Merlapaka Gandhi is making his debut with Sundeep Kishan and Rakul Preet Singh starrer film Venkatadri Express, which has hit the marquee today (November 29). The son of Telugu novelist Merlapaka Murali has written a unique script. Coupled with excellent performance and good comedy, the movie is good family entertainer, which will impress all classes of audiences.
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Venkatadri Express is romantic comedy entertainer that has all commercial elements to mass audience. Gandhi's unique screenplay and funny dialogues, Sundeep and Rakul's performances are the main highlights in the movie. Ramana Gogula's music, Chota K Naidu's cinematography, comedy scenes, well-choreographed action and dance sequences, beautiful art direction and locales are its other big assets.
Having undergone training in scripting and direction for two years, Merlapaka Gandhi has best understood the taste of Telugu audiences. The debutante director has written an interesting story screenplay, which has enough amount of twists and turns to keep the viewers glued to the screens throughout the film. Keeping all classes of audiences in mind, he has nicely blended the masala ingredients like comedy, romance, action, dance, family drama, soothing music and beautiful locations.
The movie opens with Allari Naresh's voiceover, which introduces the principal characters in a funny way, thereby preparing the viewers to get ready to enjoy a joy ride. An action scene, a few comedy and romantic moments keep the movie proceeding at a good pace. Although it has a racy narration, nothing much happens in terms of the story in the first half. The story picks up the speed with an action scene post interval and the second half of the film is also quite entertaining. The climax is also unique and interesting. Continue to read Venkatadri Express movie review.