Senior actor Mohan Babu and comedy king Allari Naresh's "Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu (MMAK)" has received mixed reviews and poor ratings from film critics.
The movie is about Bakthavatsalam Naidu (Mohan Babu), who has two wives (Ramya Krishna and Meena) staying separate in houses. He is worried when his daughter (Poorna) from one wife falls in love with his other wife's son (Varun Sandesh). He seeks the help of Balraju (Allari Naresh), who creates another problem by falling in love with her. How Naidu settles the marital problems is what the film is all about.
Critics say "Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu" has an outdated story that gives the feeling of watching a 1990s' film. The Srinivasa Reddy-directed movie starts on in an interesting note, but turns predictable in the second half. The silly climax adds to the boredom of the audiences.
Mohan Babu and Allari Naresh have done brilliant jobs and their performances are the highlights and saving graces of the movie. Some interesting twists and comic scenes are also good assets of the film, which has been rated an average of 1.83 stars out of 5. Hereis waht the critics had to say about "Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu":
Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu does have a series of rib-tickling one-liners by Sreedhar Seepana, but it's stuck so much in an old-fashioned cover that you refuse to look beyond. The melodramatic background score by Koti contributes to it. The laziness of the outcome shows when a flashback episode is not shot and instead has frames conveniently borrowed from Allari Mogudu, the same cast and the 'stuck between two wives' backdrop helping him establish the connections.
The film has a great cast but suffers in the hands of an incompetent storyline and a incoherent story-telling technique. The film proves to be no fun at all.
The plot like "Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu" is a ballsed up made up story by a dipso and the characterization goes hand in hand with the retarded storyline and direction. The script is incomprehensible. The incoherence is definitely not blissful. All in all, those who have thought after watching Soukyam, that Telugu cinema will sink no further. Just try to watching 15 minutes of MMAK and you would be abnegated of that notion. Stay Away.
Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu brings back Mohan Babu in an hilarious role after a long time. His comical performance and some comedy punches are basic assets of this film. On the flip side, the film's outdated story line will not go well with today's generation but will go well with family audience.