Review : Men Too – Execution failure
Release Date : May 26, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Starring: Naresh Agastya, Brahmaji, Harsha Chemudu, Sudharshan, Riya Suman, Priyanka Sharma, Mourya Siddavaram, Kaushik Ghantasala, Ashritha, Karthik Adusumilli
Director: Srikanth G Reddy
Producers: Mourya Siddavaram
Music Director: Elisha Praveen G & Osho Venkat
Cinematography: PC Mouli
Editor: Karthik Vunnava
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Men Too, featuring Naresh Agastya, Kaushik Ghantasala, and Mourya Siddavaram, generated significant buzz with its promotional content. The film has finally hit the screens today. Check out our review to know how the film is.
Aditya (Naresh Agastya), Sanju (Kaushik Ghantasala), and Munna (Mourya Siddavaram) are friends who regularly hang out at the ‘Stags Only’ pub. One day, they meet Rahul (Harsha Chemudu), an IT employee who lost his job due to sexual harassment allegations. The decision that Rahul ultimately takes shocks everyone. Did Rahul really harass his colleague sexually? What happened next? The movie has the answers.
Naresh Agastya’s performance is praiseworthy. Once again, he has proven that he can portray any character easily.
Mourya’s portrayal of Munna, a mechanic who believes that all women are cheaters, is also noteworthy. He brings humour to the proceedings with his funny acts and witty punches.
Harsha Chemudu has a significant role in this film, despite his character having less screen time. He creates an impact, and the whole second half is about him.
Kaushik Ghantasala also gets a decent role and he justifies it. The comedy in some parts of the film works well, and some of the dialogues are well-written. The visuals and the score elevate some scenes, especially in the first hour.
The director, Srikanth G Reddy, tackles a critical issue that some men face in real life. He aims to narrate the point humorously, but fails to do so. The director intends to showcase that men also have problems and that some pseudo-feminists use the victim card against men, ultimately portraying them as offenders.
The director could have done a better job of showcasing the problems of all the three lead characters more engagingly. Their backstories are not very compelling, and, for instance, it seems silly to see why Aditya (Naresh Agastya) and Tara (Riya Suman) take a break from their relationship for a simple reason.
The story is quite simple, and to be honest, the main point is not discussed well in the second half. The screenplay could have been better in the second half.
Except for the song “It’s Her Choice,” the movie has no good songs. The music in the second half is not as impressive as in the first half.
It seems that the female characters in the movie are present only for the sake of some scenes. Riya Suman has not much scope to perform. The film also has some unnecessary characters played by Priyanka Sharma, Ashritha, and Jabardasth Rohini. Also, Brahmaji and Sudarshan’s characters could have been established better.
The director fails to narrate the main point engagingly. The screenplay could have been written better, as it could have changed the fate of the film.
Regarding the technicalities, the camera work is neat, and the music is just okay. The editing could have been better, and many scenes needed to be trimmed. The production values are okay, and the short runtime is a boon for the audiences.
On the whole, Men Too is a bit disappointing film, except for a few funny scenes that provide some enjoyment. The performances by the lead actors and Mourya’s comedy are the film’s only plus points. The main theme of the film is not discussed engagingly. The sluggish screenplay in the second half and a few unnecessary scenes make Men Too an underwhelming watch. Keep your expectations low, if you’re planning to watch the movie this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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