Debutant Merlapaka Gandhi has been successful in impressing the film critics with his first directorial venture Venkatadri Express (VE) starring Sundeep Kishan and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. The movie, which released in theatres on November 22, has garnered positive reviews and rich ratings from the film critics. Many think that this film will give a much-needed big break to him as well as Sundeep Kishan.
Venkatadri Express is a good situational comedy. Besides direction, Merlapaka Gandhi has also penned story, screenplay and dialogues for the movie. He has been successful in handling all these departments in effective way. Film critics opine that he has done brilliant work in the first half of the movie, but has failed to retain the same interest in the second half. A few feel that its climax could have been better.
In addition to Gandhi's direction and script, Venkatadri Express has Sundeep Kishan's performance, Rakul Preet Singh's glamour, Ramesh's comedy, Ramana Gogula's music, Chota K Naidu's camera work, good action and dance sequences, beautiful art direction and exotic locales as its other big assets. The movie has been rated an average of 3 out of 5.
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