Mr Local, starring Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara, has hit screens. Directed by M Rajesh, the film is a romantic comedy. From the trailer, we learnt that the film focuses on the two lead characters who are just the opposite of each other. Sivakarthikeyan plays a man named Manohar who has a keen interest in sports. He has a carefree lifestyle and is really proud of himself. Nayanthara plays Keerthana, an ambitious businesswoman. She is clearly out of Manohar’s league and believes that Manohar is quite beneath her. It is their different personality that adds to the conflict in the film.
Starring Allu Sirish, Telugu film ABCD has also hit screens today. The film also stars Rukshar Dhillon, Naga Babu, Master Bharath and Kota Srinivasa Rao. The film’s plot is about a man whose life changes dramatically after he returns to India from USA. Allu Sirish plays Avi who learns the value of money when he has to earn it himself. The lifestyle changes take a toll on him and that provides some humour in the film. The film is an official Telugu remake of a Malayalam movie of the same name, starring Dulquer Salmaan.
Follow all the latest updates about Mr Local and ABCD.
ABCD: Our verdict
Indianexpress.com's film critic Manoj Kumar R gave the film one star and wrote, "ABCD puts Allu Sirish in the league of young actors who aspire box office success far more than they care about the art of filmmaking/acting itself."
'American Born Confused Desi is here to entertain'
ABCD producers Geetha Arts wrote on its official Twitter account, "Thanks for all the positive response coming in. Our #AmericanBornConfusedDesi is here to entertain you all in this summer. @AlluSirish @RuksharDhillon @sanjeevflicks @judahSandhy @MadhuraAudio #ABCDFromToday #ABCDMovie."
The film is a 'Mass Entertainer'
Watched #MrLocal From Dubai 😍😍 @Siva_Kartikeyan pakkaa mass na , dialogue delivery, art of acting, Thara Local - Tharamaana Mass Entertainer. #Nayanthara nailed with her performance each and every shot!! Climax 👌👌👌 A big treat for SKians 💪🔥 StudioGreen2,"tweeted a fan @iSManiGandan.
Allu Sirish's performance in the climax is being talked about
@SKNonline tweeted, "Enjoyed watching #ABCDMovie @AlluSirish steals the show with his acting. Lovely ease & timing. His performance at climax is 👌👌👌👌 @RuksharDhillon is looking nice. @vennelakishore kaka nuvvu keka. A lovely cool Entertainer , Watch IT @madhurasreedhar @sanjeevflicks 🤗."
'There are certain moments to sit back and enjoy.'
"Extensive first half. Happy to see @Siva_Kartikeyan in his original prime form. On and off engagement but for a weekend getaway, there are certain moments to sit back and enjoy. #MrLocal is a template, but does entertain periodically. @rajeshmdirector," read a post on @cinemapayyan Twitter page.
'Allu Sirish is a complete miscast'
@CinemaPichhi's Twitter page posted, "#ABCDMovie : Just ok but no match to the original. Lead character requires someone with inbuilt charm and attitude which #DulQuer has in abundance but sadly #AlluSirish, who improved a bit as an actor is a complete miscast. You may like it if haven’t watch the original. Average."
'Nayanthara takes complete control'
"#ladysuperstar #Nayanthara takes complete control. Tailor made role and it's a high to see her create conflicts with @Siva_Kartikeyan 🔥#MrLocal, " tweeted @cinemapayyan.
'ABCD had potential but kind of falls flat in eliciting laughs'
@TeluguPremiere's Twitter page posted, "#ABCD Movie Review: A Poorly Made Remake -> Had potential but kind of falls flat in eliciting laughs. -> Climax was a saving grace, but it was an lackluster attempt overall. We are giving 2 out of 5 stars!."
'Super acting by Sivakartikeyan'
@ShyamAjith4 tweeted, "#MrLocal Awesome movie 🔥Sk is back 🤩....@Siva_Kartikeyan super acting 😎.... Entertainment with upto to climax so good 😘😘."
'ABCD is a Youthful Entertainer'
Vamsi Kaka tweeted, "#ABCD is a Youthful Entertainer with good performances from @AlluSirish @RuksharDhillon & Bharath. Watch the film to know about this American Born Confused Desi’s Journey.
'Mr Local is a Jolly film'
Kaushik LM tweeted, "@Siva_Kartikeyan -"#MrLocal is a Jolly film for this summer. It has elements for all age groups of audience & is a pakka family entertainer. In summer, people are relaxed & without school, college related pressures. If the film clicks, BO numbers will also be steady in summer."
'Allu Sirish has to wait for some more time for a HIT'
@THEPANIPURI wrote on their account, "#ABCDMovie Review-"Routine Fair" 👉We are going with 2.25/5 👉Routine & Predictable Story 👉#AlluSirish has to wait for some more time for a HIT.
'ABCD is like the noodle that is neither tasty nor bad to throw away'
"#ABCDMovie Review - No Confusion- Highly Routine. Mirchi9 Rating: 2.25/5. #ABCD is like the noodle that is neither tasty nor bad to throw away. It is passable enough so that the hungry person can have it for the time being, but forgotten instantaneously,"read a tweet on @Mirchi9 page.
'Very good first half'
@V2Cinemas tweeted, "#MrLocal - Easily will cover the family audience. Very good first half Reports 🔥 👌. Audience are enjoying a lot 🤘.#MrLocalSummerMagic."
'Everything seemed unnatural'
@venkyreviews tweeted, "#ABCD Not trying to be rude but my honest opinion: Probably the most boring film I’ve seen this year. Couldn’t even fully enjoy one moment whether it be comedy or emotional scenes. Everything seemed unnatural and is a poorly made remake. Rating kuda waste🙏."
On the fence about watching Mr Local? Check out the trailer of Nayanthara's film
Aadhav Kannadhasan on Mr Local
Aadhav Kannadhasan posted on Twitter, "All the best Dear brother @Siva_Kartikeyan for #MrLocal today 🌟 your success will be celebrated as ours .. have a path breaking box office goodluck to the team @StudioGreen2 @kegnanavelraja @hiphoptamizha #Nayanthara @rajeshmdirector 🌟"
ABCD: A different coming-of-age film?
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Allu Sirish said, "It is the treatment of the film. I have seen films with similar themes in the past. So, I wouldn’t knowingly repeat the same story. They were in different tangent and zone. I am quite confident that the screenplay of our film will set us apart from other films."
Industry pins hope on Mr Local
24AM STUDIOS shared on Twitter, "Best wishes to our @Siva_Kartikeyan @kegvraja @rajeshmdirector #Nayanthara @actorsathish @iYogiBabu @roboshankarphon @hiphoptamizha @dineshkrishnanb and the whole team for the great success of #MrLocal"
On the fence about watching ABCD? Check out the trailer of Allu Sirish's film
Krishna on Mr Local
"Best wishes to team #MrLocal @Siva_Kartikeyan @rajeshmdirector @StudioGreen2 @hiphoptamizha," Krishna said via Twitter.
Allu Sirish's biggest release
Allu Sirish starrer ABCD will hit 607 screens across the world today.
Shakti Soundar Rajan on Mr Local
Shakti Soundar Rajan tweeted, "Best wishes for #MrLocal 👍👍 @Siva_Kartikeyan @kegvraja @rajeshmdirector @actorsathish"
Allu Sirish on remaking ABCD
We have only taken the soul of the original version. Like I said earlier, although only 10 to 15 scenes have been taken from it for the Telugu version, we haven’t used them as they were. We have added more drama and increased the dosage of fun. Actually, there was no romance in the Malayalam version. But, we felt it would be so boring for the audience. So, we integrated the romantic track in the Telugu ABCD.
Sivakarthikeyan on Mr Local
Sivakarthikeyan posted on Twitter, "#MrLocal from today..Pls do watch it in theatres 👍😊"