Nithiin is taking the mass route with Macherla Niyojakavargam. The film is promoted as a mass fare and it released in theaters today. Let’s see what it has to offer.
Story: Siddharth Reddy(Nithiin) is a topper in Civil exams and is awaiting his appointment. His childhood friend Catherine has feelings for him but he doesn’t reciprocate. One day, he meets Krithi Shetty and falls for her. But she leaves for Macherla all of a sudden. Siddharth follows her, only to know about a dreaded criminal, played by Samuthirakani who ruthlessly holds Macherla under his control. Siddharth then gets posted as a Collector in Macherla and he then takes on the goon. What follows is a one-on-one fight between the duo.
What About On Screen Performances?
Nithiin has tried a mass look for Macherla. Looks wise, he offers something new. But sadly that is the only thing that is new in the film. Every other thing, including the story and screenplay, are outdated. Coming back to Nithiin, he tries his best to fit into the mass role and does a decent job at it.
Krithi and Catherine have limited presence. They do a fairly okayish job. Vennela Kishore is at his comical best in the film. He provides much-needed comical relief with his slapstick comedy. Samuthirakani is alright as the baddie. He carries the negative demeanor with ease.
What about off screen talents
The background score by Mahati Sagar is of decent quality. He comes up with good work for some action shots, but there are times when his score turn too loud. The cinematography is adequate, given that Macherla is a mass film. Production values are good as well.
The director MS Rajasekhar Reddy, is an experienced editor. But he misses the trick with the story. Every scene in Macherla gives an impression that we have watched the exact same scene somewhere else in a Telugu film in the past. The story is routine and the screenplay is very predictable. The film is a compilation of one copy-paste scene after another.
Barring Vennela Kishore’s passable comedy, not a single scene in the film has freshness or the desired commercial high. Things go south even after the conflict point is established as the hero and villain indulge in a ‘routine rotta’ dialogue exchange and poorly written action blocks. There is action but there is no drama fueling it.
- Vennela Kishore Comedy
- Lengthy Action Sequences
- Routine Screenplay
- Lack of Story
- Tiring run time
Verdict: Macherla Niyojakavargam is one of those films that right away give an impression that there is nothing new to offer. With the audience looking for content driven films post pandemic, one might wonder if routine formulaic films like Macherla have a way forward. This film lacks in many aspects, including arresting screenplay and an engaging narrative. It makes for an underwhelming watch.
TeluguBulletin.com Rating: 1.5/5
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Macherla Niyojakavargam is an outdated routine narrative that does not offer much. Except few comedy scenes in the first half the movie does not have anything fresh. Wafer thin story, routine scenes and lengthy action sequences makes it a dull fair.
09.50 A.M: Movie ends with Subhalekha Sudhakar winning the elections
09.20 A.M: Routine action scenes continues. Sidhu convinces Swathi’s grandfather (Subhalekha Sudhakar) to nominate against Rajappa.
08.40 A.M: Sidhu takes charge as Guntur collector, gives a warning to Rajappa that he will conduct elections in Macherla.
First Half Report: First Half of the movie is marked by few comedy scenes and little story. Vennela Kishore comedy is good. Pre interval action scene is too loud and has nothing new to offer. Movie depends on how the action sequences are handled in second half.
08.10 A.M: Sidhu gets posted to Guntur as district collector. Sidhu confronts Veera, pre-interval Action scene is okay.
07.50 A.M: Sidhu follows Swathi to Macherla. Sidhu’s father also worked as officer in Macherla.
07.40 A.M: Sidhu is civil top ranker waiting to be posted as an IAS officer. Swathi falls for Sidhu. Adirinde song is a good watch
07.30 A.M: Gurunatham (Vennela Kishore) brings laughter as Sidhu’s neighbor. Swathi(Krithi Shetty) comes to Gurunatham’s house.
07.15 A.M: Movie moves to present, Sidhu(Nithin) gets introduced with a fight. Chill Maro song is good watch with Choreography
07:00 A.M: Macherla Niyojakavargam show started. Sitting MLA dies, Rajappa (Samuthirakan) tries to take over politically.
Macherla Niyojakavargam is an action thriller film written and directed by editor, M. S. Rajashekhar Reddy (S. R. Shekhar), and produced by Sudhakar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy under the banner of Sreshth Movies. The film stars Nithiin, Krithi Shetty and Catherine Tresa. It is scheduled to be released in theatres on 12 August 2022.
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