Srikanth Nagothi helms the film also starring Viva Harsha, Manjula Ghattamaneni
Month of Madhu is a relationship drama that brings together director Srikanth Nagothi, actors Naveen Chandra, Viva Harsha and producer Yash Mulukutla again after their OTT hit (on aha) Bhanumathi and Ramakrishna. Their second collaboration is all set for a theatrical release on October 6. Swathi Reddy, Shreya Navile play the pivotal female roles in the film whose trailer was launched today.
The trailer begins with Madhumathi, an NRI girl, entering India for a brief trip and is strictly warned by her mother to ‘behave’ and be in her best behaviour. Madhu experiences a lot of cultural clashes and identity issues during her stay, where people misunderstand what she says and how she behaves. She pleads her parents to extend her trip to a month and wants to understand Indians better.
After initial resistance, Madhu’s parents consider her request. She gets to meet an alcoholic, a middle-aged man named Madhusudhan Rao, who’s in the middle of a troubled marriage and has applied for divorce. You later glimpse through his past, where he and Rekha are very much in love, happy in each other’s company and you get to know more of Madhusudhan Rao’s priorities, characterisation.
Their friends and family advise Madhu and Rekha to go through their divorce as quickly as possible, but they place their self-respect above the legalities. The story is about two Madhus, a young girl and a middle-aged man. The film promises to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions with characters who have contrasting outlook towards relationships.
The use of Paluke Bangaramayera.. brings much-needed depth to the relationship between the protagonists. There’s good old-school drama but one could sense realism in the writing too. Manjula Ghattamaneni, Gnaneswari Kandregula, Raja Chembolu, Raja Ravindra, Rudra Raghav, Ruchita Sadineni, Mourya Siddavaram, Kancherapalem Kishore form the supporting cast.