Adjustment is one word that youngsters of this generation may not like too much. However, here’s a movie that tells them that adjustment is okay as long as it is small and done for the ones you love. At its heart Mr.Perfect has an appreciable intent, and almost successfully does the job it intends to do. Yet, there are shortcomings in this Mr.Perfect that may be too imperfect for the convenience of the audiences.
What’s it about :
Thanks to a small incident early in his childhood, Vicky (Prabhas) decides never to adjust in his life, until he gets what he wants. He is so stuck with this particular tenet that he doesn’t mind losing an opportunity of starting his dream venture in India even in exchange for a small adjustment! Vicky’s father (Nazar) arranges to have him married to Priya (Kajal Aggarwal), though both of them hate each other since they were kids. Surprisingly, they make up and almost start swooning over each other. When everyone in their respective families is happy that it won’t be long before they tie the knot, Vicky thinks otherwise. The fact that Priya is about to forego her interests, her home and even her country, in order to fit into his life, doesn’t go well down with Vicky. While Priya is shocked, Vicky is untouched. In a strange turnaround of events, Vicky meets Maggie (Taapsee) and thinks that he has at last found his soul mate. Maggie’s father Dubey (Prakash Raj), who is aware of Vicky’s ‘un-adjustable’ character, throws a dramatic challenge to him. The process with which Vicky wins the challenge gives him a new perspective over relationships and he wonders whom he should chose – Priya or Maggie! Who he finally chooses and why forms the rest of the story.
What is Good :
If Darling transformed Prabhas from being an action star to a guy who does adorable family films, Mr.Perfect just reconfirms this new stature. He is at ease with his role and never before did he share the equation he has with Kajal Agarwal, who is a much improved actor. Yes the film has Brahmanandam, Bharath, Krishna Bhagawan and others to add to the comedy. But the entertainment quotient they add is much less compared to the teasing scenes between Kajal and Prabhas! Looking at them pull each other’s legs in a perfect Telugu village setting is probably the best onscreen chemistry we might have seen in the recent times. Together they make the first half of the film breezy, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Taapsee looks like a doll with curly hair, and plays her role nicely. The girl deserves more praise as she dubbed for her own voice! Apart from those mentioned already, Mr.Perfect has a huge number of character actors – Nazar, Murali Mohan, Banerjee, Prakash Raj, Sayaji Shinde, and many more. Obviously their roles are minor, but their experience makes it a cakewalk for them to act in this family oriented film. It is probably the overdose of the ‘family’ theme, in the second half that the film looses its fizz.
What is bad:
As mentioned earlier the intent of the film is okay, but the way it expresses itself is debatable. While the way the first half ends is nice, most audiences are clever enough to anticipate how the second half would play out. Hence it requires tremendous talent to make the theme click in the second half. However, director Dasharath’s comes up with a sequence that turns out to be a complete disaster. This episode has too many dialogues, too many sub-stories with too many newly introduced characters, and too many clichéd lessons to be given away by K.Vishwanath. By the time the story sorts through this hotchpotch with some unconvincing reasoning, the main theme takes a back seat, and to an extent Prabhas’ character graph falls down! All this happening just before the climax, leaves the audiences to start ‘adjusting’ with the final part of the film.
Technical Departments :
Vijay Chakravarthy gives beautiful and uncluttered visuals even as the film moves between Australia and India. Editing has been done neatly too. Ravi’s dialogues are sometimes lovely and, in important sequences, clichéd. Devisri Prasad music is hum-able, and the songs have been shot well too, much like most of the film. Dasharath treats the 70% of the film as adeptly as Sooraj Bharjatiya. However, he should have been more careful dealing with the last 30%!
Final Point :
If you can ‘adjust’ a little with its shortcomings, Mr.Perfect is a full fledged family entertainer, with an endearing first half.