2.5 out of 5 (Fairly Good)
Madatha Kaja may be illogical, but it is a laughter riot
Haricharan Pudipeddi Sat, 01 Oct 2011
For those who love to extract some message out of a film or seek out for some inspiration, Madatha Kaja is definitely not advised. But, on the other hand if there are people who'd love to go to a film hoping to get entertained and laugh out guiltlessly, Madatha Kaja is what they all should be watching. It'd be smart and safe to enjoy this film than hoping to get motivated.
'King of Comedy' Allari Naresh does what he is best at; entertaining audience as much as possible. And, he succeeds once again in keep his audience entertained from start to end. Thanks to his performance, Madatha Kaja may appear illogical and stupid, but Naresh single handedly makes this film a laughter riot.
The story revolves around Naresh and Sneha, the former a police informer in Vizag while the latter is the daughter of KP, one of the arms of International Don Nanda. KP and AP are Nanda's arms in his illegal business but they have a bad reputation of fighting against each other.
Nanda, in an effort to stop them from fighting, he decides to marry off their children to each other. This is when Naresh aka Kalyan is summoned to Hyderabad to keep an eye on KP, AP and Nanda. How Kalyan manages to nail Nanda and what happens to his love forms the rest of the story.
There is lack of novelty in script, as it appears borrowed from films such as Mirapakaya and Don Seenu. The director just borrowed the plot from some other film and tweaked it a little and shoved humor into it to make it a wholesome entertainer. The fact that Allari Naresh is a comedy hero covers up to some extent but the comical scenes are not smartly executed. There are only occasional laughs and the film is too predictable for common filmgoer. Again, it is Naresh all the way who seem to have saved the film.
Naresh has done what he is best at. However, including other characters he too was just normal. Sneha Ullal, well, what do I say about her as she guiltlessly flaunts skin and makes everybody drool over her body. Jayaprakash and Dharmavarpu spill laughter all over while Ali's several getups provides certain moments of enjoyment. On the whole, Madatha Kaja provides entertainment but in pieces and bits, not as a package.
Dialogues by Satish lacked a heart and sounded dull. Lack of wacky, witty dialogues which are considered imperative for the success of any comedy film is one of the reasons Madatha Kaja falls short of a successful entertainer. Director Seeta Rama Raju has immense experience in direction and that is visible on the screen. But he should've opted for a novel script instead of following the trend.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
2.5 out of 5 (Fairly Good)