"Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju" starring Sharwanand and Nithya Menen in the lead has opened to mixed reviews. The movie directed by Kranthi Madhav is reviewed by critics as a decent watchable romantic film.
The story of the movie revolves around two youngsters ― Raja Ram (Sharwanand), an aspiring athlete and Nazriya (Nithya Menen) ― who fall in love. The rest of the movie talks about their relationship and some of the unexpected turn of events in their life.
Most of the critics have appreciated the performance of the lead actors, which makes the movie worth a watch. The music of the movie composed by Gopi Sundar has also received high positive reviews.
The film is produced by KS Rama Rao under the banner of Creative Commercials.
Here are the reviews of "Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju" by various critics:
"Story of the film is quite novel and deals with the life after break ups. The way a mature relationship has been showcased is really wonderful. Sharwanand once again proves what an excellent actor he is. He is superb and dominates the entire first half with his endearing performance. Nithya Menen walks away with the cake in this film. She had a lot of scope to showcase her talent and has nailed it completely. Be it her performance as a college girl in the first half or as the emotional mother in the second."
"Pace of the movie is a bit slow and takes a long time for the proceedings to wrap up. The regular popcorn entertainment which the B and C center audience look for is completely missing in this film. This is a feel good love story which will majorly be liked by niche and mature audience. Once the twist is revealed, the film gets predictable during the end."
"The film must be watched for the second half. It has captivating scenes and good lines. The cinematography is fairly good. What lacks is good music. There comes a nikka song that would have been important for the film. It's is wasted with old-fashioned music."
"Sarwanand shines through the script. He gets to play an author-backed role. So also Nithya Menon, who delivers a mature one as a woman with a pathos-filled love life."
"Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju is a film in the magical combination of Sharwanand (a hero known for his excellence in off beat films), Nithya Menon (a born actress), Kranthi Madav (an acclaimed director, Onamalu fame) and KS Rama Rao (who always believed in content-driven films)."
"Gopi Sundar's Songs are pleasant to ears and his Backgorund Score goes with the mood of the film. Gnanasekhar's camera work is stunning. Dialogues hit the right chord. Editing could have been much more crisp. Production Values of Creative Commercials are pleasing "
"K Kranti Madav has neatly handled a film with wafer thin storyline. More than the story he seems to have concentrated on small moments between the lead pair to carry the film and that is exactly what works too as the second half feels weak in comparison because the lead pair chemistry is missing. But as the actual content about love is revealed in this half it salvages it to an extent."