Director Gangaraju Gunnam's TV serial Amrutham, which was produced by Just Yellow Media, was the longest running and most popular sitcom in Telugu. Now, the same director has made an attempt to bring it to the big screen under the title Chandamama Lo Amrutham (CLA), which has released in theatres across the globe today (May 17, 2014).
Chandamama Lo Amrutham can be described as the first
scientific-fiction comedy entertainer in Tollywood. Director Gunnam
Gangaraju's story, screenplay and dialogues, lead actors'
performances, comedy scenes, Sree's music, Rasool Ellore's
cinematography, wonderful graphics work and good art direction and
costumes are the main attractions of the film. Some forced and
illogical comedy scenes are its drawback.
Gangaraju Gunnam has penned a complicated story for
Chandamama Lo Amrutham, which begins where the TV series
Amrutham ended. He has really done an innovative
experiment. The film is as amusing and refreshing as the TV series
was. The director manages to hold the attention of the viewers with
simple humor and a few rib-tickling scenes in the first half of the
film, which gains momentum before the interval bang and sails on
smooth trajectory in second half.
Amrutham (Sri Avasarala) and Anji (Harish Koyalagundla), who own a
restaurant, are successful hoteliers. They are separated by
Amrutham's dad-in-law. A disaster lead them to get along together
again. They plan to start their business with a hotel named Amrutha
Vilas on the moon. What happens next will form the crux of the
Gangaraju Gunnam has broken the tradition of featuring
heroes/heroines as his film Chandamama Lo Amrutham does
not show one. Srinivas Avasarala and Harish Koyalagundla have
delivered wonderful performances. Srinivas impresses viewers with
his humorous dialogue diction and unique body language. Vasu,
Sivannarayana, Rao Ramesh, Ahuti Prasad, LB Sriram and Krishna
Bhagawan are also hilarious.
Chandamama Lo Amrutham has sound production values.
Rasool's camera work and Sree's music are the main attractions in
the technical front. Gangaraju Gunnam-written dialogues are witty.
The graphics work is one of the big strengths of the film. JK
Murthy's art direction and Dharmendra Kakarala's editing are also
Overall, Chandamama Lo Amrutham is comedy entertainer,
which impresses the viewer with its simple homour, witty dialogues
and a few funny moments. If you love to watch comedy films with no
brainer story, then the movie is a feasting for you. Don't miss to
watch it this weekend.
Producer: Urmila Gunnam
Director: Gunnam Gangaraju
Cast: Avasarala Srinivas, Shivannarayana, Harish, Vasu Inturi, Dhanya, Suchitra, Ahuthi Prasad, Chandamohan, Krishna Bhagavan, L.B. Sriram and Rao Ramesh
Release date: May 17, 2014