Entha Manchivaadavuraa Review

By Naresh Kota Jan. 15, 2020, 12:38 pm IST
Entha Manchivaadavuraa Review

Emotions for Sale!

Star Cast: Kalyan Ram, Mehreen Pirzada, Sarath Babu, Suhasini Maniratnam, Vijay Kumar, Vennela Kishore, Rajeev, and Tanikella Bharini

Crew:
Music Composed by Gopi Sundar
Cinematography by Raj Thota
Edited by Bikkina Thammiraju
Directed by Satish Vegesna
Produced by Subhash Gupta, Umesh Gupta
Censor Certificate: U
Runtime: 145 Minutes

Nandamuri Kalyanram after 118 took the time to accept another film. He accepted this family entertainer from Satish Vegnesna as he liked the story of a young boy who lives for relations than just for himself. The movie, Entha Manchivadavura released on 15th January 2020 as Sankranthi gift to families. Can Sathish Vegnesna repeat the magic of Shatamanam Bhavathi? Let's discuss ...

The story follows a young boy, Balu (Kalyanram) who likes to spend time with relatives. He loses his parents at a young age and his relatives don't help him in any way. The only friend of his father (Naresh), becomes his guardian and his daughter, Nandu (Mehreen) falls for Balu at a young age. As adults, they start making short films and one day decide to open an organization for lonely people. There they start assigning actors to act as relations of their clients. Where did this organization lead Balu & Nandu's life, forms the rest of the story?

Nandamuri Kalyanram tried his best to make us believe that the characters are real. He tried to modulate in different scenes but the script did not help him in any possible way to really connect with the character. As the character doesn't connect with us, even the performance looks too cliched and uninteresting. Mehreen Prizada got a good character but failed to really carry it on her shoulders. Even if she tried heartfully, the script falls her. All other actors are let down by script even though they are seniors and experienced.

Cinematography is good and makes the locations look cool. Raj Thota tried to balance every scene with different kinds of lighting and at times, used natural lighting as well. But his work doesn't really shine. Bikkina Thammiraju's editing could have been better, as the flow of the film is hurt severely by some jarry cuts. Also, the script might have not helped him at all. Music by Gopi Sundar is forgettable.

Satish Vegnesna is one of the few directors who still have an inkling towards family stories and entertainment. But he cannot create the magic of Shatamanam Bhavathi with every concept. Maybe he liked the original Oxygen, too much to make this film in Telugu. But whatever he thought would work on screen, just ended up irritating the audiences further. As the screenplay went for episodic storytelling, no story looks coherently connected to the main storyline. His writing team seems to have given up on making it all work after a point. They went for too cliched stories and failed to narrate them engagingly till the end.

This movie deals with family emotions as if they are some toys on display in a mart. Any lonely person can't just accept some random person as their relation. And every family doesn't just openly welcome someone as a proxy to their own blood. If that is the case, people won't be craving for affection from their own family members. The premise itself looks forceful and doesn't lend to a convincing story. Still, if makers wanted to tell the same story, they should have used one strong base than just random people entering & exiting the frame like a stage drama, episodes. Nothing, absolutely nothing works.

Bottom line: Dare to Watch!

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