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Not many Kannada films have been made with strong focus on the hugely popular game of Cricket. Though films like Navathaare and Sixer had the story revolved around the hero who is a Cricketer, the focus was more on emotions. But Kannada film industry's top director S.Narayan has given the game of Cricket such an importance in his new film Chaithradha Chandrama that the climax of the film has many exciting moments revolving around the game of Cricket.
Chaitradha Chandrama is one of the best films made in Kannada which have been centred around the game of Cricket. Like in all his previous films, S. Narayan has focused on love and romance, but has also included the novelty aspect. The game of Cricket gets the main focus in the film. He has also launched his son Pankaj who has already acted in a few Tele serials and in the film Veeru as a big time hero in this film. His efforts have paid off as Pankaj has given a wonderful performance in the film. And Narayan's lucky mascot Amoolya has once again shown her fantastic talents in the film.
Pankaj and Amoolya are the soul of this film and each of them have put in good efforts to give a new look for the film. And the film's emotional content comes in the form of a conflict between the son and his assertive father. All these sequences are sure to touch your heart strings. And certainly the film has some thrilling moments.
Director S. Narayan using the most popular game has used it in right spirit and spirit of this film reminds us of Hindi film Lagaan which was the only entry for the Best film category in the Oscars. And Narayan has excelled in his role as a writer and director. He has also shown his class again as a music director. All the songs of the film are hummable and are well choreographed.
Pankaj has good heights and good screen presence. He is bound to go places in future. His dances and fights are extremely likeable. Amoolya is attractive and looks beautiful on screen. Pallakki Radhakrishna, Vijay Jatti and Veena Sunder have acquitted well. Shobharaj gets the best of roles in Narayan's films and Chaitradha Chandrama is no exception.
The film has been shot in spectacular locales in Srinagar and Karnataka. The technical work like the cinematography, music, the graphics, special effects, are top class. Chaitradha Chandrama is a love story of class.
Producer: S Narayan
Banner: Smt. Bhagyavathi Present Cleluvambika Pictures
Cast: Pankaj, Amoolya, Veena Sunder, Pallaki Radhakrishnaa and others
Direction, Lyrics, Music: S Narayan