Shaadi Mubarak Review: Just for a few laughs

Shaadi Mubarak

What’s it about?

After deciding to get married on the insistence of his mother, Madhav Sunnipenta (RK Sagar) comes down from Australia to Hyderabad and heads for Pelli choopulu from the airport straight away. A marriage consultant readies three alliances for him in Hyderabad. The consultant’s daughter Satyabhama (Drishya Raghunath) accompanies him.

As they travel together in the cab, Madhav and Satyabhama get attracted to each other. 

Analysis

‘Shaadi Mubarak’ has a simple story. The beginning portions remind us of Tharun Bhaskar’s ‘Pelli Choopulu’, but soon it drifts away. The plot idea of two unlikely people falling in love in an unlikely situation is interesting. Likewise, the story offers some fun moments. Some gags have worked well. 

Even though a major portion of the first half is set in the car and in Pelli Choopulu places, it doesn’t bore you. Rahul Ramakrishna’s track is hilarious. But as the narration goes on at a relaxed pace taking ample time to the conflict point, the fun peters away. Stuffed with easy coincidences and illogical situations, the narration turns trite and unconvincing.

The promise of good fun wears off too soon. In the second half, the film tries to stuff some emotional elements but they are quite predictable. 

Popular TV actor RK Naidu as Madhav Sunnipenta looks handsome and does his job well. Though there is nothing complexity in his characterization, he has played it convincingly. He is the main attraction of the movie. He might well suit for mature love stories.

Drishya Raghunath is okay. In some scenes, she is superb, at other places she looks like a completely different person. Mirchi Hemanth’s track is sore point. 

The film must have been shot on a shoestring budget as it lacks standard production and technical values. A rom-com needs lilting soundtrack work, but this one is completely lacking it. The editing is another drawback.

Director Padmasri has begun the story well but lost the grip very soon. 

Bottom-line: ‘Shaadi Mubarak’ is like two different films in one. The first half offers fun and hilarious, but the second half is trite. The fun factor works but it soon turns regular. 

Rating: 2.25/5

Film: Shaadi Mubarak
Cast: Sagar RK Naidu, Drishya Raghunath, Rahul Ramakrishna
Music: Sunil Kashyap
Cinematography: Srikanth Naroj
Producer: Raju and Sirish
Written and directed by: Padmasri
Release Date: Mar 05, 2021

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