Mangalavaaram takes you on a spooky journey to a quiet village in rural India. Directed by the bold and creative Ajay Bhupati, this psychological thriller film keeps you on the edge of your seat with its gripping narrative. The movie stars Payal Rajput as Shailu, a young woman caught up in mysterious and frightening events in her village.
In Mahalakshmipuram, a small village, something strange happened every Tuesday. A couple involved in an illegal relationship would end their lives. People thought the village goddess, Malachamma, was somehow connected to this. They believed that someone wrote about the secret affairs on a wall, leading the couples to commit suicide.
SI Meena, the new police officer in town, played by Nandita Shweta. Unlike others, she doesn’t into the idea of these being suicides. She suspects foul play, thinking someone might be behind these deaths.
However, the village’s big shot, Prakasam Babu, played by Chaitanya Krishna doesn’t want any postmortems done after these incidents. This adds another layer of mystery as Meena tries to uncover the truth amidst the superstitious beliefs of the village.
He said okay for the second couple to do postmortems. But did they genuinely end their lives, or is there something more sinister at play, possibly murder? The mysteries deepen when we delve into the past of Shailu, also known as Shailaja (played by Payal), who was banned by village people a few years back. What roles do the village photographer Vasu (played by Shravan Reddy), the local doctor (Ravindra Vijay), and the landlord’s wife (Divya Pillai) have in the unfolding events?
Ajmal Ameer plays a minor role in the film as an English teacher, while Shailu is one of his students. There is a mutual attraction between them, leading to a personal encounter. Shailu develops genuine feelings for him, but the teacher deceives her and marries another woman. It becomes evident that he merely exploited Shailu for physical purposes.
Shailu has a hypersexual disorder, a condition characterized by an excessive and uncontrollable preoccupation with intimate thoughts, urges, or behaviors. This condition can present itself in different forms, encompassing various manifestations of an intense need for physical intimacy, engaging in risky private activities, and difficulty in controlling these impulses. Hypersexual disorder can impact multiple aspects of an individual’s life, affecting relationships, work, and overall well-being.
In some remarkable scenes, Ravindra Vijay ( Doctor ) and Geetha Bhascker played pivotal roles in assisting and treating Shailu and her childhood sweetheart.
Adding to the intrigue is Shailu’s childhood friend Ravi. The story weaves a complex web of relationships and suspicions. To unravel the final twists and turns, one must immerse themselves in the movie’s narrative, where the answers to these questions await discovery.
Among the actors, Ajay Ghosh, and Laxman Meesala’s scenes together stand out in the movie. The things they say to each other are hilarious. Also, without giving away surprises, it’s best to watch the film without discovering who Payal’s childhood sweetheart is, the person behind the mask. If you’ve seen the movie, please refrain from disclosing who Payal’s childhood sweetheart is and who is behind the mask. It’s usually better to keep such information private to avoid spoilers, especially for those who have yet to watch it. However, if you have any questions or need information about the movie without spoilers, please ask in the comment section!
Review of ‘Mangalavaram’: What genre does ‘Mangalavaram’ belong to? Thriller, horror, message-driven drama, or revenge drama? It’s challenging to categorize this film into a single genre. Director Ajay Bhupati has skillfully blended various genres, adding unique touches to captivate the audience. The film introduces a fresh perspective to the super thriller genre. The first hero is the music director Agnijit Lok Nath, who presents a new sound from start to finish.
Lakshman Meesala, Ravindra Vijay, Divya Pillai, and Priyadarshi Pulikonda contribute to the main twists and turns of the movie, with surprising elements unfolding in the last 30 minutes.