Critics Review


A Pointlessly Loud Emotional Drama!

There is a beauty in simple romantic stories packed by strong emotions. Despite having the scope, The Family Star tries to be so much more with needless exaggerations and grandeur, in which the basic thread is lost.(more)

Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow


Vijay Deverakonda & Mrunal Thakur shine amidst a fading narrative

Family Star, despite its promising setup and strong performances, ultimately falters due to its unengaging screenplay and lack of emotional depth in key relationships. While the lead actors deliver commendable performances, the film's narrative fails to maintain the momentum, particularly in the second half. Nevertheless, the movie showcases moments of humour and charm, alongside decent technical aspects. For fans of the cast and family dramas, it may offer some appeal, but others might find it lacking in the engaging storytelling expected of a cinematic experience.(more)

Source: Paul Nicodemus, Times Of India


A slow-paced family drama

The Family Star entertains to a certain extent. Vijay Deverakonda and Mrunal Thakur deliver fine performances. However, the film�s slow-paced screenplay, lack of emotional depth, ineffective background score, and weak storyline are the notable drawbacks. If you can overlook these aspects, it may still be worth a watch this weekend.(more)

Source: 123 Telugu,


Vijay Deverakonda, Mrunal Thakur film lacks originality, brilliance

Family Star has some good songs by Gopi Sundar, and the camera work by Mohanan is also top-notch. The biggest drawback of the film perhaps is Parashuram�s writing. The story itself is utterly dated and the treatment has no spark. The dialogue also lacks any originality or brilliance.(more)

Source: Raghu Bandi, Indian Express


Vijay Deverakonda-Mrunal Thakur film fails to shine

Vijay Deverakonda as Govardhan in 'The Family Star' has delivered a neat performance. However, it is high time that he makes better decisions when it comes to script selections. Mrunal Thakur has a meaty role and tries to make us feel for her. However, the story with almost zero emotional connection doesn't let us do that. 'The Family Star' is enjoyable in parts, thanks to Vijay Deverakonda's camaraderie with his grandmother and a few funny sequences. However, its pacing and conflict could have lifted the film to another level.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Vijay Deverakonda, Mrunal Thakur's family drama tests your patience

Family Star could�ve been a simple, earnest film about a man taking up the responsibility of a massive family and finding love. We could�ve also gotten a film where the protagonist is content with his circumstances till he�s forced to face reality. Instead, you get a film that feels stretched, filled with ridiculous plot points and speeches that make you feel like you're in a time warp. Overall, it�s a shame that Vijay, Mrunal and a cast featuring names like Rohini, Jagapathi Babu, Vasuki and Abhinaya were wasted in a film as middling as this one.(more)

Source: Neeshita Nyayapati, Hindustan Times


Vijay Deverakonda and Mrunal Thakur star in a movie that underlines how fragile a male ego is

Family Star, however, has been nothing but a cringe-fest that takes the moral high ground to tell women that men like Govardhan are not just worth your respect for doing the basics of taking on the responsibility of being present for his family, but also deserve your worship. After all, he goes out to buy onions, and presses clothes at home. This is supposedly a huge win for feminism and equality in household. What this is instead is a sloppy attempt at romantic comedy where the majority of moments belonged to singing praises of a man who has done the basic � take care of his family.(more)

Source: Priyanka sundar,