Home > Movies - Reviews
'Madatha Kaja' Review: Not That Sweet

Film: Madatha Kaja
Rating: 2.25/5
Banners:
Sri Ranjith Movies & Timbuu Productions
Cast: Allari Naresh, Sneha Ullal, Mariam Zakaria, Vennela Kishore and others
Music: Sri Vasanth
Cinematographer: Adusumilli Vijay
Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh
Story, screenplay, direction: Dantuluri Seetaramaraju
Producer: K K Radha Mohan
Release date: 01/10/2011
 
The minimum guarantee hero Allari Naresh is back and this time he has paired up with Sneha Ullal. With an interesting title, let us see if he has filled the appetite of the audience or not
 
Story:
Kalyan (Allari Naresh) works as a police informer in Vizag and he keeps passing information to C I Sai Kumar (Dharmavarapu) about local criminals.

One day Kalyan comes across Swapna (Sneha Ullal) and falls in love with her. Swapna is the daughter of JP (Ahuti Prasad) a smuggler of illegal weapons and land mafia. He also has a rival in the form of KP (Jayaprakash Reddy) and both have a godfather in Bangkok Nanda (Ashish Vidyarthi).

The story takes a turn when Kalyan is assigned the task of bringing out the entire information of JP, KP and Nanda and give it to the police. On the other hand, Swapna’s marriage is fixed with KP’s son (Subbaraju). How does Kalyan come out from all this forms the rest of the story.
 
Performances:
Allari Naresh comes up with his usual one liner punches and the satirical quotes. His body language is energetic but this time he had to shoulder the entire film without much contribution from the padding artistes.
 
Sneha Ullal looks pretty but she has fallen in the hands of a cheap hairstylist and costume designer. Her outfits and hairdos looked terrible and spoiled her glamour. Performance wise, she did her bit as required.
 
Mariam Zakaria (100% love item song fame) is a live bombshell. She is beautiful, sexy and has the right kind of expressions that can give the ‘turn on’ factor to the male audience. She has the potential to grow.
 
Ahuti Prasad was alright, Jayaprakash Reddy brought few smiles, Subbaraju was neat, Vennela Kishore was not used to his full potential, Ashish Vidyarthi was apt, Dharmavarapu was decent, Ali was effective, Raghu Babu was good at places, MS Narayana was moderate, Jeeva was okay. The others did their bit as required.
 
Highlights

  • Allari Naresh’s performance
  • Few satires and spoofs on movie personalities
  • Comedy quotient in last 10 minutes

Drawbacks:

  • Weak screenplay
  • Poor cinematography
  • No nativity factor
  • Predictable comedy
  • No grip in script
  • No strength in dialogues

Analysis:
Any movie of Allari Naresh comes with a certain standard of comedy which is more intelligent and witty. But that flavor was missing in this one. There was an overdose of spoofs and the trademark Allari Naresh comedy was not seen in the movie.

Usually, he gets good support from the padding artistes and there is a pace in the comedy. But the etching of characters was not proper and few cinematic liberties were totally extreme.

Overall, the film is good in parts and gives you those occasional smiles. It might appeal to those hardcore B,C center audience and a little bit of Allari Naresh fans. At the box office, this might be an average to below average grosser.

Bottomline: Watch it without expectations

(venkat@greatandhra.com)

For more news from GreatAndhra, follow us on Twitter @greatandhranews and on Facebook at facebook.com/greatandhra