Sarocharu is basically the story of two people Karthik (Ravi Teja) and Sandhya (Kajal) and their journey together. Sandhya (Kajal) is a head strong, arrogant and egoistic girl and wants to fall in love with a character of similar qualities. As fate would have it she falls in love with Karthik (Ravi Teja). She tries to woo him in his way but little did she know that Karthik (Ravi Teja) has a past. What is the past and what happens when it is revealed is the basic storyline of the film.
Ravi Teja after a long time gets a role that is a bit subdued. Although it has his trademark hyper energy bits, it is as said, only used in bits. For most of the film though he remains an easy going and smooth talking person. Ravi Teja performs well as is expected.
Kajal gets a role which is hyper active. It needs to be carefully acted otherwise it can easily turn into over-action which is what happens here. Luckily though the over-action parts ends soon and the character becomes mellow progressively and Kajal is fine in it.
Richa Gangopdhyay has a short role actually and although itâ€™s crucial to the plot it appears one dimensional in the end. She acted okay.
Nara Rohit is the surprise here not in terms of acting but in terms of presence in the film. His presence lends the character, which is pretty small, some importance. He gets some good lines to delivers and he delivers them well.
Srinivas Reddy is surprisingly wasted in the film. It is surprising because the director usually gives him good roles or moments to shine, not here though.
Chandramohan, Jayasudha are just present. They have nothing much to do otherwise.
Placement of a couple of songs
Director Parasuram has taken a theme that is predictable like all his previous films. And just like all his previous efforts he is banking heavily on his strength that is dialogues to make the proceedings lively. He succeeds in this endeavor partly and he gets few moments and scenes right. But on a whole he fails to keep the audience engaged with his words. Some dialogues do justice to the theme at hand while others looks like written forcefully.
First half of the film is fine after one gets used to the character of heroine. The scenes involving the lead pair are very well done and things flow smoothly. But it hits a speed breaker in the second half when things get dramatic a lot. Add predictability to the ongoing drama things appear to be dragging a lot.
Pre-climax and climax could have been lot better in terms of execution. Predictability of the events kills the little interest that it manages to generate, although the idea is good. Ultimately in the end itâ€™s the core idea and the message at the center of the proceedings that manages to make one watch the movie.
Music by Devi Sree Prasad is alright. Background music is good in parts especially in the first half.
Cinematography by Vijay K Chakravarthi is good. It gives film a rich look. Editing could have been better. Choreography is passable.
Bottom-line: Best RaviTeja film since Mirapakai