Sumanth Prabhas' Mem Famous is capturing the imagination of all with attractive teasers and trailers. The film is releasing on 26 May 2023 and let us see how Mem Famous entertained movie lovers. Mem Famous OTT partner is yet to be locked and streaming will be announced at a later date.
Mem Famous story is all about three youngsters who pass the time without doing anything in their village and how circumstances turned them and made the entire village proud of them. Mai aka Mahesh (Sumanth Prabhas), Bali aka Balakrishna (Mourya Chowdhary), and Durga (Mani Aegurla) who lives in Bandanarsampally village in Telangana spend time doing nothing.
Their acts in an inebriated state often land them in trouble and villagers loathe them to the core. The trio decides to mend their ways following an incident. To find out what is the incident and whether they are successful in their attempts form the rest of the story. To find out how Mounika (Saarya Lakshman), Bubby aka Babitha (Siri Raasi), Yellareddy (Muralidhar Goud), Anji Mama (Anji Mama), Bhaskar yadav (Narendra Ravi) are connected to it, watch Mem Famous on the screen.
Sumanth Prabhas who played the lead role performed well and impressed with his body language and mannerisms. Mourya Chowdhary and Mani Aegurla who played the role of his friends supported him quite well taking the scenes to new heights. Saarya Lakshman and Siri Raasi who played the lady love of Sumanth Prabhas and Mourya Chowdhary got limited scope to perform and they did full justice to their roles.
Anji Mama his the highlight in the film. He showed good emotions and expressions and his screen presence turned out to be the strong point in the narration. Anji Mama turned out to be the vital cog in taking the narration forward in the otherwise wayward film. Others like Muralidhar Goud, Narendra Ravi, etc performed according to their roles.
Mem Famous story written by Sumanth Prabhas highlighted how a fit-for-nothing three youngsters did a turnaround in their village helping it to develop with their acts. The story is simple and predictable. Sumanth Prabhas tried to generate fun and entertain movie lovers with the dialogues in Telangana accent and the village's rustic atmosphere.
People are treated with similar stories earlier too and however, Sumanth Prabhas did a decent job for most of the first half balancing the unworthy acts of the three friends, highlighting the problems in the village, and also the romantic angle. The first half ends on a decent note with a predictable interval bang.
Many expected Sumanth Prabhas to carry on in a similar manner if not reach the next level. However, the narration, screenplay, and direction took a nose dive with the silly acts to get views and clicks for a youtube channel. This along with many repetitive scenes, turned the entire second half into a boring spectacle. Finally, the film ends in a routine manner with no real interesting elements.
Kalyan Nayak's music is just ok. His background score is in sync with the rural backdrop. Shyam Dupati's cinematography showcased the rustic village atmosphere in a realistic and natural way. The editing of Srujana Adusumilli is ok in the first half. However, in the second half, it seems she has taken it casually and dealt with it leniently and this resulted in many repetitive and unwanted scenes which ended up testing the patience of the viewers. Dialogues in Telangana accent at times are decent and overall average. Production values of Chai Bisket Films and Lahari Films are good.
Altogether, Mem Famous is a routine comedy drama in a rural backdrop. Sumanth Prabhas who played the lead role and directed the film must be commended for his attempt. He not only shone in his performance as an actor in the lead role but got the optimum out of all the actors. He got good performances and emerged successful in generating entertainment in a few scenes. Few dialogues in Telangana accent draw applause. This helped him in coming up with a decent first half though the story is predictable and routine.
But his screenplay and direction went for a toss in the second half and he flattered to deceive. Had Sumanth Prabhas worked on the script and screenplay, he could have done wonders turning this rural comedy into out an out fun feast. Considering all these aspects, Cinejosh goes with a 2.5 Rating for Mem Famous.