Hello Mama Review: Gross dialogues dilute an already weak script
Tasteless double entendres and a poor supporting cast offer no help to this unentertaining film
Actor-writer-director Mohan has often claimed to shun mediocrity, but his work doesn’t seem to reflect this. Despite having lost his way more than once (remember the 2015 film Male Nilluvavarege?), Mohan still believes in doing everything for his films single-handedly – writing dialogues and stories, acting in them, producing and directing too. Hello Mama is no exception.
Cast:S Mohan, Aravind Rao, Sampratha, Soujanya, Bhumika
Director: S Mohan
The story revolves around Vijay (Mohan), a car driver and assistant working for Makrand (Arvind Rao), known as white collar mama. Not able to repay a loan taken from his boss, he has no choice but to help the latter in his illegal affairs. Vijay is in a state of shock when he finds his girlfriend with his boss. On the other hand, Makrand’s wife gets to know of his affairs and goes to court to file a divorce. The twist comes when Makrand reveals the truth behind his vices, carried out with good intentions. What is the reason behind Makrand’s closeness to prostitutes and why does Vijay develop respect towards his boss after the court case forms the rest of the plot.
Double-meaning dialogues mar the film, which lacks a strong script. While the film does warn that it is not a family entertainer, Hello Mama’s proceedings are often disrupted with conversations that are tasteless. Catering to a small section of the audience who might find it funny, the film gets vulgar. Mohan does well acting-wise and he should probably pursue that line more seriously instead of attempting to take on multiple roles. Arvind Rao shines, but the rest of the actors seem clueless.
Technically, neither the songs by Dharam Deep nor Prasad Babu’s cinematography lift the film. Hello Mama might have been made with good intentions, but it falls short by miles at entertaining.