|Movie Name||Happy Wedding|
|Movie Cast||Sumanth Ashwin, Niharika Konidela|
|Music Director||SS Thaman|
|Production Company||UV Creations|
|Release Date||July 28, 2018|
Mega daughter Niharika Konidela marked her debut with a tragic love story ‘Oka Manasu’ in 2016 which failed at the box office. This time, Niharika picked up a family romantic entertainer ‘Happy Wedding’ and paired up with Sumanth Ashwin who is also in search of a hit. Written and directed by Lakshman Karya, Pocket Cinema and UV Creations bankrolled this project. Shakthikanth Karthick composed the songs whereas SS Thaman gave the background score. Bal Reddy handled the camera. Niharika stated that her character will definitely resonate with the audience. Did the Mega Princess succeed in striking a chord with the audience this time? Let see..
Akshara (Niharika Konidela) is a confused soul who cannot decide on anything. She falls in love with Anand (Sumanth Ashwin) who is a happy-go-lucky guy working as an Ad script-writer. Both their families plan to get them married. Akshara also agrees happily but is confused whether she should really proceed with it or not. Anand lover her truly but Askhara fails to understand him and ends up getting disappointed every time because of her expectations. When things are already heating up, Akshara’s ex-boyfriend Vijay returns to reclaim his love and apologises for his past mistakes. However, Akshara starts concerning about her fiancee more. The rest of the story is about how things went between the three of them and how the families reacted.
Niharika has shown a lot of maturity and improvement in her acting this time. Playing the role of a confused girl, this young actress sure took care of her expressions and performance. Also, she looked extremely beautiful in this film. Sumanth Ashwin also improved a lot in terms of performance and dialogue delivery when compared to his previous films. However, he could have done much better. Murali Sharma and Tulasi played the bride’s parents and convinced with their jobs. Naresh and Pavitra Lokesh are the groom’s parents and did their roles well. Also, the veteran actress Annapoorna made her screen presence felt.
‘Happy Wedding’ narrates a simple, cute family story with some impactful dialogues. Despite starting on an interesting note, the director failed to maintain the flow and the pace got reduced over time. A few flaws in the taking can be ignored as it is the debut of Lakshman Karya and he still has a long way to go. The production values by Pocket Cinema are just average. Their collaboration with UV creations helped them in giving a decent rice look for the film. Thaman’s BGM is extraordinary. The songs by Shakthikanth Karthick are good. Visuals by cinematographer Bal Reddy are pretty good.
The story is more relatable as all the characters are close to the reality. The first half is super good with the romantic track and the comedy. The interval bang where the ex-boyfriend returns will be the plot twist. The second half fails to reach the expectations as it lacked in terms of pace. The slow narration might be annoying for some audience. The movie has shown the reality and the youth can easily connect to all the three major characters easily which gives them an entertaining ride. On the end, the movie ends on a disappointing note.