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There are movies where you want to sit straight, 15 minutes after the start, and ask the director, ‘What were you smokin’ bro?’ These are movies that, like they say, should have never seen the light of day. These are movies where you wonder, ‘Fine, the director was out of his mind, what about the actors? What were they up to!’ Mithai is one such movie.
Mithai, the movie, is so ridiculously made, it makes you wonder whose idea of comedy it is.
Cast: Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, Gayatri Gupta, Kamal Kamaraju, Ajay Ghosh, and Others
Writing and Direction: Prashant Kumar
DOP: Ravi Varman
Music: Vivek Sagar
Editor: Gaeey BH
Producer: Prabhat Kumar
Banner: Red Ants
Release Date: 21st February 2019
Venkat Sai (Rahul Ramakrishna) plans to get settled by marrying. In a shocking turn of events, he loses his job and his house gets robbed in which his fiance’s necklace is missing. He has to find the necklace in three days if not his marriage is canceled. He takes the help of his friend, Jani (Priyadarshi) to track it and in the process is encountered with numerous challenges. Rest of the story is how they nab the thief and what are the challenges they meet in the process.
Rahul Ramakrishna's energetic performance livens up the entire movie. He has delivered a memorable performance in the movie and will grab the attention with his performance.
Priyadarshi Pullikonda is undoubtedly the show stealer for this movie. He has delivered his career-best performance in this movie. Though he got a different kind of role in this movie, he has portrayed it really well.
Kamal Kamaraju's performance also added more strength to this movie. He did a convincing job portraying his role.
Arsha looked pretty and promising in the movie. She not only looked beautiful but also performed really well.
Swetaa Varma is perfect for the role and she breathes life into the character. Aditi Myakal delivered a decent performance.
Ravi Varma and Bhushan Kalyan did their best. The rest of the cast also made their presence felt.
Production values by Prabhat Kumar under Red Ant Cinema banner are decent. As it is a low budget movie, we can say that the producers have invested enough.
Music by Vivek Sagar can be considered as the biggest asset for this movie. Apart from songs, the background score is also wonderful.
Cinematography by Ravivarman and Neelamegam is excellent. The visuals came out good. Editing by Garry BH is clean and neat.
Plus Points Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi
A couple of dialogues
Cinematography to some extent
The first half is engaging, the Telangana dialect is indisputably delightful with Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi driving the story ahead. But after a point, when the necklace is retrieved, there is nothing to talk about. We don’t understand why Rahul wants to catch the thief and only then get married when he has already found the necklace. The story is deliberately extended, and the characters are downright painful. Sometimes a story without logic is termed as a time pass but here one can easily walk away in the break and not return. An elderly man advocates carpe diem in the climax and tells people to enjoy beer and life. We see a woman smoking in a petrol bunk and some more irresponsible scenes that got away from the notice of the censor board. Watching Mithai is like eating a sugarfree sweet. It satiates your sugar craving but after that, it serves no purpose. The comedian duo ensures you buy a ticket and get you seated but they can’t stop you from leaving.
Verdict Mithai gives mindless torture. This movie was produced, directed and written by the same person.
Thanks, but no thanks for probably what will be by a country mile the most nightmarish Telugu movie of 2019. I wonder how the story-writer sold it to the actors. ‘Hey man, I don’t have a story but I can make some graphics and let’s all act funny and drunk and shoot that.’
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