Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu Movie ReviewApr 21, 2016 06:38 AM
Versatile actor Mohan Babu has a rare comic sense and dialogue timing. He teams up with gen X comedy star Allari Naresh for Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu. As the film hits the screens on Christmas eve, check out our verdict.
Meet Bhaktavatsalam Naidu and his family (families). He is a man with two wives Suryakantham (Meena) and Priyam Vada (Ramya Krishna). With Surya Kantham, he has a daughter Sruthi (Poorna) and with Priyam Vada, he has a son Goutham Naidu (Varun Sandesh). Bhaktavatsalam takes special care such that neither of his wives nor his children know about this truth.
At a time Goutham trying to befriend Sruthi whom he spoke over phone, suspected Bhaktavatsalam Naidu seeks the help of Balaraju (Allari Naresh) to enter as Goutham Naidu and wants to make Sruthi dislike Goutham. But the twist here is that Balaraju falls for Sruthi and so Sruthi. Bhaktavatsalam has no other option but to agree to their marriage as Balaraju knows his secret. The rest of the story is all about how Bhaktavatsalam Naidu manages with his wives, children and how Balaraju rescues him.
Mohan Babu: Mohan Babu's fine-drawn performance as family head captivates. Bhaktavatsalam Naidu is indeed a tailor-made role for him. Known for his dialogue delivery, he continues to enthrall with witty liners. Mohan Babu is man of the match in Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu.
Allari Naresh: Naresh entertains as Alludu to strict father-in-law. Naresh pulled off the role, film brilliantly. He balances Mohan Babu and brings cheer to us. The cat-and-mouse game between Mohan Babu, Naresh is the USP of the film.
Poorna: Poorna and Naresh make for good pair again. As usual, Poorna comes up with neat performance.
Ali & Others: Ali is seen in a well-etched role Ismail, friend of Bhaktavatsalam Naidu. He is there throughout the film. Varun Sandesh seems to be on a downward spiral. He has to focus on his facial expressions. Krishna Bhagawan as Sanyasi Rao too is okay.
Director Srinivas Reddy chosen a Marathi film to make a comeback with its remake. Although he did a decent job, but still he could have done much better. Editing should have been much crisper.
Music composed by trio Koti, Achu, and Raghu is refreshing, appealing. Koti's background score is a winner. It did enhance the scenes at crucial junctions. The production values are good. The film is shot in picturesque locales.
Plus Points :
Mohan Babu & Naresh
Minus Points :
First things first. Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu is a strict routine family entertainer. Director Srinivas Reddy has nothing new to offer but whatever he showcased on the screen, he made sure it’s appealing, told in convincing way.The film has its great moments like situation comedy, character comedy. Both Mohan Babu and Naresh competes with one another. Especially, Mohan Babu delivers pitch-perfect dialogues. After Allari Mogudu, Ramya Krishna and Meena are seen alongside Mohan Babu. The trio’s combination is easy on eyes. The film’s biggest strength is its ensemble, experienced cast who did fine job
On flip side, the film falls flat as the twists unfold and story turns out predictable. Especially during the early second half, the film struggles to move. But the movie picks up as it go towards climax. Pre-climax and climax scenes impress. MMAK is a good watch for families this Christmas, New Year.
Telugureporter.com Rating 3/5