Eye-pleasing costumes, ear-pleasing songs, and charming Shriya Saran and Prem Kumar are the striking points of Chandra. Roopa Iyer has taken huge responsibilities of designing costumes, art direction along with story, screenplay and the direction departments. As a result, the film looks very rich with splendid colours.
Chandra is the love story of a girl from a Royal family
and a boy, who is the son of their family friend. Both hero and
heroine share the same name - Chandra. The director has penned a
simple story and has given a lavish look through rich production
values to the film. Every frame in the movie is a treat to
Being a girl from the Royal family, her family wants her to
marry a guy, who will be equal to their family in status. The hero
Chandra alias Chandrahasan (Prem), who returns from the Himalayas
after learning Ayurveda, is an expert in martial arts and
It is like a story told through poems. Here, each and every
frame has ample of expressions. And imagine how the actors would
have lived their characters! Yes, the eyes and body language of the
lead stars speak better than words at parts.
Coming back to the story, the boy and girl instantly fall for
each other. But they never express it with words. While the girl's
family finds a perfect alliance in the form of a US-based guy
(Ganesh Venkataraman), the love between the couple grows by leap
and bounds on the other end.
Just when the story started appearing like Hindi movie Pardes starring Shahrukh, the tale returns to the original track to move towards a predictable end. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...
Lead Stars At Their Best
Roopa Iyer has invested lot of time/money on making
Chandra a colourful product. Having helmed multiple
departments, she has succeeded in bringing out the best from the
lead actors and technicians. Indeed, Shriya and Prem will look as
beautiful as ever.
On the flip side, she fails to come up with a strong story. The
progress of the story is very slow. The first half is tolerable,
but the second half is not engaging as it is very predictable.
Having said that the story might be liked by family audience and
Shriya, A Treat To Watch
Performance wise, Shriya Saran is charming and sexy. The camera
has perfectly captured her beauty along with her elegant curves.
Last but not least, her acting will get a special mention. Prem
Kumar has displayed his chiseled body once again. He looks very
handsome and has enacted his role to his best.
Vivek-Sadhu Maharaj Wasted
However, Tamil actor Vivek impresses at parts, and Sadhu Kokila
is wasted. Had they utilised them to their true potentials, the
film would have got a different look.
Technically, cinematography by PKH Das stands out, as the
photography illuminates the screen. Musician Gautam Srivatsa has
made a good debut with Chandra. His classical tunes are
good to hear.