malli raava is a movie that has created quite a stir since the day its catchy preview was released. starring sumanth, this movie was released today. let’s see how it is.
The story of the film shows the lives of Karthick(Sumanth) and Anjali during the time zones of 1999, 2012 and 2017. Every time they get close, some problem arises between them. well, what are these problems and how are they solved? it’s the whole story of malli raava.
One of the film’s greatest assets is the impressive script. Credit must go to director Gowtham, who narrated the film in a very interesting way. the movie goes back and forth in time and the way problems and love scenes have been incorporated into the narrative is beautiful.
sumanth gives the best performance of his career. With this movie, Sumanth is clearly shown to be a talented actor who can act well as long as the filmmakers extract the performance from him. It is worth appreciating how he has played the role of him and shown his emotions in a subtle way.
heroine akanksha singh makes a surprising debut and is quite good as anjali. Acting-wise, she has done well in her complex role and surely she will be an actress to be reckoned with. the comedy starring sumanth and her pals elicits good laughs here and there. Another major asset of the film is the way things have been kept realistic. there is no melodrama or exaggerated scenes in the movie that feel forced.
Malli Raava takes her own sweet time to unleash her proceedings. although the length of the film is short, in many areas you find the film to be quite slow and boring.
the love story starring the lear couple during their adolescence has been stretched too far. the movie is a serious romantic drama and all those who expect some entertaining and funny romantic episodes will be disappointed.
The production values of the film are top notch as the film is shown in a simple yet realistic manner. Shravan Bhardwaj’s music is quite impressive as all the songs move the story forward. the background music is also very good and makes things quite interesting. the dialogues deserve a special mention as they have been written in great depth. the camera work is also good as the difference in time zones has been shown effectively.
malli raava is a subtle love story that has some beautiful moments throughout. the biggest asset of the film is that it is quite simple and realistic. the impressive performances of the main couple and the interesting script are basic assets. the movie is clearly aimed at the multiplex audience and all those who are looking for pure entertainment may find it a bit boring and slow. but otherwise it’s a no-nonsense romantic drama that ends up being a good watch this weekend.
123telugu.com rating: 3.25/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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