on Apr 5, 2018
Cast: Nitin, Megha Akash, Rao Ramesh, Lissy, Madhunandan, Prabhas Srinu, Narra Srinu etc.
Direction: Krishna Chaitanya
Banner: Shresht Movies, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works
Producers: Sudhakar Reddy, Pawan Kalyan, Trivikram
Music: SS Thaman
Release Date: Apr 5, 2018
Nitin’s last movie Lie was a debacle at box office. So, he pinned many hopes on Chal Mohan Ranga which marks his 25th film. Moreover, the film is produced by Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas. Trivikram also provided story for the film. Let’s see whether CMR has reached the expectations or not…
Mohan Ranga (Nithin) is a below average students at last completes his degree. His wish is to settle in USA. After failing to get Visa stamping done for three times, he finally succeeds for the fourth time. Nitin is in a position to come back to India on the same day he visited USA. So, he plans to get a job there. Interim, he meets Madhunandan who is an employee at a software firm. Ranga needs some money to get H1B visa. Madhunandan requests his father’s friend to help Ranga to fulfill his needs. En route, he becomes very close to Megha (Megha Akash). When both were planning to propose their love to each other, a small confusion leads them to separate. What happens to their love? Will they ever unite again?
1. Few Hilarious Moments
1. Regular Story
2. Boring Screenplay
Chal Mohan Ranga is a regular film with sluggish narration. Although the film has some hilarious moments here and there, lack of emotions and drama affected the overall output. Movie begins with Nithin and Megha Akash is taken to a hospital as they are severely injured. Nithin starts narrating his story. The childhood episodes are very regular and show friendship between young Nithin and young Megha Akash. Nithin’s family status is described in single episode. Visa stamping episodes provide some hilarity. Nithin’s meeting with Rao Ramesh, weekend vacation episodes are other highlights in second half. Second half starts on slow pace until Nithin goes back to India to meet Megha there. Nithin beating Sathya in his hotel room, Nithin’s phone talk in railway station and dinner party episodes are enjoyable moments, though pre-climax and climax are regular again.
Nithin looked handsome in the role of a youngster who is weak in education but has high dreams in life. His comedy timing is excellent; especially he tickled funny bones in hotel room episode where he beats Sathya. Megha Akash looked gorgeous in the role of Megha who can’t stick to her decisions. Lissy who played Megha’s mother was okay. Actually, she was given less importance in the film. Rao Ramesh shines as a rich man who helps needy people. His other shades are shown in second half. Naresh is good as Nithin’s father. Prabhas Srinu and Madhunandan provide some hilarity. Sathya was also funny. Narra Srinu was decent. Other artists were okay.
Director Krishna Chaitanya failed completely to engage audience. We hardly find any exciting or thrilling moments in the film. Screenplay is also predictable, though Trivikram offered some relief with his mark punch dialogues. He has shown his pen power in writing comedy bits. SS Thaman has given decent music, though his work on background score was captivating. Cinematography by Natarajan Subramaniam is one of the biggest assets. Editor showed his soft corner in deleting many boring scenes in two halves. Production values of Shresht Movies are middling.
Chal Mohan Ranga is a regular youthful entertainer with adequate comedy. With Rangasthalam dominating box office, this movie with average stuff has very low chances to shine.