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MLA Movie Review

MLA- Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai Review

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Movie Name: MLA – Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai
Movie Cast: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Kajal Aggarwal
Director: Upendra Madhav
Music Director: Mani Sharma
Production: Kiran Reddy Bharath Chowdary

In recent times, Kalyan Ram limited himself to produce films on his own banner. With MLA he has once again joined with other producers. Kalyan Ram is the one who introduced directors like Surender Reddy and Anil Ravipudi. Following the same sentiment, the Nandamuri hero gave a chance to debutant Upendra Madhav with MLA. Let us see whether the director has lived up to his promise or not!


Kalyan Ram gets his sister (Lasya) married to her boyfriend without the parent’s permission. Furious over this, Kalyan Ram’s father (Nagineedu) throws the children (Kalyan Ram and his Sister) outside. Along with his sister, and brother-in-law, Kalyan Ram stays in Bangalore. He falls in love with Kajal Agarwal. Later, he secures a job in the same company, where his brother-in-law works. The manager (Posani) of the company is a womanizer.

Even Kajal joins the same company and introduces herself as company owner’s daughter. Meanwhile, Kalyan Ram saves the company from a problem, and in that process comes to know that Kajal is not the owner’s daughter. Later, Kajal challenges him that, he needs to win the MLA seat from Veerabhadram constituency, over Gadappa, who is the sitting MLA for many turns. Did Kalyan Ram win? Did he win Kajal’s love? Why did Kajal put that condition? Watch the film to find the answers.


Just like many young and upcoming directors, Upendra Madhavi is someone who is trying to make a name for himself with unique ideas and scripts. If convincing a hero like Kalyan Ram with a routine story is itself an achievement, showcasing it on the silver screen is another achievement.

Anil Ravipudi made a routine story like ‘Patas’ into an attractive one. Even this time around, Kalyan Ram and Upendra Madhav might have thought on similar lines. But again, thinking and execution are far different. Though the movie has ample space to make it a commercial hit, routine scenes have let down the movie.

Instead of holding to the soul of the movie, the complete script revolves around subplots. This is where the director has gone horribly bad. Given the routine writing, the comedy scenes too failed to bring laughter.

Putting aside everything, Kalyan Ram is a sure watch out in the film. His ease of acting can be seen. There is a vast improvement in his dialogue diction and dance moves. Even Kajal Agarwal (female lead), Brahmanandam, Prudhvi, and Ravi Kishan’s (Villain) presence couldn’t save the movie, given its routine content.

The technical aspects are pretty good in the movie. Right from the production values, cinematography, and art, everything adds more flair to the move. Mani Sharma’s is truly back with the film, and his trademark melodies will accompany you to your home.

Plus Points:

  • Kalyan Ram
  • Kajal and Brahmanandam performances
  • Mani Sharma music


  • Routine Story
  • Narration

Telugu Bullet Punchline: MLA-You might have ‘MLA’ many times!

Telugu Bullet Rating: 2.5/5

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