Actor Nani has been on a roll in the last 3-4 years with most of his films turning out to be hit ventures. And he now has MCA with a tag line – Middle Class Abbayi – which is directed by Venu Sreeram. The film is said to be a story about a middle-class family young man, played by Nani, who fights the odds against him in the society. The film hit the screens yesterday, December 21st, 2017 worldwide and as always, received a thunderous opening from all around. MCA is the biggest release in Nani’s career so far after beating his previous film ‘Nenu Local’. MCA clocked huge collections on first day of release making it the biggest one in the career of Nani. MCA had a gross collection of approximately INR 15 crores worldwide, making it the highest in the actor’s career. The first shows of MCA started from as early as 7 AM and reports reveal that all the shows till the end of the day were packed with audiences. The cast and crew of MCA met later in the evening to celebrate the success of the film.
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MCA stars ‘Fidaa’ star Sai Pallavi as the leading lady who had a great debut in Tollywood. And with her being a part of the film, the expectations were quite high on the film. And day 1 reports about MCA reveal that the film has fared more than exceptionally well across all centers including the overseas box office. MCA is produced by Dil Raju and this is the second time that the actor and the producer are coming together after having previously worked on ‘Nenu Local’. Few days before the release of the film, producer Dil Raju had said, “Middle Class boys & girls will own this film. Nani and Sai Pallavi’s chemistry will be a treat to watch. Very happy that Bhumika is playing a pivotal role in this film. We are confident that MCA will complete our hattrick list in 2017.”
The title of the film itself has created a delirium sorts of thing around the film and fans of actor Nani are quite excited about it. Nani plays the ‘Middle Class Abbayi’ in the film while Sai Pallavi plays his love interest, which is obvious in most of the commercial potboilers these days. The music of MCA is composed by Devi Sri Prasad who is currently going through a rocking phase in his career. With back-to-back hits in his kitty, DSP seems to be the synonym of music for commercial potboilers in South Indian cinema.
Bollywood actor Vijay Varma, who appeared in Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan starrer PINK, will be making his debut with MCA. Speaking about it, Vijay said that director of MCA Venu Sreeram contacted him through a common friend and that’s how this film worked out for him. “He came to Mumbai to narrate the script, and things fell into place. I am glad to be a part of the film. I can’t reveal much about my character, except that it’s very interesting and powerful. I have begun shooting, though,” said Vijay Varma. Speaking about if it was easy to say the dialogues in Telugu since he lived in Hyderabad for a long time, Vijay says,” I don’t know Telugu very well but I am taking the time to learn my dialogues as I don’t take prompting.”
MCA, directed by Venu Sriram, explores the love-hate relationship between Nani and Bhumika, who plays his sister-in-law. Nani is very close to his brother Rajeev, and the moments between them in the initial portion of the film are fun. He feels distanced when Bhumika enters his life and that’s what causes the friction between them. The familial portion is fun, though you get the feeling of having watched it so many times over the years in several films. If not for Nani, who brings so much life into this portion with his effervescent presence, it’d have been a tiresome watch.