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'Macherla Niyojakavargam' Movie Review - Lifeless, listless!

August 12, 2022
Sreshth Movies
Nithiin, Krithi Shetty, Catherine Tresa
MS Raja Shekhar Reddy
Prasad Murella
Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Sahi Suresh
Mamidala Thirupathi
Vamsi-Shekar
G Hari
Mahathi Swara Sagar
Sudhakar Reddy & Nikitha Reddy
MS Raja Shekhar Reddy

'Macherla Niyojakavargam', produced by Sreshth Movies in association with Aditya Movies & Entertainments (India) LLP, was released in theatres today.

Story

Rajappa has been the unelected ruler of Macherla, a constituency in the Guntur district, for 30 years. Nobody dares to file a nomination during the Assembly elections, for Rajappa will mercilessly hunt them down.

In Vizag, Siddarth Reddy is an IAS topper who is waiting to take charge as a District Collector in the near future. In the meanwhile, he falls in love with Swathi, who is on a secret mission. When she falls in trouble because of her mission, Siddarth has to save her from Rajappa.

Performances

Nithiin had described this movie as his massiest commercial outing. As such, the stakes were high for him. The actor, known for soft roles for the most part of his career, is failed by a very weak script. There are no highs and wherever he sort of looks entertaining, it feels like a rehash of his previous movies such as 'Bheeshma'.

Samuthirakani, as the main antagonist, doesn't bring the kind of energy that was needed. After films like 'Bheemla Nayak' and 'Sarkaru Vaari Paata', he needed to get better to grab the audience's attention. Routine characterization diminishes his acting potential further.

Krithi Shetty is reduced to nothing in the second half. She looked endearing in 'The Warriorr', but here, even her cuteness doesn't save. Catherine Tresa is forgettable. Vennela Kishore's much-touted laughs don't land for the most part. Rajendra Prasad and Murali Sharma are below average. Brahmaji, Indraja and others are routine.

Technical aspects

Mahathi Swara Sagar's songs are strictly okay, but if they somehow manage to rev up the mood, it's because of the boisterous contexts in which a couple of them are placed in this film. 'Ra Ra Reddy' (Anjali is the 'item girl') is good, while 'Chill Maaro' is a letdown.

Prasad Murella, acclaimed for movies for 'Attarintiki Daredi', handles the camera department. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao's editing follows the template-driven nature of the script.

Analysis

In recent times, the one movie whose premise was exceedingly decayed was 'The Warriorr'. 'Macherla Niyojakavargam' comes as a twin in terms of an equally dry premise.

For a debutant, writer-director MS Raja Shekhar Reddy didn't even care to come up with a decent premise. The very storyline, the basic plot, and the main characters are absolutely outdated. They have been put in completely stale situations for the sake of silly laughs and sillier fights.

Mamidala Thirupathi's dialogues are a Xerox copy of old-school dialogues. The stunts (by Anl Arasu, Venkat Master, Vijay Master and Ravi Varma Master) don't make a mark. And none of the action scenes comes with even a half-decent build-up.

If you have watched the trailer of the movie twice, you can afford to watch the movie half a time and yet manage to predict the graph and trajectory of the story with great accuracy. It's that predictable, that obvious, and that formulaic.

The comedy portions between Nithiin, Vennela Kishore and Krithi Shetty are borrowed from the template used by commercial entertainers that came in the 2000s. The only exception is Vennela Kishore's egoistic streak. And even here, the track runs out of jokes pretty fast.

Almost all hero vs. villain scenes are dumb. They seem like an excuse for meaningless fights.

Closing Remarks

This film has got an ultra-predictable story. Stuffed with vacuous fights, poor jokes and silly situations, 'Macherla Niyojakavargam' is unforgiving.

Critic's Rating

2/5