Most Eligible Bachelor Review: Akhil Akkineni, Pooja Hegde are impressive in this rampant romance

Pooja Hegde and Akhil Akkineni in the poster of Most Eligible Bachelor. (photo credit: imdb)

Pooja Hegde and Akhil Akkineni in the poster of Most Eligible Bachelor. (photo credit: imdb)

Most Eligible Graduates | Director: bommarilu bhaskar

Mold: Akhil Akkineni, Pooja Hegde, Murli Sharma, Jayprakash, Venela Kishore

Language: telugu Runtime: 2 hours 28 minutes Rating: 2.5

There are many movies that revolve around the general plot of ‘finding the perfect life partner’ and this is audacity. Director Bommarilu Bhaskar, in his latest outing Most Eligible Bachelor. In, Once again explores the same place, and while the end result is satisfactory, it falls short in many aspects.

Akhil Akkineni plays Harsha, a successful young man in America who has everything in life except a ‘good wife’. Harsh may be living a modern life, but his expectations from his future wife are old-fashioned. He wants a woman who will reunite with his family, give birth to his children and show him love in the midst of all this. He returns to India in search of the perfect bride who yields mesmerizing results. In the mix, Harsh meets Vibha (Pooja Hegde), a modern girl with a fresh mind and foresight. Vibha’s entry into his life gives her a fresh perspective on the entire matrimonial scene, and this is a good reason for Harsh to fall in love with her. As the search for a life partner turns sour, Harsha decides to take a break and return to the US for her work. There, Vibha’s memories make him realize what he really wants and he returns to her house, devises a plan to win her over. But life doesn’t go according to plan.

Bhaskar’s story is as old as the hills and not much different from his own film Orange, but he maintains the pleasant flow in the first half where he goes all guns blazing with the right dialogues, emotional moments and use of peppy music to create . This is a pleasant watch. Bhaskar’s understanding of the arranged marriage process is on point, and it helps make the film very believable and relatable on a personal level. He also paves the way for many cute moments between the lead pair even though it is visible that there is no proper chemistry between them on screen. But unfortunately, the latter part of the film doesn’t have much spice, as it becomes redundant with the amount of dialogue on the true meaning of a happy marriage, silly drama between the main characters and a didactic final stretch where the protagonist goes into self-realization. on the marathon. This is where the film loses its fun factor, which was a big plus point earlier. With family values ​​being his strength, the director makes sure that there is a truckload of moral science throughout the film. However, it all gets too heavy as even the supporting characters who make fun of the film at the beginning, become dull as it progresses.

It is clear that Akhil Akkineni has developed himself a lot as an actor. Here, he essays a lot of confidence and enthusiasm with his performance, which becomes very enjoyable especially in the comic parts of the film. It’s a whole new flight for the actor, who proves that he is talented and ready to play the roles of Chocolate Boy and fulfill it as well. Pooja Hegde is the blessing of the film, as she shines in a role that gives her enough space to portray different emotions. Pooja’s improvisation in the emotional sequence is a highlight, as she looks after the rest of the cast when they are onscreen. The supporting cast is filled with names like Murli Sharma (reliable as ever), Jayaprakash, Venela Kishore and others, but Most Eligible Bachelor is a film that largely carries on the weight of its lead pair.

Pradesh Varma’s visuals give the film what it needs, and it’s worth better when the story goes abroad. Gopi Sundar’s music has become an asset to the film – all the songs may not be chartbusters, but ‘Guche Gulabi’ and ‘Lahrai’ are instant mood boosters that come with colorful and catchy visuals. There is an air of freshness with which the composer approaches the background score, and he is to be commended for this. However, it is a disappointment that another very addictive track in ‘Mansa Manasa’ has been left out of the film.

Bhaskar’s idea of ​​coming up with a believable film on the arranged marriage process is fine, but it needs more consistency to bring out its ideas. After a point in the proceedings, it seems the director is out of perspective and busy repeating the same thing over and over. Nevertheless, the performance of the main pair keeps the wagon going till the end and makes it a watchable fare as a whole. If it had been more entertaining, it could have been a memorable film to write home.

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