Cast: Sumanth Ashwin, Eesha, Rao Ramesh, Rohini, Ravi Babu, Madhubala.
Director: Mohan Krishna Indraganti
Producer: K. L. Damodar Prasad
Censor Certificate: U/A
Music: Kalyani Koduri
Runtime: 151 Minutes
Anil (Sumanth Ashwin) plan to escape his mother (Rohini)‘s arranged marriage plans and get lucky in love. Fortuitously his father (Rao Ramesh) gives him an opportunity to go to Hyderabad. Where he meets Ananya (Eesha), a Painter – Card designer in a store. Soon, their like turns to love but seeing their parent’s everyday problems, they plan to implement a Compatibility test. Ananya and Anil start staying together in an apartment and even they start facing some problems. How they understand each other and make parents understand in the end forms the rest of the storyline.
Sumanth Ashwin had aptly limned his role in the manner in which it had to be. He shines well as a comic person in the first half of the film, while the second half of the film brings out the true lover hidden inside him, which he enacts conveniently. Eesha is extremely lovely to look at, having a gentle grace of vintage actresses.
Rao Ramesh, plays his part brilliantly rendering positive shades. The depth of his strong voice adds a special layer to his character. The ace actor Rohini greatly portrays her character. Avasarala Srinivas well portrayed the punching friend of Sumanth Ashwin. Ravi Babu is fine in his role. Madhubala hasn’t lost her charm she is good in her role.
After cashing praises in earlier flicks like Asta Chamma and GHS this directorial venture of Mohan Krishna Indraganti seems like a concoction of few romantic flicks in Tollywood. The event of wedding, love blossoming during the wedding and both living together to test compatibility are like deja-vu factors observed earlier in loads of movies. Direction by Mohan Krishna Indraganti is good, the way he shot romantic scenes and climax shows his mark. Screenplay is fine. Narration is skilful in the first half, but drags a bit in the second half.
The music composed by Kalyani Koduri adds a great outline to the entire story and stands as a strong contribution in the story. The track that catches one’s attention throughout the film is Gamathugunde. Apart from being melodious, it keeps on going on in the movie as background music. Sirivennla Seetharama Shastry and Ananth Sriram penned lyrics are meaningful. Cinematography by P.G. Vinda deserves a special mention. Locations, Scenes, Songs are neatly shot by Vinda. Editing of the film could have been crispier. Production values from Sri Ranjith Movies are good.
Anthaku Mundu Aa Tharuvatha certainly follows on the same old formula, but even then it is a enjoyable ride. It could have been more attractive, if it was at least twenty minutes less in its length. Anthaku Mundu Aa Tharuvatha is one film which offers different type of entertainment to the audience in the days of commercial entertainers. Camera work is good too but background music is exceptionally brilliant. The title of the film is apt—it’s a delicious mix of love, humour and romance— all folded in a unique way. Go grab it!!