Director : Rahul Ravindran
Producers : Nagarjuna Akkineni
Music Director : Chaitan Bharadwaj
Rating : 2.5/5
Manmadhudu 2 is one film which many were waiting for eagerly. Directed by Rahul Ravindran, this film has hit the screens today and lets see how it is.
Sam(Nagarjuna)and his family are based in Portugal. While Sam’s mother and his sister’s stay together, Sam is a free bird who does not believe in relationships. But because of heavy pressure from his family to get married, he sets up a waitress(Rakul)to act as his girlfriend and cheat him so that his family would never force him again for his marriage. But because of a small twist, things change upside down and Sam becomes helpless. Rest of the story is as to how Sam sets his mistakes right and wins the hearts of his family.
Nagarjuna's physique is superb for a sixty year old, although his face gives away his age a lot of times. His styling is impressive and it is cakewalk for him to play a charmer. Rakul Preeth is comfortable beside Nagarjuna and the characterization of Avanthika doesn't make this pair look odd together. Vennela Kishore saves the film to an extent with his impeccable comic timing. He got some support from Rao Ramesh. Supporting cast consisting of Lakshmi, Jhansi and others is adequate.
Vennela Kishore's comedy
Double Meaning dialogues
As said earlier, the production values of the film are superb as the good camerawork showcases the Portugal locations in a good manner. Music by Chaitan Bhardwaj is good and so were the lyrics. Editing is below par as the film needs to be trimmed by atleast 10 minutes. Production design is good and the costumes designed for Nag and Rakul are superb.
Coming to the director Rahul Ravindran, a lot was expected from him after Chilasow. He had the set up and good star cast but he did not create the emotions well in the film and this is where the film takes a downfall. But he has showcased Nagarjuna quite well and justified his age with decent romance. If he had a tighter screenplay in the second half, things would have been better.
The film is not bad but it also does not have great proceedings which light you up and ends as just an okay watch this weekend. Just keep you expectations low.