Akhil Akkineni had received two setbacks with his first two films itself. The actor who made his debut with so much of hype is under tremendous pressure to deliver a hit and he has pinned all hopes on his next project, Mr.Majnu directed by Venky Atluri. Let us see how Mr.Majnu is received by the audience:
Vikky (Akhil) is a son of an Industrialist pursuing his Masters in London. He is like a Cassanova with girls always after him. Then, there is Nikky (Niddhi Agerwal) another NRI Girl who initially hates him for being a flirt but falls in love with him on their India Tour. But Vikky is not interested and try to discourage her. Later when she goes hurt by his words, he realizes her true worth and is after her once again. Rest of the story is what happens to their love story further.
. Star Shine:
Akhil Akkineni is good for a newcomer. He has tremendous ease in the body language and dances with very good styling. He is good in the usual scenes but has to improve in emotional sequences. Niddhi Agerwal is adequate as an NRI girl who has certain expectations about her life partner. The movie has a huge ensemble of the supporting cast which is likely mostly okay and some are in the film for just having. Hyper Aadi and Priyadarshi are not fully successful to invoke laughter.
Director Venky Atluri chose a wafer-thin story and mostly banked on fresh treatment to drive the point home. But then, the story does not have the depth to stay afloat throughout. Things go predictable and routine in the second half. The director struggled to handle the pace at a uniform rate. Thaman once again did a good job with both the music and the background score. George Williams Cinematography is colorful and Production Values are grand. Editing has been patchy.
The first half of the film is largely okay except for Too much of confusion in introducing many characters in India and a couple of forced sentiment scenes. But then, you feel okay with songs, emotions, and the chemistry between the lead pair working. But things slip in the second half when the story shifts to UK. Proceedings move without any surprise and everything is formulaic testing the patience of the audience. Lots of dull scenes creep in boring the audience. The climax is just okay. Finally, the movie is yet another disappointing fare leaving Akhil waiting for that big break.