Obsession for cleanliness for some is such that they end up struggling to keep their immediate environs clean and hygienic. But this kind of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) usually ends up playing on the nerves of others and irritate them.
Now imagine what happens when such an individual falls in love? Will the loved one understand the way the disorder drives him and help him out? This forms the basic narrative of the movie ‘Mahanubhavudu’. Anand (Sharwanand) is a software engineer who comes across Meghana (Mehreen Pirzada), who works with him as a project manager. Though she herself believes in and practices basic cleanliness, Meghana is not as driven as Anand happens to be and is blisfully ignorant of his OCD. Both fall in love and decides to share their lives together.
Elders on both sides agree and all seems to be well. That is till Meghana comes to know that Anand suffers from OCD and decides to call off the wedding. But Meghana’s father (Nassar) who is not aware about their break up invites Anand to their village to meet the family. What happens in the village and how Anand overcomes the disorder forms the crux of the story.
Sharwanand is apt for the role and performs well. The repetitive behaviour of an OCD person in portrayed in a decent manner. Mehreen Pirzada plays a good enough role and suits well next to Sharwanand. Nassar as heroine’s father gives a strong characterisation.
Vennela Kishore’s comedy in the second half entertains well along with the funny side of Sharwanand’s OCD character and elevates the story. Songs are shot well and background music, tunes composed by Thaman SS are a bonus to the film. Production qualities remain high and steady through out the movie. The story could appear predictable, but visually narrated in an interesting way with right doses of comedy, it does not bore the audience. A family entertainer, Mahanubhavudu is worth a weekend watch.