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Mr. Majnu review: Unimpressive Romeo
January 25, 2019
Direction: Venky Atluri
Cast: Akhil Akkineni, Nidhhi Agerwal, Naga Babu, Rao Ramesh
Producer: B. V. S. N. Prasad
Music Director: S. Thaman
Cinematographer: George C. Williams
Editor: Navin Nooli
Akhil’s first film couldn’t meet the hype it generated. His second film Hello despite getting good reviews could become a blockbuster hit. Akhil has now come with a bang with his third film Mr Majnu which is a rom-com. Helmed by Tholi Prema fame Venky Atluri, has to be seen whether this emotional movie has worked for Akhil and has the director cored another hit.
In the third attempt, Akhil has chosen a routine genre. Vikram Krishna aka Vikky (Akhil) stays in London and kinda playboy who whiles away his time with women. One fine day he happens to meet Nikitha aka Nikky (Nidhi). Despite knowing that he is a playboy, Nikkyfallsl for him because of his good nature. But Vikky fails to understand her love for him. However,m he only realsies tha he was also in love with Nikky atre she abandons him. What does Vikky does to get bak Niccky’s love. Will the two meet up again forms the crux of the story.
Akhil got into the skin of the character as a dashing youth. Especially in the first half, he impressed in the playboy role. In fact, he reminisced as the Manmadhudu looks. Coming to the second half, he nailed in action scenens and with his peppy moves. Nidhi charmed the audience with his acting skills apart from dollops of glamour. While many other characters are there in the film enough role hasn’t been etched out for them. We get to see Sitara, Prabhu Lokesh, Nagababu, Jayaprakash, Rao Ramesh, Subba Raju, Priyadarshini and Hyper Aadi
Directed by Venky Atturi, who gave blockbuster hit Tholi Prema, opted for a routine love story for Akhil. However, he tried to impress the audience with family emotions, and cmic scenes. The first half is filled with entertainment scenes, however, the sconed half is sluggish. Nonetheless, Venky left him imprint as a dialogue writer as there are many dialogues which will echo in your mind. George C. Williams has given us wonderful locales of London, while Thaman’s mus is a good. Editing and production values are up to the level of the film.
Works in parts. Give it a go for Akkineni fans but weka narration would leave you disappointed.
Average Critics Rating: 2
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