Film: Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma
Release date: November 13th,2020
Streaming Platform: Aha
Starring: Siddu Jonnalagadda, Seerat Kapoor, Tanikella Bharani
Director: Aditya Mandala
Music: Sricharan Pakala-Rohit-Joy
DOP: Sai Prakash Ummadisingu
Editor: Vamsi Atluri and Siddhu Jonnalagadda
Siddhu Jonnalagadda and Seerat Kapoor paired up in the film Krishna & His Leela that released this year on Netflix & Aha. The pair is back to entertain the audiences with their new movie Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma, streaming currently on Aha. Aditya Mandala made his debut as a director with the film.
Siddhu (Siddhu Jonnalagadda) is a happy-go-lucky college student who falls for Vineetha Venugopal (Seerat Kapoor). Siddhu proposes to her, but she rejects his proposal. Later, in an unexpected situation in Goa, the couple gets married, and it goes viral. The rest of the plot is all about how this particular incident has affected the couple’s lives and the people associated with them.
Actors & Performances:
Siddhu Jonnalagadda is impressive in his role. He is at his usual best, and his comic timing improved. Siddhu scored a hit this year with Krishna & His Leela. His character, more or less, is similar to that of his earlier one, and there is not much difference in the way he portrayed the current one. Seerat Kapoor looked stunning in the movie. Unlike her last film Krishna & His Leela, she is the sole heroine in this film and had the chance to perform. She did her best with performance and screen presence. Among the seasoned artists, Tanikella Bharani did justice to his role. He is an additional attraction to the film. The rest of the cast Kamal Kamaraju, Kalpika Ganesh, Pragathi, and others, made their presence felt.
Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma is basically targeted at the youth audiences. The film’s first half showcases the romantic track between the lead pair. The scenes were interesting in the first half. Touted to be an urban romantic drama, the film fails to present the story engagingly. The routineness in the execution kills the curiosity in watching the film. The conflict is the key element in any romantic drama, but it is the spoilsport for Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma. The conflict looked silly and added no strength to the screenplay. Regular treatment of the script is a major drawback.
Except for some love scenes between the lead pair, the film hardly attempts to impress. The beginning and the ending are crucial for any film. For this movie, the beginning is dead slow. The silly conflict injects boredom. There is a lot of scope for clever writing, but unfortunately, the absence of an emotional quotient to the story resulted in a weak film from a young team. The targeted audiences will also find the film boring because of the absence of the film’s required elements.
The director wanted to tell a contemporary romance tale, but he lost the soul in his script and took a routine path in executing it. The clarity is completely missing in the point he wanted to convey. The cinematography of the movie is good. Some key scenes were framed well. The runtime is less, but still, the movie fails to impress. In terms of music, only a couple of songs are hummable. The audio album is a letdown. The background score of the film is not up to the mark. The production values of the film are okay.
Siddhu Jonnalagadda is also the writer and editor of the film. Since it is an OTT film completed in less time, handling multiple roles could have resulted in a poor output from the young hero. The film unit focused more on the quality and missed out on the content. Aditya Mandala is the new director who made his debut with the film. A romantic drama is always a safe bet for a debutant, but it did not work for Aditya. On the whole, Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma is a passable flick that hardly grabs the attention.