Mathu Vadalara is a rare Telugu thriller, touching hearts of this genre. Starring Sri Simha Koduri as Babu Mohan, a fickle soul, a common delivery boy in search of money gets trapped in a murder scenario, who then contacts his roommates Satya (Yesu Dasu) and Naresh Agastya (Abhi) to find the paradox behind the situation.
Babu accidentally kills an old woman and dozes off with a drug that he takes without being aware of it. He then wakes up with another dead body bleeding from skull. He starts recollecting and digs into the mystery when he finds that old woman alive. This leads to a slow opening of suspense.
This movie focuses on how life can turn for a poor delivery boy. Drugs trap a life and makes it heinous. Then slowly Babu starts searching for truth and realizes it. He understands what lust for money can do to a person.
Director Ritesh Rana made an outstanding début as his way of filming gives an old school touch. He builds a firm narrative around a mysterious crime scene. Mathu Vadalara has real-time comedy and music. Kaala Bhairava makes an impressive début as a music director.
We have a lot of nail-biting scenes. It’s surprising to see mainstream comedians like Vennela Kishore to take up atypical – uncustomary roles and nailing them at their best.
The winner of the movie, Satya (Yesu Dasu) stuns everyone with his dialogue delivery in critical times. His acting skills are awe-inspiring and give an “at home” feel. One can never expect the twist in the movie, the credit goes to Ritesh and Naresh (Abhi). Abhi as an antagonist gives a touch of Sherlock in beginning stuns us with his acting experience.
Cinematography is a niche. Technicians should be given enough credit as the screenplay and music sway along throughout the movie. However, the movie turns predictive after the twist is revealed and collapses fast. This gives a glitch to the movie.
Mathu Vadalara is a complete paisa wasool movie.
“Aina mem cheppindi vintaara enti, ayyoooo” to understand this reference , watch the movie right from smoking and consumption of alcohol is injurious to health.