Director : Phanindra Narsetti
Producer : THE CROWD
Music: Naresh Kumaran
Starring : Raja Goutham, Chandini Chowdary
Release Date: 7th September 2018
CB Rating : 3/5
Manu Review: Manu, mystery romantic thriller, starring Raja Goutham (Brahmanandam’s son) and Chandini Chowdary, directed by Phanindra Narsetti, has hit the theaters today on 7th September. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Manu (Raja Goutham) is a local artiste, who falls in love with photographer Neela (Chandini Chowdary). He meets an old person who works for a diamond smuggler but soon he gets killed by a gang . He starts to follow the gang leader who rented Neela’s apartment. What happens next? What is the revenge story of Neela? To get these answers one should watch the movie on silver screen.
Performance: Raja Goutham has showed his acting prowess with his powerful screen presence. He slipped into the role effortlessly. He showed the right kind of expressions. Chandini Chowdary has also given her best performance. Abhiram Verma played his role to perfection. Rest of the cast performed accordingly.
- Slow pace
Technical: Manu has a strong storyline but the drags and slow pace narration, tests the patient the audience. The dialogues could have been more direct in critical situations. Naresh Kumaran attracted with his music. He elevated the scenes with his haunting background score. Cinematographer Vishwanath Reddy beautified the film with his cinematography taking it to another level. Editing could have been better as there are huge drags in the film. Production values are good.
Analysis: Manu is pure art driven thriller love story. Though the director came with an interesting story but, slow pace affected it at most of the times. He attracted with his story and direction. He emerged successful for most of the part. But Manu is NOT everyone’s cup of tea! If you’re a fan of mystery-thrillers, Go and watch it.