Manamey review: Sharwanand returns to form with a refreshing rom-com

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By Srivathsan Nadadhur

Jun 07, 2024

Manamey is a familiar rom-com, bolstered by refreshing performances and feather-light treatment. It tells the story of a laidback, easy-going protagonist (Sharwanand), in London.

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His world comes crashing down with the sudden demise of his close friend Anurag and his wife Shanti.

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As a temporary arrangement, Vikram and Shanti’s friend Subhadra decide to co-parent the child. The story follows what lies in store for the duo.

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The emotions in the film aren’t pronounced and the drama in the story is only sparingly used in a few instances. The dialogues are mostly conversational.

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Sharwanand couldn’t have asked for a better film to redeem himself after a lull phase. His finesse as an actor is noted especially during his transition in the film.

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While there was no doubt about Krithi Shetty’s ability to be a quintessential heroine, it takes a film like Manamey to prove her evolution as a sensitive, solid actor.

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Child artiste (Sriram Adittya’s son) Vicky’s presence is judiciously used in crucial instances to provide humour and underline the film’s core theme.

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This monsoon season, savour Manamey. It is comfort food packaged with a touch of class, something Telugu cinema desperately needs at this hour.

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