Review: Mental Madilo
  Banner: Dharmapada Creations

Producer: Raj Kandukuri

Director: Vivek Athreya

Music: Prashanth R Vihari

Casting: Sri Vishnu, Nivetha Peturaj, Amrutha Srinivasan, Shivaji Raja and others

Rating: 2.75/5.0


Aravind (Sri Vishnu), a shy, reserved and indecisive youngster gets delighted when beautiful girl Swecha (Nivetha Peturaj) agrees to enter into wedlock. However on the day of engagement, Aravind and Swecha get shock when Swecha's grandmother passes away. Elders from both sides decide to wait for another auspicious day for the engagement and in the mean while Swecha's parents try to get their horoscopes checked once again.

In the meantime Aravind and Swecha get close but they have to part ways as Aravind flies to Mumbai for official assignment. After few months Swecha decides to surprise Aravind by meeting him in Mumbai. But she gets a shock from Aravind. To find out more about it enjoy Mental Madilo on silver screen.


Sri Vishnu came with stellar performance as young, shy, reserved and indecisive person. He slipped into the role effortlessly and he stole the hearts of all with his expressions and emotions. His body language is perfect and infact carried the entire film on his shoulders. He came with the most realistic and natural performance in the film.

Nivetha Peturaj impressed with her looks and expressions. She emoted well and attracted all as a traditional and bold genex gal. Amrutha Srinivasan attracted with her bubbly and lively performance while Sivaji Raja left all rolling down with laughter as Aravind's father. Others performed according to their roles.


Prashanth Vihari mesmerized movie lovers with his tunes. All the songs are well shot. He created good impact with his background score. Vedaraman's cinematography beautified the film capturing the natural scenic locations. Editing by Viplav could have been better especially in the second half.

Dialogues are attractive, effective and hilarious throughout the film. Director Vivek Athreya could have fastened the pace of the film in the second half and included few more twists to increase interest levels. Production values are good.

Plus Points

Sri Vishnu, Nivetha Pethuraj, Amrutha Srinivasan

Story, Screenplay, Direction

Music, BGM



Interval bang


Minus Points

Slow pace in the second half

Lack of real twists

Lack of commercial elements

Editing in the second half


Vivek Athreya came with a youthful romantic entertainer to attract movie lovers. Right from the start till the end director narrated the story in a smooth manner without any speed breakers. He got the optimum from his cast and crew and showed Sri Vishnu in a completely different angle. The way Sri Vishnu expressed himself throughout the film showed how talented director can get the best talent out of an actor.

Though triangular love stories are common, Vivek Atherya attracted with his story, screenplay and direction. Dialogues played key role in the film making powerful and hilarious impact. First half ended with good interval bang.

Second half too sails in the similar manner without losing steam though few drags affected the film a little bit. However Vivek Atherya made up for it with good pre climax and climax scenes with the entire cast coming with top performances. Overall Mental Madilo is a perfect youthful romantic entertainer.

Final Talk

Mental Madilo mesmerizes movie lovers with triangular romantic confusion.

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