind while ninety-eight percent fail to see”

‘Srikanth’ the movie on the awe – inspiring journey of Srikanth Bolla – the thirty-two-year genius who dreamt big is a movie that is not just need to be seen and savored, ‘Srikanth’ has to be taken as a lesson on the famed Indian industrialist who impressed Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam before getting funded by Ratan Tata.

The reason – Srikanth never had small ideas or small ambitions and the biopic on the man who is still nurturing the dream of becoming the first visually impaired President of India is an accomplishment in movie making and acting.

Yes of course a story that needs to be told to the world in which we see Rajkummar Rao in a superb transformation and the actor is staggeringly phenomenal.

Its not easy to capture such an inspiring life into one movie and "Srikanth’ does follows the known biopic template that covers Srikanth’s life since his birth to that businessman of the year speech that we do miss the real preparations/ effort he would have gone through his studies and establishing his dream company Bollant.

But the sheer overall positivity and the partly playful but never dying spirit of Srikanth showcased brilliantly leaves the audience overwhelmed. Thanks to the writers Jagdeep Siddhu and Sumit Purohit and of course the director Tushar Hiranandani Srikanth maintains its undying spirit, positivity and ability to dream intact till the end.

Anchored by Rajkummar Rao who arguably gives his career best till date powers this biopic as a must watch.

Beginning with the birth of Srikanth, the biopic in its journey highlights many vital issues, like the absence of science as a choice to visually challenged students.

And the movie ‘Srikanth’ is not a two hours praise chapter of Srikanth Bolla, it does gets human and shows the incredibly talented Srikanth getting affected by fame and appreciation turning him into an arrogant individual who starts thinking he is above all.

The humanization of Srikanth where he falters adds layers to this absorbing biopic drama that also explores the romantic side of the visionary. Srikanth’s equation with Veera Swathi played beautifully by Alaya F is charming.

Jameel Khan who fabulously plays Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam says a line in the movie, “do good be good, aacha kaam karoge toh ache log umhare saath judeinge” this we see actually happening in the movie.

The equation of Srikanth with his teacher played excellently by Jyothika he calls her ‘maiya Yashoda’ is touching.

Sharad Kelkar as Ravi Mantha – friend, investor, big brother plays a crucial role in the success of Srikanth and Sharad Kelkar is outstanding in his controlled, measured and mature act as Ravi a true friend of Srikanth who understands his vision and is always a support.

Srikanth movie – final words

What comes out from the crux of Srikanth – the biopic on Srikanth Bolla who got married to the love of his life Veera Swathi and the name of their daughter is ‘Naina’ is that its right for everyone to dream and hope prevails, hope dwells where there is life and there is a dialogue in the movie said by Srikanth played by Rajkummar Rao – “ “I cannot see, but I have a vision”

Going with an overwhelming 4.5 stars

(An extra for the positivity, hope and bringing this story and of course Rajkummar Rao who is poised for major nominations in the best actor category)


Rating : 4.5/5

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