What is bad: Where do I start since almost all cinematic elements in the movie are bad. The story is sketchy & the screenplay is non-existent in the first half. The editing is shoddy with random cuts while the cinematographer decides to light up some shots in soft-focus without a reason. The rest of actors scream their way through the movie with some real bad dubbing. Most of the actors are wooden while Harikrishna desperately needs to get some acting lessons and a stylist before he starts his next movie. Maestro Ilaiyaraja provides decent scores which really do not create the magic expected from him.
Me Thinks: This is one movie that can be safely avoided. When the audience has a choice of watching movies that are entertaining and slickly made, Mallepuvu comes out as a tacky and amateurish movie. The audience was actually laughing at some of the illogical situations. Bhumika needs to be more careful while choosing her heroine oriented roles in the future esp after Anasuya established her credentials.
Tailpiece: The director Samundra could have easily done away with HariKrishna & cast himself in the lead role since he is there in almost every scene shadowing the hero except for the songs. He also inserts his photo while the credits roll at the start so that the audience sees him before the hero makes his entry Maybe another Bhagyaraj or Subhash Ghai in the making!!!