Verdict: Hits the right chord.
Meeku Maathrame Cheptha marks the debut for Tharun Bhascker as an actor in the lead role, Vijay Deverakonda as the producer and Shammeer Sultan as the director. Abhinav Gomatam plays yet another lead role and among the rest of the cast include Anasuya Bharadwaj, Avantika Mishra, Pavani Gangireddy and Vinay Varma in prominent roles. With Vijay Deverakonda foraying into production, the movie has created immense buzz for a low-budget flick.
What’s Meeku Maathrame Cheptha About:
Kamesh (Abhinav) and Rakesh (Tharun) work for a television channel. Steffi (Vani Bhojan) is a doctor and Rakesh eventually get attracted to her. In no time, their marriage date gets fixed. A few days before the marriage, a video clip of an unfinished movie that Rakesh acted in once goes viral online. Rakesh seeks help from a hacker to have the questionable video taken down, as if Steffi were to watch it, their wedding would be in trouble. In the process, more and more complications arise and the actual fun begins.
Tharun Bhascker surprises everyone with his natural performance and is extremely good on screen. Abhinav Gomatam raises the bar with every movie and we will never get tired of watching him in films. Vani as Tharun’s fiancée is good and so is Pavani as Abhinav’s girlfriend. They both have acted well in their limited roles and Anusuya Bharadwaj was apt in the extended cameo. The main strength lies in the awkwardly funny situations and comedy dialogues where Shammer Sultan’s writing needs a special mention. His directorial abilities hold promise and the way he engages the audience with his plot sans unwanted deviations is appreciated. Sreejith Sarang’s editing is crisp and a huge advantage to the movie. The 2-hour run time leaves no room for any dull moments. Sivakumar’s music sounds different with some wonderful lyrics and the background score leaves an impact. Mathan Gunadeva’s camera work is adequate.
What Could’ve Been Better:
While the movie meets the expectations of the targeted audience, the production values could have been much better. The movie starts on a promising note but loses steam towards the latter half.
Why You Should Watch:
Meeku Maathrame Cheptha is youthful, refreshing and a laugh riot. It breaks the stereotypical ideology of cinema and has its heart at the right place. Overall, a fun filled entertainer that you should watch with your friends and families.