Director : Manjula Ghattamaneni
Producer : Sanjay Swaroop, P. Kiran
Banner: Anandi Arts and Indira Productions
Starring : Sundeep Kishan, Tridha Choudhury, Amyra Dastur
Release Date : 16th February 2018
Superstar Mahesh Babu’s sister, Manjula Ghattamaneni is making her directorial debut with Manasuku Nacchindi starring Sundeep Kishan, Amyra Dastur and Tridha Choudhury, which has hit the theaters today. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Suraj (Sundeep Kishan) and Nithya(Amyra Dastur) are childhood friends and they give shock to their parents by running away to Goa on the day of their wedding as they feel they are just friends and do not love to each other. Suraj tries his luck as a photographer, he earns money, name and fame. On the otherside, Nithya is a nature lover and according to her, happiness is more important than money. Soon Suraj gets attracted to Nikitha (Tridha Choudhury) and Nithya gets attracted to Abhay (Adith Arun). The rest of the story is as to how the close friends realize that their relationship is not just friendship but pure love.
- Sundeep Kishan
- Amyra Dastur’s expressions
- Tridha Choudhury’s bikini show
- Background score
- Routine love story
- Slow pace
Performance: Sundeep Kishan delivers his best performance. His way of dialogue delivery, looks and body language impressed the audiences. Amyra Dastur performs well. Her natural killer expressions grab several eyeballs. She even stunned all with her lip locks. Tridha Choudhury looks fantastic in her role and she impresses everyone in glamour outfits. She got limited role to perform. Adith Arun is okay in his roles and has done well. Priyadarshi, Nassar, Geetha and others performed accordingly.
Technical: The storyline of the film is old but Manjula managed to present it in a fresh manner. The edition of nature’s aspect to the storyline of this romantic entertainer is new and the audiences should appreciate it. The production value is top class. Mahesh Babu’s voiceover is an advantage for the film Cinematography by Ravi Yadav is superb. He captured the nature’s beautiful locations and beautified the scenes. Editing is ok. The music by Radhan music is good. He elevated the scenes with good background score. The director could have added more twists and turns and few more entertaining elements to make it more interesting.
Analysis: Manjula Ghattamaneni selected a triangular love story to make her debut on screen as a director but she disappoints the audiences because of average screenplay, lack of strong connection between the lead pair, routine and predictable storyline. She tried to impress the audiences with bikini show and lip lock scenes but it worked out only to some extent. Few dragged scenes in the second half of the film tests the patience of the viewers. Rich visuals and some love failure moments are the main assets of the film.