The film “Month of Madhu” explores the complexities of marital relationships and teenage rebellion. Directed by Srikanth Nagothi and produced by Yaswanth Mulukutla under the banner of Krishiv Productions, the movie features Naveen Chandra, Swathi Reddy, Shreya Navile, Harsha Chemudu, Gnaneswari, Raja, Manjula Ghattamaneni, and others in its cast. With a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes, this love-themed film hit theaters on October 6, 2023.
Month of Madhu Movie Review
Naveen Chandra portrays different facets of his character, from a brooding look to a clean-shaven handsome appearance to an alcoholic persona. He delivers a commendable performance. Swathi Reddy offers a natural and convincing performance, emphasizing the importance of self-worth. Viva Harsha, playing Bushan, maintains his signature style and impresses with his pure Vizag slang. However, other supporting cast members fail to leave a significant impact.
Director Srikanth Nagothi attempts to delve into the dynamics of husband-wife relationships and the story of a bold NRI teenage girl. Unfortunately, the weak storyline is stretched to its limits, resulting in a slow-paced and patience-testing narrative. Achu Rajamani’s music is passable, while the cinematography lacks visual appeal.
- Exploration of Husband-Wife Emotions
- Weak Story
- Insignificant Scenes
- Slow-Paced Narration
“Month of Madhu” primarily revolves around the lives of Madhusudhan and Lekha, a married couple, and Madhumati, a rebellious NRI teenager. Regrettably, both storylines fail to impress. The film’s simple story is extended beyond necessity, with Director Srikanth dragging it out for 2 hours and 20 minutes, testing the audience’s patience.
The conflicts and reasons behind Madhusudhan and Lekha’s deteriorating relationship remain unclear. Lekha’s pain and reasons for seeking a divorce are shrouded in mystery, making her character development unsatisfactory. Madhu, played by Naveen Chandra, is equally perplexed about why Lekha left him. He attributes her departure to trivial incidents, like bringing chicken home.
Even Madhu’s closest friend, Bhushan (Viva Harsha), is unaware of the couple’s breakup. The film oscillates between the lives of Madhusudhan & Lekha and a triangular love track involving NRI girl Madhu, her crush Darsh, and Shady, who admires her. However, this back-and-forth narrative fails to add substantial value to the story.
The character of the teenage girl, Madhu, appears artificial and over the top. Her boldness and posh behavior do not align with her character traits, leaving her track less convincing. The final portions of the film lack conviction, and the ending fails to justify the prolonged storytelling.
In conclusion, “Month of Madhu” is a major disappointment, with only a few emotional moments to its credit. Despite the efforts of talented actors like Naveen Chandra and Swati, the film falls short of expectations.