“Madatha Kaja” - nothing new on offer (Telugu Movie Review)

October 2nd, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Aishwarya Rai Film: “Madatha Kaja”; Cast: Allari Naresh, Sneha Ullal, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ali, Dharmavarapu Subramanya and Vennela Kishore; Director: Sitarama Raju; Producer: K.K. Radha Mohan; Music: Vasanth; Rating: **

Telugu film makers are weaving the same type of stories and remixing the content of films already released. They end up making silly movies, but yet complain that well made films do not run.

“Madatha Kaja” featuring Allari Naresh in the lead role may well remind you of films like Ravi Teja’s “Mirpakaay” and “Don Seenu” released just a few months ago.

But one thing that is distinctly clear in “Madatha Kaja” is that the film is made with very poor production values and the hero Naresh just looks like a poor man’s Ravi Teja.

That is the real tragedy of “Madatha Kaja” as Naresh is really talented and can be a great entertainer if he is properly supported with a good script and if the film is handled by a competent director.

This is amply clear from the number of hits Naresh and his famous father E.V.V. Sathyanarayana have delivered and you will understand the potential of the former in author-backed roles.

Besides the hollowness of the script, “Madatha Kaja” suffers from other aspects as well.

The dialogues lack the punch and many sequences in the film fail to make any impact. Comedy films need to have good, quality dialogues of great entertainment value. With passive dialogues, the predictable comedy sequences are not hilarious enough to make the audience laugh.

The film’s heroine Sneha Ullal, a look alike of Aishwarya Rai, struggles with acting.

Kalyan from Visakhapatnam is a police informer who is in love with Sneha. As his mission in catching criminals by tipping off police is hugely successful, the police chief wants him to go to Hyderabad to give information about a notorious don Nanda who is controlling illegal activities in Hyderabad by remote control from Bangkok.

His trusted lieutenants J.P. and K.P. running separate gangs are always fighting which results in bad execution of activities and losses to Nanda.

Nanda wants to bring in some unity between JP and KP. He decides that KP’s daughter Sneha should marry J.P.’s son.

Then Kalyan decides to bring Nanda from Bangkok and uses his intelligence and guile to eliminate the don’s gang. He also gets his lady love Sneha.

Allari Naresh tries to deliver justice to his routine role and he evokes laughter through some of his funny mannerisms and dialogues. Sneha Ullal is ordinary, but looks good in song sequences. The veterans have put in a good show.

“Madatha Kaja” is certainly not in the same league as Allari Naresh’s earlier films like “Kitha Kithalu” and “Seema Thupaki”.

If you have no other better alternative, you can watch “Madatha Kaja” once.

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