MLA Movie Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)

Movie Name MLA
Movie Rating 2.5/5
Movie Cast Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Kajal Aggarwal
Director Upendra Madhav
Music Director Mani Sharma
Production Company Blue Planet Entertainments
Release Date March 23, 2018

Our Telugu Film Industry has some big families which have a very huge amount of followers. Directors and producers run behind them to make a movie to encash their family background and their talent. Nandamuri family is one such family in our industry and currently this family has three actors who are actively making films and Nandamuri Kalyan Ram is one of them who is also a producer. He is coming into theatres with MLA (Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai) directed by an assistant of Srinu Vaitla, debutante Upendra Madhav which is produced by People Media Factory having Kajal Aggarwal as female lead. Trailer which released earlier gave audience a hint of commercial entertainer and let’s see how it works.


Kalyan Ram MLA Movie Review
Kalyan Ram MLA Movie Review

Kalyan (Kalyan Ram Nandamuri) shifts to Bangalore along with his Sister (Lasya) and her husband (Vennela Kishore) and joins for a job. He comes across Indu (Kajal Aggarwal) while roaming in Bangalore and falls for her. He follows her but she is against it. She comes as daughter of chairman for the company which Kalyan works and they get along well due to a land dispute which is occupied by Marthalli (Ajay) and finally they succeed in getting the land back. She convince Kalyan to not to pin hopes high on her. Then a gang comes and tries to nab her and Kalyan rescues and comes to know the background of Indu. Who is Indu? What is her story and how Kalyan and Indu marry is the remaining story.

Cast and Performance

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram as Kalyan has done a fantastic job. He is looking at his best in this movie and he even mesmerized with his performance. Kajal Aggarwal is good. Posani Krishna Murali and Vennela Kishore is humorous. Ravi Kishan is nice as baddie but he became monotonous. Ajay is nice. Jayaprakash Reddy is good. Nagineedu is fine. Lasya is good in a small role. Prudhvi who is in his best phase is superbly entertaining and Prabhas Seenu has done his part well. All other actors did fine job in their given roles.

Writing Department

Kajal and Kalyanram in MLA
Kajal and Kalyanram in MLA

Story of this MLA is routine but screenplay is written well which is engaging. Dialogues are good and lyrics are well written by Ramajogaiah Sastry and Kasarla Syam.

Technical Departments

Songs composed by Mani Sharma are good. He did his best in scoring the background score.

Cinematography by Prasad Murella is nice.

Editing is fine.

Stunts and action sequences are composed well. Production values are rich.


Kalyan Ram Nandamuri as Kalyan
Humorous elements
Second half


Routine story


MLA aka Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai is a movie which starts off as a love story and which later transforms into social aspects like the importance of education. Director and writer Upendra Madhav has done fine job in handling this movie. He made a passable first half with entertaining elements and he shifted into main content in the second half and he wrote this part well which is engaging thoroughly but seems routine. Even though movie is routine and does not have any innovative elements, this movie doesn’t bore you. Kalyan Ram Nandamuri looks handsome in his new hairstyle and trimmed look. After and entertaining second half movie seems rushed in the climax. Entire second half runs behind the motive of hero to become MLA but it becomes a motive to change people and to make them free of their problems created by the baddie. This movie will work well with the masses and may become a passable flick in multiplex zones. To sum up, MLA is a routine commercial entertainer which entertains well.

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