Indian cricketer MS Dhoni’s inaugural venture into production, “LGM – Let’s Get Married,” graced the Telugu screens today, featuring Harish Kalyan and Ivana in the lead roles. With a premise that holds promise, the film delves into the intricacies of love, family, and compatibility. Let’s take a closer look at how this rom-com fares in our comprehensive review.
An Unconventional Approach to Compatibility:
“Let’s Get Married” takes a unique path to explore the compatibility between a couple, as they embark on a trip with their families. Gautam (Harish Kalyan) and Meera (Ivana) decide to test their relationship in the midst of their families, which leads to a series of entertaining escapades. The concept itself is refreshing, presenting an interesting blend of family dynamics and romance.
Harish Kalyan shines in his role as Gautam, skillfully portraying a man caught between his girlfriend and his mother. Ivana’s portrayal of Meera adds depth to the film with her bold and modern character. The chemistry between the leads is engaging, although a few key emotional scenes could have been more impactful with improved expressions.
Nadiya’s subtle performance as Meera’s future mother-in-law is commendable, while Yogi Babu infuses humor with his quirky one-liners. Mirchi Vijay adds to the laughter quotient, enhancing the overall entertainment value. However, it’s regrettable that the potential of certain supporting characters like Deepa Kumari and Yogi Babu wasn’t fully utilized.
While the premise of testing compatibility is intriguing, the execution falls short in delivering a consistently engaging narrative. The film’s pacing lags at times, and some scenes feel extraneous, contributing to an uneven rhythm. The interactions between Nadiya and Ivana could have been further developed to enhance the emotional depth.
Direction and Cinematography:
Ramesh Tamilmani’s directorial debut showcases potential, but it lacks the finesse required for a captivating rom-com. The scenic beauty of Goa and Coorg is captured decently by cinematographer Vijwajith Odukkathil, yet a more visually compelling approach could have elevated the film’s aesthetics.
Musical Score and Editing:
Ramesh Tamilmani’s music doesn’t leave a lasting impression, failing to elevate the film’s emotional moments. Pradeep E Raghav’s editing could have been crisper, particularly in scenes that impede the pacing. Tighter editing could have eliminated the occasional feeling of drag.
“LGM – Let’s Get Married” offers a unique spin on the typical rom-com formula, emphasizing compatibility amidst family dynamics. While the film boasts a sweet story and commendable performances, its uneven pacing and missed opportunities prevent it from achieving its full potential. If you’re seeking a light-hearted watch with modest expectations, this movie might be suitable, especially for OTT audiences.