MCA -Middle Class Abbayi
Nani has been unstoppable at the box office lately. With a series of hit films, Nani’s market value took a big leap and it is reflected in the opening day collections of MCA. This is Nani’s third film this year and it is produced by Dil Raju who is of late having a ball as a producer. Sriram Venu of Oh My Friend fame is back to direction after a huge gap. Can MCA join the likes of Nani’s recent hits? Did Dil Raju get it right again? Let’s analyze MCA.
Nani (Nani) is from a middle class family. His life is very happy until his brother (Rajiv Kanakala) gets married to Jyothi (Bhumika). She is a very strict woman and makes Nani do household chores as he doesn’t have any other work to do. Nani falls in love with Pallavi (Sai Pallavi), who happens to be a cousin of Jyothi. After learning about his vadina’s true affection towards him, Nani becomes responsible. At this point, Nani confronts a goon Warangal Siva who wants to kill his Vadina.
Nani is an effortless actor who can make any scene work with his terrific performance and impressive dialog delivery. However, MCA has a very weak script and poorly etched character that even Nani couldn’t do much about it after a point. Even supremely talented Sai Pallavi has been wasted in a silly, pointless and typical run of the mill character. Bhumika looks dignified as the strict Vadina. Rajeev Kanakala is fine in his brief role. The guy who played the villain is a poor choice. Priyadarshi, Naresh and Pavitra Lokesh make an impression in the supporting roles.
riram Venu has come up with a lackluster script that doesn’t have a bit of novelty. Apart from a catchy title and the initial setup everything about the film goes off track. The film’s plot resembles many eighties and nineties family dramas that cannot click with the current generation audience unless they are dealt in a hilarious way. On a whole, it is a shoddy work from the director who is back to business after six years.
Devi Sri Prasad’s music is uninspiring. None of the songs are fresh and his background score is surprisingly bad. Cinematography is standard. Technically, MCA doesn’t offer anything exceptional on any front. Production values are strictly okay.