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‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’ – Movie Review

Title: Padi Padi Leche Manasu
CBFC Rating : U
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 40 Mins
Release Date: 21-12-2018
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Cinemas
Cast: Sharwanand, Sai Pallavi, Sunil, Murali Joshi, Vennela Kishore and Others
Music: Vishal Chandrasekhar
Cinematography: Jay Kay
Editing: Sreekar Prasad
Producers: Sudhakar Cherukuri
Written & Directed by: Hanu Raghavapudi

Story:

Surya (Sharwanand) loves Vaishali (Sai Pallavi) at first sight accidentally. Since then he follows her and finally manages to win her love. Fate has different plans as they get separate due to an issue, but with a condition. What is the condition and what happens when they promise to meet each other after the argument in Nepal is the basic story?

Performances:

Sharwanand is excellent as a passionate lover. He shows various shades in character without overdoing anything. There is a consistent intensity in his demeanour and body language even when he is in a funny state. But more important than all this is the versatility in acting, the role and way Sharwanand has performed is different from his previous flicks. It is a top-class intense and understated act.

Sai Pallavi is equally up to the challenge, and she too delivers a fabulous performance. Sai Pallavi equally handles the different shades her character offers. And there is always the dance bits to look forward to that never disappoint.

Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Satyam Rajesh and others are seen playing small but significant parts that are either emotionally captivating or fun generating in the narrative.

Positives:

Sharwanand

Sai Pallavi

Music and BGM

Cinematography

First Half

Negatives:

Loses momentum a bit in the second half

Analysis:

Hanu Raghavapudi is a perfectionist as far as extracting performance, and technical output is concerned. The issue with him has been the screenplay and overall story itself. In Padi Padi Leche Manasu, Hanu Raghavapudi works well on those weaknesses and delivers a satisfactory product.

The first half of Padi Padi Leche Manasu is a treat to the romantic movie lovers. The hero and heroine chemistry is top notch and its aided by stunning music and visuals. Kolkata and never looked this beautiful. The fun scenes have all come out well and give the movie a classic feel.

The slight disturbance occurs in the second half where we get into the core story and emotional blocks. It feels a bit repetitive and makes the audience restless. But that is only briefly, and the narrative is back on track as soon as the love and comedy take precedence with the arrival of a funny NRI track.

Music and the background score by Vishal Chandrasekhar are sensational. The feel of the movie is carried out superbly. The cinematography by Jay Kay is excellent. It adds significant value to the proceedings as the imagery looks perfect for a beating love story. A Sreekar Prasad shows his editing prowess once again with sharp and beautiful cuts. Producer Sudhakar Cherukuri need to be appreciated for backing a pure and honest love story. He has done an excellent job with the production values that are amazing.

Bottom-line: Dazzling Love Story With Sizzling Chemistry

Rating: 3/5

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