Devaraj (Vinod), a gangster, is entrusted with the task of stealing a bag from a house. He ropes in a gang comprising Varadhu (AP Shreethar), Rathna (Raj Bharath), Ritchie (Madhivanan Rajendran) and Sethu (Balaji).
Even as they steal the bag, Varadhu finds out that it has been loaded with huge cash. Following this, the four take the bag to a village and seek the help of Janardhanan (Amarendran), who belongs to a zamindar family.
While Rathna begins an affair with Bala (Janardhanan’s wife), Arasi (Pooja Devariya), the girlfriend of Richie, also enters the scene.
In the meantime, Devaraj launches a hunt to track the four down. Who emerges victorious in the end is what Andhra Mess is all about.
Andhra Mess promised full meals to the audience but the final package only serves limited meals. Though it is spicy, we get a feel that the ingredients could have been better.
Director Jai has tried to present a quirky tale in Andhra Mess and he has succeeded to an extent. The tone is not that clear and the flow of scenes is uneven.
On the performance front, the lead actors do their respective parts well. There are some bold scenes and the director needs to be lauded for that.
The film’s making is rich and cinematographer Mukesh deserves a special mention. Music by Prashant Pillai is good. On the whole, Andhra Mess is a nice idea which would have ended up as a much better product had the director focussed more on the script.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Andhra Mess: More spice, little taste
Produced By : Nirmal K Bala
Music : Prashant Pillai