Very Very Tiring
‘U’ Certified, 2 hrs 10 mins
What Is the Film About?
A casual selfie with Sindhu (Nikhila Vimal) lands Sreenu (Allari Naresh) in trouble when his friend Babji (Hyper Aadi) turns it into an elopement. The entire town folks are after Sreenu whereas he is after Sindhu to prove his innocence. Did Sreenu prove that he is not guilty and what happens, in the end, is what the film is all about?
How Is Allari Naresh’s Performance?
Allari Naresh plays a different character for a change. He is a lazy bum who reacts first and then thinks next. It is different from his usual over the top persona and credits to the actor to pull it off. He is good in the role and towards the end gets serious and intense for brief moments.
Direction by G Prajith?
As many might be aware Meda Meeda Abbayi is a remake, and G Prajith is the director of the original. So, there is no question of not knowing the characters and getting the right performances. Still, the film fails.
The movie is flat from start to end. The energy that is present in the original is missing in the remake. Although the humor is ingrained into the narrative, it feels like stretching, after a point. The length aspect apart from milieu is the two issues that usually plague the Malayalam remakes, and that can be seen here clearly. Appropriate cutting down and fast pace were necessary which was missing.
Another problem with Meda Meeda Abbayi is that it gives a feeling of rushed production. Parts of the first half are alright but the second half till the pre-climax is a big bore. The pre-climax and climax are well-done, and they do have emotional appeal if one is patient enough to sit up to that point.
Nikhila Vimal and Others?
Nikhila Vimal gets an unconventional role, and she is fine. In the pre-climax breakdown sequence, she is good. The biggest highlight from an entertainment point of view though is Hyper Aadi. Some of his punches land superbly and evoke silly guffaw, but many times it also feels like he is trying too hard. In either case, he registers. Srinivas Avasarala is decent. Jayaprakash overacts and so do few other actors with minimal screen time.
Music and Other Departments?
Music by Shaan Rahman goes in sync with the overall feel of the film. The background score is also adequate. The cinematography is neat. The film needed more trimming for sure. Dialogues are good.
Under current humor
Parts of first half
Pre-climax and climax
Crisp narrative by cutting on unnecessary humor and sticking to the point.
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Meda Meeda Abbayi Review by Siddartha