Banner : Lakshmi Ganapathy Films, Red Giant Movies
Cast & Crew : Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Madhavan, Sangeetha, Ramesh Aravind, Urvashi, Das, Manju Pillai, Srimaan, Usha Uthup, Oviya, Caroline, Suriya (spl appearance) and others
Music : Devisri Prasad
Cinematography : Manush Nandan
Producer : B Subrahmanyam, Y Rupesh
Director : K S Ravi Kumar
Release Date:23 Dec, 2010
Theater watched : Bollywood, Guntur
Rating: 2. 50 / 5Kamal Hasan New Telugu Film Manmadha Banam Movie Review:
A good tale gone sour, the story begins with Ambu alias Nisha (trisha) who is a noted actress and she comes to Europe with her friend Deepa (sangeetha) on vacation. Actually, Nisha has a break up with her boyfriend Madangopal (madhavan) who thinks she has multiple affairs. To confirm his doubt, he sends a detective Major Bhushanam (kamal) to keep an eye on Nisha and receive updates. Bhushanam takes up the offer because he needs money and follows Nisha. However, fate has its own game to play and this leads to various twists and turns. What happens after that forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with an interesting storyline and though the presentation was elegant, the narrative was very poor. The dialogues were okay, the script was not convincing and it was not written with strength. The screenplay was inconsistent. Background score was catchy and two songs were really haunting. Cinematography was top notch. Editing was required badly during the second half. Costumes were trendy and stylish while the art department made its presence felt. Kamal Haasan came up with a regular performance as it was not complicated, Trisha looked sweet and she contributed well, Madhavan was moderate, Sangeetha was apt, Das was okay, Manju Pillai was average, Caroline looked beautiful, Usha Uthup was adequate, Ramesh Aravind was not required, Urvashi was usual. The others did their bit as required.
The film is the dubbed version of the Tamil movie ‘Manmadhan Ambu’ and though it had a lot of hype and expectation, it falls below the average. While the first half was promising and had the required seriousness, the second half takes a complete U-turn and changes the mood. It ends up becoming a mockery of comedy and the entire climax episode is silly. The film scores on technical values and it was better on content but the later part was total disaster. At the box office, this is only for urban audience but even they may not connect to the last thirty minutes or so.
Not that so bad…..!