tv star sagar rk naidu from mogalirekulu tries his luck as a hero again after 3 years. With Dil Raju producing the movie, there has been a decent buzz for Shaadi Mubarak and the recently released hilarious trailer further fueled this positive buzz. let’s see how the movie fares.
sunnipenta madhav (sagar rk naidu), an nri from australia who is looking for his girlfriend, lands in hyderabad to attend three pellichoopulu in one day. thupakula satyabhama (drishya raghunath), daughter of a wedding consultant, accompanies madhav to her pellichoopulu. how madhav ignores his three potential girlfriends and how he and satyabhama fall in love after several silly fights and misunderstandings form the rest of the story.
sagar is quite good in his role. he looks charming and his acting in emotional scenes is decent. newcomer drishya raghunath is a good find. she pulls off light-hearted and emotional scenes with equal ease. the rest of the actors justify her roles with decent performances.
A large part of the story takes place in a single day and that too inside a car, which is rare for Telugu films. there’s also a healthy dose of situational comedy. the creators are to be thanked for incorporating only a few situational songs, as this does not cause major obstacles in the flow of the story.
the main theme in shaadi mubarak is the characterization of the protagonist satyabhama. she is presented to him as a happy-go-lucky young woman who is in no hurry to get married. after her journey with madhav starts with silly fights and misunderstandings, she falls deeply in love with him and that too without a strong reason. and even if there is one, it’s clichéd and outdated.
There is a long comedy episode shot inside a car in the first half. while the entire episode is somewhat entertaining in its own right, it doesn’t add much to the story, except for leaving in a few flashback connectors. the proceedings in the first half, especially some comedy scenes, cruise at a dull pace.
Newcomer writer-director Padmasri does a good job with this film which is loosely inspired by the 2016 Malayalam romantic comedy happy wedding. his writing and directing start off on an unimpressive note initially, but improve as the movie progresses.
The music is decent, although not a single song sticks with us once we leave the theaters. and as we mentioned before, the songs are situational and do not act as speed brakes. Srikanth Naroj’s cinematography is nice and colourful. Editor Madhu Chintala should have shortened the length of the not-so-entertaining comedy scenes in the first half. the production values are good enough for this small budget movie.
Overall, Shaadi Mubarak is a partially entertaining romantic comedy. there is enough comedy for those looking for entertainment and the chemistry between the main actors is quite good. Barring the slow pace of the first half and some logical hiccups in the second half, you may see Shaadi Mubarak this weekend. but keep your expectations low to enjoy it better.
123telugu.com rating: 2.75/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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