Terribly Boring Spoof
‘U/A’ Certified, 128 mins.
What is the film about?
Priya is daughter of rich buisnesman. She loves son of a farmer Prasanth (Naveen Chandra). When the businessman father is not convinced with the marriage, Prasanth asks him to discover happiness which he lacks. What the businessman does to get happiness and what happens to marriage in the end is what the film is all about.
How is Naven Chandra’s Performance?
There is nothing much from Naveen Chandra in the film actually to speak about. He is literally a side character in the movie.
Direction By E.Sattibabu?
It has been a long time since the director has made a film which means not many might remember him now but for the previous generation he has some really hilarious entertainers to his name. Meelo Evaru Koteeshwarudu unfortunately isn’t a patch on the directors previous work.
There is decent comedy but all that comes in the form of spoof. It feels overdone after some point. There are some subtle digs at various happenings in Telugu film industry but it runs the risk of getting lost by many. The problem with the film is the spoof becomes the center stage instead of the main story. It feels like watching two different films but with one common end. MEK in the end is a decent idea executed badly. E Sattibabu fails to deliver the kind of entertainment he was known for in the past. At one point it almost feels like director is frustrated with Telugu cinema and is mocking everyone for the kind of film that are made and is seen by audience.
Saloni and others?
Shruti Sodhi has very little to do in terms of performance. Her voluptuous body is used for glamor show and that’s about it. Saloni does her part with ease. But the real highlight of the film is comedian Prudhvi. He makes full use of his talent in the movie. He is the only reason to be interested even little bit in the movie. Others are strictly functional which includes the likes of Jayaprakash Reddy, Murali Sharma etc.
Music and other departments?
Music for the film is provided by Sri Vasanth. It is below par and it is the same with background score. The cinematography is alright. Editing is okay. Dialogues are alright.
Parts of spoof
The maker could have had a sharp critique of the currently existing cliches in Telugu cinema.
Did I enjoy it?
Will you recommend it?
Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Movie Review by Siddhartha Toleti