Deepak is a theatre owner. With the debts incurred by his father, all the assets are gone and only one theatre is left. Eventually, it becomes his home. As he has nothing left to pay the interest of his father’s debts, he makes his living by playing adult movies in the theatre. Unfortunately, some of the people who came to watch the movie in that theatre would die. Why are they dying in the theatre? Did anyone kill them? What’s wrong with that theatre? And how Deepak got out of those problems forms the crux of the story.
JD Chakravarthy excelled in his role as Deepak. The talented actor carried the entire film on his shoulders and did a great job at it. Without expecting any commercial elements, the team put in the effort to create a genuine film. Veteran actor Benerjee impressed everyone in the role of a theatre operator. After several years, he too found a character with good scope to perform. Akshita Mudgal, who essayed the younger sister of JD Chakravarthy, was also impressed with her performance.
Kiraak RP and Chammak Chandra make you laugh. Sai Akshatha, who plays the wife of JD, also did justice to her role. But her makeup wasn’t properly blended and it certainly didn’t match her skin tone. Popular singer Sreerama Chandra portrayed a significant role. He could manage to pull off the role he played. Raju Bhai, who played the villain, was too good. In fact, he was born to play that character. Manoj Nandam didn’t get a proper character to perform.
While the plot is unique, the lackluster narration spoils the experience to a great extent. The narration is quite underwhelming and often tests your patience. The first ten minutes of the movie run interestingly, and then it feels a bit confusing with unnecessary scenes. However, the story is gripping from 15 minutes before the interval to the interval bang. After a bit of confusion in the second half, director Yen S See came back to the track and took it very interestingly until the climax. Some crucial scenes in the movie are not established properly. The range of the film would have been different if he had worked even better on the core point he intended. Even though the film had a good story, the way he wrote the screenplay is not up to the mark.
One of the biggest plus points of the film is Sai Karthik’s splendid music. It holds concerning the events of the story. The realistic treatment of the subject, coupled with deft cinematography by Garuda Vega and an apt background score by Sai Karthik, gives this film an edge. Dialogues are meaningful especially those written for JD. There is a good point in the story told by the director – Don’t’ be addicted to anything especially youth.
Overall, ”MMOF – 70 MM” will not disappoint you. As a first attempt, the makers came up with a good story on a shoestring budget yet not compromised. The film is for those who want to experience cinema in a brave new style sans the commercial staples.