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<i>Maa Iddari Madhyalo</i> - Review

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Friday, September 08, 2006
Mediocre direction kills tempo
After a moderate hit film like '10th Class' SP Entertainments brings out yet another love story with the same hero in the lead, with Videesha, a new face as heroine. Maa Iddari Madhyalo... was said to be a different love story, by debutant director Ramesh Maddineni. However, the inexperience of the director is quite visible right from the beginning till the end. Unimpressive narration, slow pace of story movement killed the curiosity of the audiences and in fact made them a little impatient.

Charan (Bharat) is an engineering student. He happens to meet a girl called Sivani (Videesha) and befriends with her. However, she starts commanding Charan and treats him like a kid by slapping him at every opportune movement. Though Charan develops aversion towards her in the beginning, slowly he gets attracted towards her. But he could not understand what is really there in between them. One day, Sivani introduces a boy called Sridhar to Charan and the dilemma in Charan further goes up. Later, Sivani tells Charan to bring his opinion on her on a paper. Again, she did not reveal what is in her mind but puts a condition to return to a particular place after one year. If their ideas remain as they were then they could continue their love. But she did not turn up after one year. Finally, both of them get united at Sivani's aunt's (Sudha) place, who happens to be Charan's Peddamma (mother's sister).

There is not much to talk about plus points in this film. However, the dialogues by Sivani about love, when one person (Chitram Sreenu) attempts to kill Charan, can be said as a highlight of the film. In the same way, the dialogues on love by Narra Venkateswara Rao before the climax are also quite good. A couple of songs are quite melodious, which were done by RP Patnaik.

Though this is Bharat's second film, he still needs to improve his performance. Videesha is okay in glamour role but needs change her body language to impress the audiences. Comedy is almost nil and the director failed to make use of top class comedians effectively. Director's inefficiency is visible in the poor narration and insipid screenplay. RP Patnaik's tunes are also average, but for a couple of melodies.


With the boom in media, everyone (including school going children) knows about the love, friendship with girls. But the portrayal of the hero looked stupid, though he claimed to be an innocent. Moreover, frequent slapping of the hero made the audiences laugh at him and lowered the hero's image. It should have been trimmed at least by the seasoned editor like Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. Though the production values of SP Entertainments is good enough, the poor narration of the subject made the impressive climax go unnoticed.

Cast: Bharat, Videesha, Brahmanandam, LB Sriram, MS Narayana, Benarjee, Krishna Bhagawan, Narra Venkateswara Rao, Chitram Sreenu, Telangana Sakuntala, Rajyalakshmi, Sudha and others.

Dialogues - Vijay
Cinematography - Anjan
Editing - Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Lyrics - Chaitanya Prasad
Music - RP Patnaik
Action - Martial Ramana
Presents - Smt Santhi
Producer - Venkata Shyam Prasad
Story, screenplay and direction - Ramesh Maddineni.
Banner - SP Entertainments Pvt Ltd.,
Released on - September 08, 2006..

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