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Mangala – Movie Review

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Charmy Kaur was going through a lean patch with no project on hand, after she started accepting woman-centric, heroine-oriented films. Her last hit was Mantra. After that she had neither films in hand nor hits to her credit. Once again, she joined hands with Osho Tulasiram, who had produced and directed Mantra. Now, they are joined hands for Mangala. Charmy Kaur kept high hopes on the movie. The film is released after a prolonged gap and has poured water on her hope to get a much-needed break. Read on for Mangala review.

Mangala aka Ammulu (Charmy Kaur) loses her parents in a fire accident and in a bid to save them, their servant also dies in the accident. So, she brings up her servant"s son Subbu (Subhash) like her brother. He wants to become a film hero, but while going for auditions, the producer sees her and ropes in her as a heroine. Chinna (Vijay Sai) is a big fan of her and wants to gift a car to her. His father (Pradeep Rawat), who was a witch arranges him the money. While presenting the car, Mangala mistakes some other"s hand, as of Chinna and slaps him. Unable to bear the humiliation, he attempts suicide. Though his father pleads Mangala to visit his son and save his life, she could not do because of her busy schedules. Chinna succumbs to the poison and the witch decided to take revenge against Mangala. He imposes Sakochi devil on Mangala. what happened next should be seen on-screen.

Charmy Kaur ha done her best in showing her acting capabilities. She has given perfect facial expressions. However, her performance in the shooting episodes evoked laughter instead of making us praise the heroine. She should improve her voice modulation and tone down the high-decibel yelling on the screen. Subhash, as a trusted servant, has done justice to his role. Pradeep Rawat, though appeared in a few scenes has fitted the bill perfectly. Other artistes like Priya as Sadhvi, Vijay Sai and Pavala Syamala have done justice to their roles. Ram Jagan is good as an Aghora.

Camera work by Sivendra is extraordinary. Editing by Sreenu is okay but he should have trimmed the second half by around 40 minutes. Music by Vishwa is okay. Though, it was boasted that the 'ice ice...,' song would become a big hit, the audio has failed to impress the audiences. When it comes to story, screenplay and direction, Osho Tulasiram has failed to weave a good story, though the storyline is good. The screenplay is awful as the director has failed to maintain the suspense element. The director has failed to maintain the same tempo.

Watch the film at your own risk and Charmy Kaur"s glamour is the only attraction in the film.

Cast: Charmy Kaur, Subhash, Pradeep Rawat, Pavala Shyamala, Uttej, Saptagiri, Anand Bharati, Vijaya Sai, Priya and others
Credits: Cinematography – Dasaradhi Sivendra, Editing – Sreenu, Dialogues – Jandhyam Venkateshbabu, Action – Ganesh, Art – Vishaal, Music – Vishwa, Producer – Ch.V. Sharma, Story, screenplay, direction – Tulasiram
Banner: Mantra Entertainments and CNR Creations
Released on: March 2, 2011

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