Sagar`s `Mooraneya Class...` is disappointing fare (IANS Film Review)
Director Sai Sagar has moved away from sickle and sword to
romance in his third directorial venture Mooraneya Class Manja B.Com
Bhagya. While his previous two movies - Mental Manja and
Thimma - were disasters, this one is no different.
The film boasts of a love story, but the narration is so lacklustre and crude
that you feel like proscribing the entire project. The film`s narrative proves
that Sai Sagar is not equipped to make a decent film. Meaningless and illogical
script is visible from the first sequence and expose Sagar`s poor writing skill.
Sagar`s poor taste is also visible in a scene where he uses an item number where
a funeral procession is taking place.
In another sequence, the hero tells his grandfather to wear his shorts in front
of his lover. And there is a kissing sequence in the film, which is shot quite
Except for the music by Venkat-Narayan, nothing works for the film. Even
cinematographer has failed to use some tricks to save the film. The director has
not infused any seriousness into the film, obvious from expressionless faces of
The so called comedy sequences fail to make any impact.
The story is about Manja, a school dropout. He is in love with Bhagya, who is
doing B.Com. Manja`s attempts to woo Bhagya is resisted by her father and her
rowdy brother. Manja fights with Bhagya`s brother and decides to elope with her.
Performance from lead artists - Manjesh and Ashwini - is disappointing. Ashwini
gets a better opportunity in the film compared to her debut movie Varasudaara,
but is made to overact. Sathyajith, Honnavalli Krishna, Ashalatha have nothing
much to do in this listless film.