The film revolves around a Portuguese resident, Samba Siva Rao who becomes a womanizer after going through a massive heartbreak. After going through a broken heart, Sambasiva Rao decides to never fall in love with anyone ever again. On the other hand, he also decides that he will never marry anyone until he dies. The only goal of Sam, that’s what Samba prefers to be addressed is to make love to “women.”
The cast and director of the movie
The superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni portrays the role of Samba Siva aka Sam. Moreover, Rakul Preet Singh as Avantika stars opposite Nagarjuna is the lead role. The movie also features Rao Ramesh, Vennela Kishore, Brahmanandam, Jhansi, Lakshmi, Nishanthi. Moreover, the audience will be glad to know that Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Akkineni, and Akshara Gowda have cameo roles across the movie.
Nagarjuna will again steal the hearts of his fans with his performance in the movie. Moreover, even at this age, Nagarjuna looks dashing, which is why he is appropriate for the role. However, it is essential to note down that Nagarjuna is in the safe side as he did justice to his character like always.
Rakul Preet gets a regular heroine part in the film, but there is a subtle difference. The character that Rakul Preet portrays, Avantika has a beautiful and mesmerizing back story. At first, it would seem like a regular story, but the actress has done a decent job by the time the story ends.
Review of Manmadhudu 2
The movie also features an ensemble cast with many famous actors. All the actors have done a great job throughout the film. But it is Vennela Kishore who brings a little bit of life into the story. Nevertheless, the special appearances by both Samantha as well as Keerthy didn’t add any specific value to the movie. Moreover, Brahmanandam’s role in the film is put in a blink-miss scenario, which is not up to the mark.
Rahul Ravindran made his debut into film making with Chi La Sow. In a recent interview, Ravindran said that the movie comprises 80 percent of comic element and 20 percent of pure and unadulterated emotions. By the looks of it, this is where things went wrong for the film.
The movie has a plot-line and story which is as slim and breakable as a chocolate wafer. The entire film depended on the comical element, which ultimately backfired for both the director and actors. It is commendable that 80% of the relentlessness of the movie will make people chuckle; however, the film needed a little bit of seriousness. The director did a brilliant job to blend several elements of comedy into the movie, such as satirical, deadpan, slapstick. Also, the film lacks the cohesiveness that South Indian films need to keep the audience glued to the silver screen.
Long shorty short, the audience can sense the ending of the movie after 45 minutes of its run time. Sadly, Manmadhudu 2 is a total misfire. Even the writer’s perspective didn’t emotionally connect to the audience in the long run. The film is entirely monotonous and uninteresting because of the characters. The movie also tests the patience of the viewers who wanted to see Nagarjuna’s stellar performance.
The rating of the movie cannot be more than 2.5 stars out of 5 stars.