Manmathudu, in essence, is funny and schmaltzy by the same token. Much of both arise from the film's acute understanding of what it is to be au fait with the maxim "The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love marry somebody else!" Manmathudu, Vijaya Bhasker's (of NNN
fame) latest film, follows Abhiram, and the recouping of his faith in the institution of love and marriage.
When Mr. Manmathudu a.k.a. Abhiram meets Maheshwari (Anshu), his entire being is transformed. He is smitten by her immaculate charm. Before long, Abhiram, without warning, gives her a full throttle kiss (you can tell... these guys know how to kiss!), and precisely when you are about to think that they make a lovely twosome, Maheshwari's uncle happens to catch them red-handed, and promptly disappears with her.