Manasu Palike Mouna Raagam Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Today's youth are giving more importance to their wants and needs and in the process forget the value and virtues of true love. Producer Deva Kumar Reddy and debutant director Nagabhushan tried to portray the attempts made by a girl to change the youth, who are influenced and bent heavily towards the western culture through their film 'Manasu Palike Mounaragam'.
Gowri (Sneha) is a girl who loses her entire family in tsunami disaster. Rao (Saratbabu) is a millionaire settled in a city though he was born and brought up in a village. Rao has a son Vikram (Vikramaditya) and daughter Uma. As Uma's marriage is fixed, Rao visits the village to offer prayers to the village goddess as part of their tradition. He visits the village along with his wife Chandana (Chandana), where he finds Gowri near the temple.
Rao takes Gowri along with them as Rao's father received favor from Gowri's father Madhava Rao (Ahuti Prasad). Though Chandana looked 'Gayyali', her heart is quite smooth. Rao performs his daughter's marriage with Viswa. After a few days of their marriage, Uma notices Viswa making advances towards Gowri and the latter takes the blame to avoid embarrassment in the family. But Viswa makes it clear that he is at fault and he behaved like that only at the instance of a psychiatrist (Ambika). He reveals that their married life was not smooth.
To avoid divorce, Gowri suggests to Viswa to visit the psychiatrist again with wife. The doctor clears everything and the couple starts living a happy life. Vikram returns from London and finds that Gowri solved the problem that surfaced in their family. Gowri likes Vikram's behavior and loses her heart to him.
When Rao settles Gowri's marriage with some one, Vikram saves her as he comes to know that the bridegroom is a fraud. Gowri feels happy at the cancellation of the marriage. However, her happiness turns short-lived as Rao's parents look for an alliance to Vikram. That alliance will not take place due to Vikram's behavior. Vikram tries to lure Gowri and makes physical advances.
Then Gowri reveals that she is in love with him. As Vikram has no good opinion on love and marriage, she explains to him what true love is.
According to her 'Where there is self-centeredness, there is no room for love. Where there is altruistic love, self-interest and selfishness do not exist.' Chandana, who happens to listen all this, realizes how good girl Gowri is and she unites her with Vikram and the film ends on a happy note.
The entire story revolves around Sneha pushing every other artiste into the background. It is a tailor-made role for her. All the other artistes did justice to their respective roles.
Director Nagabhushan molded the story in a pleasant way. Cinematographer Bharani A Dharan needs to be complimented for capturing the emotions, feelings and expressions of Sneha in an effective way. Music composed by Radhakrishna is quite suitable to the nature of the film and the choreography of songs is also very traditional.
It seems the costumes designer had also kept Sneha's character in mind and selected only traditional half saree and saree all through the film.
The highlight of the film is the climax and the last 30 minutes was shot in an extraordinary manner. As a whole it is a film for the entire family.
Cast: Vikramaditya, Sneha, Saratbabu, Chandana, Ahuti Prasad, LB Sriram, Suman Shetty, Ambika and others.
Credits: Cinematography €“ Bharani K Dharan, Editing €“ Sreekara Prasad, Lyrics €“ Veturi, Vennelakanti, Music €“ KM Radhakrishan, Producer €“ Dega Deva Kumar Reddy, Story, screenplay, dialogues and direction €“ Nagabhushanan.
Banner: Sri Dega Arts