Release date : January 25, 2018
Starring : Akhil Akkineni, Nidhhi Agerwal, Naga Babu, Rao Ramesh
Director : Venky Atluri
Producer : B. V. S. N. Prasad
Music Director : S. Thaman
Cinematographer : George C. Williams
Editor : Navin Nooli
Mr. Majnu is one film which is very important for the career of Akhil as his last two films were received with mixed response. He has pinned a lot of hopes on Mr. Majnu which has hit the screens today. Let’s see whether the film gives Akhil his much needed hit.
Vicky(Akhil) is a playboy who does not believe in serious relationships. This is the time Nikki(Nidhi Aggarwal) falls for Vicky and proposes to him. Left with no choice, Vicky accepts her proposal and this is the time the problems in the love story blossom and the couple fall apart. Rest of the story is as to how Vicky takes things in his hands and wins his love back.
Plus Points :
The premise of the film is pretty good as the routine story is set in the backdrop of London and it looks good. Akhil is good when compared to his previous films. Look and performance wise he does well in his role.
Nidhi Aggarwal is the star of the film as she gets a meaty role and performs superbly. She has the looks and talent to make it big and she was quite efficient in her emotional character which had many shades.
Hyper Aadi saves the second half to an extent with his comedy but his role is not utilized well. The exact same happens with Priyadarshi too as he evokes some fun in the first half. Songs are decent and are an added bonus to the film.
Minus Points :
One of the biggest minus points of the film is that it lacks basic emotional connect in the romance. Venky Atluri created superb chemistry between the lead pair in his first film but that is not the case in Tholi Prema as the romance is water thin and there is not a sequence where the emotions are strongly.
The story of the film is ages old and has nothing to showcase. The second half is where things go for a toss as it is hard to understand as to why does the heroine take for ever to understand hero’s true love for her. The basic drama which a love story needs is missing in the film during this time.
Also, the supporting roles played did not add much to the depth of the film. A family fued is unnecessarily dragged to no extent in the first half just to establish hero’s role. Scenes like this take down the film time and again.
Technical Aspects :
Even though Thaman’s music score was just about okay to listen, on screen all his songs look lovely. His background score was also quite efficient. Production values by BVSN Prasad were top notch as the London visuals were captured superbly by the camera team. Dialogues are neat and so was the production design. Editing is disappointing as close to 10 minutes could have been edited out.
Coming to the director Venky Atluri, he has done just an okay job with the film. His story idea is simple but he could not generate the needed screenplay in the film. He starts the proceedings quite interestingly but does not generates the needed romance in between the lead pair. There are some good scenes and few comedy episodes which keep coming in between but the lack of depth in the love story makes the proceedings a bit dull.
On the whole, Mr. Majnu is a contemporary love story which has a decent set up. But the lack of emotional connect in the love story takes things down in the second half. The lead pair does extremely well and hold the proceedings along with some decent comedy which clicks here and there. Novelty wise, there is nothing new in this film and we suggest you keep your expectations in check and go in with the flow of the film which ends as a below average fare this weekend.
‘Mr. Majnu’ Live updates:
Movie ends. Keep watching TeluguNow.com for the complete reviewDate & Time : 08:01 AM January 25, 2019
Movie edges towards the climax at London airport, a few crucial scenes are on between the lead pairDate & Time : 07:55 AM January 25, 2019
An emotional confrontation between the lead pair is followed by Naalo Nenu, a sad and emotional songDate & Time : 07:46 AM January 25, 2019
A stylish fight sequence is in progressDate & Time : 07:36 AM January 25, 2019
The second half has a few funny scenes and Akhil is trying his best to woo Nidhi. Now its time for Koppanga songDate & Time : 07:27 AM January 25, 2019
Jabardasth fame Hyper Aadi is introduced as a guy who runs an illegal online piracy business, a few comedy scenes are on nowDate & Time : 07:12 AM January 25, 2019
Akhil desperately misses Nidhi and decides to go to London to get back NidhiDate & Time : 07:06 AM January 25, 2019
Post Interval: The film started with Yemainado song. A painful break-up songDate & Time : 07:02 AM January 25, 2019
Interval Update: So far, the film is an average fare with a few engaging scenes here and there. Have to wait and watch how the second half proceedings turn out to beDate & Time : 06:58 AM January 25, 2019
The film comes halfway with an emotional Confrontation scene between Akhil and Nidhi at the interval block. Break nowDate & Time : 06:52 AM January 25, 2019
Time for Hey Nenila song. Director Venky picturized the song with an interesting conceptDate & Time : 06:42 AM January 25, 2019
Some engaging scenes are going on between Nidhi and AkhilDate & Time : 06:35 AM January 25, 2019
After a few heavy emotional scenes, now its time for the family song Chiru Chiru NavvulaDate & Time : 06:27 AM January 25, 2019
A small action scene is on between Akhil and actor Ajay’s gangDate & Time : 06:20 AM January 25, 2019
A few scenes establishing Akhil’s character are going on at a family wedding ceremonyDate & Time : 06:11 AM January 25, 2019
Movie shifts to India. Actor Priyadarshi has been introduced as Vicky’s friend. Now, both sides families of lead pair are being introduced in a funny mannerDate & Time : 06:02 AM January 25, 2019
The title song is visually good and showcases Akhil’s new avatar with eight-pack absDate & Time : 05:57 AM January 25, 2019
Akhil Akkineni makes a dashing entry as Greeku Veerudi vaarasudu with the scene showcased in the first look teaser. His name in the film is VickyDate & Time : 05:50 AM January 25, 2019
Movie takes off in London. Heroine Nidhhi Agerwal makes entry as Nikki along with her uncle Subbaraju and Anty SatyaDate & Time : 05:44 AM January 25, 2019
Hi… the film has just started and its duration is 145 minutesDate & Time : 05:36 AM January 25, 2019
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