|Movie Cast||Priyadarsi, Kamal Kamaraju, Swetaa Varma, Gayatri Gupta, Rahul Ramakrishna|
|Music Director||Vivek Sagar|
|Production Company||Prabhat Kumar|
|Release Date||February 22, 2019|
There are a very few instances in Telugu film industry where dark comedies or movies with dark subjects are made. We have seen many films in other languages and a very few in Telugu language. Vijay Deverakonda’s films like Pelli Choopulu and Arjun Reddy gave two promising talents to Telugu film industry. They are none other than Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna. These two talents came together to act as main leads in a dark comedy, which is written and directed by Prashanth Kumar. They succeeded very well in creating the buzz and interest in audience to watch the film with their promotions. It is time, the movie is releasing into theatres and the team had already promised an entertaining yet interesting ride. Let’s see how it works on us.
Venkat Sai (Rahul Ramakrishna) and Johnny (Priyadarshi) are thick friends. They support each other in necessary times. Venkat Sai is about to get married and gets engaged. The happenings in his life starts going down trend and he loses his job. On top of that, his house is robbed in which he loses his fiancé’s necklace. Venkat Sai asks Johnny to help him in finding the thief and them both start investigating the robbery and they come across many hurdles. How they both find the thief and how Venkat Sai come back to normalcy?
Cast and Performance
Rahul Ramakrishna as Venkat Sai and Priyadarshi Pulikonda as Johnny has done a fantabulous work in their roles. But their performances are let down by the poor script. Ajay Gosh as boss is good. Kamal Kamaraj is nice in his role. Ravi Varma is good. Arsha, Swetha and Bushan are fine in their roles. All other actors are good in their roles.
The story of Mithai is very thin in content and the screenplay is written bad which fails to engage audience in any way. The dialogues are fine.
Songs composed by Vidyasagar are okay. No song stays with the audience after the movie. His background score is good in some of the sequences. Cinematography by Ravi Varman is nice. He shot the film in a different light. Editing could have been a lot better chopping out unnecessary sequences. Art department has done a fine work. Production values are good.
Buzz around the movie
Story and Screenplay
Mithai is a film that promises dark comedy only in trailers and promotions but not in the film. This film revolves around a robbery in Rahul Ramakrishna’s house and the both friends Priyadarshi and Rahul go onto an investigation into that. Director Prashanth Kumar could have written a better and proper screenplay to make his story engaging and appealing to the audience. Maybe, the first 15-20 minutes of the movie is gripping and engaging creating interest and it loses its flow after that making it an uncomfortable watch for the audience. There is nothing bad with the performances of Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi but their performances couldn’t help the movie because of its lackluster script and nagging screenplay. They made sure the promotions and trailers are good and appealing to audience. They could also had taken care of the script and its execution. We all love the diction and dialogue modulation of both actors Rahul and Priyadarshi. This might be the one bearable element of the movie. The story is thin when looked in a bird eye view. This movie could have been a better movie if a proper and better screenplay is written. To sum up, Mithai is a film which relies only on the acting capabilities of its actors and it doesn’t have nothing much other than that.