For an actor who has given a slew of musical love stories in recent times, this
portrayal of a village headman by Nagarjuna comes as a pleasant surprise. Eduruleni
Manishi has him plunge into rural dramas a la Mohan Babu in Pedarayudu
and Venkatesh in Suryavamsam, and into a genre of roles that demand intense
portrayal of emotions. And yes, this is definitely a step in the right direction,
for Nagarjuna has earlier ventured into such untested waters and proven that he
can excel in these kind of roles, too. But sadly, the film is devoid of the "i....