Movie: Meda Meeda Abbayi
Director: G Prajith
Producer: Boppana Chandra Sekhar
Music Director: Shaan Rahman
Starring: Allari Naresh, Nikhila Vimal
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Allari Naresh starrer Meda Meeda Abbai, the official remake of Malayalam comedy thriller road film 'Oru Vadakkan Selfie' , directed by G Prajith has hit the theaters today on 8th September. In its original version, Nivin Pauly and Vimala Nikhil played the lead role. Let’s see the story-line.
Story: Srinu (Allari Naresh) is a carefree engineering student, who has failed in virtually every exam and has to attempt a supplementary examination. His friends, Bandla Babji (Hyper Aadi) and Karthu (Satyam Rajesh), are equally aimless in life. Srinu feels that film-making is a the easiest way to become rich and famous and wants to assist none other than SS Rajamouli, and by this act he can make his parents proud. Angered by his father Srinu decides to change his life and runs away to Hyderabad to work in the film industry. During his journey, he comes across Sindhu (Nikhila Vimal) on the train and ends up in a selfie moment without her notice and lands in trouble. What happens after that? Who is Sindhu? How does Srinu come out of his mess? To get these answer one should watch the film on silver screen.
Performance: Allari Naresh performed well as an aspiring director. He lights up the screen with his effervescence and steals every scene. Naresh uses all his popular styles and his good looks to use and adds energy to the rather predictable scenes. All his scenes with Allari Naresh have been executed quite well. Nikhila Vimal is good with her role and she has delivered a right proportion of emotion in the movie. As usual Srinivas Avasarala delivered good performance. The Comedy of Hyper Aadhi is Highlighted. Satyam Rajesh, and others as the lead actor’s friends have justified with their roles.
Technical: The storyline is impressive but there is no excitement in the flow of the scenes. The dialogues are just ok. The screenplay and narration is not impressive. The Background is scored by Shaan Rahman, who originally scored Oru Vadakkan Selfie. His music for the songs and the BGM’ are impressive and adds to the mood of the movie. Cinematography work by Kunjunni S Kumar is impressive. Editing by Nandamuri Hari is not up to the mark, as there are many unwanted scenes that dragged the run time of the film. Production value is good.
Analysis: Overall Meda Meeda Abbayi may not be a great film but manages to keep the viewers in good humour. There is nothing special that can grab the attention of audiences at the theaters. The film unit failed to turn it into an awesome entertaining product. The comedy timing of Naresh is also not utilized completely by the director. If you enter the theatre expecting a typical Allari Naresh film and a mindless laughter riot, you will be disappointed. There is also no proper romance between the lead pair.