Chandi is a revenge drama, which has all commercial elements to impress the mass audience. Priyamani's electrifying performance is the main highlight in the movie. The arresting screenplay and punch dialogues, Vasu's cinematography, NR Shankar and Chinna's background score, good comedy and action sequences are its other attractions. A few illogical scenes in the second half are its drawback.
A few movies have already been made on the theme of land
acquisition scam. V Samudra has tried to throw light on this
subject in the movie Chandi, which has cliched story and
screenplay. The movie also touches upon the corruption in the
present day political system. Besides this, the director has also
included some mass elements like action and comedy, which make the
film a good entertainer.
The first of the film Chandi is entertaining with a few
comedy scenes. The director has included the anthyakshari scene
from Gabbar Singh with a small change and it is quite
enjoying. A twist in the story at the interval bang sets the
viewers' mood for the second half, which is also interesting with a
few action scenes. The climax is predictable, but is entertaining.
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Chandi (Priyamani) is a daughter of Ashok Gajapathi Raju
(Krishnam Raju), who belongs to the Krishnapatnam. In bid to
acquire lucrative mines, Minister (Ashish Vidyarthi) destroys her
family and the village. How she takes the revenge upon him with the
help of Azad (Sarath Kumar) will form the crux of the
Priyamani, who has played Chandi, has totally different role,
which she has never-played-before. She has delivered wonderful
performance. She impresses the viewers with her unique dialogue
diction and action avatar.
Other Actors' Performances
Sarath Kumar, Vinod Kumar and Ashish Vidyarthi have been wasted
and the director has not given enough scope for their characters.
Posani Krishna Murali and Dr Ali make you laugh in a few scenes. MS
Narayana, Thagubothu Ramesh, Telangana Shakuntala, Gundu Hanumantha
Rao and Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao have done justice to their
Chandi has decent production values and Vasu's
cinematography is the main attraction in the technical front. NR
Shankar and Chinna's background score is good. Their tunes are also
okay, but the placement of a few songs are poor. Nandamuri Hari's
editing is average and he should have trimmed a few scenes
especially in the second half.
Overall, Chandi is a good entertainer, but the
slow-paced narration and poor placement of songs mar the beauty of
the movie. If you are a hardcore fan of Priyamani, then don't miss
Chandi Cast And Crew
Producer: Dr Srinubabu G
Director: V Samudra
Cast: Priyamani, Sarathkumar, Krishnam Raju, Vinodkumar, Nagendra Babu, Ashish Vidhyarthi, Posani Krishna Murali, MS Narayana, Ali and Thagubothu Ramesh
Music: NR Shankar and Chinna
Release date: 8 November, 2013