‘Meda Meeda Abbayi’: A good concept wasted

Film: Meda Meeda Abbayi Director: Prajith Cast: Allari Naresh, Nikhila Vimal, Srinivas Avasarala, Hyper Adi

By Author   |   Published: 9th Sep 2017   11:26 am
Meda Meeda Abbayi
Hyderabad: Stills from Telugu film "Meda Meeda Abbayi" in Hyderabad. (Photo: IANS)

Allari Naresh, who is best known for his comedy films, comes to the screen as ‘Meda Meeda Abbayi’, remake of Malayalam movie ‘Oru Vadakkan Selfie’.

‘Meda Meeda Abbayi’ is the story of Srinu who struggles to complete his engineering backlogs. One fine day, a selfie with his love interest lands him in serious trouble and changes his fate. The story is about how he comes out of these problems.

Prajith, the director of the original version, donned the director’s hat for ‘Meda Meeda…’ as well. Though he has a great story to tell, his direction sparkles only in parts. His narration seems a bit slow. Even a simple scene looks as an elaborated one. The director should have been more careful with the screenplay.

On the acting front, Allari Naresh has done a decent job, but not to his usual extent. Expecting a rib-tickling comedy from him in this movie remains unsatisfied.

Nikhila Vimal has done a good job in emotional scenes. Though the film’s plot revolves around her role, she does not get much to perform. On the other side, Srinivas Avasarala as a detective makes his presence felt in a convincing manner.

‘Jabardasth’ fame Hyper Adi steals the show with his satirical acts, and his timing in delivering the one-liners becomes the saving grace in most scenes of the movie.

Production wise, the movie looks decent enough, with fine cinematography by Kunjuni S Kumar. Slow-paced tunes by Shaan Rahman are soothing. Overall, ‘Meda Meeda Abbayi’ remains at an average mark with a good concept but not-so-tight execution.