Cast: Harshvardhan Rane,Avantika Mishra,Sushma Raj and others
Directed by : Neelakanta
Produced by : M.V.K.Reddy, Madhura Sreedhar Reddy
Banner :Shirdi Sai Combines
Music : Shekhar Chandra
Release Date : Aug 01 2014 12:00 AM
Maaya Movie Review
Meghana (Avanthika), a TV Correspondent, experiences Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) which means she sees the future of her dear ones. Siddharth (Harshavardhan Rane) who is a Fashion Designer by profession happens to come in touch with Meghana and they fall in love with each other. Things take a drastic turn after Meghana's friend Pooja (Sushma Raj) enters the scene! Meghana foresees a scary incident incident involving Siddharth, Pooja and Herself. What happens then forms the rest of the story!
Harshavardhan Rane: He makes his presence felt despite limited screen time. In fact, His honest performance is the highlight of the movie.
Avanthika: She looks beautiful, but need to work on her expressions and lip-sync.
Sushma Raj: She is just okay in the role which has got two shades.
Rest of the cast including Nagababu, Jhansi, Anitha Chowdhary and Jabardasth Venu did a decent job.
- Harshavardhan Rane's performance
- ESP Concept
- Pace of the film
'Maaya' is a best example to say all great concepts mayn't be necessarily end up as great films. The concept of 'Extra Sensory Perception' is enough to create curiosity among the film buffs, but what matters is an engaging screenplay and enough thrills to keep them on the edge of their seats. Unfortunately, 'Maaya' fails in these aspects!
A film like 'Maaya' doesn't necessarily need 5 Songs. Though Sekhar Chandra's songs were good enough, they only slows down the pace of the movie further. Cinematography by Balreddy's is good. Editing is mediocre. Production values are decent.
Its really sad to see a director like Neelankanta who delivered impressive films like Show, Missamma and Mr. Medhavi coming up with an ordinary screenplay. While the First Half looked just okay, Second Half was terrible and the Climax twist wasn't effective either. On a whole, 'Maaya' falls flat due to poor execution despite good concept!
Verdict: Half-Baked Suspense Thriller!