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Mental Madhilo Movie Review

Starring : Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Pethuraj, Amrutha
Director : Vivek Athreya
Producer : Raj Kandukuri
Music Director : Prashanth R Vihari
Rating: 3.25/5

Mental Madhilo is one film which has created a superb buzz off late. The film has Sree Vishnu in a lead role and hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.


Arvind Krishna(Sree Vishnu) a confused soul by birth who gets bogged down when he has too many options put in front of him. Fed up with this attitude, his parents decide to get him married. In that process, he meets a girl called Svecha(Nivetha Pethuraj) and gets close to her.

When everything seems to be going well, one fine day, Arvind is forced to leave for Mumbai. There, he meets yet another girl called Renu(Amrutha) and gets attracted to her too.
What will a confused Aravind do now? Which girl will he choose? and how will the entire confusion get cleared? To know this, you have to watch the film on the big screen.


Sri Vishnu who played a serious role in the film Appatlo Okadundevadu was seen as a lover boy role in this film. He played his role very well and showed intense performances in the movie. He will be seen as innocent in the first half but entertained everyone with emotional scenes in the second half. The Heroine Nivetha’s performance is the major highlight of the film. She is a revelation and impressed everyone with her looks as well as performance. Shivaji Raja is perfect as a middle-class father and he also entertained everyone big time. The rest of the actors made their presence felt.

Plus Points:

Sri Vishnu, Nivetha Pethuraj, Amrutha Srinivasan
Story, Screenplay, Direction
Music, BGM

Minus Points:

Slow pace in the second half

Technical Aspects:

Prasantha Vihari’s music is impressive as most of the songs come as montages which are good. The background score is quite appealing and gives the film a very feel-good effect. Dialogues are quite witty and have been written with a lot of fun element. Production values of the film are top notch as the characters showed and the entire set up looks quite natural. The screenplay of the film is amazing during the first half but bogs down a bit during the later part.

Coming to the director Vivek Atreya, he has done a pretty impressive job in his debut. His strength lies in the way he narrates the proceedings in a lighter vein. Not one scene looks melodramatic or heavy as the love stories have their own charm. Vivek creates a decent atmosphere throughout the film and makes up for a breezy watch for the audience. Had he dealt the second hall a bit strongly, the output would have been even solid.


On the whole, Mental Madhilo is a very breezy rom-com which has its heart in the right place. The lovable romance, performances by the lead pair and light-hearted family emotions will surely connect with the audience. Even though the film has a predictable and simple storyline, Sree Vishnu’s role makes sure that one gets entertained till the end. The film is clearly not for the masses and will do quite well in the multiplexes making it a very entertaining watch this weekend. Watch it without any confusion.

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