- 2 hr 22 min
Manmadhudu is a 2002 Indian romantic comedy film directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni. The film stars Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sonali Bendre, and Anshu in lead roles. The movie is a hilarious tale that revolves around a man who hates women and is cynical about love. The film follows the life of Abhiram (Nagarjuna Akkineni), a man who is successful in every aspect of his life except for love. He is cynical and lacks faith in relationships due to several failed experiences in the past. He lives with his mother (Sudha) and a younger sister who has a boyfriend named Ajay. His mother keeps pressurizing him to get married, but he avoids the topic and tries to keep her away from his personal life. Abhiram is a perfectionist when it comes to his work, but his personal life is in shambles. One day, his friend (Tanikella Bharani) invites him to a party where he meets a girl named Harika (Sonali Bendre). He finds her attractive and agrees to go on a date with her. However, after a few dates, he realizes that Harika is needy and pressurizing. He breaks up with her and tells his mother that he does not want to marry her. His mother insists on meeting Harika before making any decisions, but unfortunately, Harika's mother insults Abhiram's mother, which leads to a breakdown in the relationship. Later, Abhiram meets another girl named Dolly (Anshu) who is fun-loving and carefree. She is different from Harika and believes in living life to the fullest. Abhiram falls in love with her but is scared to confess his feelings as he feels that she might reject him too. He eventually musters up the courage to tell her about his feelings, but she does not feel the same way. Despite this setback, Abhiram does not give up hope and tries to woo her. Dolly, on the other hand, has reservations about dating someone who has commitment issues. She tests his love by making him go through a series of challenges that ultimately bring them closer together. The rest of the movie follows their journey as they navigate their relationship. The film's writing is the highlight of the movie. The dialogues are witty and relatable. The characters are well-written, and their motivations are clear. Nagarjuna Akkineni's performance as Abhiram is impressive, and he brings depth to the character. Sonali Bendre and Anshu have also done justice to their roles. The music and background score by Devi Sri Prasad is another highlight of the movie. The songs are melodious and catchy, and they elevate the mood of the movie. The cinematography by Sameer Reddy is visually appealing, and the movie is shot beautifully. Overall, Manmadhudu is an entertaining movie that strikes a balance between humor and emotion. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves romantic comedies. The film's portrayal of relationships and love is realistic and relatable. It is a movie that can be enjoyed with friends and family, and it is sure to leave a smile on your face.