Twenty two years ago, Mohan Lal, the consummate Malayali actor, played a cameo in a Telugu movie. Nothing much to remember. After these long years, he has done a Telugu movie that will be difficult to forget. ‘Manamantha’ is a brilliant piece of screenwriting. Such originality and innovation are as rare to find in Telugu cinema as snow in the Sahara. Unfortunately, one cannot talk about the movie without spoiling the amazement and joy of discovery for the viewers. Suffice it to say: All of us (Manamantha) Telugus can be proud of the movie and the inventive skill of Chandu Yeleti.