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Kathi Kantha Rao – Review

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EVV Satyanarayana, who has directed many comedy films, is back with the same genre. The successful combo of Bendu Appa Rao RMP combo has joined hands again for Kathi Kantha Rao. Now, let us see how this katti has worked out to tickle the funny bones of the audience.

Kathi Kantha Rao (Allari Naresh) is the son of a suspended gunman (Dharmavarapu). He has a huge responsibility not only to fulfill the wishes of his brothers-in-law of his two elder sisters, but also to perform the marriages of his two younger sisters. Meanwhile, he makes an agreement with his father that he will not marry unless and until he completes all the above said responsibilities.

However, he deviates from the agreement by falling in love and marries a girl called Rajyam (Kamna Jethmalani) but keeps it a secret. Due to some unexpected circumstances, he reveals his relationship with Rajyam to sub-inspector (Jeeva). The latter tries to find out the truth in it goes to their village and enquires from Rajyam"s father Ringu Ranga Rao (Kota Srinivasa Rao). However, Kanta manages to reveal the truth to Ranga Rao and promises to remarry her with the blessings of his entire family.. How he convinced his family? How he fulfilled all the wishes of his brothers-in-law and younger sisters? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax.

Allari Naresh has given good performance throughout the film. In fact, playing such a role is nothing but a cakewalk for him. His comedy timing and body language is excellent. Kamna Jethmalani is okay and she has exposed too much in some songs. Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ahuti Prasad, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Jeeva has done justice to their respective roles. Venumadhav, Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, Krishna Bhagawan, Srinivasa Reddy has tried their best to entertain the audiences.

Dialogues by Prasad Varma are average and funny at times. It seems EVV is also involved in the dialogues penning, as there are several double in the first half. Mallikarjun has made his debut as music director, the re-recording of the film is excellent. However, he could not dish out foot-tapping tunes and none of them are catchy. But the director has ensured that the choreography of songs is good to watch. Adusumilli Vijayakumar, who has handled the cinematography is perfect in his job, while editing by Gauthamraju is adequate. The director has lost grip on the screenplay in the second half as some scenes appeared to have stretched beyond limits. The director has spoiled the characterisation of the heroine by showing her as characterless.

The film could not be recommended for those who want to watch a film with a good story, lots of sentiment, buckets of tears and full action scenes. This is the right film for those, who watch the film for the sake of entertainment without minding how and why the director or hero has done a particular act. Director takes many cinematic liberties in running the film.

Cast: Allari Naresh, Kamna Jethmalani, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ahuti Prasad, Jeeva, Venumadhav, Krishna Bhagawan, Srinivasa Reddy, Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao, Raghubabu, Chalapati Rao, Delhi Rajeswari and others..

Credits: Music – Mallikarjun, Camera – Adusumilli Vijayakumar, Editing – Gauthamraju, Dialogues – Prasad Varma, Lyrics – Vanamali, Ramajogaiah Sastry, Choreography – Swarna, Producers – Eedara Srinivas, Eedara Srinivas, Edpuganti Purnachandra Rao, Edpuganti Subrahmanyeswara Rao, Story, screenplay and direction – EVV Satyanarayana.
Banner: Big B Productions

Released on: December 10, 2010

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