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Madatha Kaaja Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, October 1, 2011 • Telugu ]
Madatha Kaaja Review
Sri Ranjith Movies
Allari Naresh, Sneha Ullal, Subbaraju, Jayaprakash, Aahuti Prasad, Aasish Vidhyardhi, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Chalapathi Rao, Ali, MS Narayana, Jeeva, LB Sreeram, Raghubabu, Vennela Kishore, Kavitha, Khayyum, Maariyam Jakaria, Taagubothu Ramesh & Raghu
Seetharama Raju Dantuloori
Vedaraju Timber
Sri Vasanth

Like many comedies of Allari Naresh, Madatha Kaaja too begins quite well but descends into a routine plot in two shakes of a lamb's tail.  Not quite unexpected.  But, the tragedy is that you don't get to see much of comic twists in this film although you might have wanted to see interesting stuff looking at the quirky title.  The film hinges on the character of Naresh, who manages to scrape through a weak script, and it must be noted with disappointment that despite his rib-tickling parodies and funny dialogues at one too many places, Madatha Kaaja just turns out to be a below average fare for the most part.
Good things first.  The first thirty minutes or so of this comedy are a laugh riot.  Kalyan (Allari Naresh) is a consummate police informer in Vizag.  Helping the cops nab smugglers, black marketeers, thieves and rapists is a cake walk for him.  The blue-eyed boy of the local SI Sai Kumar (Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam), Kalyan bumps into a beautiful girl, Swapna (Sneha Ullal).  Three-four really hilarious scenes later, he successfully makes her fall in love with him.  In a pseudo-emotional scene, Swapna confesses that she is even more in love with him after Kalyan reveals to her the details of how he plotted to woo her in his 'fold.'
Meanwhile, Dharmavarapu drafts him for a bigger role, of helping the Commissioner (Chalapathi Rao) with details of Nanda's (Asish Vidyarthi) international mafiosi.  Running the business from Bangkok, Nanda has two shady partners in Hyderabad, JP(Jayaprakash Reddy) and KP(Ahuti Prasad), who are constantly at loggerheads.  Promising to make a 'VP' (Naresh's word in the movie.  Forgive us for the cuss word) of JP and KP, our street-smart hero enters into the household of KP and how?  Don't scratch your heads.  It can't get more routine than this.  Swapna happens to be the daughter of KP.  Happy that things will be very easy for him now, he hopes to out-smart practically everyone in the next few minutes.
Though Nanda is a dreaded don who would shoot a jockey who loses a match for him, he gives the JP-KP duo a chance to mend their ways and not spoil his business by destructively trying to invade each other's territory in Hyderabad.  Nanda's grand plan is simple: JP should get his son (Subbu Raju as Ajay) married to KP's daughter.  So that once they are relatives, their rivalry would give way to partnership.  A win-win for both and Nanda.
How does Kalyan fool around all the parties?  How long is it before the truth comes tumbling out?  Thankfully, there is no place for violence in Seetaramaraju's movie.  Each time Kalyan is in trouble, he thinks of a new design to bring the rivals into his fold.  The dialogue writer pens some really funny lines in some places though, unfortunately, the momentum is not kept alive throughout.  His pen becomes humorusly sharp in the last 25 minutes of the film.
Bad things now.  The film becomes boring from this point.  Kalyan cheats everyone and enters KP's household in the guise JP's son.  Subbu Raju is diverted to a dupe Swapna.  If routine screenplay doesn't interest you, the dialogues lose their sheen.  With nothing to save the film from falling, not even Naresh's antics, which now seem monotonous, Madatha Kaaja comes to falter.
Performance-wise, Naresh is good but he should learn to show some improvisation in his twitches if he wants to spring surprises.  In Madatha Kaaja, he is at his usual best in racily spouting comic lines, his mannerisms disappoint you.  Sneha Ullal is not refined.  Ahuthi Prasad and Jayaprakash fit the bill.  Ali does a thankless job.  Subbu Raju as a 'child' is childish.
All in all, Madatha Kaaja has some funny moments, but sans freshness it doesn't attract you to its 'fold.'

Released on: 30th Sep, 2011

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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