Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekam Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE

Struggle Of Tribals

OUR RATING
2.5/5

CENSOR

U/A


Allari-Naresh-Itlu-Maredumilli-Prajaneekam-ReviewWhat Is the Film About?

Srinivas Sripada (Allari Naresh) is a teacher assigned to conduct elections in Maredumilli tribal village. What happens upon his visit to the place? The movie’s core plot is how he realises their problems and solves them one by one.

Performances

Allari Naresh, known widely for his comic roles, has taken a serious turn with his past couple of outings. Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekaniki is a continuation of the same. He is sincere throughout and plays his character with intensity. There are shades of his lighter stuff, but they are fleeting references considering the overall act.

In Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekaniki, Allari Naresh looks a little aged visibly. It adds to the character. The pregnancy sequence highlights the honesty mentioned above, and we see that throughout the movie in parts highlighting various other issues. It is a decently written role for Allari Naresh, and he does a good job with it.

Anandhi is alright in whatever is given to her. She looks good on screen, but when it comes to her role, it could have been written better. In the second half, Anandhi slips into the supporting actor’s crowd from looking like a heroine initially.


Director-AR-MohanAnalysis

AR Mohan writes and directs Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekaniki. It is a social drama highlighting the plight of tribal communities in this day and age.

Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekaniki owes a part of its core related to the election in a remote location to the Hindi flick Newton. However, there is nothing beyond that, and the narrative takes an entirely different turn here.

A teacher visits the Maredumilli village as an election officer and tries to reform it in his way. The focus here is on the teacher and the issues. From the beginning, we see the problems surface one by one. They are the missing basic necessities that must be provided by the government – school, hospital and transportation.

The director tries to mix the issues as part of the story, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come that way. It is mainly because of the extreme focus on the ‘issues’ and how they are sequenced one after other. It leads to a formulaic feel. The attempt is there to make things organic, like the love track with the heroine or the problem with the brother, but again they are mixed with the larger issues.

Yes, we see various grave and alarming problems, and they dominate the course. But they miss the ‘human’ drama necessary to raise the content beyond the mention of the issues. What happens as a result is the emotional connection and depth are missing.

The first half ends on a decent note, with a twist in the tale at the interval mark. One awaits the second half to see if the drama gains the prominence and the necessary depth.

However, the second half too follows the same formulaic approach. The sincerity and honesty are there, but the screenplay proceeds by the numbers. So, there are four stages to overcome and get things done, i.e. solve the issues. The officers are sent, the military arrives, a local trustee is directed, and finally, the collector arrives – it all happens conventionally without any gripping drama associated with them.

The army sequence is the best example concerning the missed opportunity. It starts with a bang but fizzes out in the end. Also, beating the lead doesn’t automatically constitute to emotional connection. It feels as if the makers think beating Allari Naresh is enough, looking at the many times it happens.

Still, despite the predictable screenplay, the honest intent saves the day in the end. The message delivered in the climax is good, making one leave the cinema with positive thinking.

Overall, Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekaniki is an honest and sincere attempt. But, it lacks the emotional depth to take it to the next level, making it a memorable outing. Give it a try if you like to see something rooted and different from routine but have expectations in check.


Anandhi-Itlu-Maredumilli-Prajaneekam-ReviewPerformances by Others Actors

Considering the background of the tribal village, there should have been a host of unique yet identifiable supporting characters, but we see only a few here. Shritej and Sampath are significant among those. They do a neat job with the roles given to them, with Shritej being a pleasant surprise. Sampath is a nice presence with his distinct style and action.

Vennela Kishore, Praveen and Raghubabu are other vital artists in the movie. Vennela Kishore does well, as expected, but the comedy written for him lacks freshness. Raghubabu is dependable, whereas Praveen is more of a supporting actor than one providing comedy. The rest of the actors are okay but are lost in the crowd.


Music-Director-Sricharan-PakalaMusic and Other Departments?

Sricharan Pakala delivers on the background score front but fails when it comes to songs. The forest backdrop and the hilly village terrain naturally lend to the cinematography. Raam Reddy captures them well and maintains the right look and feel. Chota K Prasad’s editing is alright. Abburi Ravi’s dialogues work in part with the ending words standing out.


Highlights?

Message
Allari Naresh
Tribal Background

Drawbacks?

Misses Emotional Connections
Lacks Depth
Predictable


Vennela-Kishore-Itlu-Maredumilli-Prajaneekam-ReviewDid I Enjoy It?
Yes for the intent

Will You Recommend It?
Yes, with reservations

Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekam Movie Review by Mirchi9

Final Report:

Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekam’s second half sticks to its ‘issues’ without commercial deviations and ends with a neat message. In hindsight, it lacks emotional depth. Still, for an honest attempt one can give it a try.

First Half Report:

The first half of Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekam focuses on the tribal area issues honestly, but at a surface level, inspired by real-life incidents. We have to wait and see if more drama is coming up in the second half.

— Allari Naresh, a government teacher is sent on election duty along with Vennela Kishore to a tribal hilly remote area.

— Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekam show started. Srinivas Sripada ( Allari Naresh ) works as a Telugu teacher.

Stay tuned to Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekam U.S. Premiere report.

Cast: Allari Naresh, Anandhi, Vennela Kishore, Praveen, Sampath Raj, Raghu Babu, Shritej

Technical Crew:
Written & Direction: AR Mohan
Producer: Razesh Danda
Produced By: Zee Studios and Hasya Movies
Co-Producer: Balaji Gutta
Music Director: Sricharan Pakala
DOP: Raam Reddy
Editor: Chota K Prasad
Art Director: Brahma Kadali

Dialogues: Abburi Ravi
Stunts: Pruthvi
Lyricists: Kasarla Shyam, Sree Mani, Abburi Ravi
Choreography: Sekhar, Vijay

Itlu Maredumilli Prajaneekam Movie Review by Mirchi9