mr kalyanamandapam is a movie that has created quite a stir in recent days. Starring Kiran Abbavaram, this movie has hit the screens today. let’s see how it is.
The movie is set in the small town of kadapa district. Kalyan (Kiran Abbavaram) is a happy and lucky young man who is head over heels in love with Priyanka Jawalkar. But not many know that Kalyan has an ego problem with his father (Sai Kumar) and hasn’t talked to him for the last ten years. What is the problem between the father and the son? how does kalyan solve it? and where does mr kalyanamandam appear in all this? that forms the rest of the story.
This is young hero Kiran Abbavaram’s second film as a hero and he shows great maturity. Whether it’s dialogue delivery from him or his presence on screen, Kiran does it quite well. he was exceptional in all the emotional scenes and carried the movie on his shoulders. priyanka jawalkar gets a good role after a long time and she does it quite well too.
The comedy quotient in the film is decent as the scenes between the friends and the main couple’s love story have been handled well. all the actors playing the hero’s friends have done well. the climax has good emotions and ends on an impressive note.
last but not least, sai kumar is seen in a crucial role after a long time and he does it quite well. he looks subdued for the first half, but he does well as the drunken father going through a mix-up. the second half of the movie has a decent story and the emotions between father and son work well.
kiran abbavaram is known for his grounded acting, but in this movie, the director has highlighted his crowd angle and this aspect packs a punch. the hero introduction and build shots are about ten minutes long and this aspect is very irritating.
The movie needs some serious editing as it could have been cut about halfway. the father and son relationship is handled well in the climax, but should have been elevated more in the first half instead of the silly scenes between the main couple and the hero’s elevation.
Also, the story is pretty routine and you know what’s going to happen next. such stories run on emotion and the film had a solid opportunity to heighten these emotions, but the director missed these aspects in a big way.
The movie has good visual effects and the small town setting has been shown well. Chaitan Bhardwaj’s music is impressive as most of the songs are good and they are well filmed as well. editing is a big mess.
as for the director sridhar, he has done an acceptable job. he had a good margin to elevate the family drama, but he missed it. If he had filled the first half with more father-son scenes and avoided the unnecessary hungama of the hero, the movie would have been quite good.
Overall, mr kalyanamandam is a father and son story with a good backdrop. Kiran Abbavaram and Sai Kumar do well in this village drama and hold up the screen. if you ignore the unnecessary scenes and delay in the first half, this movie ends up as a passable watch for songs and some good thrills in the second half.
123telugu.com rating: 2.75/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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