Mudinja Ivana Pudi Review - Good Old Masala Fun

PUBLISHED DATE : 15/Aug/2016

Mudinja Ivana Pudi Review - Good Old Masala Fun

Mudinja Ivana Pudi - Good Old Masala Fun 

Bharath Vijayakumar

Plot: What Idly Upma is to Idly, Mudinja Ivana Pudi(MIP) is to Villain (The 2002 Ajith starrer). The premise is strikingly similar but with a twist to the crux.


KSR's latest offering reminds us frequently of his hey days. The film works because it never pretends to be anything that it is not.It is made like a 90s entertainer and as such this one really works as a harmless watch. It literally transports us to the 90s a few times with those tacky sets. The major scenes made with an eye on the wolf whistles click. Most of these scenes are definitely rehashes but the fact is they work. The absence of any long hero worshiping monologue or punch dialogues could really make this film palatable to someone who desists these star driven vehicles. 

This is a film for the fans of Sudeep and possibly made with the Kannada version as the major goal.It is obvious that many portions are dubbed but the real surprise is that this hardly matters. Surely part of this credit goes to the makers of MIP as the dialogues spoken by the lead pair have proper sync most of the time. Looks like these portions have been shot in Tamil. Casting of a lot of familiar faces from Tamil also has helped.The remaining credit goes to our very own Tamil films, most of which have villains trying out tongue twisters out of ordinary Tamil words. Hence this portion of MIP with 3 villains who are obviously moving their lips to Kannada dialogues hardly irritates.



Mudinja Ivana Pudi is one guilty pleasure trip. It could really work for you if you have a taste for the 90s masala.

Rating: 2.5/5 

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