Movie: Ye Mantram Vesave
Director : Shridhar Marri
Producer : Malkapuram Shiva Kumar
Music Director : Abdus Samad
Starring : Vijay Deverakonda, Shivaani Singh
Release Date: 9th March 2018
Vijay Deverakonda is basking in the glory of his previous offering Arjun Reddy. The actor has not made a single tweet or single statement about his long delayed movie ‘Ye Mantram Vesave’ which is finally out after five long years. Let’s see how it works on us.
Story: Nikki (Vijay Devarakonda) is a video game freak and soon he gets disconnected with the real world making his parents worry about him. The game gives him enjoyment. Nikki also spend some time in chartrooms. He comes into contact with a girl, Rags (Shivani),a gaming designer on social media. She designs a game with city in the back drop and challenges Nikhil to complete the game. Nikhil accepts the challenge. Soon Nikki and Ragi life takes surprising turn once they start playing a real life game. To unravel the mystery of the real life game, one should watch Ye Mantram Vesave on silver screen.
- Vijay Devarakonda
- Concept and message
- Illogical narration
- Slow pace
Performance: Vijay Deverakonda who is known for his fantastic performance and already have proved his skills in Pelli Choopulu and Arjun Reddy, has done good job in this movie. Though his character don’t have that much to showcase his acting skills but he tried to impress the audiences with his performance skills but failed to give perfect emotions. Shivani Singh has a major role as the entire film revolves around her. She good in certain scenes. Komya Virak, Nilakshi Singh, Raja Babu, Asish Raj, Prabhavati and Deepak and others performed accordingly.
Technical: The dialogues are entertaining. Music of Abdus Samad is below average. Background score is impressive. Editing by Dharmendra Kakarala is below par and could be better. Cinematography of Shiva Reddy is pleasing to eyes. Shridhar Marri narrates the film in a boring manner. Production quality is just ok. The director should have work on the story and script before going to sets.
Analysis: The director wants to deliver a powerful message oriented romantic entertainer by highlighting the negative side of the social media but he failed in his execution. First half ends after testing the patience of the audiences with a routine interval. Ye Manthram Vesave is all about the game between a creator of game and an addict of video games and how some external forces create problems to their challenge in the game. Screenplay and narration are the biggest drawbacks. Of course, there are few good moments which keep the viewers engaged but the director failed to maintain the same standards throughout the film.