CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs
Release Date: 01-11-2019
Banner: King Of The Hill, Global Cinemas
Cast: Tharun Bhascker, Abhinav Gomatam, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Vani Bhojan, Avantika Mishra, Pavani Gangireddy, Vinay Varma and Others
Cinematography: Mathan Gunadeva
Editing: Sreejith Saarang
Producers: Vardhan Deverakonda, Vijay Deverakonda
Written and Directed by Shammeer Sultan
Meeku Mathrame Cheptha Review
Rakesh (Tharun Bhascker) and Stephy (Vani Bhojan) are in love and set to get married soon. There is one small glitch here, Stephy doesn’t like being told lies. Rakesh manages to cover up all the faults when unexpectedly a compromising video of him with a girl leaks online. Rakesh must delete it as soon as possible. What happens next, and how the relationship ends?
Tharun Bhascker makes full-fledged debut as a hero with Meeku Mathrame Chepta. The role is tailor-made for him, and he lives it. The frustrations and restlessness are neatly showcased by the actor along with delivering the lines correctly with timing. For a first-timer in a full-length role, Tharun Bhascker has done superbly.
Abhinav Gomatam is almost a parallel lead in the movie. We have already seen him do similar parts in films, so there is no surprise. He carries the role effortlessly and together with Tharun Bhascker creates a laugh riot in a few scenes.
Vani Bhojan playing the role of a female lead is excellent in her part. Her aggressiveness is what propels the narrative. If she doesn’t induce the fear, the whole thing wouldn’t have worked. It is, therefore, a critical role that works well in the narrative.
Anasuya Bharadwaj has a small but vital role in the film. She comes at a crucial juncture and put the lead in an emotional turmoil, and also gets a fitting end to her part. The rest of the artists are adequate in their brief appearances.
Gets a little repetitive in the second half
Meeku Mathrame Cheptha marking the directorial debut of Shammeer Sultan is a new age comedy entertainer. It has a very different setup and a relatable problem.
The whole movie rests on the chemistry between a few actors and the writing. The latter makes the screenplay engaging. Shammeer has a difficult task at hand but has managed to pass the test.
The first half of the movie, especially, is full of situational humor that will be lapped up by the youth. The dialogues and situations are very relatable. The screenplay keeps the tension alive without losing the fun.
There are small issues that arise in the second half. But, the overall entertainment that Meeku Mathrame Cheptha has to offer makes up for the smaller flaws. In the climax, there are some unpredictable twists that take the narrative a notch higher.
The music by Sivakumar keeps the proceedings peppy. It is a major booster in keeping the funny mood throughout. The cinematography by Mathan Gunadeva gives the movie an urban look. The editing is okay. The writing is brilliant and is a key factor in providing entertainment.
Finally, Vijay Deverakonda needs to be commended for backing a truly unique content. It is not the usual we see in Telugu cinema and is also around a topical issue.
Bottom line: New Age Comedy Entertainer