MMA Review : Dumb Movie

Film: Meda Meedha Abbayi

Rating: 2/5

Director: Prajith G

Cast:  Allari Naresh and Nikhila Vimal

Producer: Boppana Chandrasekhar

Release Date: September 08, 2017 

Allari Naresh, who had been struggling hard in his career because of his weak choice of scripts, had now changed his path by choosing movies that has much more than comedy. As a part of this makeshift he chose to act in the remake of Malayalam comedy thriller road film “Oru Vadakkan Selfie”, which has lot of scope for acting along with comedy. Lets find out how successful Naresh has been in his latest attempt.

Plot:

Srinu (Allari Naresh), after failing to clear his 24 B.Tech subjects, decides to try his hand at movies and boards Gauthami Express train to Hyderabad. In the train, he meets his neighbor Sindhu (Nikhila Vimal) and takes a selfie with her and sends it to his friend Bandla Babji (Hyper Adi). 

Realising that he does not fit in film industry, Srinu returns back to to his village, Athreyapuram, where he is mistaken of eloping with Sindhu to Hyderabad because of his train selfie. Srinu escapes from the village with his friend Babji, in search of Sindhu. What Happened to Sindhu? How does Srinu find out about Sindhu whereabouts and solve his problems forms the rest of the story. 

What’s Good:

Couple of comedy scenes

First Half

What’s Bad:

Screenplay

Illogical scenes

Story

Direction

Review:

The movie is xerox copy of “Oru Vadakkan Selfie”. Allari Naresh tried his best to imitate Nivin Pauly instead of being himself and improving the role. Nikhila Vimal is another big letdown in this movie. Avasarala Srinivas is also unexploited in this movie. Hyper Aadi could entertain audience to little extent but not as good as he used to do in small screen and sometimes went overboard.

First half starts with Srinu buying a wrong question paper from the peon and trying to pass the exam. He later goes to his village during the holidays and tries his hand in making short film with Bandla Babji (Hyper Adi) as hero. He takes a selfie with Sindhu in train, which changes his life. Second half goes with Srinu and Babji pursuing Sindhu in Hyderabad with the help of detective Yugandhar (Avasarala Srinivas) and later finding the actual culprit who cheated Sindhu through Facebook.

Director G. Prajith failed to impress Tollywood audience as he did to Malayalam audience and could not bring the Telugu nativity into the story and most of the time restricted himself to copy paste job. There is no proper justification given on why hero goes to Anantapur in search of Heroine's boyfriend instead of taking her to his village and coming out clean. Editing by Nandamuri Hari is weak, as many unnecessary and boring scenes could have been easily removed from the movie. Cinematography by Kunjuni S. Kumar and Music by Shaan Rahman are just okay.

In summary, Meda Meeda Abbayi is a weak comedy thriller film that neither entertains nor thrills audience. Weak storyline and boring second half are major disadvantages. There is nothing special that can hold the attentiveness of audiences in the theaters. The director failed to recreate the magic and also underutilized Allari Naresh, Nikhila Vimal and Avasarala Srinivas completely. This movie would be another major diasspointment in Allari Naresh’s career.

Result: Dumb Movie