Movie: Mukunda Movie Review
Cast: Varun Tej,Pooja Hedge,Rao Ramesh,Prakash Raj and others
Directed by : Srikanth Addala
Produced by : Tagore Madu, Nallamalapu Srinivas
Banner :Leo Productions
Music : Mickey J Meyer
Release Date : Dec 23 2014 12:00 AM
Mukunda Movie Review
Mukunda (Varun Tej) who acts as a saviour of his good friend Arjun gets into the bad books of Municipal Chairman (Rao Ramesh) in the process due to his aggressive nature. At one point, Mukunda throws a challenge to Municipal Chairman. What was this challenge all about? Who among the two will be having the last laugh? To know more, Watch this Mega Launch Pad in theaters!
Varun Tej: 'Mukunda' marks the debut of the Tallest Tollywood Hero (6'4 height) and Most Handsome Mega Hero. As expected, He is extremely good looking, have got fantastic screen presence and excels in action sequences. He, however, needs to work on his expressions and dances a lot to carry forward the Mega reputation. On a whole, He is strictly average in his debut.
Pooja Hedge: Apart from looking gorgeous in both traditional and modern attires, She delivers a decent performance in the movie.
Rao Ramesh is very effective as a corrupt politician and steals the show in confrontation scenes with Varun Tej. Watch out for his peculiar dialogue delivery, diction and mannerisms. Prakash Raj has nothing much to do other than preaching. Youngsters who played Varun's Friends in the movie were decent enough. Rest of the cast including Paruchuri, Nassar and Raghu Babu have done justice to their roles.
- Varun Tej's Police Station scene
- Rao Ramesh's Performance
- Songs & Background Score
- Placement of Songs
- Second Half
After scoring success with an Youthful Flick 'Kotha Bangaru Lokam' and Family Entertainer 'SVSC', Srikanth Addala tests his luck at Action Genre with 'Mukunda' which also launches Varun Tej as Hero.
Music by Mickey J Meyer is fabulous. Its Srikanth Addala who fails to capitalize on it due to poor placement of songs. Manikandan's Cinematography is an asset to the movie. Art Direction is fine. Dialogues are well written. Fights have been composed well. Editing could have been better in the latter half. Production Values are excellent.
Srikanth Addala's strength lies in handling love track and family drama. In 'Mukunda', He tried to include heroism elevation scenes which were against his usual style. Poor writing and Not so impressive direction plays the spoilsport though. The fact that Hero-Heroine hardly talk to each other throughout the movie makes things worse. Some how, Srikanth ended up going off the track this time.
Box Office: 'Mukunda' released in 575 Screens Worldwide Today. Openings could be very good due the Mega-connect and Positive Pre-release Buzz. 'Mukunda' has to collect a share of Rs 22 crore for break-even. Can Varun Tej do it despite mixed/negative talk?
Verdict: Quotations dominate Content!