Release date : April 15th, 2016
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Director : Srikar Babu
Producer : Daggubati Varun
Music Director : Navneet Chari
Starring : Manoj Krishna, Jessy, Pujasri..
Well known writer, Diwakar Babu’s son, Shrikar Babu has turned director with his debut film Musugu. This romantic crime thriller has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
The movie showcases Manoj(Manoj) and Pooja(Pujasri) kick starting their resort business in Goa. As time passes by, Manoj sets his eye on an insurance agent Jessi(Jessi) and gets closer to her. Twist in the the tale arises when both Manoj and Jessi decide to kill Pooja and settle down with the insurance money after Pooja’s death.
After making a detailed plan, they straight away go to the resort to kill Pooja. But to their shock, they find out that Pooja has already committed suicide. Why did Pooja commit suicide ? What will Manoj and Jessi do now ? and What is the actual story behind all this ? To know the answers, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Story of the film is quite new and has been written with no inhibitions. Also, the way it has been set up realistically in Goa is also good. Even though the star cast is relatively new, they have done a very decent job in their respective roles.
The last fifteen minutes in the second half gets a bit interesting. The twists and turns that are showcased during this time are decent. Also, the way suspense is revealed during the pre-climax and climax has been handled well.
On of the biggest drawbacks of the film is the first half. The film starts off on a dull note and there are absolutely no emotions showcased during this time. Pace of the film is quite slow and also the presence of songs in crunch situations spoils the mood of the film big time.
The way characters are treated and their behavior lacks focus and clarity. The first half an hour of the second half also goes for a toss. An interesting point is stretched way too much as the proceedings wander here and there till the pre-climax.
Even though the songs disturb the flow of the film, they sound good. Camera work is decent in some areas but the overall production values are below par. Editing is below average but the background score is decent. Coming to the director Shrikhar Babu, even though his story idea is good, the way he has narrated the film with lack of emotions and zeal is a big let down. He scores points only for the twists that he has showcased during the climax.
On the whole, Musugu has a decent concept and interesting premise. But it is the execution which falters big time and makes the proceedings get sidetracked most of the time. Except for an interesting twist during the climax, this film has nothing much to offer and can be ignored this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team