E Satti Babu’s Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (2016) Movie Review
Star Cast: Prudhvi Raj, Naveen Chandra, Saloni, Shruti Sodhi, RaghuBabu,
Direction: E Satti Babu
Cinematographer: P Balreddy
Music Composed: D J Vasanth
Censor Certificate: UA & Runtime: 128 Minutes
There are bad movies and then there are Meelo Evaru Kooteswarudu type films. One of my top 10 worst films of 2016 so far.
Being one of those films which makes the job of a film critic the most awful and baffling job among all, I would like to thank the Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams (founders of Twitter) and Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), since these social networks becomes your only saving grace in such brutally cruel and abominable hours spent in the theater. Otherwise in the old times we just used to stare at each other with a mirthful disappointment and had nothing else to do at all while watching such a excruciating attempt.
Taking about the review, I don’t think there still remains anything else to say after the straight forward paragraph above giving you a clear idea. Still you want to feel the fun in the review than the film itself. Then following are few indications of what Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu has in store for the viewers in the name of an entertainment.
Prashanth (Naveen Chandra) a decent guy, who is pampered by his family to no end and with a care a damn attitude. He accidentally bumps into Priya (Shruti Sodhi) and then she starts wooing him in her rough style while bugging his best friend Dhanraj with her antics. After a week of dating (casually!!) with her in Anandapuram, his life takes a turn when Priya’s father AVR (Murali Sharma) enters their love life. That’s when Prashanth challenges AVR to understand true happiness in life, by losing in a unknown business and winning back. Surprisingly, AVR starts a film production house believing (films are the only place where people lose their money), and collaborates with flop producer Thadibokkala Thatharao (Posani heavily inspired from Vakada Apparao) and Rold Gold Ramesh (Raghubabu inspired from director Meher Ramesh) to lose around 10 crores. How he deals with this business? Will he succeed in losing money, and understand sedate happiness in life? After understanding true happiness will he accept Priya’s love forms the rest of the storyline.
In short, its really a pathos state of our Telugu cinema that where at one end, many supremely talented new directors are making their numerous rounds of production companies constantly with a hope of getting a small chance, and here well connected and chesty directors are richly making these kind of worst films with nothing in the name of script or any basic story-line. Admitting all the hard work, time and money required to make a film putting everything together, its incontestably one of the most sturdiest production process in shaping a film. But then whats the use of all the hard work of a chef as he goes on putting extra effort, money and time on ingredients which have no capability to produce anything tasty in reality. And in film making the ingredients happens to the script – characters and then the treatment with which you go on cooking leading to the final garnishing as your great entertaining climax.
Sadly, E Satti Babu’s MEK neither has a screenplay nor any entertaining narration to treasure despite having an fine cast on board. The film is entirely dependent on all purposely written spoof sequences (satires on renowned people) which simply fail to generate any kind of laughs till the dragged climax and the audience keep watching it with a dead silence mood mostly. To be specific, E Satti Babu’s previous films still had some kind of regular story-line to deal with. But in MEK there has been no importance or time given to the basic line or screenplay of the film. And as if director was not worried in giving time to his major necessity of the film then why should I waste my time on to review it in details talking about its various departments individually.
In short, as was being expected from its trailers, MEK easily crosses the earlier bench mark set by E Sattibabu’s Jump Jilani and Yamudiki Mogudu of being one of the dud of the dud films, as the Allari Naresh starrers still had a basic line (may be even lousy), a decent characters and a romance to give you some kind of fun in totally. But stepping many steps downwards MEK not even has that much content in its 129 minutes runtime and makers should thank the editor who cut the final trailer of MEK, because it created a good buzz among the filmgoers in its final phase.
All in all, MEK team could have enjoyed shooting all these spoof/satire sequences together, but they were not able to generate any kind of similar result to the audience.
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