Majili Movie Review : Movie that deals with two phases of life, love and marriage, gets a bit confusing in timeline.Modified On: 05 April 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
Majili is a slow-paced romantic drama. it has some good moments to its favour but banks upon many cliches, Samantha's character is a stereotypical ideal Indian woman as we used to see in 90's movies who is always ready to sacrifice for her husband. Majili tries to create serious emotional scenes but none are impactful enough to be remembered.
Purna (Naga Chaitanya) an aspiring cricketer falls in love with a navy brat, Anshu(Divyansha), fate takes an unfortunate turn and they don't unite leaving Purna Broken Hearted. Despite Sravani (Samantha) marries Purna as he was her childhood crush, will Purna change for the better ? forms rest of the plot.
The movie feels to originate from the thought that what if Nani's character from ' Ninnu Kori' (Director Shiva Nirvana' previous) isn't left heartbroken and gets married. The movie takes many cinematic liberties to ignore details, there are many moments when you connect with the movie and then you disconnect with it in next scene thinking how is it possible logically. You know the entire story from the trailer itself, but there is one twist in the interval that comes unexpectedly due to a mismatch in timelines and looks of actors, despite feels cliched.
The love story of Naga Chaitanya and Divyansha isn't captured well so their separations don't feel that impactful. The first half goes on the path of a teenage romance and feels lagged or stretched at moments. the momentary chuckles bought in by Posani Krishna Murali and Rao Ramesh are a relief. The cricket episodes are used to show that Purna (Naga Chaitanya) is born to play cricket. No Practise or hard work only magical sixes, Cricket comes naturally to Purna. As I said earlier the movie lacks in details.
Though Samantha has a limited screen time but steals the show whenever she appears, especially in emotional scenes. Naga Chaitanya Delivers a good performance throughout, it can be called one of his best performances. Other Character Actors also stood up to their reputations.
Music is the soul of Majili and added BGM is a Total treat. Music drives the emotions in scenes and sets a perfect mood to embrace the scenes
Majili is a slow-paced romantic drama. it has some good moments to its favor but banks upon many cliches, Samantha's character is a stereotypical ideal Indian woman as we used to see in 90's movies who is always ready to sacrifice for her husband. Majili tries to create serious emotional scenes but none are impactful enough to be remembered. The movie is worth a watch for the Chemistry of Chaitanya and Samantha, although minuscule, and also the music.
Worth paying up to ₹150 per ticket.
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