Manamey Review

  • Published Jun 07, 2024 | 12:25 PMUpdated Jun 07, 2024 | 12:25 PM
  • Published Jun 07, 2024 | 12:25 PMUpdated Jun 07, 2024 | 12:25 PM
Manamey Review

Manamey 1st half: Average

The film has a promising start, and all the scenes leading up to the title were beautifully narrated by the director, which kickstarts the journey of the lead pair, Sharwanand and Krithi Shetty.

As the film progresses, the director manages to engage us with some comedic scenes. Special thanks to the music director, Hesham Abdul Wahab, for keeping us engaged with his proper beats through many bit songs, which give a special treatment even to the normal scenes. Vishnu Sharma’s cinematography is good and looks colorful on screen.

Coming to the film’s main plot, one cannot sit through the film unless there is a special element, which so far feels lacking. Another negative aspect of the film is that, although the kid’s character is good on screen, the artificial cry with no sync to the scenes feels forced.

Manamey 2nd half: Bad

As predicted, there is no special element compelling us to stick to the screens. The director relied on a single point and forced us to sit through the lengthy runtime with his illogical scenes and nonsynchronous editing that make us scratch our heads.

Just when we think the film is coming to an end, a song occurs. At least the music by Hesham provides some relief, but to what extent?

Manamey Review:

“Scribbled narration focused on a single point”

First things first: how did the producer invest so much into this film when there is no interesting element in the concept? The film looks grand in terms of production values, but the content we get throughout doesn’t even match one-fourth of it.

Director Sriram Adittya started the film promisingly and sparked interest with comedic elements reminiscent of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Heyy Babyy’. The lead pair’s chemistry, along with Hesham’s musical contributions, made the first half of the film somewhat bearable. However, as the story progresses, you realize there is nothing substantial to explore, and the filmmakers dive deep into a scribbled narrative with no clear idea of how to end the film. It’s like pulling a long rope until you finally finish the task.

Sharwanand and Krithi Shetty’s roles were good, but the connection between their characters as a couple was not well-developed. A bit more focus on highlighting the emotional aspect of the kid’s character could have created a greater impact on the lead pair, but this aspect unfortunately falls apart and turns havoc in the last 20 minutes of the film. Shiva Kandukuri’s characterization was hopeless and of no use whatsoever, seeming like a dummy character utilized only to drag the film.

Overall Verdict: It’s a colorful presentation without a soul. Ignore.
Note:* It’s a personal opinion. It will not be based on it’s film run or the talk on the other side.