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Madhumasam Review

Madhumasam
EDITOR RATING
5.0
Performances
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Music/Soundtrack
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NA
NA
NA
NA
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Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
There are 3 kinds of good romances. Or maybe 4. Or even 5, if you include even Jurassic Park. It doesn't really matter - Madhumasam doesn't fall into any of them. It is almost a Mannem Sarada / Yuddhanapudi Sulochana Rani kind of novel disguised as a movie. Those ambling novels for housewives in the 70s and 80s that were a slice of life of ordinary people rather than page-turners or commercial blockbusters.

That way, it's hard to call Madhumasam a bad film. It's just about who it will appeal to. None of the big stars of Tollywood will give you pure romances, and so the expensive talented crews - screenplay and dialogue writers - are usually priced out of that market, especially after even Uday Kiran and Tarun lost their footing. The romances that come out then are almost always B-grade, with an odd Bommarillu every alternate epoch. Given a complete lack of supply, then, Madhumasam just might appear more half-full to you than half-empty, since it at least has known names and decent presentation.

Sanjay (Sumanth) is a macho but loutish young executive who runs into Hamsavahini (Sneha) at a marriage. Both of them are aggravatingly template products - Sanjay doesn't believe in love, and Hamsa, a homely Telugu girl, swears by it.

Hamsa falls in love with Sanjay when she sees that he is quite helpful in general and when he saves her from goons, but cannot interest him since he is unreasonably rude to her. She finally bites the bullet and just proposes marriage to him, and quite surprisingly, he accepts.

On the day of engagement, however, he tells her that he's accepted her proposal simply because he has to marry someone and since she's good-looking and decent, and not since he loves her. This completely disappoints Hamsa who wants a husband who really loves her, since her sister had a bad marriage. She just calls the engagement off.

An incident later where Hamsa risks her safety to help Sanjay and his disputably close friend Maya (Parvati Melton) who get in jail on some souped-up charges, makes Sanjay fall in love with her. But Hamsa is completely disillusioned with love now, and is no longer interested in him.

The nagging problem you might have with Madhumasam is that it is not fast, peppy or innovative enough. The second half is particularly dour. The film looks more like a romance for people on the wrong side of 30 rather than the ones it should have been meant for - the college-goers and 20-somethings. Then, there are no great lines, the comedy is mostly average - Venu Madhav is particularly wasted - and there's not enough color and vivacity.

The screenplay itself doesn't have too many heart-tugging moments. Make that any. Perhaps it was meant to be that way, but then it will attract audiences who like that kind of stuff - and they're not in large numbers.

Sumanth is in his niche - tuned appropriately closer to class than mass. Sneha can perform, but she is not gorgeous enough to make you lend your own urgency to the romance where the screenplay fails. Parvati Melton is, but no one's romancing her on screen. There's then a clash of interests. All the women want Sumanth to marry Sneha. The men are not thinking about marriage - they're thinking about how nuts Sumanth is.

All performances are decent, though, for once, Venu Madhav doesn't impress. It's more the writing than him. Parvati Melton has more footage on the ads than in the actual movie - she is more a vamp, and almost irrelevant. The music, by Mani Sharma, serves more as a fag break and a time to return calls.

Madhumasam is still a clean entertainer, and worth a watch if you like some mush with your popcorn.
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Madhumasam (telugu) reviews
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  • Cast
    Sumanth, Sneha, Parvati Melton, Giri Babu, Naresh, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Venu Madhav, M S Narayana, Jayaprakash Reddy, Kondavalasa
  • Music
    Mani Sharma
  • Director
    Chandra Siddharth
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Sruthi on 15th Oct 2007, 8:44pm | Permalink
Its a BAD movie
The concept may have had scope, but the end product is tiring.
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2
Kumar on 9th May 2007, 1:52pm | Permalink
bad film...How can sneha proposes sumnath for marriage without even asking whether sumanth loves her and suddenly at the engagement day, she asks him about love?? stupid...
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2
Pratap Reddy on 22nd Feb 2007, 1:54pm | Permalink
Worst movie... no great Romance.
1. Sneha was plump... [Man!! she is becoming plumper day by day].
2. The charm and glow in her face is fading day after day.
3. Parvati Melton's character was stupid and her husband's character was stupider (if that word exists).
4. Sumanth is okay okay kind.
5. Music --- nothing great to say.

May be you can choose this as a relief from gory films like Desamuduru or Yogi... but the movie is no great entertainer.
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2
Vijay on 12th Feb 2007, 12:29pm | Permalink
Im my concern its a good movie. i can see the sensitivity of love that was exchanged between the two characters which u dont find in movies which were made these days. Moreover the Actress Sneha has got an equal importance when compared to Sumanth which we cannot find in other movies where heriones are simply thrwon on the screen as GLAMDOLLS.
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6
Ramarama Lakshma on 11th Feb 2007, 11:41pm | Permalink
please stop reviewing the films. this website is not capable of reviewing films. They give bad rating for good films and vice-versa.
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8
Sarvam on 10th Feb 2007, 2:26pm | Permalink
review oka mukha ardam ayite chepeti kottu
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6
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