Masooda Movie REVIEW I Sangitha, Thiruveer, SaiKiran | Telugu Movie | Movie Matters: Producer Rahul Yadav Nakka introduced new directors with successful movies Malli Raava’ and ‘Agent Sai Srinivasa Atreya’. Recently, he handed over the directorial duties of his third film ‘Masuda’ to new director Saikiran. It is a good thing that this horror movie, which came to the public on Friday, was released by popular producer and distributor ‘Dil’ Raju.

In recent times, there have been no original horror movies in Telugu. Most of those that came in that genre is horror entertainers. In this background, the director-producers Saikiran and Rahul Yadav told ‘Masooda’ how it would be if you watch an out-and-out horror movie in theatres. Actually, if you want to tell the story… it’s a very simple story. Single mother Neelam (music) works as a science teacher. Separated from her husband Abdullah (Satya Prakash), she lives with her daughter Nazia (Bandhavi Sridhar). If she is in the apartment, Gopi Krishna (Thiruveer) who lives in the next flat will be a bad suitor for this mother and daughter. Gopi, a software engineer, loves his Kolig Mini (Kavya Kalyan Ram). But he makes a face to say that. At such a time, Neelam and Gopi come to know that Nazia is possessed by a ghost. Whose spirit possessed Nazia? How did it get into her? What did Neelam do with Gopi’s help to get rid of it? The rest of the story is about the steps taken by Allauddin (‘Satyam’ Rajesh) and Rizwan (‘Shubhalekha’ Sudhakar) to get rid of the evil power.

Rating : 3 / 5

  • MAIN CAST: Sangitha, Thiruveer, Kavya Kalyanram
  • DIRECTOR: Sai Kiran
  • MUSIC: Prashanth R Vihari
  • PRODUCER: Rahul Yadhav Nakka

Naturally, all the horror thriller movies that have come out in Telugu so far have been on the side of Hindus. All the magicians used to worship gods and goddesses to get rid of the evil energy that entered the human body. For a change… it’s a ghost story about the Muslim community. How did a witch call ‘Masuda’ destroy a Muslim family? How did the village ruin the whole village? Even after death, her spirit returns to capture a young woman named Nazia and what kind of chaos does she want to create? Director Sai Kiran has screened the topics very interestingly. The movie was exciting from the beginning to the end. Along with Nagesh Banel’s cinematography, especially Prashant R Vihari’s background music, it is well supported. Jeswin Prabhu’s editing is also very good. The way the scenes are presented is amazing. But… the director should have made some compromise regarding the length. More importantly, if the editor had been given some freedom in the second half and the final scene… the movie would have been more interesting. Also, if some scenes were deleted in the first half, the run time of the movie would have been reduced to some extent. The action episodes composed by Ram Kishan and Stunt Joshua are thrilling. Kranti Priyam’s art direction is very natural. If you look at the work done by the technicians and the way the actors are used, you don’t get the impression that this is Saikiran’s first film.

As far as the actors are concerned, the musical performance is very natural and well done. Being a single parent, she did justice to the role. Bandhani Sridhar played the role of her daughter Nazia. Kavya Kalyan Ram, who acted as a child actress in many films, was impressed as the heroine Mini. In fact, her role is not given due importance. Well done while it was. And Thiruveer, who is just now gaining recognition as an actor… gave a good performance as Gopikrishna. His innocence and the dialogue that came out of his mouth made the theater bloom with laughter. As a friend of the hero, Krishna Teja entertains with his body language. ‘Satyam’ Rajesh and ‘Shubhalekha’ Sudhakar are good Muslim magicians. But some Urdu slang should have been mixed in their conversations. Other lead roles were played by Sathya Prakash, Akhila Ram, Surabhi Prabhavati, Karthik Addusumilli, Surya Rao, and others.

Gautham Tinnanuri with ‘Malleerava’, R.S.J with ‘Agent Sai Srinivasa Atreya’. Swaroop was introduced as a director by Rahul Yadav Nakka. Both of them gave good results. But this is not a subject that appeals to the general audience like those movies. Horror genres are only for those who like these movies. Not everyone likes movies with such intensity and huge violence. But… it can be said that ‘Masuda’ will bring a new feeling to the fans of horror movies.

Rating: 3 / 5

Plus points
selected background
Performance of artists
Production values

Minus points
A second half that lost grip
Lengthy climax

Tag line: A Different Experience!


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