Release date : December 16, 2016
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Director : E. Satti Babu
Producer : K. K. Radhamohan
Music Director : Sri Vasanth
Starring : Naveen Chandra, Shruti Sodhi, Prudhviraj, Saloni
Meelo Evaru Koteswarudu has been creating a good buzz off late with its unique trailers. Starring 30 years Pruthvi as the main lead, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Naveen Chandra is a young youth who falls in love with a rich girl played by Shruti Sodhi. As expected, Shruthi’s father(Murali Sharma) does not approve of her love affair and insults Naveen Chandra. This is also the time when Naveen starts an argument saying that one needs only genuine happiness in life and as a rich businessman, he will never understand that.
Upset by this, Murali Sharma decides to experience how can one get true happiness. With an idea from one of the top producers(Posani), he decides to make a flop film so that he can loose all his money at once and get back on top once again after working hard.
For this, he chooses Variations star(Prithvi) as a hero. Rest of the story is as to what kind of problems the film gets into after the entrance of a funny character like Prithvi.
The last twenty minutes before the interval are quite entertaining. Prithvi’s entry and his trademark spoof dialogues entertain the audience quite well. Posani Krishna Murali plays the role of a frustrated producer decently. Pruthvi’s performance in many scenes is quite good. He has got a good opportunity to showcase his skills as an actor and he gives what is expected of him.
Both, Sruthi Sodhi and Saloni do their best in the film. Raghu Babu brings some laughs here and there. Some satirical jokes cracked on the film industry work quite nicely. Murali Sharma brings some depth to the film.
The first half an hour of the film is quite bland and takes forever to enter the main story. Naveen Chandra and Shruthi Sodhi’s romantic track is so irritating that it can put you off at once.
Things only get better when Prithvi makes an entry. But his role is also stretched to an extent that it damages the film completely. Prithvi’s spoofs as a college student, his love story have some good traces here and there but they too, have been overdone too much.
Generally, Pruthvi imitates other heroes for certain time in regular movies. But here, the director makes him do it for the entire second half which is quite boring and does not bring any fun out.
Production values are quite good as the film has some very good visuals. Thankfully, the film does not have many songs. Background score is just about okay. Dialogues are quite fun and have been written well. Editing is average as a song and some routine scenes could have been easily chopped off in the second half.
Coming to the director Satti Babu, his basic idea of making Pruthivi the central character and getting him to do spoof comedy in interesting. But sadly, he makes things go haywire as he drags what can be said as a small comedy track into an entire film. His idea of showing a film within a film also is quite disappointing and can irritate many.
Meelo Evaru Koteswarudu is a loud entertainer which is not everyone’s cup of tea. The film is clearly aimed at the single screen B and C center audience who do not mind over the top comedy. If you like Prithvi and his style of spoofing other stars and are ready to bear him for the entire duration of a film, you can give this film a shot. But for the rest, there are so many other options that you can explore this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team