Nithiin and Kirthi Shetty starrer Macherla Niyojakavargam under the direction of MS Rajasekhar Reddy has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: After clearing his civils, Siddharth Reddy (Nithiin) gets posting at Guntur district as collector. Even before taking charge, Nithiin goes to Macherla to meet his love interest Swathi ( Kriti Shetty). What kind of peculiar circumstances will Siddharth comes across in Macherla? What is his conflict with a powerful politician named Rajappa( Samuthirakani), forms main crux of the film.
Performances: Nithiin’s makeover with thick moustache for the character he plays is good. Except for that there are no major changes in Nithiin avatar, hairdo and dressing style. Acting-wise, he delivers a decent performance in his regular style.
Samuthirakani as baddie is an advantage for the film as his screen presence and dialogue modulation add realistic texture to the screen. But the makeup for his old getup is not do is a right manner.
Heroine Krithi Shetty is adorable and her chemistry with Nithiin is showcased in a decent way. But the screen time of her character is limited to a couple of scenes.
Catherine Tresa did an extended cameo but her role in not designed properly. Vennela Kishore evokes good laughs in the first half.
Other artists such as Subhaleka Sudhakar, Murali Sharma and Rajendra Prasad are okay in their respective roles.
Technicalities: The cinematography work by Prasad Murella is good as he tried to captured the rustic flavour in the second half nicely. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao is okay.
Mahathi Swara Sagar’s music registers well. While Ra Ra Reddy song is a massy treat, other songs are passable on screen. The background score composed elevates the mood of the film in the second half.
Dialogues written by Mamidala Thirupathi are decent to an extent. Production values for this limited budget movie are okay.
Analysis: Director MS Rajasekhar Reddy’s idea of making a mass movie with Nithiin is good but the director failed to impress with his execution skills. The way he incorporated massy moments in the narrative are good but his regular template presentation comes as a major demerit for the movie.
To summerize, Macherla Niyojakavargam is a mass targetted routine action drama that has a couple of engaging action blocks. On the flipside, the lack of freshness in the screenplay stands tall as a demerit.
Verdict: Outdated mass!