Banner: Suresh Productions, Sravanthi Movies
Cast: Venkatesh, Ram, Anjali, Sazaan, Ali, MS Narayana, Jayaprakash Reddy, Kovai Sarala, Posani Krishna Murali and others
Dialogues: Anil Ravipudi
Producers: D Suresh Babu, Ravi Koshore
Direction: K Vijaya Bhaskar
Rahman (Ram) and his sister Sania (Anjali) lose their ancestral property legally and so they head to Bheemarajapuram village as their uncle MS Narayana advises Rahman to work for his employer Balaram (Venkatesh), a landlord. In a panic situation, Rahman lies about his identity near Balram who doesn’t tolerate cheating or dishonesty. To cover up a lie, Rahman makes a series of cover-ups and how does Balaram finds his truth forms the crux.
Venkatesh is brilliant and he pulled off the comedy scenes with amazing ease. He plays his role with excellence it’s a treat to watch him rendering butler English dialogues with quick sense of comic timing. Venkatesh is back to his forte wholesome family entertainer with Masala.
Ram is a revelation. He is good at comic timing and delivering witty one liners. His role as gay and interval block dance episode are hilarious.
Anjali is decent and has a good screen presence but she didn’t have ample role to perform. Shazahn Padamsee is okay and manages to give a noticeable impression in few scenes.
Ali, Jaya Prakash Reddy, MS Narayana are hilarious, Kovai Sarala is loud, Posani is okay and the rest did their bit required.
Thaman’s musical scores are mediocre and a couple of songs Ninnu Chudani, Meenakshi are good on-screens. Cinematography is neat while Anil Ravipudi’s dialogues are hilariously entertaining. Screenplay and editing could’ve been better. Production Values are just ok.
Masala as expected is formulaic packed with entertainment and fun elements. Vijay Bhaskar has stuck to the original Bol Bachchan script and hasn’t made any major changes. Masala is the carbon copy of Bol Bachchan and it sticks to the genre mass entertainer.
The first half moves at good pace and is enjoyable for its comedy here and there but it’s the second half which has much engrossing elements. The dialogues are quite entertaining and Venkatesh, Ram, Jaya Prakash Reddy rocked the screens with their good comic timing. The action sequences however are poorly choreographed. Masala had several clichés with confusion dramas that were seen in recent comedy releases, yet the screenplay packed with entertainment and silly gags works for the movie.
Venkatesh, Ram’s performances, Anil Ravipudi’s dialogues and entertaining scenes are assets for the film while actions scenes, poor VFX works and weak climax are the negative points.
Masala is decent enough to entertain comedy film lovers, provided you don’t look for logics…