Director Puri Jagannadh's Telugu movie Mehbooba (Mehabooba) featuring Akash Puri and Neha Shetty in the lead roles, has received mixed review and good ratings from the audiences.

Mehbooba is a romantic action drama that is set against the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Puri Jagannadh has written the script for the movie with Thatavarthi Kiran and A Sreedhar and co-produced with Charmy Kaur. The movie has been awarded with a U/A by the censor board and its runtime is 2.32 hours.

Mehbooba movie story: The movie is a love story of an Indian soldier (Akash Puri), whose girlfriend (Neha Shetty) is abducted by Pakistani soldiers. How he enters Pakistani territory and brings her back forms the remaining story.

Performances: As a soldier, Akash Puri has delivered brilliant performance, which is the highlight of Mehbooba. He impresses you in action and sentimental scenes. Neha Shetty has done good job and her chemistry with Akash is good. Murli Sharma, Amit Anand Raut, Vishu Reddy and others have done justice to their roles and they are also among the assets of the film, say the audience.

Technical: Mehbooba has rich production elements. Vishnu Sharma's picturization, Sandeep Chowta's songs and background score, Real Satheesh's action choreography, Shaik Jonny's art direction and Junaid Siddiqui's editing are the attractions on the technical front, say the viewers.

Mehbooba movie review live updates: We bring you some viewers' verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to read audience's response.

Uday raj‏ @udayraj_1

Showtime: #MehboobaonMay11 #Mehbooba ...Good premise with bad execution..Makes you feel like watching a serial ..Aakash gives a decent performance which is not at all expected..Time to take a break and come with good stories Puri

Nitin Chakravarthy‏ @Nitinreddy1111

Average 1st half. @ActorAkashPuri looks promising #Mehbooba. #Mehbooba has succeeded in launching @ActorAkashPuri as an actor..He's impressive & looks promising ( though he looks too young to play lead roles ). But As a film, it didn't really work to the desired extent due to lacklustre writing & poor dialogues. Not bad though. Flashback portions & Action sequences are good #Mehbooba

G Ranjith Kumar‏ @smm2ranjith

#Mehbooba View Point: @ActorAkashPuri makes a confident big screen debut as a hero. Expect a good actor from this boy in the near future! His voice is . On the other hand, the film has no magic of @purijagan.

Sai satish‏ @Saisatish9999

@purijagan 's #Mehbooba is emotional reincarnation Love Story with stunning war backdrop visuals. @ActorAkashPuri is promising & confident.His voice,dialogue diction r his assets.War episodes well captured.Production values, Cinematography r Top Notch.Congratulations to Team....

AVAD‏ @avadsays

..@ActorAkashPuri make a decent debut and shows good prospect in #Mehbooba but the unappealing love story and overdone patriotic scenes lets down the film. @Neha__Shetty is a good find and so is villain #VIshnureddy

RAJESH♂️‏ @rajeshtweets11

#Mehbooba 1st half done @purijagan dialogues @Neha__Shetty looks soo cute.. @ActorAkashPuri nice acting.. Story yet to start.. waiting for 2nd half.. Pakistan lo india ki anti dialogues rayatam only puri guts ki..

Karthik Marampally @karthikreddy564

Just watched #mehbooba @purijagan you are back on track sir. Visuals and main leads acting are superb. #akash you have a bright future. Note: "One time watch"

Hemantmadhukar @hemantmadhukar

Just saw #Mehbooba .It's a terrificly crafted love story by @purijagan brilliant performance by @ActorAkashPuri .Fantastic music @Sandeep_Chowta at par production values @Charmmeofficial thumbs up to the entire team.

D_avuluri‏ @RISK_AJAY

#Mehbooba Decent film Puri jaganandh come back ✌✌✌ 1st half strictly avg fare 2nd half 40 min vintage Puri is back But mahanati undhi kabatti Deni position yento chudali

chanukya‏ @imchanukya

Done Watching #Mehabooba Feel Good Love Story from @purijagan Sir. Best Performance From @ActorAkashPuri @Neha__Shetty #Blockbuster Movie From @PuriConnects @Charmmeofficial BGM

e5‏ @e5channel

#Mehbooba is completely a different genre movie. @purijagan is back with his best dialogues & marvelous presentation of hero. @ActorAkashPuri excelled in his role. @Neha__Shetty is too good. DOP,Music n all other departments did their best. Don't miss it. #MehboobaOnMay11

Manoj‏ @manojvalluri

@purijagan garu bounced back with a bang #Mehbooba. What an intese love story it is@ActorAkashPuri u nailed it with ur amazing performance. @Neha__Shetty is awesome.BGM took every scene to next level.Emotions in 2nd Half @Charmmeofficial garu congratulations #MustWatch

Thyview‏ @Thyview

Very good interval block. #Mehbooba,1st half is decent, with some very good interesting moments , the scene where hero & heroine first see each other is too good Max feel . #SandeepChowta songs and BGM are excellent. Oka Vidham ga cheppali ante , story just began + points : - Akash Puri & Neha - interval block - pre climax confrontation (Salian khan zindabad , sharukh.....Meri mehbooba zindabad ) scene - visuals - Sandeep Chowta Songs & BGM

Varun Kilaru‏ @varunkilaru

#Mehbooba-Has a good basic storyline and good visuals for the major part of the film but is completely undone by a dull screenplay, amateur loud side actors, uneven BGM and surprisingly mediocre direction! Will be the first casualty of #mahanati and yet another flop for puri!

The Vincible‏ @TheVincible

#Mehbooba : Puri continues his terrible run and he has nothing new to offer in the first hour. Serial mode, dialogues/story lack punch and so far pointless #Mehbooba : Illogical and Senseless. At a time when Telugu Cinema is venturing and exploring new subjects and coming of age, we have the experienced Puris, Trivikrams churning out mindless stories. Enough of this-walking out

Telugu Premiere ™‏ @TeluguPremiere

#Mehbooba USA Premiere Show : Interval Report : @purijagan trying to tell a very old story , everything depends on 2nd half Stay Tuned for USA Premiere Show Audience Response @ActorAkashPuri @Neha__Shetty @PuriConnects @Charmmeofficial @TheFilmMehbooba

Telugu360 @Telugu360

#Mehbooba Review - While Akash has shown some spark, Puri Jagan fails as a director. Time he reinvents himself. Akash's decent performance is the only consolation. We're going with 2.5/5

filmydosa‏ @filmydosa1

#Mehabooba avg first half.. Below avg 2nd half.. Only few scenes are good.. Sorry puri sir 2.25/5...

ֆʊʀʏǟ‏ @_IamSuryaTej

#Mehabooba with @roopak999 Ok 1st Half...Nothing great !!