Review : Majnu Movie

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Movie: Majnu
Cast: Nani, Anu Emmanuel, Priya Sri, Vennela Kishore & Others
Music: Gopi Sunder
Cinematographer: V S Gnanasekhar
Editing: Prawin Pudi
Producers: Geetha Golla
Writtend and Directed by: Virinchi Varma

Nani who is in great form with back to back hits and  has come up with one more rom com which  created enough buzz before release, going by his latest form producers did not even bother to promote this movie.

Let’s find out weather the blind belief of producers has paid off or not?

Story:
Aditya (Nani), works as an assistant director with Rajamouli for the movie “Baahubali”. He  hails from Bheemavaram town in Andhra Pradesh. In Hyderabad, he is smitten by a girl Suma (Priya Sri) but he still doesn’t forget his old love. After some knee jerk moments he tells  Suma how deeply he loved his Bhimavaram girl Kiran (Anu Emmanuel) and what caused breakup between them. Realizing his great heart, Suma starts loving him more.One fine day Suma asks him to come to Railway station to meet her, and there he finds her receiving her cousin who turns out to be Kiran. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

Artistes’ Performances:
Nani is one kind of an actor who can slip into any kind of a role. He once again shines in this movie which doesn’t give him much scope to exhibit his acting skills. In a scene he narrates his love story which I felt was dragged a bit more than required.

Among the heroines, Anu Emmanuel is beautiful and has meaty role.I wonder what made Virinchi Varma to cast  Priya Sri who lacks  both glamour and acting skills. Vennela Kishore in a brief role is okay. Both director Rajamouli and Raj Tharun have done cameos.

Technical Excellence:
Though this film doesn’t have any great technical values , a special mention for VS Jnanasekhar’s cinematography which was not only decent enough and will surely leaves an impact on us given the budget of the movie. Shot in limited locations, the frames are rich are colourful. Entire first half is filled with songs, some songs are used in the background. Couple of songs are pretty good. Other than these two departments, other technical departments have done average job. Dialogues by Kiran are in sync with the trend of simple and catchy one liners.

Highlights:
First Half
Cinematography
Nani
Few scenes between Nani & Kishore

Drawback:
Dragged Second half.
Heroine Priya Sai

 Analysis:
Nani has become most dependable hero with light hearted dramas having worked in many such interesting love stories in the recent times. “Majnu” is also a love story with one guy  and two girls.

Although this is not a regular triangle love drama, still the story and the conflict in the movie is quite routine. The plot line is as simple as this – hero loves a girl, but misunderstanding crops up and both split, then he meets other girl  who falls for him but the girl whom he loves comes back in his life and he realizes that he still has feelings for her.

When a plot is wafer thin, the drama has to be strong.. As expected all the content dries up by the first half, there is no further  plot  to hold the second half.  Of late  this is the issue with many movie’s and this is no exception, although the pre-interval episodes are fun and hilarious.

The total first half is a joyful ride. Post interval, when Nani falls in the conflict with these two girls, the movie looses its grip and runs at uneven pace. Some parts are entertaining, some are dull to the core and suddenly you start wondering where is the movie heading. Nani comes in rescue and carried the movie on his shoulders one has to appreciate his acting skills in those scenes particularly .

Nani gives his best to the role to make the movie interesting. To impress Anu Emmanuel, he joins in her college as lecturer and the way he  woos her is quite impressive though not noval. The student – lecturer love track is handled very decently and in the most funniest way.

Though the comedy track between Nani and Vennela Kishore generate some laughs, down the line I feel it  sidetracked the story and lengthened the film.

Why should you watch this movie?

Funny First Half,
Nani’s Performance.

Overall it is worth watching once.

TeluguDaily Rating :- 3 Stars (3 / 5)