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Mirchi Movie Review (Telugu)

Written by Prashanth kumar Nagati - February 8, 2013


Film: Mirchi
Starring: Prabhas,Anushka,Richa Gangopadhyay,Brahmanandam
Director: Koratala Shiva
Producer: V.Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati
Banner: UV Creations Banner
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Rating: 3/5

Story
Jai (Prabhas), an architect happens to save Manasa (Richa Gangopadhyay), who comes to Italy for studying MS. Manasa falls for Jai but the former informs that they cannot be happy due to her family background. Jai decides to change Manasa’s family mindset and he does it after flying to India. The family members get impressed with Jai and they give nod for the wedding. Just then Jai reveals his flashback. What is his flashback and why did he enter their family forms the crux.
Performances
Prabhas is handsome, charming and energetic in the film. He carried off the film on his shoulders right from the word go and his act takes him to another level. The Young Rebel Star excels in dances and action sequences that are brilliantly captured while he is equally good in emotional scenes.
Anushka is too good in village-belle attire besides being a confident performer. Her smoldering looks along with her eye-catching dances will get her good response. Anushka has less screentime but her scenes with Prabhas had worked well.
Richa Gangopadhyay is glamorous and is okay performance wise. Brahmanandam, Raghu Babu are hilarious, Nagineedu is convincing, Subbaraju and Sathyaraj were good, Nadhia is magnificent in her brief role.
Technical Analysis
Devi Sri Prasad’s soundtrack is one of the assets of the film, while as per the picturization ‘Kaatuka Kallu..’ is one of the best shot songs with great chemistry between Prabhas and Anushka. Dialogues are very impressive with good punchliners. Screenplay is predictable, direction could be better, editing isn’t smooth, Action choreography is brilliant. Production values are lavish.
Analysis
Prabhas pulled off the role with great ease and the result of Mirchi would be quite better if an experienced director as wielded the megaphone. Action sequences are one of the highlights of the movie along with music. The first half is entertaining at times as there isn’t much of the story, with only Prabhas rocking the show along with Brahmanandam and Richa filling the space with songs. The film had interesting elements in parts but the predictable screenplay with flat narration in emotional scenes doesn’t work. Mirchi reminds us of many other Telugu films like Brindavanam, Student No.1, Dammu, Sankham et al. However, interval raises the tempo with a good action packed sequences and the second half is comparatively better while the flashback episode is the life of the story. Scenes between Prabhas and Anushka are well-shot and their amazing chemistry can be seen in Kaatuka Kallu song.
Overall, Mirchi has good dialogues, excellent action sequences, decent comedy and neatly pictured songs and above all, Prabhas rocked the show entirely. At the Box-Office, Mirchi will collect big for its ample commercial mass elements.
Final Verdict
Prabhas rocks the show in this decent yet formulaic commercial entertainer!!!

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