(JD Chakravarthi) is a film editor. He has a beautiful
assistant editor called Nikita (Priyanka) working under
him. They share a pure friendly relationship with no
love/sex attached. His wife Lakshmi (Aamani) is a loud-mouthed
nagging lady who keeps irking him for no reason. One
fine day, Ravi kills Lakshmi and packs her body in a
carton box and dumps the box into a river in the city's
outskirts. Later on Ravi and his father-in-law complain
to cops that Lakshmi is missing. The cops are on the
trail now. The rest of the story is all about how the
murder mystery in unveiled.
Chakri did well as the
protagonist. He had shaven off his mustache. The character
played by him is confusing at times. Amani
did a small role as the nagging wife. Priyanaka
is very cute and she did well. Venkat
is appropriate in his role of Priyanka's boy friend.
Bhanu Chandar, Raghunadaha
Reddy, Narsing Yadav
and Brahmaji are adequate.
- Screenplay - direction: This kind of storyline
is very atypical in Telugu films. This story is like
the ones we find in crime news section of local tabloids.
Since everybody could guess from the title, caption
and posters that this film is all about a husband killing
his wife, it needs an exceptional handling of screenplay
and narration to make the viewers glued to their seats.
Screenplay of the film is amateurish. Direction leaves
a lot to be desired. The director failed in creating
and sustaining the suspense element in this film. The
narration of the film is uninteresting.
departments: Background music and rerecording of
the film is technically good. But conceptually very
wrong. Music plays a vital role in thrillers. The music
director should use the sound for a chills down the
spine experience wherever needed. But the music director
used frightening sound for unimportant scenes, which
let the steam off the film. Photography by Chota K Naidu
is excellent. Editing by Bhanoday is fair. Dialogues
are pretty trivial.
'Madyahnapu Hatya' - which is supposed to be a thriller
- ends up being an uninteresting narrative where hero's
characterization and his motives are very hazy. The
killing process and subsequent follow-up is not narrated
effective enough to make the audience believe. The best
thing about the film that it is a song less film with
duration of 1 and half hour. This film also suffers
from an abrupt climax and it makes the film an anticlimax.
You can avoid this film without any hesitation.
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