Movie : Maa Abbayi
Director: Kumar Vatti
Behind the Screens
Sree Vishnu is one of the promising heroes of the young generation. The actor has got the looks to impress the class audience but then his career is mostly patchy with random hits surrounded by big flops. He is once again trying his luck at the box office with Maa Abbayi which has got no buzz at all. Let us see how the movie fared with the audience.
Ananda Rao (Kasi Viswanadh) is a middle-class man residing in Hyderabad and lives a contented life with his son (Sree Vishnu) and daughter. His daughter gets engaged and the family goes for shopping. A bomb blast kills the entire family except for Sree Vishnu. He seethes in anger on those anti-social elements and decides to teach them a lesson. What happens next in his life forms the rest of the story.
Sree Vishnu had attempted a commercial film this time to connect with the masses. He tried his level best in dances and fights. In many areas, it appeared like he is trying to imitate Raviteja but that looked forced and this mass role may not suit to him. Heroine Chitra Shukla has got good looks but then she got a role which has no scope for performance. She is, however, good in whatever she is offered. Kasi Viswanadh, Sana, Gemini Suresh are okay in their roles.
Firstly, the title of the film gives you a Family entertainer feel but it is not. We have got several films about a hero seeking revenge after losing everyone in bomb blasts. So, the point taken by director Kumar Vatti is routine and the treatment is also equally bad. The love scenes between the lead pair are also not convincing. Logic goes for a toss at many places in the name of hero elevation. Except for the lavish production values much more than Sree Vishnu’s market, nothing works in the film and keeps the audience waiting for the finish.
Director Kumar Vatti failed big time in the Screenplay. His direction part is also amateurish. Music Director Suresh Bobbili scored 1-2 okay tunes and nothing beyond that. Background score is also disappointing. Dhanshyam came up with impressive camera work. Some of the locations are well chosen. Editing by Senior Editor Marthand K Venkatesh is also disappointing. Production Values are grand.
Disappointing Attempt and Patience Testing