Praveen Sattaru's latest directorial venture Chandamama Kathalu, which has
released in theatres today (April 25), is an anthology film
featuring eight stories. Praveen Sattaru is the hero here and his
wonderful script, narration and dialogues are the main attractions
in the film. The lead actors' performances, Mickey J Meyer's music
and background score and Suresh Ragutu's cinematography are its
other highlights. The slow-paced narration is one main drawback of
Taking inspiration from various Hindi movies, director Praveen
Sattaru has created eight wonderful plots in Chandamama
Kathalu that he has intertwined in a nice way. He has tried
his best to establish each of these sub stories and every character
in the first half, but he seems to have forgotten the pace of the
narration, which is very slow and may test your patience. He has
heightened the intensity of emotion quotient in second half, but
has failed to elevate the essence of the film.
The eight sub-stories of Chandamama Kathalu deal with
love and greed. One story is about a window, who is dejected lover,
who is trying to reunite with her ex-boyfriend. Second one is about
a model, who is betrayed by her husband. Third one is about a
dotting dad, who is worried about his daughter battling chronic
illness. Rest of the plots revolve around the stories of a greedy
beggar, a street smart villager, a struggling bachelor and a
lustful story. One should really watch the film to know how the
director has interconnected all these stories.
Chandamama Kathalu has decent production elements and
Mickey J Meyer's music is the main highlight in them. In fact, his
background score helps the director to elevate several sentimental
scenes in the second half. Suresh Ragutu's cinematography is
another big strength of the film. Dharmendra Kakarala's editing is
also good, but he should have trimmed some dragging scenes in the
first half. Other technical departments have also delivered
commendable jobs. Continue to read Chandamama
Kathalu movie review in slideshow.
Lakshmi In Chandamama Kathalu
Lakshmi Manchu has played of a model in Chandamama
Kathalu and she has done justice to her role. But the director
has failed to etch out her character properly. He has failed to
provide clarity on how she got addicted to alcohol and
Kishore In Chandamama Kathalu
The role of a writer is quite suitable for actor Kishore, who
has delivered a good performance, which is one of the big assets of
Krishnudu In Chandamama Kathalu
As a software engineer, Krishnudu has tried his best to do
justice for his life, but his performance does not match the same
roles that he has played in a his previous movies.
Krishneswara In Chandamama Kathalu
The role of a beggar is the soul of Chandamama Kathalu
and the entire plot revolves around this character. Krishneswara
Rao, who has played this role, has given a sterling
Abhijeet And Richa In Chandamama Kathalu
As Ashraf, Abhijeet looks good and he has done justice to his
role. Richa Panai has essayed the role of a Muslim girl named
Haseena in Chandamama Kathalu. Her decent performance will
impress the viewers.
Naresh And Aamani In Chandamama Kathalu
Naresh has delivered good performance, but has failed to impress
with his eccentric slang. Aamani has also done her best. The
chemistry between Naresh and Aamani is good in Chandamama
Naga And Amitha In Chandamama Kathalu
Naga Shourya and Amitha Rao have played the roles of Raghu and
Gowri respectively and they have done justice to them. Their
chemistry is good and it is a treat to watch on screen.
Chaitanya And Shamili In Chandamama Kathalu
Chaitanya Krishna and Shamili Agarwal appear as a pair named
Raghu and Renu and they have lived up to the demands of their
characters. Their chemistry is also good to watch on
Supporting Cast In Chandamama Kathalu
Others like Vennela Kishore, Prithvi Raj, Kondavalasa and
Surekha Vani have brief roles in Chandamama Kathalu
and they have also done justice to their roles.
Chandamama Kathalu Verdict
Doing an anthology film is not an easy job. Considering this
fact, Praveen Sattaru has done a brilliant job. Chandamama
Kathalu is a wonderful movie, which has a few loopholes. This
movie may not appeal to the mass audience, but the family audience
will like it. Watch it and encourage the director.
Siddhu Manchikanti @Siddlazy
Verdict :: Oka 'Chandamana' book ni chadiwithe ocche feel lo
atleast 50% aina ivvagalugutundi ee 'chandamama Kathalu'
#ChandamamaKathalu is a feel good movie that gives a relaxed
feel by the end.
#ChandamamaKathalu :: Amita Rao is good in her looks but failed
to elevate her character with her performance...
#ChandamamaKathalu :: New comer Naga Shourya is okay in his
role. Richa Panai provided a decent performance as a Muslim girl
Watch #ChandamamaKathalu for wonderful romance between Naresh
and Aamani...Yes...I am telling that........