Title: Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Siddhu Jonnalagadda, Seerat Kapoor, Tanikella Bharani, Jayaprakash, Kamal Kamaraju, Kalpika Ganesh
Director: Aditya Mandala
Streaming on: Aha
Story: The film follows the life of Siddhu (Siddhu Jonnalagadda) during his college days and the several problems he faced in his love life.
Performances: Siddhu Jonnalagadda continues his form from Krishna and his Leela. He plays a similar kind of role. He is fine but could have been more expressive while emoting in certain scenes. Seerat Kapoor is decent. Tanikella Bharani, Jayapraksh and Kamal Kamaraju are experienced actors and have done their parts well. Sadly, Viva Harsha is restricted only to two scenes in this film.
Technicalities: Cinematography is neat and creates the right mood for a film of this genre. Music is pleasant and flows along with the film. There are two songs and both felt good on the ear and appear as montages. Editing is good and the 100 minute runtime is a major plus for the film. Dialogues are okay.
Analysis: The story of the movie is simple. It’s about how a boy and girl fell in love in college and how they faced certain serious circumstances and came out strong. This film feels like an extension or a subplot of Krishna and his Leela. The tone and characters in this film resemble so much of Krishna and his Leela. The movie starts off well and is breezy upto halfway mark with some good love scenes and college portions. From halfway mark, the movie starts losing control and becomes predictable and dull. After a point, we stop caring about the characters and their problems. The short runtime helped the film from drowning further. Several movies have come out in recent past which deal with the complex relationships in urban lifestyle. Krishna and his Leela had a similar setup but an engaging screenplay made it watchable. Siddhu Jonnalagadda is the writer for this film also and sadly, the writing in the second half of this film lacks fizz and is dull.
On a whole: Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma is just another simple urban romance which fails to hold our attention till the end.