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MLA (2018)

Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbayi (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 22 March 2018 (USA)
An intelligent youngster is faced with a situation to win in the state legislative assembly elections in order to win the approval of his father-in-law.


Upendra Madhav

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Credited cast:
Kalyan Ram Kalyan Ram
Kajal Aggarwal
Vennela Kishore
Manali Rathod Manali Rathod
Ravi Prakash
Ravi Kishan
Jayaprakash Reddy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mahesh Achanta
Ajay Ajay
Lasya Manjunath Lasya Manjunath
Krishna Murali Posani Krishna Murali Posani
Sivaji Raja Sivaji Raja
Pammi Sai Pammi Sai


An intelligent youngster is faced with a situation to win in the state legislative assembly elections in order to win the approval of his father-in-law.

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22 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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The film was dubbed in Hindi as "MLA ka Power" meaning the power of an MLA. The full form of the term according to the original version is "Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbayi" meaning a boy with good qualities, while the full form in the Hindi version is "Mahaan Lakshanon Wala Aadmi" meaning a man with good qualities. See more »

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A behind-the-scenes montage is shown at the end of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release received a U/A rating from the Indian censors after six audio modifications were made. A disclaimer regarding child labor was also added. See more »

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Action entertainer for the whole family!
7 July 2019 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

If you think MLA is going to be just a fun action entertainer as it seems from the promos, you're right! The film has all the ingredients for a perfect popcorn entertainer. Kalyan Ram, without a second thought, doesn't just look great in this new look but also performs very well. Same for Kajal Aggarwal and Ravi Kishan. A special mention should go to Brahmanandam's short but hilarious appearance that had me laughing uncontrollably.

I felt the music too was quite fresh. It was breezy, melodious and urbane in flavor. The visuals are gorgeous and colors are rich. What starts as a fun entertainer morphs into an inspiring one as the film progresses. And yes, there's plenty of action throughout the duration. The action sequences are brilliantly choreographed and placed accordingly. Plus, there is ample emotion and humor, perfectly balanced to produce a desirable impact.

The story might seem typical in the start but with time, turns out to be a fresh and clever one. There are also some good twists and positive messages that make this more than just a one-time-watch film. MLA truly lives up to the expectations, and turns out to be a crowd-pleasing action flick that balances everything so perfectly that you won't be bored at all.

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