Director: Karthik Rapolu
Solid: Santhosh Shoban, Kavya Thapar, Shraddha Das, Brahmaji, Sudharshan
Ek Mini Katha appears to take a standard strategy, so far as intercourse comedies in Telugu cinema go, within the opening scenes. It talks about intercourse in fairly a clandestine method. And it stays on that aircraft for a very long time with out faltering a lot. The trailer has left no stone unturned to handle the problem at hand. And the film jumps proper into the subject material after beating across the bush for a couple of minutes.
When Ram Mohan (Brahmaji) walks into the workplace of a psychiatrist (performed by Harsha Vardhan) and appears across the room to calm himself down, he seems to be in search of excuses. And the pauses he takes to give you a strong motive for his presence there are oddly humorous. You understand that he’s there for one thing inexplicable, however he doesn’t wish to put his emotion into phrases. When he lastly makes up his thoughts to reveal his soul, he tells the physician that his son is a intercourse addict.
It’s not a confession as such. It’s clearly a criticism and he goes on to disclose bits and items about his son’s eccentric conduct. Nevertheless, when Santosh (Santosh Shoban), the son, enters the image, the thriller round his intercourse life disappears into colorless air. All it takes is only one dialog for the psychiatrist to fork out Santosh’s downside.
The physician will not be a significant a part of the story. This isn’t Vicky Donor (2012). However he provides some recommendation that morphs right into a social message within the closing act. Until then, you’ll be getting a ringside view of a person who’s hell-bent on making his pee-pee larger. Santosh is afraid that he received’t be capable to make love, given the dimensions of his organ. And director Karthik Rapolu places him on the middle of motion with out overtly making his male protagonist an object of ridicule.
It’s straightforward to make jokes about Santosh’s conundrum and within the arms of an imprudent filmmaker, Ek Mini Katha would have became an train in self-deprecation. Rapolu often flirts with the concept of indulging in bawdy humor, however his mission doesn’t depend on punching his hero.
Santhosh tries his luck with all of the strategies that he’s offered. He buys numerous merchandise from numerous folks and nonetheless finally ends up getting disillusioned. Did he construct a wall round himself when he was in school? He will need to have achieved that. Did he hate the world round him? Now, that’s a tough query. He’s a enjoyable individual to be pals with. He doesn’t crack jokes on the pace of a rocket, however he’s certainly first rate sufficient with whom you may have a cup of espresso. Though he hates the phrase “chinna” (small) owing to the unfavorable connotation he associates the phrase with, it follows him like a canine that’s too keen on him.
Typically, it’s exhausting to consider the extent that he goes to with the intention to hold his secret to himself. In a tête-à-tête that he has together with his good friend, Darshan (Sudharshan), he tells him about what’s bothering him on the drop of a hat. And in one other place, he tells a surgeon what he needs. However he doesn’t inform all people about it. And it’s comprehensible, because it’s a matter of delight for him. Since these scenes are broadly punctuated by colloquial quirks, Rapolu performs to the gallery.
When the film begins to put on the armor of a romantic comedy, nonetheless, it loses its weight. Ideally, it ought to have modified tracks at this juncture and change into a marvel of gigantic proportions, however it brings in Amrutha (Kavya Thapar) and lets the story turn into an unappetizing dessert. Amrutha and Santosh meet on the pyramid of a matchmaking association. Sparks don’t fly immediately, however that’s not the issue right here. Nothing holds the younger couple collectively regardless of the heaviness of their amorous exchanges.
Their mundane chitchats don’t elevate the movie and as extra characters enter the body, Ek Mini Katha takes a distinct route. For a film that tries to place the onus on love, it’s vital for the results in have a bond. How are you going to root for Santosh when his affection in direction of his spouse is deeply intangible? He shares a greater equation together with his buddy on the finish of the day. To be honest, this isn’t strictly a love story. It’s a significant sub-plot, however it nonetheless hurts to look at Thapar and Shoban in scenes the place they’re utterly out of their factor.
Ek Mini Katha can’t be positioned alongside the chief of Telugu grownup comedies, Allari (2002), however it’ll certainly discover a heat place within the listing. And for Shoban, that is actually a step ahead. If he picks the proper scripts from right here on out, he’ll fly.