Routine, Boring & Cringe
What Is the Film About?
Rajappa (Samuthirakani) terrorises the town of Macherla and doesn’t allow any opposition or elections. It has made him a unanimous winner of the constituency for many years. How a young and dynamic IAS officer Siddhu (Nithiin), challenges the status quo and conducts the election by facing the mighty Rajappa is the movie’s basic plot.
Swathi (Krithi Shetty) is a regular girl hiding a past. How it connects to the main plot forms the movie’s overall story.
Nithiin attempts an out-and-out mass heroism movie in Macherla Niyojakavargam. Care has been taken to ‘physically’ present him more maturely via looks (he looks aged), dressing etc. It makes him appear odd at times, especially concerning the make-up.
All the physical changes are still okay. However, when it comes to the actual fire, it is not up there. Nithiin mouths heavy dialogues, but the ferociousness is missing. Still, it is okay, and he has undoubtedly given it his all. The question is, was that enough? On the brighter side, Nithiin did well in action blocks.
Among the two ladies, Krithi Shetty and Catherine Tresa, the former has a role that has some connection with the main plot. She also looks good on screen and leaves a pleasant feeling. Catherine is wasted and also looks bloated on screen. No wonder she is missing after the first half.
MS Raja Shekar Reddy, a debutant, directs Macherla Niyojakavargam. It is a routine mass entertainer, in general, but a first of sorts for Nithiin.
As is with routine mass entertainers, the entertainment and mass action has to work even if the story is utterly predictable. It is here that the debutant director falters.
Most of the first half of Macherla Niyojakavargam is filled with entertainment. The idea is nothing new. We have seen the same thing countless times before. What makes them work then is the fresh presentation. Here the movie disappoints big time.
The comedy is utterly cringe-variety, and the romance (in the first half) is as routine as it gets. There is not an ounce of originality in the proceedings or the dialogues. Everything is so generic and has a ‘been-there-done-that’ kind of feel.
The interval bang is again on expected lines, but it sets up neatly for the mass fireworks in the second half. Ultimately, the movie is about the face-off between the hero and the villain.
When Macherla Niyojakavargam moves to its core mass content, it engages a little bit. Again, there is nothing new happening, but it feels comparatively better than the cringe-fest first half. A couple of mass confrontations, fights (the Jathara one is good), and a song (Ranu Ranu Remix), all make the second half manageable. This is despite everything being predictable from the word go.
Anyone can see the climax coming miles away, and it is exactly as per the imagination. The attempt to spice it up is there, but it still doesn’t elevate and make one forget the routineness.
Overall, Macherla Niyojakavargam is an utterly predictable mass fare without an iota of freshness. A couple of mass moments in the second half work, but that’s it. If one is a die-hard mass movie lover, they can try to think to give the movie a try, but even they will be bored to death.
Performances by Others Actors
Apart from the main leads, Samuthirakani has a critical role. He plays the main antagonist. He does his part with ease and intensity like always. Is it getting repetitive? Yes, very much. But, as these are early days for him, it’s okay.
Vennela Kishore, meanwhile, is entrusted with the responsibility of comedy. He gets a full-fledged role here. In fact, in the first half, we see him more than the hero. Unfortunately, he disappoints as there is nothing but cringes in his track. It has more to do with the writing than anything else.
Rajendra Prasad, Brahmaji, Murali Sharma, Subhaleka Sudhakar, Shyamala etc., are seen playing bits and pieces supporting roles. However, none have any impact.
Music and Other Departments?
Mahati Swara Sagar provides the music on the expected lines of a typical commercial entertainer. The ‘Ranu Ranu’ song is well placed and leaves an impact. Besides that, there is nothing memorable here, though. The background score is loud.
Prasad Murella’s cinematography is alright. The visuals give us an impression of the movie being a few years old initially, but it gets better later. Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao’s editing is okay. The writing is full of cringe stuff and routine challenges. The action choreography is well done. A couple of fights in the second half stand out. The production values are good. Many locations and sets have been used, giving the mass affair a grand feeling.
Ranu Ranu Song
Age old story and treatment
Excessive cringe comedy
There is nothing much to do with such a routine story. An alternative take would be a change in the screenplay, giving the routine a fresh twist. Also, the one related to the villain could be better used.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
Macherla Niyojakavargam Movie Review by M9News
Practically every other scene in Macherla Niyojakavargam is a rehash from old movies that can be seen on Youtube. Still, the second half is comparatively better than the first. Nithiin’s return to the big screen after a gap with such a cliched product is a regrettable decision.
— Finally, it’s polling day in Macharla. The movie is heading to the climax.
— The ‘Jaatara Fight’ is well choreographed and impactful. Nithiin’s best mass moment so-far.
— Macharla second half started. Siddhu takes charge as district collector.
First Half Report:
Macherla Niyojakavargam first half is full of outright cringe comedy (Vennela Kishore’s track) and excessively formulaic narrative. There is no fresh sequence as everything gives a seen before feel. It needs to be seen if there is any change going forward in the second half.
— Siddu goes to Macharla for Swathi. He gets to know her back story. Interval.
— Siddu (Nithiin) instantly falls for Swathi (Krithi Shetty). He clears civil service exam and waiting for service orders.
— Macherla Niyojakavargam show started. Macherla sitting MLA dies, his son Rajappa (Samuthirakani) takes over the town.
Macherla Niyojakavargam USA Premiere will begin shortly. Stay tuned for the report.
Macherla Niyojakavargam Pre-Release Talk:
Macherla Niyojakavargam is the new film of actor Nithiin after a gap. It is all set to hit the screens on August 12th. Nithiin’s last theatrical release, Rang De, came more than a year ago. He had Maestro in between, but it was an OTT affair.
The biggest USP of Macherla Niyojakavargam is that Nithiin turns into a full-fledged mass hero. So far, he has done movies where there have been mass elements. However, he goes for a full-blown outing here.
A debutant, MS Raja Shekhar Reddy, directs Macherla Niyojakavargam. The theatrical trailer and the music, particularly a blockbuster remix bit, have brought great attention to the movie. Mahathi Swara Sagar has provided the music.
The lack of out-and-out mass movies recently could work to the advantage of Macherla Niyojakavargam along with Nithiin’s makeover. The presence of heroine Krithi Shetty is an additional bonus adding glamour to the mass outing. Success here will bring back both the lead pair on track.
The release date is the biggest plus for Macherla Niyojakavargam more than anything, though. The long extended weekend could help it milk great numbers if there is appropriate talk.
Sreshth Movies banner has always helped Nithiin commercially whenever needed. Macherla Niyojakavargam presents them with another opportunity to maintain their track record.
As always, M9News will give you the ‘First-On-Net’ Macherla Niyojakavargam review, genuinely and honestly. Watch this space for our updates.