Release Date : October 15,2021
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Starring: Akhil Akkineni, Pooja Hegde, Eesha Rebba, Faria Abdullah, Aamani, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Jayaprakash, Pragathi, Amit Tiwari, Posani Krishna Murali, Getup Srinu, Sudigali Sudheer
Director: Bommarillu Bhaskar
Producers: Bunny Vasu, Vasu Varma
Music Director: Gopi Sundar
Cinematography : Pradeesh Varma
Editor: Marthand K. Venkatesh
Akhil’s Most Eligible Bachelor is a film that has been in the making for a long time now. The film has finally been released today and let’s see how it is.
Harsha(Akhil) is a well-settled software employee in the US. He comes back to India in search of a bride and his parents arrange various proposals for him. But Harsha falls for Vibha(Pooja Hegde), a stand-up comedian who has a very practical mindset. But things turn on its head as a small family feud crashes Harsha’s love story. The rest of the story is as to how Harsha changes his ideologies and wins Vibha’s heart.
Pooja Hegde looks beautiful as Vibha and also performs well in crucial scenes. Bommarillu Bhaskar has etched her character impressively and showcased Pooja as a modern independent woman. Murali Sharma is decent in his role as Pooja’s father.
The songs are yet another added advantage to the film and have also been shot quite well. Sudigali Sudheer, Pragati, Vennela Kishore, and Ajay do their roles well. The camera work is also quite impressive as every frame looks grand. Rahul Ravindran and Chinmayi shine in their cameos.
Last but not the least, Akhil looks handsome and gets a meaty role to perform. Though he looks a bit naive in the first half, he gives a mature performance in the latter part. His chemistry with Pooja Hegde is also pretty good.
Most Eligible Bachelor has decent romance but the story had even more scope to elevate it. But the director Bhaskar does not make use of it. Also, the way Akhil’s Pelli Choopulu episodes are executed looks forced.
Akhil tries to woo Pooja Hegde by hiding from her in the second half. He meets her time and again in various ways but Pooja is absolutely unaware that it is the hero who is around her. There are many such scenes that miss the logic. A small family feud is taken to the court taking things over the top.
The film is a bit low on emotions. The family drama showcased should have been even more effective. Also, the film has some forced scenes related to marriage. The problems showcased in a relationship do not create much impact as the screenplay is weak.
Production values of the film are top-notch as the US and India visuals look rich. As mentioned above, music by Gopi Sundar is one of the highlights. Pooja Hedge’s look and costumes have been designed quite stylishly. The dialogues are also contemporary and suit the mindset of today’s generation.
Coming to the director Bommarillu Bhaskar, he has done a passable job with the film. His story is about a boy who wants a girl who can adjust to his busy life. But the way he executed the conflict point is not that impressive. He keeps the proceedings breezy with songs and passable comedy but in all this, the crucial emotions take a beating.
On the whole, Most Eligible Bachelor is a take on modern relationships. The story is quite simple and logic is missed here and there. All those who do not mind the above-said things can give this film a shot for its good music, lavish visuals, and passable comedy.
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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