'Family Star' review: Vijay Devrakonda and Mrunal Thakur fight to save a divided narrative

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'Family Star' review: Vijay Devrakonda and Mrunal Thakur fight to save a divided narrative

'Family Star' review: Vijay Devrakonda and Mrunal Thakur fight to save a divided narrative

Director Parashuram Petala's Telugu film 'Family Star', starring Vijay Devrakonda and Mrunal Thakur, fails to deliver a coherent plot, leaving the audience bewildered and disappointed.

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As the film unfolds, the audience meets Govardhan (Vijay Devrakonda), a middle-class family man who is burdened with responsibilities but exudes self-confidence. Her interactions with her family, including her grandmother and siblings, reflect her commitment to family responsibilities. However, the narrative quickly loses its balance when the arrival of a new tenant, Indu (Mrunal Thakur), disrupts Govardhan's life.

'Family Star' review: Vijay Devrakonda and Mrunal Thakur fight to save a divided narrative

The initial interactions between Govardhan and Indu offer moments of tenderness, the romantic subplot fails to engage the audience and lacks depth and conviction. Furthermore, as the story shifts to America, it descends into the realm of implausibility, where Indu's sudden career choice and the dynamics between the characters feel disjointed and underdeveloped.

Despite Vijay Deverakonda's efforts to imbue Govardhan's character with an underlying aggression, the film struggles to capitalize on his acting talents, leaving his performance overshadowed by a disjointed narrative. Similarly, Murunal Thakur's portrayal of Indu lacks the nuances needed to make his character relatable and compelling.

Ultimately, "Family Star" fails to live up to its promise of being a family masala entertainer and falls short in both storytelling and character development. While there are fun moments, they are overshadowed by the film's overall lack of cohesion and direction.


In the end, "Family Star" may have its moments, but it ultimately fails to leave a lasting impression, making it a forgettable addition to the Telugu film landscape.

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