Syed Sohel Ryan, known for his appearance in Bigg Boss Telugu S4, has returned with a new film called Mr Pregnant. Directed by Srinivas Vinjanampati, the movie was released today. Want to know how the film did? Read our Mr. Pregnant review.
|Mr. Pregnant Release Date||18 August 2023|
|Cast||Syed Sohel, Roopa Koduvayur, Suhasini Manirathnam, Raja Ravindra|
|Producers:||Appi Reddy, RaviReddy Sajjala, Venkat Annapareddy|
Story: The movie is about Gautham, a popular tattoo artist, who at first doesn’t acknowledge Mahi’s love for him. However, he eventually starts to feel the same way but with one condition – they cannot have children. Despite Mahi’s love for babies, she agrees to his condition and they marry. However, things become complicated when Mahi becomes pregnant. Gautham, who doesn’t like kids, faces a challenge and makes a surprising decision to carry the baby himself. The movie explores the reasons behind his decision, the consequences it brings, and how their families and society react.
Positive Points: Concept & Emotion – Brahmaji Comedy Negative Points : Lackluster First Half – Unconvincing Scenes – Screenplay & Direction
Verdict: “Mr Pregnant is a film loosely inspired by the Bollywood movie Mister Mummy. In this film, the main character becomes pregnant, which is a unique twist. The story also incorporates the issue of pregnant women dying during childbirth.
The first half of the film focuses on introducing the characters and their traits, particularly the couple Gautam and Mahi. However, the love story between them lacks conviction and the writing and direction are weak. It becomes boring and tests the viewer’s patience. The director missed an opportunity to add more humor in the first half, instead opting for a serious and emotional tone that feels excessive. The constant interruption of songs also hampers the storytelling. The story finally picks up momentum in the pre-interval scene, introducing the main conflict.
The second half of the film is the highlight, thanks to Brahmaji’s amusing scenes involving gay comedy, which provides relief from the intense family drama. Suhasini Maniratnam’s portrayal of Dr. Vasudha is well done. The protagonist’s struggles with pregnancy are average. The film follows a predictable pattern and suffers from unnatural and forced villain portions and unnecessary revenge subplot, which are poorly written.
On the whole, Mr Pregnant is an emotional drama that resonates to some extent. Sohel and Roopa’s performances, along with Brahmaji’s comedy, shine. While the story is fresh for Telugu audiences, its direction is somewhat predictable. A more engaging screenplay in the first half could have elevated the film further. If you’re okay with these aspects, consider watching this film in theaters this weekend.