Andhrawatch.com Movie rating 2/5
Starring: Kiran Abbavaram, Athulyaa Ravi, Posani Krishna Murali, Sapthagiri
Director: Ramesh Kaduri
Producers: Chiranjeevi (Cherry), Hemalatha Pedamallu
Music Director: Sai Kartheek
Arjun Kalyan is a spirited young man who refuses to follow in his police officer father’s footsteps. Despite his resistance, fate has other plans as Arjun becomes a Sub Inspector in Hyderabad. Determined to rebel, Arjun sets out to get suspended, but ends up earning accolades instead. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when he crosses paths with the powerful Home Minister Kantam Baireddy. As the two clash, Arjun uncovers a shocking truth that changes everything. What will Arjun do with this newfound knowledge?
Kiran Abbavaram takes on his first action-packed role in the film, showcasing not only his great comedic timing and police officer attitude, but also his impressive dance moves in a crowd-pleasing mass song. Meanwhile, Dhanush Pawan delivers an impressive performance as cunning Home Minister Kantam Baireddy, providing satisfying face-off scenes with Abbavaram that prove he has a bright future as a villain in the TFI. Posani Krishna Murali and Sapthagiri deliver much-needed comic relief with their punchy one-liners throughout the film.
Despite having aspirations to become a popular actor, Kiran Abbavaram’s choice of a lackluster and uninspiring script is hindering his success. The screenplay is a hodgepodge of tired tropes and cliches borrowed from numerous older films, leading to a predictable and nonsensical storyline. Some of the movie’s most extravagant scenes come off as absurd and tough to believe, making it difficult to fully appreciate. Athulya Ravi, the female lead, is merely a background player, with her character having no relevance to the storyline, except in the song sequences. Ramesh Kaduri, the first-time director, missed a chance to create a memorable film, as the movie lacks originality and creativity that holds the audience’s attention.
Meter, unfortunately, falls short in delivering an exciting and gripping experience. Its lackluster and predictable storyline fails to captivate its audience, leaving little to be desired. Despite featuring a noteworthy performance from Kiran Abbavaram in a highly entertaining role, the film ultimately fails to make a lasting impression. If you’re searching for a thrilling police action drama, you might consider giving this one a pass.
Meter … No Matter