Movie: Entha Manchivaadavuraa
Banner: Aditya Music India
Cast: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Mehreen, Praveen, Rajeev Kanakala, Vennela Kishore, Suhasini and others
Music: Gopi Sundar
Cinematography: Raj Thota
Edit: Thammi Rajuc
Producers: Umesh Gupta, Subhash Gupta
Written and directed by: Satish Vegesna
Publication date: January 15, 2020
The Sankranthi 2020 had already seen the releases of three movies and now the fourth movie starring Kalyan Ram is here.
The director of the film, Satish Vegesna, directed “Shatamanam Bhavati”, which was a huge hit when it was released during the Sankranthi period in 2017. So expectations were also high for this film.
Let’s find out its pros and cons.
Balu (Kalyan Ram) loses his parents when he was a small child and that made him desire more relationships in life.
One day, he comes up with the idea to start an agency called “All Is Well: Emotions Suppliers”. The agency would provide a relative when needed. A rental relationship is the concept.
He would send a son or grandson or brother if anyone feels lonely. His friends and girlfriend Nandini (Mehreen) are also part of this agency.
What problems he would encounter and what relationships he would forge is the rest of the drama.
Performances by artists:
Kalyan Ram is an outsider in this character, although he genuinely tried his best. He did his best to bring some energy to the role of this good natured guy. Mehreen as his girlfriend is ok.
Vennela Kishore caused one or two fits of laughter in the second half. A large number of senior actors like Suhasini, Sharat Babu, Vijay Kumar, Naresh, etc. have given their best in their regular roles.
The film was mostly shot in the lush green fields of Godavari district and Kerala. The cinematography is pleasant. Just one song by Gopi Sundar is catchy enough. The pace of the movie is damn slow.
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Rent-a-Family is a concept that is quite popular in Japan. Newspaper reports suggest that family rental businesses thrive there. In a densely populated country like India, where family ties are strong, this concept sounds bizarre.
But Kalyan Ram, who promotes the idea of this desk in the film, argues this: the concept of buying bottled water two decades ago sounded absurd, but nowadays everyone buys the water. Likewise, this rent-a-family member would be welcome, he says, and they buy his theory.
This concept in “Entha Manchivaadavuraa” directed by “Shatamanam Bhavati”, fame Satish Vegesna, is taken from a Gujarati movie.
The problem is that Satish Vegesna has failed to tell this in a convincing or compelling way. There is no strong conflict here to hold the story.
After shooting a few scenes about this concept of selling emotions, the film runs out of ideas. So the director shot some crazy jokes and boring love tracks between hero and heroine. The villain’s corner (played by Rajiv Kanakala) is added by force.
Because the film moves more slowly than snail’s pace, our patience wanes. Filled with cliché moments and lethargic narration, the family drama puts us to sleep. The less said about the second half, the better.
The name of the movie is “Entha Manchivaadavuraa” (What A Good Man You Are), but with interval we feel like ‘Entha Twaraga Aipotey Manchidiraa’.
In short, the family drama has become a big boredom.
Bottom line: Brahmotsavam 2