|Cast||Priyadarshi, Ananya Nagalla, Jhansi|
|Music Director||Mark K Robin|
|Producers||Raj. R, Sri Adhikari|
Mallesham is the movie that tells us the ‘real’ life journey of Chinthakindi Mallesham, an ordinary man who overcame all the odds and received Padma Shri award for his amazing contribution to the life of weavers. The film, in simple words, is the biopic of Chinthakindi Mallesham and Priyadarshi played the title role in the movie. A newcomer Raj R is making his directorial debut with the movie. Suresh Productions are backing this project now. The film is releasing on 21st June in the theatres and paid premieres are being organized in the city on 20th June evening. We watched the movie and the following is our comment.
Mallesham (Priyadarshi) is a happy go lucky guy in his village who had to put an end to his studies in childhood to extend his support to his family by entering the business of weaving. One day, he observes that his mother is undergoing a lot of struggle in weaving the thread. He then comes up with the idea of inventing the new weaving machine which will ease the workload. But, he encounters a lot of struggles in the process of inventing it. What struggles did he face? Did he become successful? What happened in the end? Forms the story of the movie.
Priyadarshi is at his career best and he has delivered the finest performance till date. There is a lot of honesty in the way he put his performance forward. The actor is well supported by all the other artists in the movie. The newcomer Ananya Nagalla who played the role to perfection is definitely the best. The chemistry between Priyadarshi and Ananya is too good. Jhansi’s impeccable performance as the mother is a big treat to watch. All the other actors did well and made their presence felt.
The film’s director cleverly included the main interesting points in the story and designed a beautiful screenplay. The conversations in the movie are very natural and all the actors maintained the Telangana slang perfectly. The writing is excellent in the movie.
The camera work of the movie is extraordinary. The cinematographer has showcased the visuals of the village beautifully. The village environment was explored nicely in the movie. The editing is good. The audio album is pleasant and the background score helped the movie big time. The BGM is not loud but elevated the film at the right parts. The artwork is excellent. The production values are decent.
Mallesham is one of finest Telugu films that the audiences get to watch in recent times. There are a lot of interesting elements in the movie. The movie makes the audiences laugh, make them cry and also, more importantly, makes us think about it too many times. The film throws light on the artisans who sacrifice their lives to make clothes for our special occasions and life in general. The story is definitely to be told to the generations coming up. The movie is surely driven by the storyteller the director Raj, but it amazingly steered by a spellbinding performance by lead actors. Go watch it.