Following the tremendous success of “Maa Oori Polimera,” which originally premiered on an OTT platform, the director now proudly presents the sequel, “Maa Oori Polimera 2,” on the grand silver screen. The film has generated enormous anticipation. Let’s delve into our review to ascertain whether the film lives up to the considerable hype.
The story unfolds in the superstitious village of Jasthipalli, where Police Constable Jangaiah (Baladitya) mysteriously disappears. His elder brother, Komuraiah (Satyam Rajesh), has a history of involvement in black magic and is suspected to be deceased. The arrival of the new Sub-Inspector, Ravindra Naik (Rakendu Mouli), shifts the spotlight onto Jangaiah’s vanishing. As he endeavors to unravel the enigma surrounding Komuraiah and Jangaiah, startling revelations come to light. Komuraiah’s actions are intricately linked to the sealed Lord Vishnu temple and the hidden treasure beneath it. How does black magic factor into this, and what’s the underlying mystery? “Maa Oori Polimera 2” offers some answers to these questions while leaving some for a potential third installment.
What about on-screen performances?
Satyam Rajesh’s portrayal of Komraiah is commendable. He doesn’t rely on dialogue but rather conveys his character’s emotions through his expressions. Dr. Kamakshi Bhaskarla fits well into the role of Lakshmi.
Getup Seenu has a substantial character to portray. Baladitya, as Satyam Rajesh’s younger brother, delivers a satisfactory performance. Rakendumouli executes his role as the cop effectively. With better physical conditioning, he could have appeared more convincing in the uniformed role. Nevertheless, he exhibits good timing and body language that bestow him with a commendable on-screen presence.
However, some of the other actors’ performances fall short, and their attempts to capture the Telangana dialect are not entirely successful.
What about off-screen talents?
“Ma Oori Polimera 2” offers a technically sound experience. Gnani’s music succeeds in keeping the audience engrossed in most of the scenes. The absence of songs may not be to everyone’s liking, but they don’t leave a strong impression.
Kushendar Ramesh Reddy’s cinematography aligns well with the movie’s genre. The production values have notably improved compared to the first installment, although there are still instances where compromises can be discerned.
Writer-director Anil Vishwanath exhibits his talent in crafting a story with numerous twists and turns. He occasionally goes to great lengths, but manages to thrill the audience upto some extent. The film specifically caters to viewers who have watched the first part; those unfamiliar with it may not be as captivated by “Ma Oori Polimera 2.”
- Satyam Rajesh’s performance
- Background music
- Intriguing plot twists
- Logical gaps
- Pacing issues at times
Verdict: “Maa Oori Polimera 2” undeniably promises a plethora of thrilling twists and suspense, yet director Anil Vishwanath, despite a captivating beginning, encounters challenges in sustaining the momentum throughout. A bit more meticulous fine-tuning could have undoubtedly enhanced the overall outcome of the film.
Telugubulletin.com Rating: 2.5/5