The latest Ramzan release "Madhura Naranga", which hit screens on 17 July, has opened to highly positive reviews from critics. The movie, which stars Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Neeraj Madhav and debutant Parvathy Ratheesh, has been described as a perfect entertainer with the right mix of comedy, romance, drama and emotions.
Director Sugeeth has taken away all the appreciation for "Madhura Naranga". Critics say the director deserves praise for the way he has placed his characters in his story and the way he has conceptualised the movie. The script by Nishad Koya manages to move the audience with the right emotions.
With the kind of reviews "Madhura Naranga" has received, it looks like Malayalam cinema has given yet another box office hit this year.
Here are the reviews of "Madhura Naranga" by critics:
A good tale is always fascinating. And when it assumes a pictorial depiction, with all departments excelling with equal perfection, we experience the brilliance of cinema. "Madura Naranga" is one such movie. Indisputably, the story is the protagonist, which outgrows its own characters. So, there is no room for gimmicks to creep in and Sugeeth, who handles each of the elements without making them louder, deserves a loud round of applause.
The storyline is powerful in itself. By seamlessly weaving all ingredients of entertainment, values, emotions, philosophies, and so on the director has catapulted himself to a pedestal that will be truly admired.
The film is a love story which has enough humour and sentimental moments to make the spectators glued to their seats. The performance of Pavathy Ratheesh has been superb as Thamara and she never gave the feel that she is a newcomer to the industry. Kunchabo Boban-Biju Menon-Neeraj Madhav combination had worked out well and Biju Menon stole the show at many moments. One of the negative of the film is its length as at some point the film lags a bit but not to the extent of making people bore to death. The music by Sreejith Sachin is average but not disappointing. But a romantic film needs a great melody or romantic song which can melt the mind of the audience and that is somewhat lacking in it. The camera work by Faisal Ali is good and it gives the much needed atmosphere right for the flick.
Sugeeth has made a quantum leap in storytelling in Madhura Naranga. The director confidently explores the cityscape of cosmopolitan Sharjah to tell the story of his characters. His visuals are realistic and emotional at the same time. He makes sure that there is not even a single forced funny moment, but there is this humorous track that totally blends with the storyline.
Nishad Koya's script is the backbone of the movie. It loses the tight grip somewhere before the interval and regains the grip in the second half. All the incidents are woven beautifully together, keeping the tempo of the movie. Faisal Ali's camera and. Sreejith Sachin's music is add ons to the movie's sweetness. Madhura Naranga is the right blend of sweetness and tartness, and a Ramzan joy ride.