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The Family Star movie review: Falls short of expectations

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Movie: The Family Star
Rating: 2.25/5
Cast:  Vijay Deverakonda, Mrunal Thakur, Jagapathy Babu, Rohini Hattangadi
Director: Parasuram
Produced By: Dil Raju
Release Date: April 5th, 2024

The successful Geetha Givindam combo of Prasuram and Vijay Deverakonda is back with The Family Star. With Mrunal Thakur joining this team, this surely looks like a winning horse but the low buzz and poor reception to the trailer has made the film completely dependent on word of mouth. Let’s see if The Family Star manages to bring a much needed success to Vijay


Vijay Deverakonda (Govardhan) is an out and out family man who shoulders the responsibility of his entire family. The story follows the family’s lives and how Govardhan runs the show. His life changes when Indu (Mrunal Thakur) enters his life. While the love blossoms, it hits a roadblock with the shadow of Govardhan’s past adding further troubles to everyone’s life.

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Vijay Deverakonda is fine in places but The Family Star can be considered his weakest performance so far. The loophole filled writing and wafer-thin screenplay doesn’t help either. Mrunal Thakur looks great but performance falls short of expectations when it comes to performance. Her third outing has turned out be the first low point for her 3 film old Tollywood career and a poorly written character doesn’t help either. Vennela Kishore and Rohini Hattangadi are wasted and while they have decent screen time, the writing doesn’t allow them to shine. The rest of the cast is okay with no extraordinary performances to write much about.


  • Visuals
  • Certain family scenes


  • The core plot
  • Music
  • Comedy Scenes look silly
  • Weak screenplay


The entire formula of establishing a middle-class family and their spending habits is too far-fetched. Some episodes as evident from the trailer are too far- fetched and even the middle-class audience might mock them. Vijay’s preachiness and disciplinarian conduct look quite unnatural.

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The conflict between the brothers is not convincing, and this segment falls flat from the beg-inning. The tension between the hero and the heroine seems quite artificial. The second half gets even more unconvincing and while the first half manages to engage with a few entertaining episodes, the second half does the exact opposite.

The Family Star movie verdict

With a cliched plot and poor writing The Family Star brings nothing new to the table. Parasuram’s treatment of the subject lacks freshness and while Vijay Deverakonda and Mrunal Thakur are a fresh pair, their lack of chemistry coupled with weak screenplay makes The Family Star an unfinished product.

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