Release date : April 5, 2018
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Starring : Nithiin, Megha Akash, Rao Ramesh, Prabhas Sreenu
Director : Krishna Chaitanya
Producers : Sudhakar Reddy, Pawan alyan, Trivikram Srinivas
Music Director : S. Thaman
Cinematographer: Natarajan Subramaniam
Screenplay: Krishna Chaitanya
Editor : S R Sekhar
Talented hero Nithiin, who disappointed with his last outing LIE, has come up with yet another romantic drama called Chal Mohan Ranga. Directed by Krishna Chaitanya, the romantic drama has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Mohan Ranga(Nithin) gets separated from his childhood crush Megha(Mega Akash)all of a sudden. He finds out that she is in the US and tries hard to reach her. After a point in time, he somehow manages to enter the US and meets her there. He gets close to her and falls in love with her eventually.
Even Megha has feelings for Mohan but as both of them decide to confront each other, Megha leaves him for good and comes back to India. Rest of the story is as to how Mohan lands in India and wins his love all over again.
Nithin does a great job in his role of Mohan Ranga. His performance as the helpless guy and the way he generates good comedy through it has come out quite well. Nithin has picked up quite well in the emotional department and carries the film on his shoulders completely.
Megha Akash is cute in her role and does what is required of her. She is especially good in the first half as the funny scenes between her and Nithin have come out quite well.
Dialogues need a special mention as the conversation between the lead pair and the way fun is generated through this looks good. Some episodes featuring Rao Ramesh, Narra and Nithin have been executed well and keep things light.
Though the film has decent first half with some good comedy scenes, the lack of depth in the second part is a minus point. The love story is also ages old and has nothing new to offer.
A simple point is dragged for too long by some unnecessary scenes which sidetrack the film. The chemistry between the lead pair is also not up to the mark. The film runs on a flat note during the second part with not much happening during this time.
Lissy does not have much to do and looks confused in the film. Those who expect a solid romantic track between the lead pair will get disappointed as there is no major conflict point in the romance and because of this, the director has concentrated on comedy more.
Music by Thaman is a major plus point as his soulful tunes and impressive background score carries the film’s mood quite nicely. Production values for this limited budget film are superb as all the US and Indian locations have been shot exceptionally well by the cameraman Natarajan. Editing is decent and so was the production design.
Coming to the director Krishna Chaitanya, he starts off the film on a good note through the first half but later his narration lacks the buzz as the story has nothing much in it with not many engaging twists. He makes things better by adding some light-hearted moments here and there but as a complete package, there is not much feel in the love story.
On the whole, Chal Moan Ranga is yet another routine romantic drama which has some good moments here and there. Lovely songs and decent episodes of comedy keep the audience engaged. Storywise, there is nothing much to look forward as this is a film where you need to go with the flow of the proceedings which are kept light-hearted. If you ignore the above-said things and want to watch a simple time pass flick this weekend, this film can be given a shot. But keep your expectations in check.
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team