Director: Krishna Chaitanya
Cast: Nithiin, Megha Akash, Rao Ramesh and Naresh
Nithiin is not a bad actor but he ends up picking up bad films. There’s no better way to describe his latest outing Chal Mohan Ranga which, despite his earnest efforts, goes down the drain because it doesn’t bring anything new to the table.
Directed by Krishna Chaitanya, Chal Mohan Ranga is a banal attempt in weaving together a few laughs in the name of a plot and expecting it to entertain audiences. While the jokes do work here and there, they aren’t enough to keep us engaged for nearly two and a half hours.
Nithiin sees the American dream from a very young age. After his Visa gets rejected thrice, he comes up with a smart way to land in USA on a temporary Visa. In order to extend his stay, he goes on the lookout for someone who can sponsor him H1B Visa. Along the way, he accidentally meets Megha, who is on a road trip and it is love at first sight. They keep meeting again and again accidentally. Will they come together or not form the crux of the story?
Nithiin is fabulous in Chal Mohan Ranga, and he shows he has terrific comic timing. It’s put to good use in most of the first half. Nothing quite happens until the interval and how things process post interval is nothing short of unbearable.
The story relies on a very flimsy premise and by the end, one realises that there was hardly any potential the film could capitalize on. Krishna Chaitanya wants us to believe in how conveniently Nithiin and Megha meet. The central situations that bring the pair together may have appeared fine on appear but they way they’ve translated on screen is outright silly.
It’s disappointing that Chal Mohan Ranga doesn’t cash in on some of its genuinely funny moments. If only these scenes were backed by a strong story, then we’d have had a wholesome entertainer.