Telugu film Mr Majnu has finally hit the screens today. The Film Touted as a romantic comedy the film has Akhil Akkineni, Nidhhi Agerwal in lead roles. This Massive film is directed by Venky Atluri and produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad under Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra.
The early reviews of the film have started pouring in and social media users have given a thumbs up to Akhil Akkineni as Vicky. The actor is receiving special mentions for his pumped-up dance number.
Likewise, actress Nidhhi Agerwal who essays the role of Nicky is being lauded by the fans for her graceful performance.
However, the film, in general, is garnering mixed reviews on social media.
Nikky ( Nidhhi Agerwal) , an NRI Girl in United Kingdom, has high expectations about the man she is going to marry. She comes across Vikky ( Akhil ) ,another NRI who is doing Master s in London. The relationship ends up with a predictable breakup. How Vicky realises the love and wins Nicky back is what the film is all about?
Mr. Majnu takes off in London showcasing Akhil s flirting talent, with scenes elevating him as a man for whom every girl would drool for. After a peppy introduction song, and few youth appealing scenes the introduction of the hero heroines completes. Story now moves to India and a whole galore of characters from three families are introduced at this point.
Vikky is the S/O an industrialist Mr. Krishna Prasad (Jaya Prakash) and KP’s younger brother is Shiva Prasad (Rao Ramesh ) , Nagababu plays the role of heroine Nikky’s father. Director quickly establishes the characters and their characterization but due to too many characters in three families combined, it will be a bit confusing initially for audience to get hold of who is who. Movie runs on feel good family films template for a while. Vikky Nikky thread is fresh and chemistry between them worked out. However, couple of forcible sentiment scenes with lengthy dialogues make audience feel uneasy. Other than that minor complaint, first half is good with right emotions and decent chemistry between the lead pair, cool songs.
Once the story falls back to UK, novelty that the director bought to the table in the first half goes for toss. Now it is hero’s turn to convince heroine to like him and the whole process is very formulaic – no surprise element in the second half. By introducing Hyper Aadi as ‘piracy pullarao’, who sells piracy telugu films CDs in London, director tries to infuse some comedy but succeeds partially. In first half it was Priya Darshi who tries some lighter moments. With soul being missing, the 2nd half runs flat and predictably. Climax of the film is just okay.
On Technical side, S. Thaman’s background score is adorable. George Williams’s cinematography is very good, the entire product looked glossy with high production values by SVCC ( Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra)
Akkineni Akhil shows his strengths in ease in body language, dancing skills and his styling is very cool. He acted well in regular scenes, but in couple of emotional scenes he couldn t get the shot right. For a 3 film old youngster, it is absolutely Okay. Heroine Nidhhi Agerwal is cool as urbane girl , adequate for this film. Huge number of seasoned character artistes are roped in as hero heroine’s family members,and as friends.
Forced emotions at times
Mr Majnu is an average fare on a whole.