Evaluate: Of late, younger filmmakers are going out of their solution to try love tales which are fashionable, daring and attempt to take a departure from the olden days. Whereas it is at all times good to see filmmakers experiment, when a rom-com will get predictable, it may be cumbersome to observe. In Manchi Rojulochaie, director Maruthi focuses on societal points and showcases how a dad or mum would slightly consider his gossip-mongering neighbours as a substitute of his personal little one.
The movie revolves round Padma (Mehreen Pirzada) and Santhosh (Santosh Shoban), who’re head over heels in love with one another and live collectively in Hyderabad amid a COVID outbreak. Padma’s father, Gundu Gopalam (Ajay Ghosh) is a delicate, controlling man, who takes delight in how he raised his daughter with good values. He feels it’s a necessity to take care of a excessive ethical commonplace within the society and is fearful of something that may hamper that. Gopalam’s holier than thou angle would not sit properly together with his neighbours, who attempt to educate him a lesson by spreading rumours about his daughter. How Padma and Santosh persuade Gopalam about their love for one another and make him belief them varieties the crux of the story.
The difficulty with Manchi Rojulochaie is its repetitive nature. It looks as if the identical plot retains repeating itself proper by the movie, with the neighbours instigating Gopalam and him getting paranoid. The twists and turns haven’t got the affect that you just’d count on it to and the interval bang too is disappointing. The director tries to evoke just a few laughs by including comedian parts however they give the impression of being compelled and hardly present comedian reduction. It comes throughout as cliched and unimaginative. The emotion sequences, too, lack depth.
There are just a few moments that work however the movie slowly turns into predictable and worse, preachy because the movie goes on. The characters lack depth and the emotional pull to maintain the audiences glued. The COVID point out within the script additionally seems compelled. Ajay Ghosh, nevertheless, is sensible within the function of a delicate, controlling father and he owns the display screen with an impactful efficiency. Santosh Shobhan and Mehreen Pirzaada additionally put in first rate performances.
Whereas Manchi Rojulochaie is an out-of-the-box idea, the filmmaker falters in its execution and leaves the viewers wanting for extra.