MR MAJNU MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hours 25 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

MR MAJNU CAST & CREW
Production: Sri Venkateshwara Creations Cast: Akkineni Akhil, Nidhhi Agerwal Direction: Venki Atluri Music: SS Thaman Cinematography: George C Williams Editing: Navin Nooli Stunt choreography: Dhilip Subburayan

Akhil Akkineni's 3rd film, Mr. Majnu is a romantic drama, that is brought down by it's cliches. The story revolves around Vikky who is a playboy, carried well a charismatic Akhil Akkineni, and Nikki (Nidhhi Agerwal). She somehow convinces the flirtatious guy to get into a relationship with her. An argument between them leads to Nikki leaving Vikky, and going to UK. Whether Vikky wins her back, or they stay separated forms the rest of the movie. The story is so predictable that when someone says "you know what happens next", it becomes a spoiler.

The first half looks extremely promising with some decent writing by Venky Atluri. Despite a half-baked subplot, that doesn't have much impact on the actual story, the film keeps you engaged. From then on, the commercial elements take the forefront, and the story takes a backseat. The second half is totally contrasting to the first. If you call the first half a blossoming tree that was nurtured well, the second half is like the autumn season where the leaves and flowers start withering.

The production value of the film certainly aids the experience, perfectly complemented by Thaman's score, songs, and George C Williams' cinematography. Surprisingly, the songs don't come across as a speed breaker.  A lot has to be said about the latter's contribution to the film. Navin Nooli, the editor could have done a better job with the cuts, as it looked patchy at places.

Ram-Laxman and Dhilip Subburayan's innovative stunt sequences at the wedding scenes look natural, and believable. Contrary to other commercial films, the combo prove that one doesn't have to go over the top to make fight sequences engaging. 

There is a certain comedy track in the second half that brings references to piracy in cinema. Had there been a commentary about such a serious issue, or relevance to the story, the film would have been far better. Apart from this, Mr. Majnu does have its fair share of problems, but it somehow works to an extent. This is certainly not a bad film, and is a passable entertainer.

Verdict: Akhil's charisma, Nidhhi's acting and some decent writing makes Mr. Majnu a watchable film.

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Mr Majnu (aka) MR Majnu

Mr Majnu (aka) MR Majnu is a Telugu movie. Akkineni Akhil, Nidhhi Agerwal are part of the cast of Mr Majnu (aka) MR Majnu. The movie is directed by Venki Atluri. Music is by SS Thaman. Production by Sri Venkateshwara Creations, cinematography by George C Williams, editing by Navin Nooli.