Overdose of Fake Emotions
‘U’ Certified, 2 hrs 24 mins
What Is the Film About?
Balu (Nandamuri Kalyan Ram) is an orphan who wants completeness to his life. He wants a family and relationship. Balu starts a startup which provides emotional support for people. In the process, he comes across as a different person to different people.
How this leads to conflict in his life? What about his personal life and where it ends is what the movie is all about?
How Is Kalyanram’s Performance?
Nandamuri Kalyan Ram tries a different role for a change. After working in an out and out romance and thriller, it is time for a classy family drama. The intention to be versatile is appreciated, but Kalyan Ram is not suitable for all parts.
The lack of attempt is never a problem. It is visible. But, Kalyan Ram doesn’t do or provide enough to take the material to the next level. The good thing is he doesn’t spoil the given content.
Direction by Satish Vegesna?
Satish Vegesna of Shatamanam Bhavati and Srinivas Kalyanam fame is behind Entha Manchivadavura. When one hears the name of those two films, an idea is formed in mind, and the director doesn’t disappoint on that count.
Like the first two movies, Satish Vegesna has come up with a new core concept for Entha Manchivadavura. It is a borrowed one though. The film is a remake. The concept of emotional fulfilment and the way it is used to further the plot, initially, is refreshing. The issue is in the execution part and the screenplay.
Right from the start until the core theme is revealed, Entha Manchivadavura holds appeal despite the visible issues. The suspense factor keeps the interest alive. After an interesting opening, Entha Manchivadavura meanders a lot to hammer the point on the audience. It goes on with no real spice or connection. The emotional connection which it so stresses is what it misses, in the process.
A huge reason for the feeling is writing and predictable screenplay. The various problems that come part of the narrative and taken up by the “emotional suppliers” make the proceedings look disjointed. It is a new short story coming consecutively. And that’s where the issue with screenplay crops up. After every block, a unique situation props up. It fits into the theme but has nothing to add to the story.
The first half is better among the two as the opening build-up, and the introduction to core concept has one engaged, albeit temporarily. The problem starts when the basic idea is explained in detail. Instead of seriousness, it evokes an unintentional chuckle. Still, we move to the interval after knowing what Entha Manchivadavura is all about. The intermission part is neatly done.
The second half, unfortunately, lacks the little engaging factor provided in the first. It further adds new blocks with the same ‘concept’. At one point, we get a feeling of watching multiple short films of various lengths one after the other with the common topic of the emotional supplier. A couple of blocks introduced for drama feel manipulative. The same feeling gets overemphasised as the narrative progresses towards the end. The lack of a cohesive story undoes all the message that the director so badly wants to convey.
The forced and manipulative emotions take things to the next level. The climax is the biggest casualty in this regard. The lack of empathy with the lead character and concept is the biggest failing.
The idea of emotional suppliers is contemporary and exciting. But the novel point leads to a mundane and uninteresting narration. The second half is a let-down as the director simply refuses to stick to a story.
Overall, Entha Manchivadavura has an honest intention, no doubt, but its annoying narration and overstretching the main point, kills the interest. If it’s any consolation, there is less preaching here compared to the last two movies from the director, but it is still there.
Mehreen Pirzada and Others?
Mehreen has a different role than usual for a heroine, which is a good sign. However, it doesn’t go beyond a cursory presentation. As it’s multiple people with several emotional issues to deal, there are many artists in the movie. They are all known faces but have very little to make an impression.
At one point, the flow of these many faces seems overdone. Tanikella Bharani and Pavitra are alright among them and so are Suhasini and Sharath Babu, even though they overdo their parts. Rajeev Kanakala looks the part but lacks the greater screen presence required for it. There are a number of comedians too but none really make an impact.
Music and Other Departments?
Gopi Sunder has provided music to the film. Only one song before the interval makes an impact. It is used in parts, though. The background score is regular. The cinematography is decent in parts. The editing could have been better. The writing has it’s moments, but overall it lacks the depth.
Parts of First Half
Missing Emotional Connect
First of all, we liked it better when a film on similar lines was made as Solo. Secondly, instead of overusing the emotional supplier idea by introducing many people with problems, it could have been done the other way around.
Did I Enjoy It?
Yes, very few parts
Will You Recommend It?
Yea, but with huge reservations
Entha Manchivaadavuraa Review by Siddartha
Entha Manchivaadavuraa is a textbook example of boring and snooze fest. The director tries everything, but nothing (comedy, love and drama) works. Watch out for Mirchi9 review coming soon.
– The movie is now heading towards the climax with an expected fight episode.
– Sarath Babu-Suhasini track is only adding more boredom.
– Vennela Kishore is trying hard to bring some laughs.
– Entha Manchivaadavuraa second half started. Balu’s startup which supplies emotions getting good feedback from clients.
First Half Report:
Entha Manchivaadavuraa first half has flat comedy portions, and the emotional threads look artificial.
– Rajeev Kanakala introduced as a baddie Ganga Raju who does sand mafia. Interval. First half report shortly.
– Balu starts a new startup ‘emotion suppliers’. The idea is to supply family members to those who don’t have relatives and suffering. The startup is named “All is well emotion suppliers”.
– Mehreen produces a short film and her childhood friend Balu (Kalyan Ram) acts in it. Balu keeps a secret from her, Mehreen and friends are trying to find out about it. The story shifts to a village.
– Entha Manchivaadavuraa show started with a train comedy. Nandini (Mehreen) opens her love flashback. Balu (Kalyan Ram) loses his parents in his childhood.
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Coming amid three Sankranthi biggies is certainly brave about ‘Entha Manchivaadavuraa’ starring Kalyan Ram and Mehreen in the lead. Sathish Vegesna writes very simple stories and weaves them around family sentiments and emotions.
So, his film coming for Sankranthi is the best thing about it and it’s up to the director to deliver a family drama woven around action and conflicts because of a villain. Will the director deliver?
Kalyan Ram looked at ease in the teaser and the trailer of the movie and he has managed to get the festival release. The rest depends on the way the director handled the movie in a non-preachy manner. We don’t expect too much preaching from the director, this time.
Decently entertaining content is enough to attract the audiences as the family audiences in the festive mood wouldn’t mind watching back-to-back family entertainers.
It’s time to know if the director delivered as per the expectations of the hero, Kalyan Ram. Keep watching this space for genuine mirchi9 ‘Entha Manchivaadavuraa’ review. Stay tuned, folks!