Movie Review: Manmadhudu 2

Movie Review: Manmadhudu 2

Cast: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Rakul Preet Singh, Lakshmi, Rao Ramesh, Vennela Kishore, Jhansi and Others.


Music: Chaitan Bharadwaj

Cinematography: M Sukumar

Dialogues: Kittu Vissapragada - Rahul Ravindran

Screenplay: Rahul Ravindran - Satyanand

Producers: Nagarjuna - Kiran

Director: Rahul Ravindran

Release Date: 9th of August 2019

'Manmadhudu'rn is cult film in the career of Nagarjuna. Akkineni Sr acquired the rnrights of a Foreign-Language Flick to make 'Manmadhudu 2'. He choose rnRahul Ravindran to direct the flick upon watching 'Chi La Sow'. rnEntertaining Promos has build the buzz & the romantic entertainer rnreleased Today amidst good expectations. Has 'Manmadhudu 2' reached the rnhype?

Synopsis:

Shyam rn(Akkineni Nagarjuna) is averse long-term relationships but his Mother rnand Sisters make desperate attempts to ensure he gets married. That is rnwhen Shyam hires Waitress Avantika (Rakul Preet Singh) to act like his rnGirlfriend. Unexpected developments happen after the entry of Avantika rninto the Family set-up. How Shyam tackles the issues and keep his familyrn member happy forms rest of the tale.

Performances:

Watchingrn Nagarjuna in the role of Aged Bachelor gives a mixed feeling. In few rnscenes, You would wonder how he was able to maintain such good physique rnat that age. There were times you get the feeling that he isn't growing rnany younger. He did impress with his screen presence, romance and energyrn levels. Still, Movie Buffs won't be satisfied completely because he rndidn't mesmerize with his charm this time.

Compared to her rnprevious films, Rakul looks so different in 'Manmadhudu 2'. She, rnhowever, couldn't leave a mark of her own as the role wasn't etched rnwell.

Senior Actress Lakshmi makes few scenes click with her vastrn experience. Vennela Kishore and Rao Ramesh tickle the funny bone. rnJhansi, Devadarshini and Nishanthi acted as per the requirement of the rncharacters.

Pros:

Vennela Kishore-Rao Ramesh Comedy

Cinematography

Production Values

Cons:

Story

Direction

Second Half

Technicalities:

'RXrn 100' fame Chaitan Bharadwaj disappoints. Except 'Hey Menina', None of rnthe Songs in the album were impressive. Background Score is decent. rnCinematography by Sukumar is an asset. He presented Portugal beautifullyrn throughout the movie. Production Values are grand. The whole movie rnlooks so rich. Script prepared by Rahul Ravindran and Satyanand isn't rnimpressive at all. Not only Originality went missing but also Rahul rnRavindran failed to make viewers connect with the Male Lead. Mixing rnAdult Content with Family Emotions hasn't yielded the desired result.

Analysis:

Exceptrn for the Title and Genre, There is no similarity what-so-ever between rnManmadhudu and Manmadhudu 2. The Flick helmed by Rahul Ravindran isn't rneven a sequel to the 2002 Superhit. Because of the similarity in the rntitles, Movie Buffs expect Manmadhudu 2 to have entertainment quotient, rnmusic and Nag's charm on par with the Vijay Bhaskar-directorial. Much torn the disappointment, 'Manmadhudu 2' fails in these departments and ends rnup as a boring flick.

Nagarjuna acquired the rights of a French rnFlick to make 'Manmadhudu 2'. The efforts gone into make changes rnaccording to the sensibilities of the Telugu Audience weren't good rnenough. Nativity Factor in this Portugal-backdrop Flick went missing rncompletely. The biggest drawback is the failure of the Director in rnmaking the movie lovers connect with story & male lead's character. rnThough Nag tried his best to get into the playboy role, It looked rnartificial because of his age factor and looks. Blending Dialogues with rnadult dose and Family Emotions hasn't really worked here. There is rnnothing much to talk about 'Manmadhudu 2' except for the Adult rnDialogues, Comedy done by Vennela Kishore & Rao Ramesh.

Upon rnwatching 'Manmadhudu 2', You may wonder what made Nagarjuna acquire the rnrights of the French Flick. Plenty of films has been made in Telugu withrn similar storylines so far. In the First Half-an-Hour, Hero rnIntroduction, Vennela Kishore-mark Comedy and Adult Jokes keeps the rnproceedings entertaining. Pace drops after the entry of Heroine. rnAgreement between the Hero-Heroine and Marriage Drama looks artificial. rnLack of freshness in the story tests the patience of viewers in the rnfirst half itself. Interval Bang doesn't create any impact.

Secondrn Half of 'Manmadhudu 2' is even worse. You get disconnected with the rnStory and Characters so much that scenes appear too boring. Of course, rnComedy Punches of Vennela Kishore and Rao Ramesh give a bit of relief. rnBrahmanandam makes a special appearance. This sequence is like rncontinuation for the escalator scene in 'Manmadhudu'. The film ends on arn satisfactory note at last. Team Manmadhudu 2 would certainly regret rnattempting this project.

Bottom Line: Nowhere Close To Manmadhudu!

Rating: 2/5