2017 is raining with good films in Telugu cinema and Mental Madhilo is all set to join the list.
After Pelli Choopulu, Mental Madhilo is yet another Romantic comedy produced by Raj
Kandukuri directed by debutant Vivek Athreya starring Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Pethuraj, and
Amrutha Srinivasan. The film has already gained a huge response from the premieres and
appreciations from the celebrities. Let’s find out why Mental Madhilo enters into the best films
club of this year.
A character flaw is an important tool in screenwriting used to make the character relatable,
Create a good conflict and build the character transformation and I would say Mental Madhilo
has used this very effectively. In our day to day lives, it’s natural that we get confused a lot of
times. But as Swecha (Nivetha Pethuraj) would say in the film, Aravind Krishna (Sree Vishnu)
has an extra spoon of confusion which is what drives the film and what Mental Madhilo is all
The real hero of the film is the Writer/Director Vivek Athreya who surprises with his quirky
writing. The characters which he created are very natural and relatable. The best part of the
dialogues is that it doesn't sound like the dialogues we often hear in films but like the
conversations, we generally have in our day to day lives. Another huge pillar of the film is the
music director Prashanth V Vihari who adds his soothing music to this pleasant film enhancing
the emotions to the next level. All the songs in the film are very beautifully composed especially
the song Manavi Aalakincharadate which comes in the third act of the film.
The casting of the film couldn’t have been more perfect. Sree Vishnu who is also very calm and
grounded in his real life is apt as a guy who is always confused. Nivetha Pethuraj and her
performance is going to make everyone fall in love with her and supporting her performance
Veena Ghantasala’s dubbing elevates it. Amrutha Srinivasan who is known for her brilliant
performance in a Tamil web series “Livin” is another surprise in the film which the makers have
been hiding it. Shivaji Raja got a full-length entertaining role after a long back as Aravind
Krishna’s father.
Nevertheless, Mental Madhilo also has its share of flaws. After a very good first half, the
second might seem a bit slow. The editing too could have been better. But the honesty in the
film will make us forget these tiny flaws and enjoy it thoroughly because Telugu cinema rarely
comes with an honest film. Every aspect of Mental Madhilo is filled with freshness and honesty
which is the main USP of the film. Mental Madhilo is not a laugh riot but if there’s a word called
smile riot it can be used to describe the film perfectly because all the film does from the
starting to end is bring a smile on our faces.

On the whole, if you love feel-good films with honest characters and storytelling, Mental
Madhilo is for you. Since too many films are being released on 24th dont get too confused like
Aravind Krishna and watch this film.
Our Rating – 3.5/5


Scoop Andhra

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