Entha Manchivaadavuraa Movie Review: a unique concept, an emotional story but with its highs and lows

Siddharth SinghJul 8 . 7 min read

I have been a massive fan of movies from the film industries of southern India be it Tollywood, Kollywood etc. Because I find so much variety in the cinema when I look at their films. Especially when I'm exhausted from the same remakes or low-effort movies from Bollywood. I have my fair share of favorite movies from that industry, so I enjoy reviewing those movies here.

And today we have a movie from the Telugu industry. It is available on OTT and we have a concise review for you to make up your mind to either watch it or pass it by. So ladies & gentlemen here is Entha Manchivaadavuraa Movie Review for you.

About Entha Manchivaadavuraa Movie

It is a movie in the action-drama genre and stars Kalyan Ram & Mehreen Pirzada in the titular roles of Ballu & Nandhini. The movie has a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes and was initially a theatrical release subsequently, it was released on Disney+ Hotstar.

The film is the official remake of a Gujarati movie named Oxygen which was released in 2018. The movie is directed by Satish Vegesna who is well known for his works in the Telugu industry. The film is jointly produced by Subhash Gupta & Umesh Gupta under the label of Aditya Music. And in addition to that, the music in this movie is composed by Gopi Sundar.

Apart from its original release in 2020, it was later dubbed in the Hindi language as well and it was named Dumdaar Khiladi 2. Which changes the meaning of what the actual title meant i.e; What a good man you are. But that is a common practice while making Hindi dubbed versions. 

Entha Manchivaadavuraa movie review (cast)

  • Nandamuri Kalyan Ram as Balu. The main lead of the movie.
  • Naresh as Vijayakrishna, father of Nandini
  • Sarath Babu as Siva Prasad
  • Suhasini Maniratnam as Jayalakshmi, Siva Prasad's wife
  • Vijayakumar as Lakshminarayana
  • Mehreen Pirzada as Nandhini. The female lead of the movie and wife and childhood friend of Balu. 
  • Sumithra as Lakshminarayana's wife
  • Baladitya as Aditya (Shiva Rao's Son)
  • Vennela Kishore as Kishore
  • Rajeev Kanakala as Ganga Raju (Illegal Business Man, Land Grabbing Culprit)
  • Tanikella Bharani as Rama Sharma
  • Pavitra Lokesh as Gayathri, Rama Sharma's wife

Entha Manchivaadavuraa movie review (story)

The story begins with Nandini telling her friends about how she met her husband to her friends in a flashback scene. Balu was orphaned at a very young age when both his parents tragically passed away. Furthermore, he is also disregarded by his extended family and is left to fend for himself. But when his own family fails him, Nandini's father comes into his care and sends him to a boys' hostel where he works hard and after 15 years we see a grown-up and successful Balu. Now, with the childhood he had, anyone could become a bitter person easily but on the contrary, he turns out to be more sensitive and caring.

He grows up to become an actor in short films mostly and is given the monicker Hero by his friend Nandini. All goes well until one-day Nandini finds an army uniform in his luggage and also several pictures of him with different people on family occasions like marriages, Raksha Bandhan etc. this deepens her suspicion about him and she confronts him with their friends one day. Upon this reveal from Nandini he tells them all about his work of bringing joy into the lives of those who need it. 

He tells them how he helps out people with emotional support by being in their life in whatever role they require he acts as a son for the parents who are abandoned by their own, a brother for a girl he saved from goons and so on. And gives a compelling reason for it too, as he was deprived of the love and care of a family he seeks to provide it to those that he can. This melts the heart of everyone, especially Nandini. Later he and his friends come up with the idea to open a business for the work he does and do it as a full-time job. Balu likes the idea and comes up with an organisation named ‘all is well emotional suppliers’.  

The goal of his organisation is to provide emotional support to the people who need it by playing the role of a person near to them who are either no more or does not support them. They help many people out in that way and one day they are approached by a woman for their services. Her name is Gayatri and she asks Balu to play the role of her son for her husband Rama Sharma who is ailing with cancer. And this is where the story takes a decisive turn.

In the ordeal of helping Rama Sharma and his wife as their son, he finds himself in a tussle with a land-grabbing kingpin and mobster Gangaraju who is trying to pry on Rama Sharma for his property. Also, he has to deal with the real grandson of Rama & Gayatri who is furious upon losing his succession to Balu. the story develops further and a wide range of emotions and also some intense action happens. 

Entha Manchivaadavuraa movie review (songs) 

The movie has only 3 songs in it but they feel quite apt and adequate as per the story. The music for Entha Manchi vaadavuraa movie is composed by Gopi Sundar and published under the label of Adity Music. 

Following are the 3 songs along with their artists.

  • "Emo Emo Ye Gundello": lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry & sung by S.P. Balu.
  • "Avuno Teliyadu": lyrics by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry & sung by Shreya Ghoshal.
  • "Jaataro Jaatara": lyrics by Shreemani & sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Sahithi Chaganti.

Entha Manchivaadavuraa release date

The movie was officially released in movie theatres on January 15 2020, on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. Following a very average performance at the box office, it was made available to watch online on Disney+ Hotstar from 16 February 2020 in its original language with English subtitles. Its latest release came when it was dubbed in Hindi and released as Dumdaar Khiladi 2.

Entha Manchivaadavuraa movie review verdict

Our final word on this movie is quite precise and what we would like to call this movie is ‘watchable’. Not mindblowing, not underwhelming, but a nice mix of things to make it an enjoyable experience. Sure, if you are a fan of more sophisticated movies & shows, you will find numerous flaws in the movie. Although, if you do not belong in the former category, then you can watch it with your family and have a taste of some of the warm emotions it carries. 

Entha Manchivaadavuraa cast is also a great reason to watch the movie as it features some decent performances.

And that was our Entha Manchivaadavuraa review. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back for more very soon. Until then, keep loving your favourite movies and tv shows and chilling with 99Chill.


  • Is Entha Manchivaadavuraa a good movie?

Yes, it is a fairly good movie to watch with everyone.

  • Where can I watch Entha Manchivaadavuraa movie online?

On Hotstar.

  • Who is the hero of Entha manchivaadavuraa movie?

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram.

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