Directed by Anudeep KV, Jathi Ratnalu features Naveen Polishetty, Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi and Faria Abdullah in the lead roles. Mahanati director Nag Ashwin has bankrolled this project under the banner of Swapna Cinema. Meanwhile, Jana Balam Party makes a public announcement that all the ministerial positions will be given only to the deserving candidates, who must have some kind of experience in the field. Chanakya who has insider info about the upcoming Indo-Asian Games in the city manages to get sports ministry over his rival Ramachandra. Chanakya who also lives in the same apartment as Srikanth and his friends, hosts his birthday party. Srikanth gets a job after attending several interviews and the trio attends the party without an invitation.
With his atrocious English and crowd pleasing slogans, he literally rocks the boat. In one of the funniest scenes in the courtroom, he calls himself the ‘Citizen Kane’ of the country and asks the country’s ‘constipation’ to decide his future! Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramkrishna ably support him in their respective roles of Shekhar and Ravi. Rahul has a lovely reoccurring gag talking to an unidentified woman over phone, in the middle of each and every incident, oblivious to the situation the group is in.
These are shoddily made movies in which anything goes because you aren’t meant to think.Jathi Ratnaluisn’t big on craft or logic either. The film shows us that laughter and brains aren’t mutually exclusive. The actors –Naveen Polishetty as Srikanth, Rahul Ramakrishna as Ravi and Priyadarshi as Shekhar – are terrific.
The ensemble cast is equally hilarious, adequately supporting this inexplicable mad-cap comedy. The writing is top notch with the gags landing one after the another. The first half of the film, introduces the characters and sets the premise with Srikanth and Chitti’s love story. The second half of the film delves into fancy sprinkles reviews the search for the missing smartphone with an alleged important video which can implicate the minister. The video works as a McGuffin here, as the audience has to wait till the last frame to know the video’s content. And when it comes out, it’ll surely blows the audience away, with its unique take on sting operation!
External audio Audio Jukebox on YouTubeThe film score and soundtrack album is composed by Radhan, who earlier teamed up with the director Nag Ashwin in Yevade Subramanyam . Two songs “Chitti” and “Mana Jathiratnalu” were released as single tracks on 29 January and 19 February 2021 respectively. In a final attempt to save themselves, Srikanth fabricates a story that Chanakya is involved in a scam with Hong Kong-based businessmen, which everyone believes. The judge orders the police to unravel the conspiracy.