directed by Virinchi Varma
Nani as Aditya
Anu Emmanuel as Kiran
Priya Shri as Suma
Mohan's Measure ✳ ✳
I am writing in Courier font today as it is the typeset of newspapers, and we are out, like hungry newspaper reporters for a story, any story, that will begin to help Majnu make sense.
The byline is a confusing one. Aditya loves Kiran, but is chasing after Suma. He is brought to task by Suma asking about his former love story, to which we are treated to an entire first half in which Aditya is chasing after a girl whom we know he will not win. Flash to present, and it turns out that the girl he is now chasing after, Suma, has fallen in love with him. Meanwhile, the first girl, Kiran, returns.
Majnu is the director's movie, actually more the casting director's movie. He has two fresh faces among Indian actresses to bring into a single story. He has Nani, an experienced actor to urbane romantic comedies. So, the job simply is to write a story around them, sensible or realistic not the point of consideration.
Still, Majnu has some worth. The songs are okay, the clothing and country scenes nice, and the two love interests are a far cry from the norm of the usual rom-com bunch.
But, while it isn't boring, it certainly isn't newsworthy.