Cast: Aadi Pinisetty, Nikki Galrani
Producer: G.Dilli Babu
Release Date: June 16, 2017
After proving his mettle as villain in Allu Arjun’s Sarrainodu, Aadi Pinisetty is trying his luck once again as hero in this fantasy thriller "Maragadha Naanayam". This Tamil movie is dubbed into Telugu as "Marakathamani" which is being directed by newcomer ARK Saravan. Let us see how this movie fared out
Raghunandan (Aadi Pinisetty) is stuck with bad debts and in order to repay them, he needs to make quick money. He moves to the city and becomes small time smuggler. One day a businessman offers him Rs 10 crores to steal an ancient cursed diamond called Marakatamani that killed 132 people till date.
Raghunandan takes help of a swamy, who suggests him to take help of people who were killed by Marakatamani’s curse. How does he take help from those evil spirts? Can he bypass the curse and get hold of the diamond without being killed? Is the rest of story
Hero Heroine’s Chemistry
Marakathamani is a heist movie mixed with horror comedy. The film has Mystery, Horror, Comedy, Crime and Fantasy elements but the proportions of all these have not blended well. First half does not have anything interesting other than introduction of the characters and uncooked romantic thread between Aadi and Nikki. Second half picks up the pace with the actual story and entertainment.
Saravanan had tried to tell an interesting story by taking help of many genres but the consistency is clearly missed in this process. He lost grip on the first half narration and tried to regain it in second half. Proper editing and exciting chemistry between the lead pair would have elevated first half.
Aadi Pinisetty gave a subtle performance. Nikki Galrani had nothing much to offer in the story. Ramadoss performance was another highlight in this movie similar to his earlier stint Nagaram, he completely took care of the comedy with his funny mannerisms. Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanandam came and left without any impact. Dibhu Ninan Thomas's background score mingled with the story well. Cinematoraphy by PV.Shankar added value to the story telling. On the whole, Marakathamani is a entertaining heist movie with slow screenplay
Result: Good In Parts