A small film titled, Madhi under the direction of Naga Dhanush has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Abhi( Sreeram Nimmala) falls for his neighbor Madhu( Richa Joshi). After being in love for four years, Abhi and Madhu reveal their matter to their parents but Madhu’s father rejects Abhi as he is not from their cast. Later, Madhu will be forced to get married to a person named Srikanth ( Srikanth). What kind of incidents happen in Madhu’s life after the marriage? Will she continue her relationship with Abhi? What is the role of Sneha( Sneha Madhuri Sharma), a common friend to Abhi and Madhu? To know that, you have to watch the film in the theatres.
Performances: Though Madhi is his debut, hero Sreeram Nimmala gave a good performance. Looks-wise, he is impressive and brings depth to a few key scenes with his acting.
Heroine Richa Joshi is cute on screen. The chemistry between the lead pair is an advantage for the film. Acting-wise, Richa gave a decent performance in her purposeful role.
Sneha Madhuri Sharam gets a meaty role as a common friend. Other artists such as Srikanth, Yogi Khatri are fine in their respective roles. Padding artists who played parent roles are apt as middle-class family members.
Technicalities: The cinematography by Vijay Tagore is nice as he showcased the entire film on a colorful note. Pradeep Jambiga’s editing is okay.
The music composed by pvr Raja is decent. While all the songs are placed well, the background score for crucial scenes in the second half register.
Costume designer Haneela did a good job. The production values for this limited-budget movie by Ram Kishan are okay.
Analysis: Written and directed by Naga Dhanush, Madhu is a youthful love story that addresses the hurdles in love and what kind of problems will the individual face after marriage. The director tried to explore a fresh point in the regular love story and succeed to an extent.
His dialogues on love and life are good and give a good message to youth but the pain in the lead character is not established in a proper manner. To summarize, Madhi is a youthful love drama that has a soul in it but the lack of effective presentation comes as a defect. If the team would have worked more on the key second-half proceedings, the result would have been even better.
Verdict: Tragic love story!