Charmi Kaur's Prathighatana is one of the most-hyped Telugu movies of 2014. The film has been created positive buzz for two reasons. Firstly, it is a social political thriller, written and directed by critically-acclaimed director Tammareddy Bharadwaja. Secondly, it happens to be the 50th film of actress Charmi as a lead actress. But the comical treatment of a serious subject makes it a flawed attempt.
Prathighatana is a social drama and director Tammareddy
Bharadwaja has managed to include a few masala elements to woo all
kinds of audiences. Charmi Kaur's talented performance is the main
highlight of the film. Tammareddy's interesting story and
engrossing narration, good music and background score,
cinematography and a few comedy scenes are other attractions of the
Tammareddy Bharadwaja has picked up a serious subject for
Prathighatana, which revolves around the social injustice
against women. The story of the film is about a journalist, who
crusades to change the society and perception of women. The first
half of the film has a crispy and gripping narration that
entertains you and keeps you engaged. The interval bang is pretty
good. Though the pace slows down a bit in the second half, you can
still enjoy the movie.
Nischala (Charmi Kaur) is an honest TV 5 reporter. She sets out
on to unearth a dreaded-rape case in a small village. With the help
of victim's best friend Shanti (Reshma), she manages to find out the political
personalities behind the rape act. Then, she decides to bring their
act to public and create awareness about woman atrocities. What
happens next will form the crux of the movie.
As a journalist, Charmi Kaur has delivered wonderful performance
in Prathighatana. She wins the heart of the film goers
with her mannerism, expressions and dialogue diction. Reshma has
also done her best and her performance is a big asset for the film.
As a cop, Atul Kulkarni has done his best. Raghu Babu has played a
serious role, but his funny acting makes the matter worse. The
director has wasted Brahmanandam. Posani Murali Krishna, Krishna
Bhagawan and Uttej have done justice to their respective
Prathighatana has decent production values and the
director has managed to tap out right kind of output from everyone.
MM Keeravani and Yeshwanth Nag's songs and background score, S
Gopal Reddy's cinematography, Lakshmi Bhupal's dialogues and
Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao's editing are all commendable and big
assets of the film.
Overall, Pratighatana is good socio-political thriller that has good script and brilliant performance by lead actors. It has wonderful theme and it will impress class audinece.