Starring : Nagarjuna Akkineni, Rakul Preet Singh, Vennela Kishore, Rao Ramesh
Director : Rahul Ravindran
Producers : Nagarjuna Akkineni
Music Director : Chaitan Bharadwaj
Cinematographer : M. Sukumar
Editor : Chota K. Prasad
Manmadhudu 2 is one film which many were waiting for eagerly. Directed by Rahul Ravindran, this film has hit the screens today and lets see how it is.
Sam(Nagarjuna)and his family are based in Portugal. While Sam’s mother and his sister’s stay together, Sam is a free bird who does not believe in relationships. But because of heavy pressure from his family to get married, he sets up a waitress(Rakul)to act as his girlfriend and cheat him so that his family would never force him again for his marriage. But because of a small twist, things change upside down and Sam becomes helpless. Rest of the story is as to how Sam sets his mistakes right and wins the hearts of his family.
There is no denying the fact that Nagarjuna is the best when it comes to the looks. He is super sharp and looks perfect in the role of a mature bachelor. Though he did not have much to do performance wise, his screen presence is superb throughout the film.
Rakul Preet Singh gets the best role in the film. Not only does she look super glamorous, Rakul has also done a very good job as Avantika. The manner in which her role is executed by Rahul looks good on screen.
The first half is breezy and credit should go to Vennela Kishore for holding this part through his good comedy. His chemistry with Nag works well in the film and holds the proceedings together during this time.
Rao Ramesh is hilarious in his role but he is not utilized well in the proceedings. Lakshmi is apt in her role and so was Jhansi. Production values are top notch.
As the film is a remake, there are really no surprises in the script. Story is ages old and has been used in several Hindi films previously. It was left to director Rahul as to how he would narrate the film. He did a decent job in the first half but spoilt the second with his dull narration.
There are way too many unnecessary scenes in the second half which make the narrative slow and dull. The main plot is put aside and the love story between the lead pair is also not established well.
After a slow start to the second half, things rush to the climax all off a sudden and because of this, the emotions do not work well. There is a bit of vulgarity as scenes like Rakul kissing Jhansi could have been totally avoided.
Except for Jhansi, the rest of the supporting cast is bad. Samantha and Keerthy Suresh’s cameos do not create any impact at all.
As said earlier, the production values of the film are superb as the good camerawork showcases the Portugal locations in a good manner. Music by Chaitan Bhardwaj is good and so were the lyrics. Editing is below par as the film needs to be trimmed by atleast 10 minutes. Production design is good and the costumes designed for Nag and Rakul are superb.
Coming to the director Rahul Ravindran, a lot was expected from him after Chilasow. He had the set up and good star cast but he did not create the emotions well in the film and this is where the film takes a downfall. But he has showcased Nagarjuna quite well and justified his age with decent romance. If he had a tighter screenplay in the second half, things would have been better.
On the whole, Manmadhudu 2 surely does live up to the hype and expectations created. Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet manage things well but the weak second half and routine story take things down. The comedy punches by Vennela Kishore work well but the rest of the emotions don’t as the film does not have entertaining proceedings which light you up and ends as a strictly okay watch this weekend. All we suggest you is to keep you expectations low.
The film comes to an end on a happy note. Keep watching the space for the complete reviewDate & Time : 07:12 AM June 09, 2019
As contract time is done, a few emotional scenes are on between the lead pairDate & Time : 07:05 AM June 09, 2019
Nag in dilemma whether to accept Rakul’s love or not. Movie is heading towards climaxDate & Time : 06:57 AM June 09, 2019
Nag saves Rakul from a big problem and the proceedings lead to superhit melody Naalona. A montage with fresh treatmentDate & Time : 06:50 AM June 09, 2019
Vennela Kishore adds more fun to the proceedings with his comic timingDate & Time : 06:40 AM June 09, 2019
Nag started a new plan to cancel the marriage. Rakul is doing her job impressivelyDate & Time : 06:30 AM June 09, 2019
Nag’s sisters came to know about his original character. More fun is on in the houseDate & Time : 06:22 AM June 09, 2019
Post-interval Rakul moves to Nag’s house. A few fun scenes are on between the family membersDate & Time : 06:18 AM June 09, 2019
First-half report: So far, the film is decent and has entertaining narration. The audience are thoroughly enjoying the fun scenes. Now, the second half plays a crucial role. Have to wait and see how it turns out to be.Date & Time : 06:10 AM June 09, 2019
As Nag’s plan fails, Laxmi(Nag’s mom) got hospitalized at the interval block. Break nowDate & Time : 06:00 AM June 09, 2019
Rao Ramesh makes entry as Nag’s uncle from India.Time for a marriage song, Chakkani PellantaDate & Time : 05:50 AM June 09, 2019
As per the plan, Rakul shifts to Nag’s home. She is trying hard to impress Sam’s family membersDate & Time : 05:45 AM June 09, 2019
Sam(Samba Shiva Rao) hires Avantika(Rakul) to act as his girlfriend for two weeks. A few fun scenes are on now. Vennela Kishore is good in his hilarious roleDate & Time : 05:37 AM June 09, 2019
Star heroine Samantha makes a special appearance now. A few interesting developments are going on in the narrationDate & Time : 05:26 AM June 09, 2019
As Nag is getting late for the wedding, Laksmi(Nag’s mother) and other family members decide that he should get married as soon as possible. A few fun scenes are on nowDate & Time : 05:18 AM June 09, 2019
Gorgeous Rakul Preet makes entry as a waitress in a restaurant. She has been introduced as an independent strong womenDate & Time : 05:08 AM June 09, 2019
After the first love breakup, Nag turns as a playboy. Now, its time for Hey Manina. A montage song showcasing Nag’s relationships with girlsDate & Time : 05:02 AM June 09, 2019
Happening beauty Keerthy Suresh flashes in a cameo and the proceedings lead to a few fun scenes between Nag and KishoreDate & Time : 04:57 AM June 09, 2019
After a brief introduction about Nag’s character, the film goes back to a quick flashback showcasing how his family settled in PortugalDate & Time : 04:50 AM June 09, 2019
Movie opens in Portugal. Nag makes entry as Sam and Vennela Kishore comes in as his assistantDate & Time : 04:45 AM June 09, 2019
Hi…the film has just begun and its duration is 155 minutesDate & Time : 04:40 AM June 09, 2019
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