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Manganakaili Manikya Review

By: Prakash Upadhyaya
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Ramesh Aravind has chosen comedy projects over other in the recent years and he has tasted success too. Now, the actor is back with yet another film in the same genre in the form of Manganakaili Manikya. Let us see what the movie has to offer...

More than story lines, it is the well-written scenes that make comedy films hit. Hilarious one-liners have become the flavour of the season. New-age audience enjoy dialogues more than the scenes. The latest movie, Manganakaili Manikya too banks on one-liners.

From the opening scenes to the last, director Rajendra Karanth's dialogues keep you entertaining. Before the opening credits are shown, we are told about head-weight director played Rajendra Karanth walking out of a project titled Katriguppe produced by leading filmmaker Prabhu (Rangayana Raghu).

It becomes a prestige issue for the producer and he challenges the director saying that he would make the movie with a different director and taste success. As Prabhu searches for the right man to helm the project, Bhasmasura aka Manohara (Ramesh Aravind) comes to the picture, but the producer is not willing to hand over the film as the director has a history of not completing a single project.

Manohara's all the films were halted midway. However, with the intervention of Suprita (Harshika Poonachha), the ex-girlfriend of Manohara and the would be daughter-in-law of the producer, the hero gets the project to direct. But as the film starts, he temporarily loses his sight. What happens next is the interesting part of the story. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...

Complete Comedy Entertainer

Manganakaili Manikya is nothing but a complete comedy entertainer. Well-written lines and the performance of the actors are the strength of the movie.

Screenplay Fails

There are a lot of double entendres and people could not help, but burst out laughing. However, the screenplay is not tight in Manganakaili Manikya. The first 30-minute is not up to the mark even though the film begins on a good note. In the later half too, the screenplay loses grip.

Ramesh Aravind At His Usual Best

Ramesh Aravind is at his usual best. He breaks the funny bones of the audience with his hilarious dialogues and acting.


Harshika Poonachha has a decent role in the movie, Ravi Kumar has done good job and Rangayana Raghu does his best. Rajesh Ramanath's two songs including 'Sada suprabhatha' is good, and JG Krishna's cinematography is okay. But Nagendra Urs' editing would have been better.


Manganakaili Manikya may have its drawbacks, but the film is nothing but a fun ride. If you are a fan of comedy movies, then the film should not be missed.

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