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Middle Class Melodies Movie Review: Anand Deverakonda, Varsha Bollamma’s Film Blends Romance, Food and Humour to Serve a Good-Natured Entertainer

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Middle Class Melodies Movie Review: Debutante Vinod Ananthoju’s Telugu film Middle Class Melodies doesn’t boast of any mass-appealing kinks. Nor does it aim for any groundbreaking narrative. It is very leisurely paced, often making you question where the plot, if any, is heading towards. But Cinema doesn’t really need to be about innovative storylines and mass-punch scenes. Sometime good movies can be merely about moments, and that’s where Middle Class Melodies mostly hit all the right notes. Middle Class Melodies Trailer: Anand Deverakonda and Varsha Bollamma’s Upcoming Telugu Drama Will Strike a Chord With Every Common Man.

Raghava (Anand Deverakonda) runs the tiffin centre of his father (Goparaju Ramana) in his village, but he desires to start a hotel of his own in Guntur (you can play a drinking game about the number of times someone takes the town’s name in the film). Raghava is proud of his ‘Bombay Chutney’ and that’s enough to make him confident about moving to the city, much to the annoyance of his disgruntled father.

He is also still in love with Sandhya (Varsha Bollamma), his former schoolmate and a relative’s daughter, who lives in Guntur. Her father (Prem Sagar), oblivious of their mutual feelings, offers him a shop he owns at low lease rate. Whether Raghava manages to have his successful venture and also marry Sandhya is what his storyline is about.

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But Middle Class Melodies isn’t just about Raghava and Sandhya, the latter dodging her father’s stubborn attempts to get her married to a guy of his choice. It is about about Raghava’s best friend Gopal (Chaitanya Garikipati), who is obsessed with horoscopes, and has a liking for a mobile-shop sales girl Gautami (Divya Sripada), who has her own set of problems at her home. There is also a thread of a chit fund company going bust in the village, leaving the impoverished villagers in a lurch.

Even though there are many opportunities for the film to do so, what’s likeable about Middle Class Melodies is that it doesn’t go heavy when it comes to both humour and emotions. The humour is subtle and still funny, despite the presence of some loud characters. The drama doesn’t go overboard even when the leads are stuck heavily in their romantic dilemmas, or when Raghava has his restaurant troubles. The movie doesn’t even harp heavily even on victories that come across later in the film, instead phasing on to the next situation. Vijay Deverakonda Shares A Perfect Family Picture On The Festive Occasion! South Hunk Says, ‘I Had A Mad Good Diwali’.

Vinod’s victory as a storyteller, however, is precisely for this reason. He lets the characters and the situations define out how they want to play out the mood. Not every time it works out, like for example, the chit fund company track could have have been developed better. But even that weak track offers a couple of nice moments of humaneness, and that’s what Middle Class Melodies aims to be about – bitter-sweet middle class emotions, served with some nice romance and enough culinary flavours.

As for the performances, the entire cast is on a roll here. Anand Devarakonda might deliberately not going for the flair that his elder brother is known for, but he is very natural as the boy-next-door, an unlikely hero in very normal situations, never getting carried away with expressions and emotions. Varsha Bollamma is likeable as the level-headed Sandhya, particularly standing out in the scene where she desperately seeks to put recharge in her phone (though why she doesn’t do so online fails to grasp me. I did see smartphones around).

Chaitanya Garikipati is really good as the confused bestie. I wished the film offered more scope to Divya Sripada’s character; she was so good in her role. Goparaju Ramana and Prem Sagar both entertain in their characters of egoistic fathers.

Yay!

– Heartwarming, Engaging Screenplay with Likeable Characters

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– A Couple of Threads are Weak, Also Takes Time to Start Off

Final Thoughts

With a likeable cast and a warm, humorous narrative, Middle Class Melodies serves a decent family entertainer, devoid of unnecessary violence, gratuitous scenes and crude comedy. The movie is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 20, 2020 12:25 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Triples Trailer: Jai Sampath, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar’s Antics Offer a Hilarious Ride (Watch Video)

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Maverick filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj presents a new Tamil show on Disney+ Hotstar, named Triples. Starring Jai Sampath of Goa, Engaeyum Eppothum and Raja Rani fame, Triples is directed by Charukesh Sekar and written by Balaji Jayaraman. Jai, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar are the titular Triples in this madcap comedy entertainer, and the show follows their misadventures. Dhanush Starrer Jagame Thandhiram Will Release In Theatres, Confirms Director Karthik Subbaraj!

Vani Bhojan is the female lead. The trailer of Triples has dropped in and it promises some fun moments, enough romance and comedy. Most of the actors in the show are known for their comic skills, with Jai shining well whenever he is cast in a Venkat Prabhu film, the Chennai 600028 films and Goa being prime examples. Vivek Prasanna was so good in Meyatha Maan, while who can forget Rajkumar’s hilarious performance as an actor in Sethupathi? Which is why Triples looks promising. Mookuthi Amman Movie Review: Nayanthara Makes a Striking Goddess, Urvashi an Absolute Scene-Stealer in RJ Balaji’s Social Entertainer.

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Triples is an eight episode series that will begin streaming on on Disney+ Hotstar VIP from December 11. So how did you find the trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:26 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan Reveals He Was Touched Inappropriately In Childhood (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14 contestant Eijaz Khan reveals a shocking dark secret from his childhood during a task in the upcoming episode of the controversial reality show.  The immunity stone that filmmaker Ekta Kapoor bestowed upon housemate Rubina Dilaik is now up for grabs. To win it, the contestants have to reveal that one, very personal thing that no one knows about themselves. This turns out to be a very heartening occasion, as the contestants reveal some very personal and life-changing truths about themselves. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

Eijaz, who is seen as one of the most firebrand contestants, broke down while sharing he was touched inappropriately as a child. He said that he had struggled with it for years and that his therapist helped him get over it. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Eijaz broke down as he said that he did not tell his father about it and that was one thing he regretted. However, he remained strong and said that he knows he was not to blame for it as he was only a child, and he was only sorry about the fact that he could not tell his father about it.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:16 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik And Abhinav Shukla Were Contemplating Divorce Before The Show (Watch Video)

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Bigg Boss 14 Preview: Rubina and Abhinav Were Getting a Divorce Before the Reality Show

Bigg Boss 14 housemate Rubina Dilaik has made a shocking revelation in the ongoing show, saying that she was on the verge of divorcing her husband and co-contestant Abhinav Shukla before entering the reality show. In the latest promo, the contestants are given a task to confess their deepest secrets to win immunity. As part of the task, Rubina is seen opening up about her relationship with Abhinav. Bigg Boss 14 Finale Week: Here’s Why – Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin, Rahul Vaidya and Aly Goni Could Be The Top 4!

“Humne ek dusre ko November tak ka time diya tha. We were about to get divorced. Agar yaha dono saath nahi aate, toh shayad saath bhi na reh paate (We had given each other time till November. We were about to get divorced. If we were not here together on the show, perhaps we would not have been together),” she said, following which she wept inconsolably. Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta, Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Rahul Mahajan, Arshi Khan, Manu Punjabi to Enter as Challengers.

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Later, she was seen having a conversation about it with Abhinav, who was emotional and worried about the news making headlines. He was upset that their families would get to know the truth about their relationship through the show.

The couple got married in 2018.

Their fans have loved the couple in the show, and fondly called them “Rubinav”. Throughout the show, they have encouraged and supported each other, with Abhinav being protective about her, though there have also been arguments and differences.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 30, 2020 09:12 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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