|Actress||Priya Bhavani Shankar|
Vaibhav is a local kind hearted boy who lives alone with his sister Indjua, to whom he is really close with. He runs and is the lead singer of a musical troop named as 'Meyaadha Maan'. Colloquiallyhe is known as "Idhayam Murali", as he has been in love with a girl, Priya Bhavani Shankar, for years, but never gathered enough courage to approach or propose her.
Meanwhile, Induja has been in love with Vaibhav's best friend Vivek Prasanna, but he sees her as his sister. After a while, Vaibhav gets to know that Priya is engaged to someone else, and decides to commit suicide. Vivek Prasanna immediately tracks Priya down and convinces her to call up Vaibhav and tell him that she is not a nice person and hence not to commit suicide.
Following that, Vaibhav describes the depth of his feelings towards Priya, to his friends. Priya unintentionally listens to it and gets impressed with him. Later on she befriends him and gets to know him. The rest of the plot revolves around whether Priya falls for Vaibhav or goes on with getting married to the guy she got engaged to, and also whether Induja's love works out.
Vaibhav Redddy owns the film, he has pulled off the character of "Idhayam Murali" perfectly, the way he emotes the love, pain or happiness is applause worthy. And he once again proves that he has much more talent than he lets on. Priya Bhavani Shankar a familiar household face has made her debut through this film, and she has done a decent performance. Vivek Prasanna plays a pivotal role and has yet again delivered a convincing performance. Likewise Induja has also performed well.
Rathna Kumar has done a pretty decent job in the directorial department though he has taken the classic love story; local boy falls for top class girl as his concept for his debut film, he has managed to deliver an emotionally laden filled movie, which mainly focuses on love, friendship and bonds between siblings. The first half of the screenplay was fresh and filled with humour, then it takes a nose dive and gets draggy with the second part. Also Rathna could have avoided a few cliche scenes and so called situation songs towards the end.
Vidhu Ayanna's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has made the film very colourful. Santhosh Narayanan and Pradeep has handled the music department and as usual have given a local yet gritty background score that totally justifies the movie's genre.
In short, Meyaadha Maan, is a fun yet emotionally driven maan.