Megastar Chiranjeevi’s son-in-law Kalyaan Dhev’s second film, Super Machi under the direction of Puli Vasu had a theatrical release today. Let’s see how it goes.
Story: A software employee named Meenakshi (Rachita Ram) loves an easy-go-luck guy Raju( Kalyaan Dhev). But Raju keeps on rejecting Meenakshi’s love proposal. Who is Meenakshi? What is her backstory? Why is she after an irresponsible guy like Raju? To know that, you have to catch the film in the theatres near you.
Performances: Kalyan Dhev is okay as an aimless youth but his appearance is not up to the mark. While his dialogue delivery and acting are decent, Kalyaan Dhev’s dressing style and screen presence lack an impact.
Heroine Rachita Ram is cute on the screen and gave a decent performance in a couple of emotional scenes. But the chemistry and establishment episodes between the lead pair are not up to the mark.
Bhadram and Mahesh Achanta are okay in their side-kick roles and evoke decent fun at regular intervals. Rajendra Prasad gets a meaty role and did his part neatly. Naresh and Pragati are decent in their roles as hero’s parents.
Technicalities: Surprisingly, the music by Thaman SS is outdated and fails to create any impact. While his songs are just okay, his background music is loud and noisy.
While editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is okay, the cinematography work by Shyam K Naidu is good.
Production values for this limited budget movie are adequate.
Analysis: Puli Vasu directs Super Machi. Though the core theme of the film which is related to father-daughter bondage is good, the director fails completely in executing the proceedings in an impressive manner.
Instead of wasting most of the scenes in the first half with cliched scenes, the director would have focused on presenting the narrative with a fresh backdrop. If Puli Vasu would have worked on presenting the film with some high moments, the result would have been unanimous.
To summarize, Super Machi is a dull and predictable family drama that fails to impress. Though the artists’ performance is decent, outdated execution stands tall as a demerit for the movie.
Verdict: Fails to impress!