What’s good: Vijay Devarakonda and The End.
What’s bad: Everything
Popcorn break: Anytime
Watch or not: Absolutely Not.
Trade Talk: There is nothing to say in this aspect of the movie.
It is true that people like Nikki, shown in the movie exist and that addiction to social media and online world is a serious threat to modern society. But noble intention doesn’t maketh a movie. It needs a solid absorbing narrative highlighting the issues picked up. Otherwise, a mere statutory warning or a short video would suffice.
Director Shridhar Marri terribly fails in his debut attempt at movie making. The execution is so bad that it would make a comparison with short filmmakers embarrassing. He is at an amateur level, and when such an attempt is seen on the big screen, it elicits nothing but guffaws.
Ye Mantram Vesave is similar to the movie Oxygen in the end only it’s made at a lower budget. Technically, it is a disaster with background score and a single showing some promise.
The last word: A two-hour torture to put across a pertinent message.