Sharwanand and Nithya Menen always make sure that each film is different from the other in their filmography. Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju also promises to be a special film and it has got decent openings for the good will of the people associated with it. Lets re-view the film quickly and get a knack of what it is all about.
Nithya Menen plays Nazria, a Muslim girl and Sharwanand plays Rajaram, an aspiring athlete. Avoiding the spoilers, the story is all about the love journey that takes place in the lives of Nazria and Rajaram from their college time to their late 30's.
Malli Malli idhi Rani Roju is all about the difficulties their love has to face and those social norms that stops them to be together.
Sharwanand and Nithya Menen gives you a tough time in deciding who steals the show. They have excelled in living in the characters Nazria and Rajaram onscreen. Nithya Menen has shed some fat recently and with a little makeover done, she was perfect for her role.
Sharwanand looked fit and matured enough to play a father of a teenager. Punarnavi Bhupalam of Uyyala Jampala Fame and Tejaswi Madivada of Ice-cream Fame has got some decent roles to play in the film and they were good at their part.
Other artists like Nassar, though have a small role they were apt.
Director Kranthi Madhav has written a different story line and it is away from the regular Telugu movie format. He has succeeded in executing the content he wanted to convey. The screenplay technique he has used to narrate the story also worked well. But the slow narration can make you yawn at times.
Gopi Sundar has given some outstanding tunes and they were placed at right times. They are no forcible duets and the songs go with story. Marhaba song has been trending in the top tunes since its audio launch and it created the same magic onscreen too.
The cinematography by V S Gnanashekar has impressed the audience. Lovely shot compositions and the color grading of the film managed to add that extra beauty to the film.
The dialogues by Sai Madhav Burra needs a special mention here. Many one liners by him touches you at heart and triggers your mind to rethink of many things. The styling of the film and the colors used by the lead roles carried the mood along.
Its been quite a long time since we have got to see a feel good love story in Telugu and Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju is the one. Except for the pace of the film, there are no complaints to make. A little racy screenplay should have done wonders for the film but still it is a honest attempt with some great performances. Give it a watch!