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Chandralekha - Movie Review

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Rating:
2.5/5
For the first time in his career, director Om Prakash Rao, who is known for his famous action thrillers like Lockup Death, AK 47, Kalasipaalya and others, has tried his luck with horror comedy movie Chandralekha with Handsome hunk Chiranjeevi Sarja.

Chandralekha is the remake of Telugu hit Prema Katha Chitram, which featured Sudheer Babu, Nanditha and Praveen in the lead roles. The movie revolves around the four youngsters, who decide to jointly commit suicide because of their failure in their respective fields. They join hands to die together in a farm house, where they take up a task of fulfilling each others wish before breathing their last. Director Om Prakash Rao has proportionally mixed the horror and comedy, which keeps the audience engaged for the whole running time of the movie.

Story
Chandralekha deals about the background of four youths, who have decided to commit suicide. The movie is set in the backdrop of a haunted house, where the maximum part of the movie is shot. They encounter a ghost, which takes over the heroine's body. What happens following this? What they experience at this time and how they deal with it? Answers to all these forms the crux of the story. Continue reading the review on slide show...

Four Youths

Chandu (Chiranjeevi Sarja), Aishu (Shaanvi Srivastava), Praveen (Nagashekar) and Sadhu Kokila decides to commit suicide. Aishu will face lot of trouble from the ghost.

Sadhu Kokila And Nagashekar

The two comedy masters Sadhu Kokila and Nagashekar are the show stealers in the first half of the movie with their amazing comedy timing and mannerism.

Chiranjeevi Sarja

As Chandralekha is the second horror movie for Chiranjeevi Sarja after Whistle, he is commendable in his role. There is no difference in his acting from his previous movie.

Shanvi Srivastava

Shanvi Srivastava is a promising actress, who has been introduced to Kannada films from Chandralekha. She is impressive in both the shades - as a common girl and devil character.

Music And Cinematography

Music is given least importance in the movie. More than songs background score is impressive. Ravi Kumar should be appreciated for his amazing camera work, which is the main highlight of the movie.

Direction

Though Chandralekha is a remake movie, director Om Prakash Rao is successful in giving the native touch for the script.

Verdict

The movie has proportionate mixture of comedy and horror. Chandralekha is one time watchable. The movie has very slow pace in the first half. A must watch if you are Chiranjeevi Sarja's fan.

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