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Maanikya - Movie Review: Nalla-Malla Rocks

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    The big day has finally arrived for the Kannada audience, who were expecting the multi-star movie since many days. Maanikya, which is the first combination of Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kiccha Sudeep and Sandalwood's ace actor Crazy Star Ravichandran, has got a grand opening across the state, and will be a biggest treat for the long weekend.

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    Though it was well known fact that Maanikya is the remake of Telugu hit Mirchi, high expectations were lying on the movie as it is the directorial venture of Kiccha Sudeep with another maverick movie maker Ravichandran. With all these highlights, Maanikya will never be a disappointment the fans of Nalla and Malla, who plays the role of father and a son in the film.


    Sudeep is an architect based in Milan, where he falls in love with Ramya at first sight. He returns to his village to reform his violent family background. With the help of bank manager, role played by Sadhu Kokila, Sudeep makes good advancement in winning the appreciation of everyone in Ranya's family. Here unfolds an interesting twist in the story. Sudeep shares strong connection with Ravichandran, who is an arch enemy of Ranya's family. Meanwhile, Ranya also realises that Sudeep is romantically linked with Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. What happens next will form the crux of the story, which should be watched on silver-screen. Continue reading the review of slide show...

    Maanikya Is The Mixture Of Action And Sentiment

    Maanikya, which will be an out and out action movie in the first half, will turn to be very emotional after the interval bang.

    Feast For Kannadigas

    There is nothing that will match the happiness of Kannadigas to see the big stars - Ravichandran and Sudeep playing father and son on-screen.

    Ravi And Sudeep Rocks

    Ravi and Sudeep are just rocking be it in an emotional or action scenes, they both will be the main highlight of the film.

    Evergreen Pair Is Back

    Ravichandran and Ramya Krishna, the evergreen pair of Sandalwood is back. Their role is the major highlight of the film and both of them are excelled in their respective roles.

    Star Cast In Supporting Roles Is The Biggest Strength For The Film

    As few audience are well aware of the story, Sudeep has made it a point to make the movie big with its Star cast in the lead roles like Ramya Krishna, Ranya, South Lass Varalxmi Sarathkumar, Avinash, Chitra Shenoy, Kamala,Shobraj and others.

    Brilliant Characterisation

    Apart from good story and screenplay, what makes Sudeep's work great is the characterisation in the film, which is brilliant.


    Sudeep looks superb in action, comedy, dance and sentimental sequence. It is Kiccha, who steals the show. He is the showman by playing multiple roles in the making of Maanikya.


    Ravichandran is just rocking in Sudeep's father role. Though his entry is after the interval bang, he also steals the show with his terrific role along with Kiccha in the second half.

    Varalaxmi Sarathkumar

    South lass Varalaxmi Sarathkumar's Kannada debut has started on a positive note. She is impressive as a typical village girl and sizzling on-screen chemistry with Kiccha Sudeep.

    Maanikya - Movie Review: Nalla-Malla Rocks

    Ranya is new find for Sandalwood. Chikkamagalur beauty will steal the hearts of cine-goers. She has given her best to the role, which should be appreciated.

    Comedy Feast By Comedy King

    Comedy King Sadhu Kokila is yet again at his best with his body language and comedy timing. Along with Kiccha and Nagashekar, Sadhu will tickle your funny bones.


    Kiccha Sueep and Ravishankar's combo has done wonders again with Maanikya. The villain role in the movie would have been a biggest disaster, if it was not done by Ravishankar.

    Music By Arjun Janya

    Sandalwood's sensational music-composer Arjun Janya's music is the biggest boost for the movie's pace. His compositions like ‘Ninna hinde,' ‘Huccha naa,' ‘Maamu maamu,' ‘Jeeva jeeva,' ‘Nalla malla,''Jeena jena ya' and others have already become chartbusters and they are treat to watch it on-screen.

    Track Nalla Malla, The Biggest Feast For Ravi And Kiccha’s Fans

    Arjun Janya's music should be appreciated in the track ‘Nalla malla,' which is considered to be the biggest feast for Ravichandran and Kiccha Sudeep's fans.


    Cinematographer Shekar Chandra has done some brilliant picturisation in song sequence. Beside action, family and musical entertainer, Maanikya will be a visual treat for Kannada audience with Shekar's camerawork.


    Kiccha Sudeep is the winner with an excellent product like Maanikya. He is successful in adapting an amazing script of Telugu and making all the possible changes in such a way that it suits his loving Kannada audience.

    Drawbacks Of The Film

    With all these highlights, Maanikya too have some drawbacks. The plot can be predicted, which makes any star movie maker helpless at the end of the day, as he has done a remake movie.

    Audience Tendency

    The fact should be admitted that it's a common audience's tendency to compare the remake movie with original one.

    Biggest Family Entertainer

    Maanikya is the biggest family entertainer on Kannada screen, after Kiccha Sudeep's close pal Challenging Star Darshan starrer Brindavana.


    Though it is a remake of Telugu movie, Maanikya has some rich production values, as Sudeep has done lot of changes in Kannada. The must watch movie for the Kannada movie lovers and the fans of Nalla-Malla. Ultimately the combination of Kiccha and Ravi rocks.

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