The Telugu romance drama Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma that’s streaming on Aha, is written by its lead actor Siddhu Jonnalagadda and marks the directorial debut of Aditya Mandala. In its length of 1 hour 41 minutes, a side that stands out is gender sensitivity.
At one level when Siddhu (retaining his authentic title for the on-screen character) talks to his father (Sishir Sharma) about not with the ability to win over his girl love Vinita Venugopal (Seerat Kapoor), the dad doles out a properly which means guideline of first asking her out as a good friend and making her really feel comfy in his presence over time. Siddhu wonders what if the woman turns him down months later. “Transfer on,” says the dad, urging him to respect the woman’s determination. It’s a much-needed guideline in these occasions of brutal assaults on ladies by so-called jilted lovers.
Maa Vintha… traces the journey of an everyday man in engineering school who takes a shine to a stupendous fellow pupil. We hear the story from Siddhu’s viewpoint, when the connection has gone bitter, as he narrates it to an ageing cop (Tanikella Bharani).
Nothing a lot occurs for practically an hour. We principally get an introduction to the lead characters, their family and friends members. There are some sporadic statements, one in every of which matches one thing like ‘everybody talks about how consuming bendakaya may help one crack arithmetic however nobody mentioned there could be a protracted pause after you confess your like to a woman’. What precisely was that? Are we alleged to infer something from it or dismiss it as a rant?
The story doesn’t make any headway, till a viral video forces issues to take a sudden detour, nearly justifying the ‘Vintha Gaadha’ (an odd story) within the title, which is a line borrowed from the yesteryear tune ‘Raavoyi chandamama’ from Missamma.
The remainder of the movie tries to seize the ramifications of that incident on Siddhu, Vinita and their households. As issues spiral uncontrolled, one character nudges Siddhu to be supportive of Vinita as a result of such incidents take a better toll on the girl. Once more, this understanding and articulation deserves a point out.
Maa Vintha… has these small moments of considerable writing however within the bigger image, is neither entertaining nor does it make us empathise with the couple.
Siddhu is sweet because the man who’s impulsive and a tad egoistic. He shoulders the movie, having additionally co-edited it (with Vamsi Atluri). Although it appears like one other lover boy act after Krishna and his Leela, he proves that he’s an artiste of promise. Seerat’s character may have been fleshed out higher. The calm and composed manner nearly turns right into a masks and we don’t get to know sufficient about her. There’s additionally a curious character of a possessive good friend who stands proud like a sore thumb. Among the many supporting characters, solely Tanikella Bharani, Kamal Kamaraju and Kalpika Ganesh depart an impression.
Cinematography by Sai Prakash Ummadisingu and the movie’s music, by Sricharan Pakala, Rohit-Pleasure and Ravi Sharma, work properly for the romance.
Had it been narrated extra successfully, Maa Vintha… would even have been a coming-of-age story of a teen, exhibiting how one must be man sufficient to confess his fallacies.