Raj Kandukuari has hogged all the limelight with Pelli Choopulu the film that went onto be both critically acclaimed and commercially successful film. The film even got him a National Award as well. This naturally raises curiosity on his next – Mental Madhilo. Raj collaborated with debutante Vivek Athreya and actor Sree Vishnu for a beautiful youthful romance.
Aravind Krishna (Sree Vishnu) has got everything right except one thing – confusion. Aravind gets confused if he has many options and he is asked to choose one among them. He is reticent, reserved and shy person by nature. So, naturally, he is afraid of talking to girls. This makes it very difficult to Aravind’s parents to find a girl for him. At last, they find a talkative, nice girl Swetcha (Nivetha Pethuraj) who has a great clarity in life. Swetcha brings drastic changes in Aravind’s life. While everything was going well, Aravind goes to Mumbai on an office work ahead of his engagement with Swetcha. That’s where Renu meets Aravind. Renu likes Aravind and both get a long well. And Aravind becomes confused again as he couldn’t choose a life partner among the two.
What forms rest is the crux of the story.
Sree Vishnu is apt for the role. He has pulled off the role of Aravind Krishna so nicely. Vishnu does it with ease and his acting looks so real, natural. This makes a great difference to the film and story. Nivetha is refreshing.
All others too did well.
Vivek Athreya’s Direction
Slow pace in Second Half
Kudos to debutante Vivek Athreya who has arrived with a great script. His narration skills are awesome. The feel-good factor has been well maintained. Although the second half is slightly slow, the suspense has been maintained that makes Mental Madhilo a classic. Music, visuals are top notch. Technically, the film gets everything right. Editing is perfect.
Vivek’s writing, Sree Vishnu’s performance take Mental Madhilo to the next level. Production values are good. On the whole, Mental Madhilo has nothing much to find fault with. It is a clean film that is very refreshing. It is a breathe of fresh air.
Mental Madhilo is a must-watch. It is a flawless film that appeals to all ages. Go for it.