Verdict: Beautiful emotions between two pure souls.
It has been more than a decade that Sumanth had a decent hit. His last movie that had a moderate run at the box-office was Godavari, released in 2006 and directed by Sekhar Kammula. Though there were about a dozen movies that released after Godavari, none of his movies made an impact on the audience. His latest movie MalliRaava has made a decent buzz. Being publicized as a feel-good love story in the lines of Godavari, MalliRaava is written and directed by debutante Gowtam Tinnanuri and produced by Rahul Yadav Nakka under the banner Swadharm Entertainment. Gowtam has also handled the screenplay. Aakanksha Singh is making her debut with this movie. The music and background score is rendered by Shravan Bharadwaj and cinematography is handled by Satish Mutyala. Let’s see if Sumanth is back to his success streak with MalliRaava.
What’s MalliRaava About:
The movie starts with the year 2012 where Karthik (Sumanth Kumar) is waiting for Anjali (Aakanksha Singh) at the registration office to get married. But Anjali shocks Karthik by opting not to get married. The movie then shifts to the current times in New York where Anjali is about to get married to Anil in a few days. She plans to go to India a couple of days earlier than Anil under the pretext of inviting some important people personally. Karthik is in India and gets his Visa stamped through the company he is employed with. The movie then shifts to 1999 at Rajole where Karthik and Anjali first meet. The screenplay of the movie follows the same pattern shifting to these three time zones and telling the love story between Karthik and Anjali. Will Anjali and Karthik meet again and marry or is there a twist in the tale? To know all this, catch MalliRaava at a theatre near you.
MalliRaava is a laudable effort by debutante Gowtam who stuck to the script and made a refreshingly pure love story that will be adored by all age groups. Dialogues need a special mention. The cinematography is mesmerizing with all the frames looking fantastic. The village episodes and city episodes are captured in a perfect manner. The music and background score is equally good and soothing. The production values are great. Comedy scenes involving 10th fail bujji in the 1999 track and project manager in 2012 track works really well.
What Could Have Been Better:
There is nothing to think of what could have been better. The cast and crew of MalliRaava have done a terrific job in nurturing an absolute classic that will be remembered for years.
Why You Should Watch:
No second thoughts. Watch this movie to set out on a journey of love between two pure living souls Karthik and Anjali. If you have a heart, you will thoroughly enjoy it. Go for it.
–By Ajay Mudunuri