|Nagarjuna Akkineni, Rakul Preet Singh, Vennala Kishore, Rao Ramesh, Nassar, Lakshmi, Jhansi, Samantha Akkineni
|Akkineni Nagarjuna, Gemini Kiran
Nagarjuna Akkineni and Rakul Preet Singh played the lead roles in the movie Manmadhudu 2 which is in the theatres from today. The film was promoted well. Rahul Ravindran is the director of the movie, and this is his second movie as a director. Annapurna Studios produced the movie. The movie is the official remake of a French film. The film’s review is here. Read on!
Sam (Nagarjuna Akkineni) is a perfumer who hates marriage. He likes to make love to women. One day, Sam’s mother plays emotional blackmail to convince Sam for marriage but Nag plans something different. What is it? Did Sam agree to marriage? What happens in the end? Forms the story of the film.
Nagarjuna Akkineni looked young and stylish in the film. His effortless and outstanding performance can be considered as one of the major highlights of this film. Nagarjuna is truly an asset for this movie, and we can say that no one can pull off the role with such ease as Nagarjuna did. Rakul Preet got an exciting role in this film. She has delivered her best performance in this movie. Also, her chemistry with Nagarjuna is decent. Vennela Kishore will evoke some good laughs in the theatres. Almost every scene of Vennela Kishore will make the audience laugh. Rao Ramesh and Lakshmi delivered honest performances. Devadarshini and Jhansi also justified the roles. Samantha Akkineni and Keerthi Suresh’s guest appearance is too good.
Rahul Ravindran failed to handle the story well. His pace of narration is also bad and he could not engage the audiences with the narrative structure and the story. The movie starts off on an uninteresting note and it never picks up from there. Dialogues by Kittu Vissapragada are okay and there are a lot of double meaning dialogues in the film. Though the title is suggesting that the movie is the sequel of ‘Manmadhudu,’ there is no connection between these two stories.
The production values by Nagarjuna Akkineni are vibrant. Most of the movie shooting took place in Portugal, and he has not compromised in terms of quality. Cinematographer M Sukumar’s camera angles also added more beauty for the film. Music by Chaitan Bhardwaj is bad. It hardly makes any impression and so is the background score. The editing is just okay.
The refreshing comedy, beautiful locales and the performances are the only plus points in the movie and everything else is a minus point for this film. The movie lacks freshness in the story. There are a lot of dragged scenes in the movie that are proved to be the minus points.. The pre-climax and climax are not handled well. The first half is hugely entertaining, and the second half is completely dull. Overall, ‘Manmadhudu-2’ is a movie that falls short of expectations.