Kannada movie Melobba Maayaavi review

The movie Melobba Maayaavi is said to be based on real life incidents.
Kannada movie Melobba Maayaavi review

A tale of notorious stone mafia and hapless people

Rating: 2.5/5

Movie: Melobba Maayaavi

Cast: Sanchari Vijay, Ananya Shetty, Chakravarthy Chandrachud, Mata Koppala, Pavithra Jayaram, Krishnamurthy Kavathar.

Music: LN Sastry

Producer: Puttur Bharath

Directed by: B Naveen Krishna

Release Date: 29 April 2022

Duration: 124

Certificate: A

The movie Melobba Maayaavi is said to be based on real life incidents.

Let us analyse

The movie begins with people from Svarga village travelling in a private bus. The passengers include a Muslim mother and her infant son. The Muslim mother gets killed when a dacoit gang attacked the bus. Meanwhile, Ranga Rao, a Gandhian, arrives at the spot and rescues the child. Villagers name the child as Iruve (Sanchari Vjay). Iruve suffers from psychological disorder. Iruve, along with Sakkare (Ananya Shetty) and Kavi, spends time near a rivulet and forest. At this juncture, Sulaiman (Chakravarthy Chandrachud) enters the village and encourages people to collect precious colour stones that have a huge demand from Rajasthan. Villagers abandon agriculture and follow Sulaiman who not only gives money but also supplies toddy. Sulaiman esnating villagers who opposed him. Finally, he tries to rape Sakkare who is in love with Iruve. What happens to Sulaiman is the climax.

Artistes’ performance:

Sanchari Vijay, as an orphan who suffers from psychological disorder, has acted well. His body language and dialogue delivery deserve appreciation. It may not be an exaggeration to say that this movie provides an opportunity for Sanchari Vijay’s fans to see their favourite artiste in a different role. Ananya Shetty looks beautiful and acted well as a vulnerable girl in the village. Journalist-cum-artiste Chakravarthy Chandrachud is convincing as a vicious villain who is ready to go to any extent to achieve his target. Pavithra Jayaram and Mata Koppala have provided very good support..


Sanchari Vijay’s performance.


Though it is an A certificate movie, the dialogues and some scenes are too obscene.


The shooting of this movie was completed in 218 and post production work was completed before Sanchari Vijay died in a road accident. B Naveen Krishna, a film journalist, who makes debut as a director with this movie has the potential to establish himself as a director in Sandalwood. The specialty of this movie is that artistes have followed the script and the director did not attempt to introduce scenes either to promote a particular artiste. The director has narrated how the colour stone mafia has been ruining villagers and natural resources without imitating other commercial movies.

Bottom-line: It is worth watching for Sanchari Vijay fans and those who want to know about the stone mafia in Karnataka.