Vismayam / Manamantha Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Vismayam / Manamantha Movie Review

Vismayam / Manamantha Movie Review

Total Reviews - 11
Average Rating - 6.1/10
Yes - 8
No - 1
Neutral - 2
Watchable? - 90%

Critic Reviews Vismayam / Manamantha

  • Filmi Beat | Review By -Akhila Menon Rating-7/10
Chandrasekhar Yeleti, the writer-director has succeeded in weaving the four different stories together, without losing the grip.  Even though the first half falls into slow pace due to some insignificant scenes, it is compensated by the smoothly flowing second half. Overall, Vismayam is a beautiful, heart-touching movie experience, which is definitely worth a watch.
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Sangeetha Devi Dundoo Rating-7/10
The link between the stories comes in a way one least expects. The brilliance of Yeleti’s writing is evident when the first of the links is revealed. But he isn’t done, yet. A few more ends need to be tied. Manamantha is narrated with a lot of conviction and the stories merit a discussion. The only grouse is with how Gautami’s journey ended. But it wouldn’t be possible to discuss it here without giving away the end.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Deepa Soman Rating-5/10
In a monsoon of controversial hits and experimental flicks in Mollywood, Vismayam is a modest movie if not for its star cast. Lining up the priorities, concerns and predilections of common man, the film is subtle in approach, though it moves ahead making you believe that a bigger 'vismayam' (amazement) is in store, which sadly, hardly arrives.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Goutham VS Rating-5/10
‘Vismayam’ has its moments nearing the climax that can bring a sense of joy and belonging among a certain class of people and also upholds family values, but fails to find a progressive path like any art form should do, rather goes back clinging to a mythical thought-process.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Karthika Raveendran Rating-3/10
Vismayam feels like all stories are forcefully connected  only so that it all leads to that one conclusion, that they were waiting to reveal to you. Overall, Vismayam is boring. You are really not missing out on anything if you give this one amiss except may be if you want to hear Mohanlal speak Telugu, then you may want to catch the Telugu version, Manamantha.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Srividya Palaparthi Rating-7/10
The attention to detail and the level of work that went into making the roles and their surroundings seem authentic was commendable. There was nothing artificial about the movie and neither were the settings that the characters were presented in. There are no villains in this movie. There are just people and circumstances. Manamantha is a no frills film that you must watch with your family.
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  • 123 Telugu | Review By -123Telugu Rating-7/10
Manamantha is a unique family thriller which impresses you completely. Movies like these are rare to come by and when they do, they are a treat to watch. The near perfect casting who get into the skin of their characters is seamless and undoubtedly the greatest asset of the film. Finally, Manamantha is a movie which has an universal appeal and can be enjoyed by everyone. Go for it.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Suresh Kavirayani Rating-8/10
The director has done a neat job as he explains each one’s story with absolute clarity and the way he links the four characters without any confusion, is simply fantastic. Mohanlal’s acting is a delight to those who haven’t got a chance to watch him perform before. The superstar, who rendered the Telugu dialogues himself, didn’t do a great job with the diction however, but must be appreciated for his effort.
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  • AP Herald | Review By -Common Man Rating-6/10
Manamantha is not the usual commercial movie which we get to watch in recent times. This is an offbeat movie with typical brilliance of Chandrasekar Yeleti. Climax is the best part and he proves how he can make the audience glued to their seats. First half doesn't have any songs and second half has gripping screenplay.
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  • Now Running | Review By -NR Review Rating-7/10
Yeleti struck a balance between Art and Commercial Cinema with Manamantha. Performances and Emotions have worked big time for the film. Manamantha is a meaningful cinema and this is your cup if you love to watch an honest film with humanistic sensibilities.
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  • Chitramala | Review By -Rag Mayur Rating-6/10
The problem of the movie begins after the characterizations are established. It goes on and on and it becomes too late by the time Yeleti packs a punch in his own way, i.e connecting the dots. Yes, he is a master in that. The conflict comes too late in the film and that too predictable. The movie definitely had a handful of sparkling scenes, but the overall impact gets diluted due to the length.
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Mohanlal, Gautami, Viswant Duddumpudi, Raina Rao, Anisha Ambrose, Urvashi
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Naresh, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, P. Balachandran, Vennela Kishore, Nassar, Avantika Vandanapu, Sanjay Reddy
Chandrasekhar Yeleti
Chandrasekhar Yeleti
Chandrasekhar Yeleti
Mankombu Gopalakrishnan, Ravi Chandra Teja, Siby Jose Chalissery
Rahul Shrivatsav
Mahesh Shankar
produced by: 
Rajani Korrapati, Sai Korrapati
Vismayam - Malayalam; Manamantha - Telugu
run time: 
147 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
Vismayam / Manamantha is a Malayalam & Telugu bilingual film directed by Chandrasekhar Yeleti, starring Mohanlal Nair and Gouthami Tadimalla in the lead roles.

One World, Four Stories. Vismayam / Manamantha is a family drama with simple emotions and subtle sensibilities. It follows the journey of four people at different phases in their life: childhood, youth, and adulthood. And how, in this small world, the choices we make often intersect and collide with the paths of others, creating endless ripples that change us forever.