Movie: Mathu Vadalara
Director: Ritesh Rana
Behind the Scenes:
Mathu Vadalara marks the debut of MM Keeravani’s sons Kala Bhairava as the music director and Sri Simha Koduri as the hero. The movie with a decent trailer and its celebrity connect managed to create some buzz in the audience. The movie releases today as Christmas Special. Let us see how the movie is received by the audience.
Babu Mohan (Sri Simha) is a delivery boy who works on a meager salary and is vexed with his life. One fine day, he is frustrated and decided to go back to his village but his friend, Yesu Das (Satya) advises him to resort to the cheating of Cash on Delivery Customers. But Babu’s very first attempt backfires and he gets himself entangled in a murder and drug case. What happens next in his life forms the rest.
Sri Simha does an okay job as a Delivery boy who is frustrated and tensed. There are some discrepancies but that can be excused since it is his first film. Naresh Agastya is shown silent and fragile in the start and he comes up with a good performance after the twist is revealed. Heroine Athulya is okay in a limited character. Comedian Satya is the major highlight of the film. Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji and Pawala Shyamala are good in the roles they are offered.
The debut director Ritesh Rana picked up a wafer-thin story but it has been narrated well. However, the story is more like a short film story and things fell apart when he tries to make it a two-hour film. Kaala Bhairava makes an excellent debut as the music director. The background score is trendy and catchy. The camera work and the production design are stunning. Editing should have been better as some scenes give us a lengthy feeling.
The director takes his own time in getting to the story in the first half. Once he gets there, it is established well and the suspense is nicely generated from the Pre-Interval. The second half begins well but falls apart once the twist is revealed. But what works for the film is the excellent comedy by Satya in a character which runs from the start to the end. He leaves the audience in splits with his excellent one-liners and comedy timing. There are certain sequences wherein the movie gives you a feeling of watching a new-age cinema. Finally, Mathu Vadalara has its share of flaws but works to some extent. But the problem is it caters to a very small section of audience
Mathu Vadalara: Mathu… Konchame Ekkindi
Starring : Sri Simha, Naresh Agastya, Athulya, and Others
Producers : Chiranjeevi (Cherry) and Hemalatha
Music Director : Kaalabhairava
Cinematography : Suresh Sarangam
Editor : Karthika Srinivas
Release Date: 25th December 2019