Average Rating: 2
Total Critics: 4
Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls
|Release Date :||09/08/2017|
Cast: Allari Naresh, Nikhila Vimal
Director : G Prajith
Music : Shaan Rahman
DOP: Kunjuni S. Kumar
Editor: Nandamuri Hari
Producer : Boppana Chandra Sekhar
Sreenu (Allari Naresh) is aimless failed BTech student. He aspires to becoma a movie director. He directs a short film to catch attention of Rajamouli and join him as assistant. While traveling in train, he sees a beautiful girl Sindhu(Nikhila). He takes a selfie with her without her knowledge. A thief gets hand on the mobile and makes the selfie viral. Seeing it her family members feel that she has eloped with Sreenu. The catch hold of Sreenu and beat him black and blue. His troubles begin and he starts searching for Sindhu to prove that he’s innocent. Will he find Sindhu? What is her flashback? Will Sreenu solve all problems? Can he become a director?
Buzz Vs Expectations:
Allari Naresh is in streak of failures. The comedian hero is desperate for a hit. He pinned all his hopes on this movie. Meda Meeda Abbayi is remake of Malayalam hit ‘Vadakkan Selfie’. Minor changes have been made to script to suit Telugu sensibilities. Let us see how far the film meets expectations.
Meda Meeda Abbayi is typical Allari Naresh style comedy entertainer. Perhaps, the comedy star who usually banks heavily on spoofs stayed away from them this time. Story revolving round a selfie appears silly. This wafer-thin storyline needs has a screenplay that hardly has any high points. The first half of the film is somewhat funny with Hyper Aadi’s punch dialogues. Interval twist is quite interesting. Second half has been dragged to boredom. Sluggish narration becomes weary and patience testing for audience. Screenplay has several loose ends.
The film neither has got emotional connect nor is entertaining. Director himself seems to be confused between story telling and adding humour to it. Attempt to maintain suspense also doesn’t appeal. Climax has too many lags and dragged to death.
Allari Naresh is good in his role. He tried something different from his regular role. He played the character with honesty. Hyper Aadi just presents his Jabardasth punch dialogues on silver screen. Srinivas Avasarala’s role is forcefully inserted in the movie. Heroine’s character lacks clarity, as story is based on her character which is not exciting audience lose connection with the story. Nikhila Vimal is okay in this half-heartedly written role. Her chemistry with Naresh is also artificial.
Music is different. Couple of songs are good. Cinematography is amateurish and worse than TV serial. Editing is terrible. Director who also also helmed the original Malayalam film couldn’t package it to woo Telugu audience.
Whether to watch or not:
Meda Meeda Abbayi is not an hilarious laugh riot. It brings smiles here and there. Those who are fans of Allari Naresh style comedy entertainer can watch it. First half can be enjoyed by audience. Story has nothing new to offer. Its just another time pass entertainer. If you have to much of time to kill you can take risk and watch this movie but don’t blame us.