Manmadhudu 2 is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni, P. Kiran under Annapurna Studios, Anandi Art Creations, Viacom18 Motion Pictures banners and directed by Rahul Ravindran. It stars Nagarjuna Akkineni and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles and music composed by Chaithan Bharadwaj. The film is an official remake of a French movie I Do (2006) of Alain Chabat and is a sequel to Nagarjuna's Manmadhudu (2002).
Samba Siva Rao / Sam (Nagarjuna Akkineni) is an aged bachelor and a perfumer by profession who lives in Portugal. In his youth, a breakup with Suma (Keerthy Suresh) due to the traditional harassment of his family makes him averse to the concept of marriage and pushes him to believe in flings. However, his family consisting of his mother (Lakshmi) and three sisters - Swarnalatha (Jhansi), Sangeetha (Devadarshini), and Swetha (Nishanthi Evani) - give an ultimatum to enter wedlock within three months. In order to solve the problem, Sam enters into a contract and hires a young girl named Avantika (Rakul Preet Singh) to act as his fiancé for a few weeks and ditch him on the wedding day so that his family will leave him alone. As Avantika, wants to adopt her deceased sister's son for which a bank balance is obligatory as per Portuguese rules, she also agrees. However, the situation changes when Sam's family gets emotionally closer to Avantika and even she too. According to the plan, Avantika absconds. As a result, Sam's mother collapses with a heart attack. To rescue her from danger, Sam again hires Avantika with Plan B: to act horribly towards the family so that they do not like her anymore. In that process, Avantika shifts to Sam's residence when the two start liking each other, but Sam maintains silence because of the age gap. A grief-stricken Avantika successfully completes their contract and takes off. At last, Sam stands up to his family, confesses his schemes, and expresses his love for Avantika, which she overhears and comes back. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Sam and Avantika.
|author||Rahul Ravindran Satyanand|
|editor||Bonthala Nageswar Reddy Chota K. Prasad|
|keywords||devadarshini heart attack jhansi keerthy suresh lakshmi portugal wedding day young girl|
|productionCompany||Anandi Art Creations Annapurna Studios Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
|publisher||Viacom18 Motion Pictures|
|theme||romantic comedy sequel|