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Kanchana movie review

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Raghava Lawrence, who got an unexpected success with Muni in 2007, is back with its sequel titled Kanchana. He has roped in Sarath Kumar and Lakshmi Rai to play the lead roles in the horror-flick. Now, let us see what they have offered.

Raghava (Raghava Lawrence) is suffering from Achluophobia(Fear of darkness). His life will be normal until he lands himself in a devil's trap. He accidentally invites trouble, when he hits a dead body with a wicket while he was playing cricket. Soon, he is tormented by evil spirits and starts acting weirdly. His tastes on dress changes and starts wearing sarees like hijra. Later, it is revealed that he has become a victim of Kanchana (Sarath Kumar).The rest of the film should be seen on-screen.

It has been proved time and again that Raghava Lawrence is unfit to act in a lead role. Yet, he has tried it to show the audience that he can perform. Though, he looked good in some costumes, still it is not enough to win the hearts of the audience with his attires alone. Has he cast any other actor in the role, the movie could have done better. Lakshmi Rai is good at parts. In her limited role, she has done justice to her character and she looks hot in some songs. Sarath Kumar steals the show with his remarkable performance. Rest other casts are okay.

Vetri should be lauded for his excellent cinematography. He has captured the key scenes with ease. Music by Thaman is not worthy. However, background score in Kanchana is good. Raghava Lawrence, who has penned story, screenplay and directed Kanchan, gets decent marks in direction department. The writer in him has able to give the audience some spine-chilling moments. At parts, the story looks good and making a movie on the troubles facey by hijera is a good concept. But had he etched a better good screenplay, the movie would surely have won at the box-office.

Kanchana offers scary moments at parts and masses might like the movie.

Cast: Lawrence, Lakshmi Rai, Sarath Kumar, Kovai Sarala and others.
Direcor: Lawrence Raghavendra
Music: Thaman
Cinematographer: Vetri
Producer: Bellamkonda Suresh and Gemini Productions
Release Date: 14/07/2011

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