2 Years of Mahesh Babu’s “Sarkaru Vaari Paata”

“Sarkaru Vaari Paata”, directed by Parasuram and starring Superstar Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh, celebrates its second anniversary this year. Released in May 2022, the film made waves in the Telugu cinema industry and left a lasting impact on audiences worldwide. 2 Years of Mahesh Babu’s “Sarkaru Vaari Paata”. 

2 Years of Mahesh Babu’s “Sarkaru Vaari Paata”:

2 years of Sarkaru vaari paata
2 years of Sarkaru vaari paata

Plot Summary:

The story revolves around Mahesh (played by Mahesh Babu), a finance agent based in the USA. After being deceived by the woman he loves, Kalavathi (Keerthy Suresh), Mahesh travels to India to retrieve his money from her father, Rajendranath (Samuthirakani), an influential MP and industrialist. As the conflict escalates, Mahesh discovers more at stake than just Kalavathi’s debt.

Box Office Success:

Initially scheduled for a January 2022 release, the film faced delays due to the pandemic and production issues. However, when it finally hit theatres in May 2022, it received mixed reviews from critics. Despite this, “Sarkaru Vaari Paata” grossed approximately ₹180–230 crores worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing Telugu film of 2022. The film’s success was not limited to India; it also performed well abroad, earning $1.8 million in the USA within three days of release.

Mahesh Babu’s Performance:

Mahesh Babu’s energetic portrayal of Mahesh (Mahi) added depth to the character. His transformation from a ruthless debt collector to a man seeking justice kept audiences engaged throughout the film. Despite the screenplay’s flaws and traditional elements, Mahesh’s performance stood out, proving once again why he is one of Tollywood’s biggest stars.

Memorable Moments:

  • “Kalaavathi” Lyrical Video: The song “Kalaavathi” featured Mahesh Babu’s daughter, Sitara Ghattamaneni, in a dance performance. This heartwarming moment added a personal touch to the film.
  • Mahesh’s Loan Philosophy: Mahesh’s dialogue about loans—“One should have an element of fear when taking a loan. One’s heart should swell with pride when repaying it”—became iconic and resonated with audiences.


“Sarkaru Vaari Paata” may have had its flaws, but Mahesh Babu’s charisma and the film’s gripping storyline made it a memorable watch. As we celebrate its second anniversary, let’s appreciate the impact it had on Telugu cinema and eagerly await Mahesh Babu’s next cinematic venture.


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