First half of the movie is quite nice. Second half of the movie is a little let-down with slow narration and redundant sequences. Plus points of the movie are Srinivasa Avasarala and basic story idea. The negative points are unwanted scenes and nothing new in narration.
Kathanam is also anything but the gripping or thought-provoking thriller it seems to sell itself as. Devoid of any commercial tropes and with Anasuya leading the show, one truly goes in expecting more. Give this one a major skip unless you’re a fan of Anasuya. You’re not missing out on much.
On the whole, Kathanam is a mysterious revenge drama which does not have much going it’s way. The suspense is decent and Anusuya carries the film on her shoulders. Watch it only for Anasuya.