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Review: Madatha Kaja is average

By Radhika Rajamani
October 03, 2011 15:16 IST
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Allari Naresh's films are fairly entertaining and convey a message at times. The actor is in the habit of spouting wacky one-liners that send the audience into splits. His latest Telugu film Madatha Kaja, his third release this year, is no exception. It's a 'time-pass' film with nothing to take back home.

Kalyan (Naresh) is a police informer and makes money out of reporting various incidents of theft, smuggling etc to the cop (Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam). He rejects a police job that is offered to him because he feels it will not give him the freedom to enjoy life.

He is given an assignment by the commissioner of police to look into the illegal dealings (smuggling weapons, land mafia) of two people KP (Ahuti Prasad) and JP (JP Reddy). He goes and falls in love with Swapna (Sneha Ullal) without realising that she's KP's daughter. Nanda (Ashish Vidyarthi), a don based in Bangkok, is worried about the rivalry between KP and JP and orders them to get their children married.

Kalyan has to expose Nanda too and hatches a plot to prevent JP's son (played by Subbaraju) from seeing Swapna and makes him fall in love with another girl, Swapna (Mariam Zakaria). Daasu (Jeeva), a friend of JP and KP, suspects some mischief and reports this to JP. What follows is predictable.

Director Seetharamaraju Dantuluri tries hard to amuse the audience, but is handicapped by a very average script.

Naresh tries to carry the film on his slender shoulders but how long can he do so given a lacklustre script and poor dialogues?

Both Sneha Ullal and Mariam Zakaria are good. The comedians, Ali, Dharmavarapu, and M S Narayana, have done fairly decent jobs. So has Subbaraju, though an actor of his calibre should have got a better role.

Music, cinematography and the dances are just average.

There's nothing sweet about Madatha Kaja even though the film is named after a sweet delicacy from Andhra!

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