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Meter Review: Centimetre Story, 2 Hr Headache

Meter Review: Centimetre Story, 2 Hr Headache

Movie: Meter
Rating: 1.5/5
Clap Entertainment, Mythri Movie Makers
Cast: Kiran Abbavaram, Athulyaa Ravi, Dhanush Pavan, Saptagiri, Posani Krishna Murali, Prudhvi, and others
Music: Sai Kartheek
DOP: Venkat C Dileep
Editor: Karthika Srinivas
Producers: Chiranjeevi (Cherry), Hemalatha Pedamallu
Story, Screenplay and Direction: Ramesh Kaduri
Release Date: April 07, 2023

Just two months ago, Kiran Abbaravam’s “Vinaro Bhagyamu Vishnu Katha” was released in theatres. Now, he brings another film titled “Meter”. 

Let’s find out.

Arjun Kalyan (Kiran Abbavaram) is the son of a police constable. His father wishes for him to become a police officer, but Arjun dislikes the job. To please his father, he takes the SI exam and gets the job.

Even after reporting for duty, Arjun Kalyan looks for ways to get fired. Meanwhile, the actions of Home Minister Bairreddy (Dhanush Pavan) change his life.

Artistes’ Performances:
Kiran Abbavaram has played his part neatly, although there isn't much to admire. Athulyaa is beautiful, but she is cast in a typical heroine role.

Dhanush Pavan's performance as the villain is adequate. Saptagiri and Murali Sharma provide some laughs.

Technical Excellence:
The film's soundtrack is ok. The song "Chammak Pori" is particularly better. The dialogue is painful to listen to. The production values and cinematography are standard fare.


Over the top scenes
Silly episodes
Love track
Outdate climax

As if Kiran Abbavaram, the new director Ramesh, and the producer Cherry have made a vow not to include a single new scene in the film, "Meter" continues with sequences that remind us of many recent blockbusters.

A few fights, three or four songs, a love story, a sentiment thread, hero's punch dialogues, and some double-meaning dialogues are common elements in regular "mass" films. "Meter," starring Kiran Abbavaram, sticks to the formula religiously.

This film exemplifies the term "routine." Even directors who have made a career out of making formulaic films will get a headache from watching this. We understand when a big star appears in such routine films for commercial reasons. However, seeing an upcoming actor like Kiran Abbavaram do the same thing is unbearable.

It's embarrassing how he tries to act like a hero despite lacking their stature.

First, we see Kiran Abbavaram's evasive maneuvers to avoid becoming a police officer, and then there's a long episode with the hero and the heroine. She is presented as a girl who carries an acid bottle and despises men. But within a few scenes, she's already madly in love with the hero and dances with him. No logic, no sense. In the later part, the film focuses on the hero and the home minister. This episode also lacks any engagement.

Kiran Abbavaram's sole commercial success was the father-son themed 'SR Kalyana Mandapam'. The sentiment theme attempted again to recapture the original's success, but it falls flat. Many scenes put our patience to the test.

Overall, "Meter" is one of the lousiest films made in recent years. There isn't a single redeeming feature in the film. You will get a headache if you go to the theater unprepared.

Bottom line: Needs a thermoMETER


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