Mental Madhilo

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Mental Madhilo
Mental Madhilo Poster.jpg
Directed by Vivek Athreya
Produced by Raj Kandukuri
Screenplay by Vivek Athreya
Story by Vivek Athreya
Starring Sree Vishnu
Nivetha Pethuraj Amrutha Srinivasan
Music by Prashanth R Vihari
Cinematography Vedaraman S
Edited by Viplav Nyshadam
Dharmapatha Creations
Distributed by Suresh Productions (India), Freeze Frame Films (Overseas)
Release date
  • 24 November 2017 (2017-11-24)
Country India
Language Telugu

Mental Madhilo (English: Inside a Crazy Heart) is a 2017 Telugu romantic film written and directed by Vivek Athreya and produced by Raj Kandukuri (well known for Pelli Choopulu) for Dharmapatha Creations. The film features Sree Vishnu, and Nivetha Pethuraj in lead roles with Amrutha Srinivasan, Shivaji Raja, Madhumani, Raj Madiraju and Anita Chowadary in pivotal roles. Songs and background score for the movie are composed and arranged by Prashanth R Vihari.


Decision making? Well that's tough given that options before you are equally luring. That's near to impossible for a guy, Aravind Krishna is a guy affected to Borderline personality disorder a fickle-minded person since childhood who gets confused when faced with regular options. The kind that could answer everything on a theoretical paper but returns the objective paper blank. Not just getting confused, like any one of us generally happen to be,  but yearns for the option that he didn't choose after deciding. To add to this, an incident from his 12th year makes him uncomfortable to talk to or be around girls. As he becomes older, the situation doesn’t get any better. Aravind, now 29 years old, almost gives up on the hope of getting married after messing up 12 pelli chupulu (match making). Reluctantly, he attends the 13th and to his surprise, he finds himself at ease when he talks to Swetcha, a clear-headed straight forward girl in contrast to Aravind.

Swetcha who sees the plainness in his heart agrees to marry him. The two spend some time  together before getting engaged, as they get to know about each other they start liking each other. Being with Swetcha helps Aravind to get over his uncomfortableness with girls. While waiting on their engagement, Aravind is obliged to go to Mumbai for a training. On his way, he meets a joyous and unpredictable girl, Renu, who leaves an impression during their bus journey, but disappears as he reaches Mumbai. She is a strong believer in destiny and Aravind too sub consciously starts believing in it and starts searching for her in Mumbai. The same destiny has them meet again in Mumbai and Aravind finds himself more drawn to her as he spends more and more time with her. Attributing it to sheer infatuation because of being close might look easy here but is that it or Renu has much more to it in his life? It comes to a point where he is faced with an important decision of choosing between Swetcha and Renu. Given his fickle-mindedness and inability to choose and stick to his decisions, how Aravind tackles the situation and the factors that drive his decision forms the rest of the story.[1][2]


  • Sree Vishnu as Aravind Krishna
  • Nivetha Pethuraj as Swetcha
  • Amrutha Srinivasan as Renu
  • Keshav Deepak as Manu
  • Kireeti Damaraju as Saki
  • Shivaji Raja as Arvind Krishna's father
  • Madhumani as Aravind Krishna's mother
  • Raj Madiraju as Swetcha's father
  • Anita Chowadary as Swetcha's mother
  • Dinesh Koushika as Aravind's friend
  • Appaji Ambarisha Darbha
  • Sujata


Mental Madhilo
Film score by Prashanth R Vihari
Recorded 2017
Genre Soundtrack
Label Madhura Audio
Producer Raj Kandukuri

Music composed by Prashanth R Vihari.

1."Gummadikaya Halwa"Vivek AthreyaVedala Hemachandra, Prashanth R Vihari4:36
2."Oohale"Vivek AthreyaShakthisree Gopalan4:38
3."Manavi Alakinacharadate"Hasith Goli, Vivek AthreyaPradeep Kumar5:42
4."Edhola"Kittu VissapragadaLV Revanth, Ranjani Sivakumar4:17
5."Bagundayya Chandram"Hasith GoliDiwakar, Pranav Chaganty3:38
7."Chelliyo Chellako"Bhaskarabhatla, Palak KhatriYazin Nizar4:36
8."Malik Tere"SirasriNikhita Gandhi5:01


The film was written by Vivek Athreya, who also made his directorial debut with this film. It completed its production in 40 days, across 3 schedules and is shot in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Goa.

Once the production was completed, the film was taken over and presented by [3] Suresh Productions.


After Suresh Productions took over the film, there were regular previews to audience and critics a few days before the release.[4] The film was released in India on 24 November 2017. Overseas, it was distributed by Freeze Frame Films LLC.


The film has garnered positive feedback from the audience and critics. Actor Sree Vishnu received accolades for his ease of acting from critics and so did Nivetha Pethuraj, the female lead.[5] The film had a good gross collection across the released theatres and made its mark overseas.[6][7][8][9] Producer Raj Kandukuri along with actor Nani released its first song, "Gummadikaya Halwa", on 30 June at SIIMA 2017.[10][11]


Artist Character Name Nominated Award Status
Nivetha Pethuraj Swetcha Zee Apsara Awards 2018 - Best Fresh Face of The Year Yes
Name Nominated Award Status
Vivek Athreya SIIMA 2018 - Best Debut Director Nominated - Yet to be announced[12]
Nivetha Pethuraj SIIMA 2018 - Best Debut Actress Nominated - Yet to be announced[12]


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  2. ^ Ej, Ejaz. "These Musings About "Mental Madhilo" Will Explain Why This Film Is A New Age Rom-Com!". Archived from the original on 2 March 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Suresh Babu Acquires Mental Madhilo". Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Mental Madhilo Is Huge Hit Before Release". The Hans India. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Mental Madhilo movie review: Love trumps confusion in Vivek Athreya's sparkling debut- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Archived from the original on 25 March 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  6. ^ "How Is Mental Madhilo A Profitable Venture?". Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  7. ^ Mental Madhilo The Movie (25 June 2017). "A Glimpse of Mental Madhilo - Sree Vishnu - Nivetha Pethuraj - Raj Kandukuri - Vivek Athreya". Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Mental Madhilo Overseas by Freeze Frame Films -". Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Teaser Talk: Only Confusion". Archived from the original on 14 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Nani Releases first lyrical video of Mental Madhilo - AP News Online". Archived from the original on 4 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Mental Madhilo Release Date". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017.
  12. ^ a b "7th South Indian International Movie Awards", Wikipedia, 2018-09-15, retrieved 2018-09-16

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