Meda Meeda Abbayi Movie Review – 2.5/5
Cast: Allari Naresh, Nikhila Vimal, Avasarala Srinivasa Rao, Hyper Aadhi and others
Director: Prajith G
Music: Shaan Rahman
Producer: Boppana Chandrasekhar
Banner: Jaahnvi Films
Allari Naresh has been facing repeated flops since a long time. In order to score a hit, he played a safe game by remaking Malayalam hit film. This movie has hit the theaters today, let’s check whether it can save his film career.
Srinu (Allari Naresh) is not good at studies and fails in all subjects in Engineering. So, he decides to test luck in the film industry. While going to Hyderabad, he happens to meet Sindhu (Nikhila) his neighbor. He takes a selfie with her to boast as his lover with friends. But, it creates major issues in his life. How does he come out of problems is rest of the story.
Allari Naresh did his best to come out of his earlier and routine spoofs and give a unique performance in this movie. Nikhila Vimal has done the decent role. Avasarala’s role is just okay. Hyper Aadhi’s character is saving grace for the film.
Some of us know that “Oru Vadakkan Selfie” is a super hit film in Malayalam. Nivin Pauly played the lead role and the same director has helmed Telugu version too. But, he failed to impress Telugu audiences as he does not know Telugu language and sensibilities of Telugu people. This is the major drawback in the narration.
Prajith G’s narration is quite different in first half and second half. Audiences feel that it is two different stories. Director could not sustain the same feel which is in the first half to carry in the second half.
Although second half has interesting twists, the drama has failed to draw the attention of audiences. A few scenes between Allari Naresh and Hyper Aadi’s are superb and comedy worked out well.
Either comedy or drama, the director did not handle it properly. If he presented comedy well, at least the movie would have been a comedy entertainer. So, ‘Meda Meeda Abbayi’ is neither comedy entertainer nor romantic drama.
Meda Meeda Abbayi is not sound, technically. It is a simple and ordinary film. Shaan Rahman’s music is also just okay. All the departments have done their job.
Meda Meeda Abbayi is an average film. If you have enough time, you can watch it. If not, just ignore.