RX 100 fame director Ajay Bhupathi has come up with another intriguing film, Mangalavaram, starring Payal Rajput in the lead role. The film’s trailer and teaser generated immense hype, and it was released today. Let’s go check out the review and rating of Mangalavaram.
Mangalavaaram Review & Rating
|Cast||Payal Rajput, Divya Pillai, Ajmal Ameer, Nandita Swetha, Priyadarshi|
|Producer||Ajay Bhupathi, Suresh Varma, Swathi Gunupati|
|Music||B. Ajaneesh Loknath|
Story: Mangalavaaram is a suspenseful thriller that revolves around the lives of three friends who find themselves in a strange and mysterious situation. The story is well-paced and keeps the audience guessing until the very end. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the viewer engaged, and the film’s climax is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.
In the village of Mahalakshmipuram, on the auspicious Tuesday dedicated to the village deity Malachamma, two hundred souls are transported to the next world. The entire village believes that the men and women whose names have been written on the wall have committed suicide due to illicit relationships.
However, SSI Meena (Nandita Shweta), a newcomer to the village, suspects that someone has committed murder. Village landlord Prakasam Babu (Chaitanya Krishna) refuses to conduct a postmortem for the first time after the double murders but agrees to it for the second couple. Did the victims really commit suicide, or did someone kill them? What is the story of Shailaja (Payal), who was blamed for a series of similar deaths a few years ago? What roles do photographer Vasu (Shravan Reddy), the doctor (Ravindra Vijay), and the landlord’s wife (Divya Pillai) play in the village? Who is Shailu’s childhood friend Ravi? What happens in the end? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.
Performance: Payal Rajput delivers a career-best performance as the female lead. She is both captivating and believable in her role, and she carries the film on her shoulders.
She effectively utilizes the opportunity to showcase her acting skills, transitioning from glamorous song sequences to emotional and explosive scenes. While Payal’s screen time is limited, her impact is undeniable.
Nandita Shweta delivers a competent performance as the essayist, capturing the character’s required seriousness. Divya Pillai exudes elegance as the landlord’s wife. Chaitanya Krishna, Sritej, Shravan Reddy, Ravindra Vijay, and the supporting cast fulfill their roles adequately.
Among the supporting actors, Ajay Ghosh and Laxman’s scenes stand out, their dialogues generating humor and intrigue. To avoid spoilers, it’s recommended to watch the film without prior knowledge of Payal’s childhood sweetheart and the identity of the masked figure.
- BGM and Sound Design
- Payal Rajput
- Second Half is a bit Dragged
Verdict: Mangalavaaram is a must-see for fans of suspenseful thrillers. The film is well-made and well-acted, and it will keep you guessing until the very end. Director Ajay Bhupathi has done a great job of creating a film that is both suspenseful and entertaining.
Ajay Bhupathi has been surprising the audience since the beginning of ‘Mangalavaram’. Engaged with twists and moved the story and characters forward. He should be congratulated for taking a point that no one is discussing and making this film. Ajaneesh’s music mesmerizes once again. Good movie! Audiences who are looking forward to a different & new age movie will love it.