Mangalavaram, My Name Is Shruti and Sapta Saagaralu Dhaati - Side B, are among the popular releases on November 17This week's Friday witnessed the release of nearly eight films in the theatres, but only three are being discussed about widely - Mangalavaram, My Name Is Shruti and Sapta Saagaralu Dhaati - Side B. Let's see what's the popular talk around these films in T'town.MangalavaramDirected by Ajay Bhupathi, Mangalavaram is the third outing of the RX100 maker and his second film starring his first heroine Payal Rajput. This mystery thriller is mostly garnering positive reviews for its engaging narration and an absorbing background score given by Ajaneesh Lokanath, who was highly praised for his work on Virupaksha and Kantara in recent times. Although the film is being lauded for its technical brilliance and for exploring untouched themes, it is drawing criticism for being deprived of the elements to make it an edge-of-the-seat thriller.Check our V Verdict to read more popular critic reviews.Sapta Saagaralu Dhaati - Side BFirst part of this intense romance drama starring Rakshit Shetty and Rukmini Vasanth, has already made a place in the hearts of the audience and now, the second part introducing another lead Chaithra J Achar, was released yesterday amidst high expecations. This Hemanth Kumar's directorial is garnering mixed reviews from the audiences and critics. If some are praising the emotional depths of the film and journeys of the characters, others are hammering it for its slow-paced narration and disconnect with the story's soul.Check our V Verdict to read more popular critic reviews.My Name Is ShrutiStarring Hansika Motwani as the lead, this female-centric film penned and directed by Srinivas Omkar portrays the fight of a young woman against the dreadful skin mafia and the film has been gaining fairly decent reviews from the audience and critics. Based on the subject that hasn't been explored before, My Name is Shruti is being praised for its fresh concept, but criticised for his predictable narration and not delving deeper into the concept enough.Check our V Verdict to read more popular critic reviews.Which movie did you watch or are you watching in the theatres?