On the surface, Srikanth Addala’s film is a simple family drama, but it’s filled with so many minute details. The film might feature two massive stars—Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu—but its beauty is how it places them in an incredibly realistic set-up.
Ala Modhalaindhi is a fresh, urban drama that is both cinematic and relatable. The familiar boy-meets-girl romantic comedy is invigorated by beautifully written lead characters, portrayed with charm and gullibility by Nani and Nithya Menen
Nani plays Praveen, a smug heir of a royal family who is compelled to let go of his opulent lifestyle in order to inherit his family’s fortune. Pilla Zamindar is one of those rare movies that is as good as its intentions.
Hands down, Vinod Anantoju’s Middle Class Melodies is one of the most enjoyable Telugu outings in the past 5 years. Like the title fittingly suggests, the film celebrates the beauty, mundanity, and simplicity of ordinary, middle-class life.
There couldn’t have been a better title for Mental Madhilo, meaning ‘Inside the crazy heart’. Mental Madhilo’s writing has a pleasing and pleasant quality to it which makes characters like Aravind and Swetcha (Nivetha Pethuraj) instantly likeable.