â€˜Meenaxi: Tale Of 3 Citiesâ€™ is the story of a renowned writer who runs out of ideas, half way through his new story. Nawab (Raghuvir Yadav) is a famous and popular novelist of Hyderabad and his problem is that he cannot write anymore as he has a mental block. A beautiful girl named Meenaxi (Tabu) enters the scene and acts as an inspiration for him. She even challenges him to write the story of her life and so Nawab weaves two stories, one against the backdrop of Hyderabad and the other, against the settings of RajasthanÂ´s Jaisalmer but Meenaxi finds them run of the mill.
He then writes the third story which is set in Prague, but he cannot give it the final shape as he gets confused. All the stories remain unrequited love stories, where the heroine remains confused in the end, along with the audience!
The stories are simple but bland and unexciting with little or no drama. The romance of the two main characters Meenaxi/Maria and Kunal/Kameshwar develops in the beautiful locations and amidst colorful well choreographed songs but the drama still remains very listless.
In the acting department, Tabu looks beautiful though a bit overweight and gives a good performance. However, she does falter in some places when trying to speak like an English woman in Prague. Raghuvir Yadav gives a tremendous performance and dominates the whole cast. Kunal Kapoor has good personality and acts with confidence. Saagar Ishaan Arya, as Karanveer is ordinary and Nadira Babbar, Sadia Turabi, Sharat Saxena and Bharat Kapoor are adequate.
On the whole, â€˜Meenaxi: A Tale Of 3 CitiesÂ´ is too abstract even for the class audience and will fail commercially.