Director R Samala's Telugu movie "Columbus" starring Sumanth Ashwin, Seerat Kapoor and Mishti Chakraborty in the lead roles has garnered mixed reviews from the critics.

"Columbus" is a triangular love story, written by R Samala. Critics say that the movie has a routine story, but the director is successful in engaging with his interesting screenplay. The first half of the film is routine and predictable, but the second half is very entertaining with some interesting twists.

Ashwin (Sumanth Ashwin) is a fun-loving college student. He forgets all his goals and dreams after he falls in love with Indu (Mishti Chakraborthy). Irritated by his nature, Indu leaves for Delhi. Ashwin follows her to Delhi, where he gets involved in a murder mystery. After coming out of jail, he meets Neeraja (Seerat Kapoor) and gets attracted to her. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

Critics say Sumanth Ashwin's performance, Mishti Chakraborthy and Seerat Kapoor's glamour, and good production values are the main attractions of the film. A predictable plot and bad characterisations are the drawbacks of the film, which has been rated 2.66 out of 5 stars. We bring you some critics' verdicts and ratings for it. Continue to see the same in Columbus movie review roundup:

The Hindu review

The major problem with the film is not its story, but the lack of conviction. There's never a sequence, where you just soak into the moment and realise that little flimsy depth. Neither the casting choices nor the personality-less characters help. Sumanth Ashwin is yet the actor who could make us look beyond the shoddiness around.

India Glitz Ratings: 2.25

A hackneyed storyline and an archaic narration style. Characters without layers and writing without profundity.

123 Telugu Ratings: 2.75

Columbus is yet another triangular love story which has its moments. Seerat Kapoor's romantic track with Sumanth Ashwin and a passable second half are some assets. On the flip side, a routine first half and weak characterizations spoil the flow of the film. If you have an eye for youthful love stories and have nothing else to do this weekend, explore this film called Columbus. Rest can take it easy.

Andhra Wishesh Ratings: 3

The story of the movie is nothing new to reveal. The screenplay and the second half have been written well. The emotion dialogues will sure make a huge impact. The music and the background score have been decent. The cinematography and the production values have been adequate. The director has narrated the second half interestingly. He should have taken enough care on the first half of the movie too. Sumanth Ahswin and Seerat Kapoor's performances along with a fresh and entertaining second half makes the movie worth watching.