Macherla Niyojakavargam review: Outdated story, forced comedy test your patience

Given the drop in footfalls in theatres, Tollywood has been mulling the need to make films with quality content. This is not one of them.

ByBhawana Tanmayi

Published:Aug 12, 2022

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Yet another disaster of the year!

Macherla Niyojakavargam

  • Cast: Nithiin, Krithi Shetty and Samuthirakani
  • Director: Rajashekar Reddy
  • Producers: Sudhar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy
  • Music: Mahathi Swara Sagar
  • Runtime: 2 hours 2 minutes

Nithiin’s Macherla Niyojikavargam is out in the theatres, and we have yet another disaster on out hands.

A directorial venture of Rajasekhar Reddy, the film has been produced by Sudhakar Reddy and Nikhita Reddy under the banner of Sreshth Movies.

The movie begins by introducing a character called Rajappa, played by Samuthirakani. Rajappa hails from Macherla and doesn’t let the government hold elections in the town. This is the reason why nobody in Macherla has ever utilised their franchise for the past 30 years!

Nithiin plays Siddhu, an IAS officer. Much before he is posted as Guntur district collector, he crosses paths with Swathi (Krithi Shetty) in Visakhapatnam and falls for her.

As he readies to profess his love to Swathi, he learns that she has left for her native place: Macherla.

On his way to Macherla, Siddhu finds out that Swathi’s life is in danger as she is seeking revenge against Rajappa and his son.

Being the protagonist, Siddhu arrives in Macherla not only to save his girlfriend but also to help her seek revenge, and finally, to conduct the elections.

The audience run out of patience

Macherla Niyojakavargam is a routine, tried-and-tested, and stale story which is unlikely to entertain you.

The first half of the film showcases the love between Siddhu and Swathi. At the interval, it is revealed that he has been posted as Guntur district collector, and that’s when the actual story begins.

But, by that time, we have run out of patience and also the ability to understand the illogical plot.

The filmmakers try to tickle our funny bones with rather forced humour by Vennela Kishore. The second half of the movie does entertain us, though, but in bits and pieces.

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Actor Samuthirakani in Macherla Niyojakavargam. (Supplied)

Hero-centric film

At a time when Tollywood is mulling making films with quality content, given the drop in footfalls in theatres for some time now, here comes a movie that has no story!

Nithiin’s character is introduced with a fight scene and is followed by a song. Why is the hero always projected as macho and the best man in town? Why is he always the most eligible bachelor, and comes to the rescue of the damsel-in-distress who keeps waiting for prince charming to save her?

If you don’t have an iota of interest in finding answers to these questions, then Macherla Niyojakavargam is for you.

The makers just spent a lot of money on Nithiin. Why wouldn’t they? His father and sister bankrolled the film, after all!

The director discussed the importance of “vote” as a weapon in the common man’s life and to change the future of a country. In fact, it was a good concept, but he ailed in putting the pieces together.

On the whole, watch the film at your own risk.