Sharwanand has always opted for different yet meaningful movies, and this time he has teamed up with Onamalu fame Kranthi Madhav with the super talented Nithya Menon on board. Read Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju Movie Review to see what the team has in store for us
Rajaram (Sharwanand) is an athlete who aims to win a gold medal in the National-level competition. He gets attracted to a Muslim girl Nazeera Khanum (Nithya Menon) watching her expressive eyes. Nazeera plays hide and seek with Rajaram hiding her face under the burqa. Though both had feelings, they never express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Rajaram heads to Delhi and wins the gold medal. Twist in the tale arises at this juncture and the two gets separated. What happens to them and will the couple ever meet again is to be watched on big-screens.
Sharwanand outshines in the challenging role. He adopts different styles to convince us to the transition of his character delivering subtle emotions.
Nithya Menon is charming and beautiful. She proves yet again that she is one of the best talented among the current heroines. She bagged a performance-oriented role and does a stunning job. From a college girl to an emotional mother, Nithya does a balancing act and puts her heart into the role.
Punarnavi Bhupalam and Tejaswi Madivada are good in their respective roles while Pavithra Lokesh gets a significant role. Nassar, Naveen, Sana are apt in the supporting roles.
Cinematography is excellent with pretty good visuals in a stunning light. Gopi Sundar’s music is soothing and complements the film genre while the background score is impressive bringing life to the scenes. All the songs have been well-placed, and they are shot beautifully. Kranthi Madhav brings his best in handling the lead pair scenes, while dealt the film with mediocre story telling. Dialogues are meaningful and the liners do not seem out-of-place. Editing is below par. Production values are good.
Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju has a wonderful story and revolves around a loving couple. Director Kranthi Madhav showcases the Hindu-Muslim love story convincingly, and narrates it in old-fashioned style.
Kranthi Madhav sticks to the script and does not infuse any unnecessary comedy or entertainment, without deviating from the story. The romantic scenes between Sharwanand and Nithya are definitely an asset and the duo delivered stunning performances. The film has a good emotional depth and the scenes post-interval are captivating, heart-warming.
On the flipside, the slow-paced narration is painful; especially the entire first half goes on and on and this may be a put off to many viewers. The climax looked forced for the unconventional theme opted by the director.
Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju- Matured love tale that appeals to niche audiences