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Padi Padi Leche Manasu Review

U Drama, Romance 2 hrs 40 mins Dec 21, 2018
Bearable
2.5

Critics

2.4

Users

2.7

Padi Padi Leche Manasu Review & Rating

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Padi Padi Leche Manasu Review: Two Love Stories on One Ticket

The premise

Padi Padi Leche Manasu is a rollercoaster ride like its title suggests and like how the love story in this film pans out. A director whose style of making compared to Mani Ratnam, no less, has roped in a couple of stars in high demand and weaved a love story of epic proportions. Let's see if it really turned out to be an epic with Padi Padi Leche Manasu review. 

The story

Surya is a we-have-seen-him-many-times sort of youngster who appears in every Telugu movie. He is a competent football player (Soccer) and why the director had this in the movie is anyone's guess. We don't see him taking the sport seriously. Okay. Okay. A hero is just like anyone of us and he must have a job or an interest in something. Right? Coming to the story, he falls head over heels in love with a doctor-to-be Vaishali. They live in Kolkata. Surya follows every trick in the book to make Vaishali fall for him. 

When Vaishali goes to a medical camp in Nepal, Surya follows her. When she asks him about marriage, he tells her that they should marry only when they know they die without each other. A surprise twist later, they break up. Why and what lead to their break up? How they meet again? And how and if they get united form the rest of the story. 

Narration dictated by Hanu Raghavapudi

Padi Padi Leche Manasu is just another love story with an already seen twist. Retrograde amnesia. We have recently seen a Telugu movie with the same plot twist of amnesia or in common terms, memory loss. The director Hanu always takes a grand canvas for his movies but while dwelling there, he fails to make head or tail of what to do next. The same has happened in this film. 

Sharwanand is a star hero who proved himself to be able to carry a film on his shoulders. Sai Pallavi. Her name is enough to drive hordes of youngsters to the theatres. But the director who implemented the hide-and-seek relationship between the lead pair, in reality, tried to play the game with the audience.

The screenplay on the first sight appears excellent in the first half. There are several whistle-worthy moments before the interval. We can also think that the interval twist is executed competently. But it is in the second half, everything goes heywire. The director failed to justice to the grand canvas he has conjured up. 

Sparkling chemistry between the lead pair

Sharwanand and Sai Pallavi have given their best to make these characters come alive before our eyes. Surya can easily be Sharwanands one of the top five characters. He did justice to everything the director has asked. Sai Pallavi too matched him and to an extent dominated him with her performance and charming screen presence. But Sharwanand made his presence felt in every scene he appeared. 

Murali Sharma as the heroine's father again tried to give a boost to the proceedings. Priya Raman who played hero's mother has a good screen presence and did her role justice though it is limited in screen-time. Sunil tried to make the audience laugh but failed miserably. He needs to come out of his identity crisis. Vennela Kishore is criminally underutilized. Priyadarshi makes his presence felt among the others. 

Stellar work by the crew

The music by Vishal Chandrasekhar is amazing, be it the songs or the background score. He gave life to otherwise dull proceedings at many places. The cinematography by KJ is dreamy. The visuals are fantastic. He has created a new world to suit the vision of the director. The editing by Sreekar Prasad is good without any jerks but a portion of the movie could have been chopped off to make the narration appear tighter. 

The production values by Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Cinemas are grand. They left no stone unturned in making the film visually rich. The art department did a commendable job. Be it the locations in Kolkata or the scenery in Nepal, they made sure every detail appear refreshing. 

Finally

The scope of Padi Padi Leche Manasu is tremendous and the vision is grand. But the execution failed to inspire any interest in the audience. The love story which should have been front and center is relegated for the sake of a twist which comes half an hour before the ending. Sharwanand and Sai Pallavi electrifying chemistry and genuinely brilliant music are the only highlights of this lengthy romantic drama. Had the director resorted to character-driven screenplay, this movie would have been on a different level. 

Positives

  • Sai Pallavi and Sharwanand
  • Soulful music
  • Breathtaking cinematography

Negatives

  • Self-indulgent narration
  • We have already seen a love story with memory loss in 2018 itself
  • A love story that fails to materialise

Pycker Rating: 2.25 out of 5

Padi Padi Leche Manasu Critic Reviews

Padi Padi Leche Manasu User Reviews

  • Aditya

    22 Dec 18 @ 10:14 PM

    All critics people go and watch the flim and give your rating such feel good story u giving a bad rating which are people liking y re u can't liking I don't know but still I am saying that #padi paid leche mansu was good movie i I've it whole team congrats 

  • srikanth

    22 Dec 18 @ 11:28 PM

    Boring movie, direction and screenplay asalu bagaledu, 2005 before ravalsina story ni ippudu movie tisadu director, asalu 1st half lone movie ipoiendhi malli endhuko  2nd half same tisadu, story ni baagaa  lagadu, Eppudu ipothadha movie anipinchindi movie chusthunantha sapu, naa  rating 1.5/5

  • Ayush Shaik

    1 Jan 19 @ 1:02 PM

    avarage

Padi Padi Leche Manasu Live Updates & Public Talk

Sharwanand and Sai Pallavi starrer Padi Padi Leche Manasu has been carrying positive right from the first look posters to the recently released trailer. The songs of Padi Padi Leche Manasu took the expectations a notch higher and it is safe to say that it is the best album of Telugu Cinema in 2018. With so much competition, the film has finally hit the screens today and this is what the audience and few critics are saying about the film.

Padi Padi Leche Manasu first half has received a unanimous positive talk from one and all. The visuals and the chemistry between the lead pair is being appreciated while the music is said to be outstanding. Apart from these, Hanu Raghavapudi seems to be back to form with superb writing, especially dialogues. Sharwanand and Sai Pallavi are being praised for their pitch perfect performances in Padi Padi Leche Manasu. Check out the public talk of Padi Padi Leche Manasu below.

Though the first half of Padi Padi Leche Manasu received a superb response, the film seems to have ended up with “average” talk because of the second half. The narration in the second half is said to be slow with poor taking from Hanu Raghavapudi. However, some of the audience are terming that the film is watchable for the excellent first half, music and visuals. The cinematographer and music director are being praised for their contribution to the film.

Stay tuned for Padi Padi Leche Manasu review and live updates.

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What is Padi Padi Leche Manasu About?

A rollercoaster ride of love. The Hanu Raghavapudi directorial stars one of the hottest stars of South Indian Cinema, Sai Pallavi, in the lead role alongside one of the highly talented actors in Tollywood, Sharwanand. Padi Padi Leche Manasu as the title suggests is an intense romantic drama. 

It tells the story of an impulsive youngster Surya and a doctor Vaishali. Surya says the last one year of his life has not seen any light and it is only because of Vaishali he was able to be alive. Their love was a slowly developed one first with the courting and then an emotional relationship and then the intense phase of not being able to be away from each other. But Vaishali leaves Surya as she thinks that his passionate love for her or someone is not good for his life. 

Padi Padi Leche Manasu Promises 

Pure romance

Director Hanu Raghavapudi has proved himself to be adept at handling romance right with his debut film. Now that he has selected a rollercoaster ride of a love story, we can be assured of a pure romance that can take us into a different world. Padi Padi Leche Manasu has all the makings of a memorable love story. 

Sharwanand

Sharwanand has built his career on his ability to select different subjects and make himself stand out among the young heroes with a variety of roles. In Padi Padi Leche Manasu, we will see him playing a romantic hero who is deeply in love with a girl. His love is so intense that the girl leaves him thinking such love will hurt his life in a broader sense. He sure seems to have nailed the role from what is evidenced by the trailer. 

Hanu Raghavapudi and his team

Apart from coming up with a subject he only can deal with, Hanu Raghavapudi has selected some of the best talents who are sure to make his vision realized. The prominent among them is music director Vishal Chandrasekhar. The score he already composed has scored well with the audience and the songs are playing in many jukeboxes. 

JK's cinematography appeared dreamy in the trailer and if that is any hint, the movie will be a visual feast. Apart from these young talents, the experienced hand of A. Sreekar Prasad as the editor brings a lot to the table. All these promises that Padi Padi Leche Manasu is going to be a movie that should be experienced rather than just watched. 

And Sai Pallavi

Sai Pallavi's craze knows no bounds ever since she made her acting debut with premam and the fever increased multi-fold once she appeared in a Telugu movie. She is a complete package as an actor. Already a proven actor and a top class dancer, she brings a sense of charm to the film with her being the biggest highlight.

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