Actors : Nani, Sai Pallavi, Bhumika, Rajiv Kanakala and others
Director: Venu Sriram
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Producer: Dil Raju
Reviewed By : Team CG
Nani who is on a dream run and the form of his life is ready to take on the box office again with yet another mass masala entertainer in MCA and the film is making it to screens today after a good round of promotions. With huge advances for the film, lot of expectations are riding high on the movie. Has the movie managed to meet the expectations? Let’s find out.
Should we mention the story at all? Anyone who’s seen the trailer could easily identify what the plot would be. Bhumika is an employee who sticks by her ethics and faces problems from the antagonist who is now confronted by our hero, Nani who puts his differences aside with Bhumika and solves her problem. How Sai Pallavi fits in all this drama and how Nani gets the better of the villain forms the rest of the story.
Nani and Sai Pallavi are two performance power houses and their chemistry looked excellent on screen. Both the actors gave superb performances and the story was supported by Bhumika who gave her best in the role she portrayed which is easily overshadowed by the lead pair. Rajiv was okay and so was the villain. Rest of the crew is adequate.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are average and the picturization is nothing great worth a mention. Background score is decent and could have been better as much more has been expected of Devi Sri Prasad. Overall, music scores just ok for the film.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
While the story is a beaten to death tried and tested formula in Tollywood, the screenplay could have been used to narrate it in an interesting manner but the director chose to go with the template yet again providing that routine feeling while watching the movie. The movie while decent on comedy and hero-heroine chemistry falls flat at places and bores you to some extent with a below par second half. Climax is okay and dialogues are not so great as well.
Cinematography is okay and while the film has been presented in a decent manner, much more could have been expected of Dil Raju and the production house SVC Entertainments. The movie lacks richness on screen and whether it was a conscious attempt to make the film look middle class on screen or no, it definitely is not great on screen.
Production values are ok and could have been better. Art work is decent with the film made on a handful of location with no exotic destinations. Costumes are just ok.
Overall, MCA is an average fare which is only watchable due to Nani and Sai Pallavi’s performances. The story does not provide you any freshness nor does the screenplay. While the first half is decent, the second half falls flat with a bland plot and predictable narration with an average climax.
You “may” watch it
Template class abbai.
Rating : 2.75/5
AP/TG audience : Average
US/ROW : Average
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4 - Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
NA – Not rating this genre.
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.