Success has been eluding Naresh for a while. Naresh has chosen a Malayalam remake that worked and stated that this film would indeed be different from his previous films and claimed that it would get him the much-needed hit. Without further delay, check out whether, Malayalam filmaker Prajith, who directed the original (Oru Vadakkan Selfie), recreated the magic or not and of course, whether this would end Naresh’s jinx tag or not.
Seenu (Allari Naresh) is a happy-go-lucky guy who is very poor in academics. He couldn’t complete his engineering student and has 24 backlogs. He returns to home in Athreyapuram where his family lives and aims to become a filmmaker. In between he falls for his neighbour Sindhu ( Nikhila Vimal) who is calm and decent. But he neither meets her nor expresses his feelings.
Seenu fights with his father who is a shop-keeper and decides to pursue his goal of filmmaking and leaves to Hyderabad. And then he meets Sindhu in the train to Hyderabad. That’s when Seenu takes a selfie with Sindhu without her knowledge. This selfie changes the entire story. How it turns their life? What comes in their way? How they deal with it? This is the crux of the story.
Naresh is as usual. He is at ease as Seenu. He got under the skin of the role without much difficulty. In the latter half, he shows up matured performance with subtlety. Nikhila Vimal is good. She has good acting prowess. She could join the likes of Nivetha Thomas, Anupama Parameswaran. Hyper Aadi (Babji) has a full-length role in the film. He tried to do Jabardasth and yes, a few of his one-liners did tickle the funny bones.
Avasarala Srinivas plays a significant role in the film that changes the course of film’s direction. In fact, he turns an average movie to a decent film. All thanks to Srinivas who essayed the role of detective Yugandhar alias Naresh. And there is a surprise element in the film. It is Ravi Babu who is just seen in a single scene but the whole film revolves around him – Panyam Uday Bhaskar. He gave a nice finishing touch to the film.
Few portions in First Half
Director Prajith scores brownie points with Meda Meedha Abbayi as he got the remake right without disturbing its sole. The second-half has been well conceived and that is what makes the film different. All the characters have been well-written and everyone has played his/her part well.
Since Avasarala Srinivas step in, the film turns more interesting,engaging as it enters into the story. However, director has taken a lot of time in establishing the characters. Barring this, the film has nothing much to find fault with. Naresh is good but Avasarala shoulders the film. The twists in the latter half are note worthy.
Even the pre-climax and climax have been well executed, making Meda Meeda Abbayi a good watch.
Meda Meeda Abbayi is interesting caper. It is worth watching.