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Miss India Movie Review

T360 RATING : 2/5

Story :

Miss India film focuses on women empowerment as its core theme. Ms. Manasa Samyuktha is a middle-class girl from Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh. Taking inspiration from her grandfather (Rajendra Prasad) an ayurvedic doctor renowned for making Herbal Tea, Manasa aspires to be an entrepreneur. However, her family circumstances become obstacles to reach her dreams. Finally, with a job offer for her brother, she moves to USA along with the family. Things turn around for the better, Manasa finishes MBA in USA, and pursues her dream of selling Indian Chai in the USA. The rest of the story is about is her journey as she tries to make her brand ‘Miss India’ a success.

Analysis :

‘ Miss India ‘ is a nice subject on paper. The film got its casting right – the heroine and support characters are played by seasoned artists. Being shot in USA and in good sets, the production values are very adequate. With all these advantages, the director could have delivered a much better product. Unfortunately, the script and direction are a big letdown for this film.

The director has used up first 35 minutes, a very long period, to establish the struggles within heroine’s family. Manasa’s (Keerthy Suresh) dad suffers with Alzheimer’s, her grandfather dies, sister elopes & gets married to her boyfriend etc… every cinematic struggle known to the film industry is attributed to Manasa. Once the story moves to USA, things get better but now another problem starts, this time with the script. In the process of portraying Manasa as a self-confident lady, the director has chosen cinematic liberty path rather than  intelligent and inspiring one.

The protagonist’s path to success credits no creativity, its simply modeled like any other mass hero film. The over emphasis on the taste of Indian tea gets irritating real fast. Jagapathi Babu’s character seems immature, could have been so much better designed. The conflict point i.e. the showdown between Keerthy Suresh & Jagapathi Babu‘s business did not work well. All in all, the second half of the film is as dull as first.

Manasa‘s characterization as a self-made woman, a dare to dream woman entrepreneur is the only saving grace in the film. Few scenes highlighting women capabilities came well.
Background score & music by Thaman is a positive, theme music is good. Other departments are mediocre.

Performances:

Keerthy Suresh as Manasa is top class. She looks gracious and handled the role of an ambitious girl with ease. Other artists, Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Naresh, Nadhiya etc… have done justice to their roles but there is not much substance to their characters. Naveen Chandra, Kamal Kamaraju played the roles of her boyfriend, brother respectively.

Verdict:

‘Miss India‘ is a film made with big ambitions that achieved only a little. Women audience may find this film as an average one, for other sections it offers nothing. Huge star cast is wasted in this insipid script in the name of Women Empowerment.

TELUGU360 RATING : 2/5

Actors : Keerthy Suresh, Naveen Chandra, Nadiya, Jagapathi Babu
Director: Narendra Nath
Producer: Mahesh S. Koneru
Music director: S. Thaman
Languages: Telugu, Tamil

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One more Keerthy Suresh’s film gearing up for digital release

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National award winner Keerthy Suresh wrapped up a series of projects before the coronavirus pandemic broke out. The recent film of the actress Penguin released on Amazon Prime and the response was mixed. The teaser of her next movie Good Luck Sakhi was out recently and the response has been positive. Keerthy Suresh plays a sharpshooter in this realistic drama that completed shoot. As per the latest update, Good Luck Sakhi is gearing up for a digital release very soon.

The digital streaming rights of Good Luck Sakhi are picked up by Amazon Prime for a decent price of Rs 13 crores including all the languages. Critically acclaimed director Nagesh Kukunoor directed the movie and Jagapathi Babu, Aadhi Pinisetty played other crucial roles. Sudheer Chandra Padiri, Shravya Varma are the producers of this realistic drama. Keerthy Suresh also completed the shoot of Miss India which will have a digital release soon.

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Kotthaga Kotthaga from Miss India: Thaman continues his musical streak

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The first lyrical song from Keerthy Suresh starrer Miss India is out and the tune looks fresh, melodious. Touted to be a situational melody, the song is crooned by Shreya Ghoshal and Thaman. Kotthaga Kotthaga is shot across some beautiful foreign locales. Thaman who is riding high with back to back musical hits continues his streak with the song. Shreya Ghoshal’s voice and the lyrics are the assets for the song.

Naveen Chandra played the other lead role in Miss India and Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad essayed other crucial roles. Narendra Nath is the director and Mahesh Koneru is the producer. Miss India is aimed for March release and is the first straight Telugu release for Keerthy Suresh after Mahanati.

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Keerthy Suresh Birthday song teaser from Miss India Team

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Mahanati fame Keerthy Suresh is celebrating her birthday today and wishes poured out from all the corners. She is shooting for Miss India in the direction of a debutant Narendra and the film is a women-centric flick. On the occasion of her birthday, the movie unit released a birthday song teaser which showcases some funny moments that happened on the sets of Miss India.

Keerthy Suresh looked dazzling, energetic and surprised everyone in a lean look. Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad and Naresh seemed to be in great sync with the actress. S Thaman composed a classical song with folk touch and released a minute-long song along with the video footage from the sets. Keerthy Suresh is currently busy with a bunch of films and Miss India happens to be her next release. Mahesh S Koneru is bankrolling Miss India on East Coast Productions banner.

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