Sumanth Ashwin's Idhe Maa Katha directed by Guru Pawan is releasing today. The film's first look, teaser and trailer attracted the attention of all touching a new concept. Let us see what Idhe Maa Katha offered to movie lovers.
Ajay (Sumanth Ashwin) is a son of a rich businessman (Srikanth Iyengar). Ajay is an adventure biker and posts videos on youtube. Ajay dreams of winning an international bike race and plans to get qualified much against the wishes of his dad. Ajay steals a bike and decides to participate in the 25th Royal Enfield Bike Race in Ladakh. Lakshmi (Bhumika Chawla) is a housewife with two kids and she aspires to turn her late father's innovation on Royal Enfield Bike much against the wishes of her husband (Sameer). She decides to pursue her dream and leaves for Ladakh egged on by her daughter. Mahendra (Srikanth) a rich man, heads to Ladakh on his bike to meet his lover Tulasi while Meghana (Tanya Hope), a bold and ultra-modern girl joins them in their quest. Whether they are able to succeed in their mission forms Idhe Maa Katha storyline.
Ajay (Sumanth Ashwin), Mahender (Srikanth), Lakshmi (Bhumika), and Meghana (Tanya Hope), hailing from different backgrounds and age groups and who experienced different incidents in life, come together and go on a bike journey to Ladakh to attend 25th Royal Enfield Bike Rally. Their experiences in life and whether they achieved their goals form Idhe Maa Katha story.
Artists, Technicians Review
Director Guru Pawan tried to show Sumanth Ashwin in a different genre entertainer. He readied a story in the backdrop of a road trip and started the narration on an interesting note establishing the characters and the backgrounds of Sumanth Ashwin, Bhumika Chawala, Srikanth, and Tanya Hope. the narration goes in an interesting manner on how they go about to realize their dreams and how they come together and embark on their mission. In between, he generated immense fun through Saptagiri and Jabardasth Ram Prasad. Dialogues are witty, funny, and hilarious. At the same time, he sent a message that one should dream and work hard to realize their dream. the first half ends in an entertaining manner.
However, when viewers expected similar fun and entertainment in the second half, things take a serious turn as all the four faces more obstacles in their mission. Though all the incidents and scenes shown by the director are realistic, the lack of entertaining and commercial elements undid his good work. Guru Pawan's story is unique and has never been seen before in Tollywood. He made an earnest attempt to entertain viewers with a different concept and screenplays. He succeeded for the entire first half but lost steam in the second half due to the seriousness of the narration. Dialogues are good and impactful.
Sumanth Ashwin slipped into the role effortlessly. He played the role of a genex youngster to perfection and he tried a different look and hairstyle and he looked smart. He brought in good expressions and emotions to elevate the scenes. Tanya Hope doesn't have the looks of a heroine. However, she did well as a bold girl who doesn't tolerate any injustice. Bhumika Chawla performed well and emoted and expressed well as a helpless mother out to break the shackles to realize her dad's dream. Srikanth played the role of a heartbroken lover to perfection. All the four complimented well and elevated the scenes with their performances.
Saptagiri and Jabardatsh Ram Prasad generated immense fun in the first half. Viewers will feel their void in the second half. The director tried to make up for their absence with Pruthvi but he failed to generate the same kind of humor. Srikanth Iyengar, Sandhya Janak, and Madhumani performed well in their roles. Srijitha Ghosh attracted with her looks. Subbaraju made a small appearance in the end.
Sunil Kashyap's music is good. Songs are well shot but at times acted as the speed breakers. He elevated the scenes with his background music. Ram Prasad's cinematography beautified the film by capturing the scenic and natural locations in various states across the country. Junaid Siddique's editing is good but he should have taken care of the drags in the second half. Production values are good.
Lack of commercial elements
Sumanth Ashwin teamed with Guru Pawan for Idhe Maa Katha. The film has a novel storyline and an interesting plot. The first half is entertaining and generates curiosity with interesting elements. The second half turns out to be a tad serious and at times the pace dragged with routine elements. Considering all these elements, CJ goes with a 2.25 rating for Idhe Maa Katha.