Murali Sharma is the show-stealer!
Mr King (Telugu)
- Cast: Sharan Kumar, Yashvika Nishkala, Urvi Singh, Sunil, Murali Sharma, Tanikella Bharani, and Vennela Kishore
- Director: Sasiidhar Chavali
- Producer: BN Rao
- Music: Mani Sharma
- Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes
Debutant Sasiidhar Chavali’s directorial Mr King, starring newcomers Sharan Kumar, Yashvika Nishikala, and Urvi Singh in the lead, released in theatres on Friday, 24 February. Let’s check how far this young team succeeded in their efforts:
Shiva (Sharan) is a top-ranking student who graduates as an aeronautical engineer. He takes up an innovative research project where he tries to use wind power instead of fuel to run flights which, in turn, also helps reduce pollution levels.
He works on the project facing several odds and even turns down lucrative job offers in campus placements.
He believes that making a difference in the world matters more than earning money. Meantime, he works as an RJ to make ends meet.
On the other hand, Uma Devi (Yashvika), Shiva’s neighbour, falls in love with him. But her father Seetha Rama Raju (Murali Sharma) is not convinced about their relationship due to Shiva’s financial status.
A crooked Seetha Rama Raju leaves no stone unturned to separate Shiva and Uma.
How Shiva faces these challenges in both his personal and professional life, and how he wins over his love and life ambition is the story of Mr King.
Amateurish handling plays spoilsport
The film’s storyline has many positive vibes and enough scope to win the audience’s hearts.
But amateurish handling of the screenplay and immature treatment took the steam out of a good story. Too many subplots also add to the confusion!
Director Sasiidhar Chavali needs to be appreciated for coming up with a good script. But filmmaking is now all about entertaining the audience rather than educating, and Mr King falls short in this aspect.
Murali Sharma steals the show
While most of the actors are either new or upcoming, Mr King also features senior actors Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore and Sunil.
While Sunil’s role is a regular one, Vennela Kishore’s comedy is impressive.
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However, Murali Sharma stands out with his performance. He gets a crucial role to play and carried it out with ease.
Debut actors Sharan, Yashvika and Urvi Singh are fine in their respective characters.
Coming to the crew, senior music director Mani Sharma composed the music. While there aren’t any chart-busters or memorable numbers, he did a good job in the case of the background score.
Cinematographer Tanvir Anzum is impressive, too.
Mr King is a well-intentioned film by a new and young team. It tries to spread the message that a positive attitude and values matter more than money, to ensure success in the long run.
But then, it fails to entertain the viewers due to its immature treatment!
(Views expressed are personal.)