What Is the Film About?
Anvita (Anushka Shetty) is opposed to relations and is rigid emotionally due to personal events related to her mother. She also wants to have a kid to avoid the loneliness. The thought process leads her to have a baby via a sperm donor.
Anvita finds the right match in Siddhu (Naveen Polishetty) to have a baby. The movie’s basic plot is how the two interact and where the situations lead and end.
Naveen Polishetty is a livewire and scene-stealer. He picks another role suiting his strengths and delivers a knock-out performance. The punches flow smoothly with the perfect timing, and energy is consistent and controlled as the character requires without going overboard.
Many scenes in the movie work due to Naveen Polishetty’s well-timed dialogue delivery. His warm presence adds to the overall feel and mood and helps the narrative. The movie will be another positive addition to the actor’s repertoire, although comedy continues to remain a strong pursuit.
Anushka Shetty has a lovely screen presence and the grace the character requires. There is a certain amount of rigidity in her, which works to the narrative’s advantage, whether intentional or not. The costumes further the appeal related to the character. She is mostly passive in the proceeding, with the other half taking charge. However, in the climax, where it matters, Anushka gives it the right emotional touch.
P Mahesh Babu directs Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty. It is a relationship drama with a wafer-thin story relying heavily on humour. He picks a stand-up background for the same.
The movie’s beginning is slow, and it takes time to establish the worldview of the female protagonist. It is vital as the rest of the flick rests on her decision to go for the process of having a baby. It wouldn’t work if the emotional underpinning isn’t established correctly. It is done decently here.
However, the real meat of the movie is different and begins once the hero enters the scene. It is the comedy and the conversations filled with humour.
First of all, no film in Telugu with a stand-up comedy background has delivered. A significant reason for this is the artificiality and the jokes themselves, which feel forced and hardly evoke laughter. Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty is the exception in this regard.
What makes Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty work is that not only do the punches land, but they also have a fresh tinge. They aren’t recycled from memes or other known stuff, but effort has been put to give something new. Not all are excellent variety, but most of the stuff is good, with some hilarious ones in between.
The stand-up aspect is so focused that the lead pair interactions give a similar vibe in the first half. In fact, one feels an overdose of the same and hopes there is something more to the narrative than the jokes.
Also, the pairing definitely looks odd. The two together have a sense of artificiality, and the female characterisation doesn’t help the cause. But, as mentioned earlier, the fun helps the narrative overcome those glitches.
A not-so-surprising interval arrives with lots of humour peppered on the way. It helps overcome the weak chemistry between the lead, which seems to be the way it’s intended.
The second half is slightly more dramatic and shifts to a different location. The stand-up comedy aspect is again neatly blended into the proceedings here as well. This keeps the narrative alive, which slips into boredom intermittently and drags.
The final act involving the change of the heart is a predictable one. However, it’s the execution that makes the difference. It is not everyone’s cup of tea, though, as it’s conversation-based. However, when the realisation occurs, the emotions work enough to ‘again’ overcome any issues.
Overall, Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty is a proper urban tale which gets the humour aspect right. It’s fresh and, along with a livewire lead, helps overcome the shortfalls. Give it a try if you want to have some fun at the movies, but keep the expectations in check regarding the pairing.
Performances by Others Actors
Apart from the lead pair, there are few characters in the narrative. We have the usual family and friend cliche parts. Veteran Jayasudha quickly does the required, whereas Murali Sharma does his work clinically.
Abhinav Gomatam, who has been playing supporting comic parts in action thrillers like Spy and Gaandeevadhari Arjuna looking odd, finds the right setting here. He is okay, but since the setup allows him to look organic, he helps the proceedings better. The rest of the cast appearing in bits and pieces roles are okay.
Music and Other Departments?
Radhan’s music works visually on the big screen, but nothing seems memorable as the songs feel forgettable immediately. The background score by Gopi Sundar is all alright, considering the backdrop and theme.
Nirav Shah’s cinematography lends a visual splendour to the proceedings, even though it is a small movie. The quality gives a fresh vibe, and the production values add to it. The dialogues are good and a major highlight of the film.
Stand Up Comedy Acts
Relatable Humor for Today’s Youth
Film sticks to its genre
Artificiality In Parts
Lack of Lead Pair Chemistry
Lack of emotional depth
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
Yes for Rom-Com Fans.
Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty Movie Review by M9
Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty packs in plenty of humor for a decent entertainment quotient, and Naveen’s effortless performance is an asset. The romance feels artificial, but it’s worth it for the enjoyable, laugh-out-loud moments. Watch it.
First Half Report:
Naveen effortlessly shoulders the first half of Miss Shetty Mr. Polishetty, with his stand-up jokes hitting the mark. Anushka is alright. Can the second half offer more than stand-up humor? Let’s see.
— Miss Shetty Mr. Polishetty starts in London with Anvitha (Anushka) as Chef. Stay tuned for the first half report.
Stay tuned for Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty Review, USA Premiere Report.
“Miss Shetty Mr. Polishetty” is a fun entertainer featuring Naveen Polishetty and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles. The casting choice initially sparked debates, but many are also anticipating it to bring a fresh dynamic to the film. Anushka’s extended absence from the screen and Naveen’s impeccable comedy timing are key advantages for the movie. Let’s see if the writing delivers laughs, and if the team succeeds in providing a complete and entertaining experience.
Cast – Anushka Shetty, Naveen Polishetty
Written & Directed by: Mahesh Babu P
Banner – UV Creations
Produced by: Vamsi-Pramod
Music – Radhan
Background Score: Gopi Sundar
Cinematographer – Nirav Shah
Editor – Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Art Director – Rajeevan Nambiar
Sound Design – T. Uday Kumar