When it comes to taboo topics, filmmakers mostly go for the comic genre and try to present the movie in a fun way, and hence the makers of Ek Mini Katha followed the same lead. Director Karthik Rapolu tried to a Public Service film to enlighten the minds of teenagers but failed terribly.
The story revolves around the male lead Santosh played by Santosh Shoban who is worried about the size of his private part which is very small. He tries to discuss this with his father, but he completely gets misunderstood as a sex addict. Santosh fears that he won't be able to satisfy his future wife sexually due to the size of his private part. Amruta played by Kavya Thapar falls for him and due to a situation the couple urgently gets married. The whole movie revolves around Santosh’s problems and his insecurity about his genital size and what he does to tackle it to make his wife happy.
Ek Mini Katha is a bold topic presented half-baked. The concept of the story is fresh but the weak storyline and at times predictable scenes make it snooze-worthy. The direction has nothing new to offer. The comic timing of the film works decently in the first half; however, the second part of the film can be fast-forwarded. At some points rather than discussing the actual problem, the film only tries to stretch the humor. The story ends up revealing Santosh's problem but with a message - The importance of educating children about sex. The makers should be applauded for the fact that considering the subject of the film, they made sure to not include anything that would make any of the scenes look vulgar.
Talking about the performances, Ek Mini Katha is surely a turning point for actor Santosh Shoban, working on a delicate subject; he manages to prove his talent with utmost honesty. Be it comedy, frustration, or emotions, he stands out with his amazing performance. On the other hand, Amrutha, played by Kavya Thapar has not much to offer but looks good in the movie. The scope of her character is very limited as a female lead, her character is written nonchalantly. Harshvardhan, Brahamji are good in their parts. Sudarshan is used well but not enough to bring the humor we expect. Gokil Bharathi’s cinematography and Pravin Lakkaraju’s background score are decent.
The film is only good in bits and pieces. The only good part about the film is that it sends a message about educating children about sex and clearing their doubts. Only if the script wasn't lazily written and the director would use some scissors here and there to cut it short, it would have been a great watch.
All said and done Ek Mini Katha talks about a taboo subject but fails to create the magic.
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