Majnu (2016 film)

Majnu is a 2016 Telugu romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Virinchi Varma. It features Nani, Anu Emmanuel, and Riya Suman in the lead roles. The film was released worldwide on 23 September 2016.[citation needed] The film earned a distributor share of $16 crores, barely surpassing its ₹16 crore budget Theatrical rights.[1][2][3]

Majnu
Majnu (2016 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVirinchi Varma
Produced byGeetha Golla
P. Kiran
Screenplay byVirinchi Varma
Story byVirinchi Varma
StarringNani
Anu Emmanuel
Riya Suman
Music byGopi Sunder
CinematographyGnana Sekhar V.S.
Edited byPrawin Pudi
Production
company
Release date
  • 23 September 2016 (2016-09-23)
Running time
138 min
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget₹16 crore
Box office₹27 crore Gross [1]

PlotEdit

The plot revolves around Aditya (Nani), who works as an assistant director for the Baahubali crew. One day, he sees Suma (Riya Suman), a woman who works in the office of his friend, Kasi (Sathya) and gets attracted to her while trying to help Kasi in proposing to her. After a series of events and on Suma's continued insistence, Aditya tells Suma his love story that traces its way back to his hometown, Bhimavaram.

In the past, after graduation and getting placed in IT major Infosys, Bengaluru, Aditya and his friends hold a party. In a drunken stupor, he sees Kiran (Anu Emmanuel) and its love at first sight for him. Kiran is driving her motorcycle and as an awestruck and frozen Aditya is watching her, she crashes into Aditya and he is rushed to the hospital. In the hospital, he proposes to Kiran before passing out. Aditya leaves his job in Bengaluru to search for Kiran and finds out that she is studying engineering in the same college where he graduated from. While chasing her to her class, the students assume him to be a professor and he continues teaching them. The principal admits Aditya as a junior lecturer as he was impressed by Aditya's teaching skills. After a series of events, Kiran starts to fall for Aditya. One day, when Kiran questions Aditya about what is happening between them, Aditya replies in the form of a love letter and impresses Kiran.

After this story, a crying Aditya runs away from the restaurant. Suma, curious about why they broke up, asks Kasi who informs her that they broke up because of him. One day, Kiran sees Aditya fighting some goons and asks him what happened. It is revealed that the goons had attacked Kasi, hence forcing Aditya to charge on them. When Kiran asks him whether Kasi or herself is more important to him, Aditya replies that his friend is important. Then Aditya tries to convince Kiran but she brushes him off. Fed up with continuous rejection, one day Aditya bursts out and informs Kiran that he will run away to a place where he won't see or remember her.

Suma impressed by Aditya's love story starts getting attracted to him. When Kasi tells him about this, Aditya says that he realized that he is still in love with Kiran and packs up to leave for Bhimavaram. At the railway station, Aditya sees Kiran and is shocked to learn that she is Suma's cousin. At Suma's house, Suma tells Aditya her love story. She loved Raghu who duped her following which she fell into depression. Aditya tries to talk to Kiran, who tells him that she misunderstood Kasi and came to apologize to him but was hurt by his talk. Suma tells Aditya that she and Kiran are going to Mumbai for Kiran's job interview to which he offers to accompany them. In Mumbai, he gives Kiran confidence for her job interview. After returning to Hyderabad, he follows Kiran to Bhimavaram (even fighting goons for her), only to learn that Kiran will marry Hemanth (Raj Tarun). Kiran and Aditya tell Suma that the woman in Aditya's love story was Kiran. Aditya again tells them that he will run away to a place where he won't see or remember them. Suma, who forgives Aditya, tells Kiran to do the same and gives Aditya's letter to her. Kiran realizes that everything he wrote in the letter was true and informs Hemanth. Hemanth agrees to help them reach Aditya who is leaving for Goa. When Aditya boards the train, Kiran, who follows the train on a bike, catches him while he gets down to drink water. Kiran then proposes to Aditya. The film ends with S. S. Rajamouli calling Aditya and offering him the job of a co-director.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Majnu
Soundtrack album by
Released
  • 4 September 2016 (2016-09-04)
Recorded2016
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length25:06
LanguageTelugu
LabelLahari Music
ProducerGopi Sunder
Gopi Sunder chronology
Dhooram
(2016)
Majnu
(2016)
Puli Murugan
(2016)

Gopi Sunder was roped in to compose the original soundtrack and score for Majnu. This marked Nani's second collaboration with Sunder after their first collaboration with Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.

No.TitleLyricsSingers(s)Length
1."Kallumoosi"Sri ManiSuchith Suresan03:39
2."Oorikey Ala"Ramajogayya SastryHaricharan05:54
3."Andamaina"Sri ManiRahul Nambiar04:24
4."Jare Jare"Rambabu GosalaNaresh Iyer05:00
5."Oye Meghamla"Sri ManiChinmayi Sripada03:08
6."Aadara"Ramajogayya SastryRanjith, Divya S. Menon03:01
Total length:25:07

Critical responseEdit

The film received mixed reviews from critics, although many praised Nani's performance and claimed it was the movie's saving grace. The Times of India also commented positively on the small-town setting of the film.[4] On the other hand, reviewers at The Hindu and The Indian Express noted the plot's lack of originality as well as Priya Shri's and Anu Emmanuel's acting deficiencies.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hooli, Shekhar H (3 November 2016). "Majnu total worldwide box office collection: Nani's film fails to cross Rs 30 crore mark". International Business Times. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "I’m not in the race for stardom: Nani"
  3. ^ "Majnu: 'Love boy' Nani set for another romcom, watch trailer"
  4. ^ Pasupulate, Karthik (11 January 2017). "Majnu movie review". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Majnu: Feel-good romance". The Hindu. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  6. ^ Vamsi, Krishna (23 September 2016). "Majnu movie review: Nani makes the script work". The Indian Express. Retrieved 19 July 2017.