Hara Hara Mahadevaki Movie Review
When the trailer of Hara Hara Mahadevaki was screened for the time in theatres with a bigger release, the crowds erupted in excitements. The voiceover of Whatsapp Swamiji narrating the story’s gist left the teens goes gaga. Furthermore, the makers kept emphasizing the word ‘Adult Comedy’, which you would have even glanced in our interview with the team. So how does it prove perfect of our assumptions? Does it get scattered from what we perceived or gratify the so called target audiences?
Let’s have a look with our crisp analysis…
The story revolves around a bunch of characters whose tales get interwoven at a hilariously critical juncture in a resort called Hara Hara Mahadevaki. This includes Gautham Karthik-Nikki Galrani, who are the verge of break up, a couple whose daughter has been abducted, a cunning chap on the run of exchanging counterfeit notes for good ones. Then, a politician (Ravi Mariah) assigning a couple of funny thugs (Karunakaran and Naan Kadavul Rajendran) to bomb of a political party meet…
How different is the tale from usual standards?
Having delineated the film as an adult comedy, as makers expect, we too felt that it would get pitched well with the particular group of audiences. It does work out, but only in few places. We have come across very few films that has parallel tracks conjoining by the end, that too, with a humorous essence. But then, there is something that misses to gain our complete attention.
How engaging is the film?
To mark it simple, director Santhosh delivers certain sequences, which are really stupendous and fresh. The sequences like Flash Mob by Gautham Karthik, the climax act where Namo Narayanan slaps Ravi Mariah or the following shot, where everyone are seen below the podium. They are amazingly hilarious. These sequences would definitely click with huge laughter in theatres. But then, the interim sequences among such brilliant ones turn out to be bleak. Had the director tried to raise them up to the same graph, there wouldn’t have been any ups-and-downs in the screenplay.
How technically strong is the film?
The first one to strike our attention is music director Balamurali Bala. He has given his inmost effort into the song. Even the BGMs try to escalate the scenes to best levels. On the contrary, it slightly disappoints to see cinematography from brilliant visualized film like Maanagaram not appealing us back with this movie. He has pictured the songs well, but when it comes to talkie portions, it gives a feel of watching some web series or television serial. Editing looks abrupt and jarring in few places.
Although, the film actually doesn’t deserve any straining efforts from the actors, they have done their best. But with a star-cast of big comedians like Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Karunakaran, Ravi Mariah, Namo Narayanan, etc, it could have easily outperformed some of the recent hilarious entertainers. But the film fails to get the excellent strokes out of them. Although, it’s funny episodes throughout the show for Gautham Karthik and Nikki Galrani, it could have been pictured well with some yet more funny sequences.
As it gets to make a final mark, Hara Hara Mahadevaki has the humour punch, but that’s limited to a very miniscule scope. If the director had made the writing yet more hilarious and engaging, this could have been a best entertainer of this season.