Malli Raava (transl. Come back again) is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language romantic drama film written and directed by debutant Gowtam Tinnanuri, and produced by Rahul Yadav Nakka. The film stars Sumanth and Aakanksha Singh, the latter making her debut in Telugu cinema. The music is composed by Shravan Bharadwaj. The film was released on 8 December 2017.

Malli Raava
Malli Raava Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGowtam Tinnanuri
Written byGowtam Tinnanuri
Produced byRahul Yadav Nakka
Starring
CinematographySatish Mutyala
Edited bySatya Giduturi
Music byShravan Bharadwaj
Release date
  • 8 December 2017 (2017-12-08)
Running time
124 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

A love story between Karthik and Anjali whose paths cross during three different stages of their lives.

CastEdit

  • Anithanath as Sushma, Anjali's mother
  • Appaji Ambarisha Darbha as Mohan, Anjali's father
  • Mirchi Kiran as Manager Sowmitri
  • Lahari Shari as Samyuktha, Subbu / Dumbo's Wife
  • Kadambari Kiran as Social Studies Teacher

SoundtrackEdit

Malli Raava
Soundtrack album by
Shravan Bharadwaj
Released2017
Recorded2017
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length22:30
LabelMadhura Audio
ProducerShravan Bharadwaj
Shravan Bharadwaj chronology
Meeku Meere Maaku Meme
(2016)
Malli Raava
(2017)
Chandamama Raave
(2017)
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack was composed by Shravan Bharadwaj and became an instant hit,[1] The lyrics were written by Krishnakanth. The audio was released on Madhura Audio.[2]

Track list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Malli Raava"Shravan Bharadwaj3:06
2."Chinuku"Karthik3:26
3."Welcome Back To Love"Hemachandra3:01
4."Ennadu"Saikrishna, Lalitha Kavya3:05
5."Adugasale"Kaala Bhairava3:02
6."Chinuku (Reprise)"Lalitha Kavya2:30
7."Malli Raava (Reprise)"Sunitha2:30
8."Telisi"Harini Ivaturi1:48
Total length:22:30

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

The Times of India gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "Watch this one if you’ve ever been in love, especially if you know the bittersweet pain of falling in love for the first time".[3] IndiaGlitz gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "A coming-of-age love story that caters to the tastes of multiplex audiences in good measure. If you like mature dramas that have an inkling of the ways of the human mind and life, you will love it! Look out for the neat performances and some stirring dialogues".[4] Hemanth Kumar from Firstpost.com, who gave it 3.25/5, said, "for a film which doesn’t really have much to say or say anything differently, it’s a surprise that Malli Raava tugs your heartstrings in the end".[5] Deccan Chronicle, which gave it 3/5 said, "This is Sumanth’s best film in the last few years, and gives his career a boost.[6]

123Telugu.com, which gave it 3.25/5 said that it was Sumanth's career-best performance and also wrote, "Malli Raava is a subtle love story which has some beautiful moments throughout. Impressive performances by the lead pair and interesting screenplay are its biggest assets."[7] Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu was a bit more critical and wrote, "If only Malli Raava had been more interesting, it wouldn’t have ended up as a reminder of Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu which addressed issues of growing up, decisions and romance across decades more effectively".[8] Great Andhra gave 2.75 out of 5 stars stating " Though this love story is not for all. Youngsters and guys with too-romantic a mind can enjoy it, but for others, this is not gripping enough".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Malli Raava (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), an album by Shravan Bharadwaj". Gaana.com. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ Madhura Audio (28 November 2017), Malli Raava Movie Songs Jukebox || Sumanth || Aakanksha Singh || Gowtam Tinnanuri, retrieved 16 December 2017
  3. ^ "MALLI RAAVA MOVIE REVIEW". The Times of India. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2019.     
  4. ^ "Malli Raava Review". IndiaGlitz. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2019.     
  5. ^ Kumar, Hemanth (8 December 2017). "Malli Raava movie review: This Sumanth, Aakanksha Singh starrer is a pleasant surprise". Firstpost.
  6. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (10 December 2017). "Malli Raava movie review: Finally, a good film for Sumanth!". Deccan Chronicle.
  7. ^ "Review : Malli Raava – Captivating Love Story". 123 Telegu.
  8. ^ "Malli Raava: So near, yet so far". The Hindu. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  9. ^ "'Malli Raava' Review: Three Times". Great Andhra. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2019.     

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