Oneindia - Rating 3
The film has no Balayya's frills. Though the film has punch dialogues, they are usual in a journalistic career. Watch the film without any expectations and the film would definitely give good entertainment.
Times of India - Rating: 3
The movie is not uninteresting, though it is predictable. You have songs shot on foreign locales and fights in which the villains are beaten to pulp. But there is a difference in the way each of the big goons are eliminated. MS Narayana and Krishna Bhagawan attempt some comedy, as does Duvvasi Mohan, but it it is not enough to pep up the movie.
Super Good Movies - Rating: 2.5
Srimannarayana is a commercial film made with noble intentions. This film shows a solution to the farmers welfare. Despite the intention, Srimannarayana fails to entertain due to lackluster screenplay and poor writing.
Gulte - Rating: 2.5
Srimannarayana misses the target by a mile.
Rediff - Rating: 2
Srimannarayana's film subject is good but director Ravi Kumar Chavali has not paid enough attention to its execution.
Deccan Chronicle - Rating: 2
Though there are few tense moments when the hero chases down villains in different get-ups, his Narsimhaswamy avatar is hard to digest even for his die-hard fans. Parvati and Isha have little to do other than adding the glam quotient. Director Ravi Chavli shows the media in good light but shows the woman scribe (Parvati) as a desperate lover, which is not justified. The director tries to blend a white-collar-crime with an outdated plot of a man caught between two girls. The comedy track in the film too falls flat.
India Glitz Review
If you go to Srimannarayana expecting an intellectual side to our heroic journalist, you will be in for disappointment. As the story moves forward, you will realise that the gutsy young chap (Balakrishna) fights impossibly, murders miserably, talks funnily, dances at the drop of a hat in the presence of one or both the heroines, but never makes sense!