Meda Meedha Abbayi

RATING: 2.5/5
OVERVIEW: Allari Naresh plays the Meda Meedha Abbayi in the film and he is an aspiring director who does nothing in life except for passing time with his friends in his village. He sees his neighbour Sindhu (Nikhila Vimal) and instantly falls for her. He keeps on telling a fake love story between him and her to his friends. Much to the surprise, Sindhu elopes from home around the same time he also leaves home for Hyderabad. Everyone at village thinks that both him and Sindhu decided and planned this. What happens after that? Does both of them really leave the home together? reveals the story of the movie.
REVIEW: One of the major reliefs in the film is that Naresh has completely stayed away from irritating spoof comedy. He sticks to his character and gives a decent performance as an easy going guy. Looks wise, Nikhila Vimal suits well to the role of a homely girl but she is seen in one scene and dream songs in the first half and post-interval she gets some scope to perform. The first half of the film has some decent moments here and there.
Avasarala as the police officer cum detective is just okay. The comedy done by Jabardasth fame Hyper Aadhi is a huge saver.Jabardasth fame Hyper Adhi’s comedy timing is good as he entertains with his typical one liners. All his scenes with Allari Naresh have been executed quite well. The twist that is revealed before the interval point is quite interesting.
Director G. Prajith has come up with a weak storyline and even weaker narration. It is hard to believe that he was the same guy who directed the original with Nivin Pauly. The screenplay of the film runs on a very flat note reminding us of Malayalam films which are quite slow. Editing by Nandamuri Hari is not up to the mark as many unwanted scenes from the last thirty minutes could have been easily chopped off. Cinematography by Kunjuni S. Kumar is poor as the audience gets the feeling of watching a short film. Music by Shaan Rahman is okay.
Technically “Meda Meeda Abbayi” doesn’t have any extraordinary qualities to mention about. Cinematography to editing to artwork all the departments have done just plain job. The music is scored by Shaan Rehman who originally scored Oru Vadakkan Selfie. Most of the music has been used from the original and the BGM also falls in the place which has been lifted from the original. it would have been nice if the music director has contributed some different music for this one other than what we have already witnessed in the original.
Final verdict of the film is Meda Meeda Abbayi may not be a great film but manages to keep the viewers in good humour.Though Hyper Adhi’s comedy scenes entertain you in parts, they cannot save the film. There is nothing special that can grab the attention of audiences at the theaters.
                                                                                                   –Panchajanya