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Movie review - Mounamelanoyi - by Gudipoodi Srihari
idem Voorandi Babu
(Feel-good love story)
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Genre: Love
Banner: Manisha Multimedia Arts
Cast: Sachin, Sampadha, Devan, Chalapathi Rao, Tanikella Bharani, Ali, MS Narayana, Shivaji Raja, Kishore Rathi, Bubloo, Aditi Govitrikar, Rajyalakshmi Roy, Annapurna, Kavitha, Delhi Rajeswari, Srilakshmi, Saraswathamma, Master Nandan, Baby Nithya.
Dialogues: Saikrishna
Camera: Vasu
Music: Ramana Gogula
Lyrics: Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Ramana Gogula
Presents: Kishore Rathi
Producers: JM Joshi, Mahesh Rathi
Story, Screenplay and Direction: Shyam Prasad

Theatrical Release Date: 25th April 2002

Gudipoodi Srihari Review

Indeed, it is a silent love story. You hardly find the lovers engaging in any conversation throughout the film. The entire dialogues written for these two characters may last a sheet of paper. The talking is mostly done by the boy's friends, who shoulder the responsibility of uniting the lovers. Nevertheless, the film casts a spell.

One finds none of the usual filmy stuff like adventures or fight scenes. The only unpalatable scenes are in the beginning in a college classroom, where a lecturer (M.S. Narayana) is made fun of. The scenes should be deleted to help the overall feel-good image of the film.

The movie is all about an introvert Bobby (Sachin), who loses his heart to Mounika (Sampada), when he sees her walking out of a railway station. From this moment, it is one-way love. Her cool response perturbs the boy. For him, nothing exists except Mounika.

It so happens that they meet in a marriage again. This five-day traditional marriage becomes the backdrop for the rest of the drama. Numerous characters come into play.

Bobby tries in vain to attract Mounika. Her response when he rescues her younger brother is lukewarm. He ventures to write a letter and when he drops it from the first floor, it lands by her father's side who picks it up, reads through, but ignores.

Mounika's father has a different groom in mind for his daughter. No one is aware about the growing fondness between the lovers. Hell breaks loose when everything comes out in the open. The rest of the film shows how this impasse is overcome, but with a veil of suspense.

Shymprasad handles the subject well by making the visuals speak for themselves. Most of it is reserved for blabbering students, for quarrels between spouses, marriage blues and pinpricks. The film's technical attaraction is its music. Ramana Gogula scores well both for songs and background. Veturi's lyrics, too, are interesting. Newcomers Sachin and Sampada fare well.

Sivajiraja and Srilakshmi as one pair, Delhi Rajeswari and Tanikella as the second, Chalapati Rao and Annapurna as the third, and Devan and Kavita as the fourth, constituting the same family, give scope for a lot of entertainment. Saikrishna's dialogue is passable.

courtesy: The Hindu

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