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Charulatha - Telugu Movie Review: It's Priyamani's show

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Two years after the release of Kshetram, actress Priyamani has made a grand comeback to Tollywood. Her latest movie Charulatha, which is a female-oriented film, is a perfect treat for the lovers of horror movies. Its rampant sense of dread makes you take at least a few days to recover. It is the show of Priyamani, who surely rocks film goers with her excellent performance.

Charulatha is a horror movie and Priyamani's electrifying acting is the main attraction of the movie. Sundar C Babu's background score, Panner Selvam's cinematography, suspense drama and special effects are its other highlights. The movie has its own share of drawbacks and they are negligible.

Charulatha is inspired from the 2007 Thai movie Alone starring pop singer Marsha Wattanapanich in lead role. The story revolves around the love affair of a conjoined twins. Director Pon Kumaran has made some minor changes in the plot to suit the taste of local audience.

Charu and Latha are conjoined twin, whose bodies are joined at stomach. While they are staying in a hospital, they meet a boy. Both fall in love with him, but he loves one of them. He tries to get them separated. But other girl, who is not loved by him, kills the one he loves and acts like her. What happens next will form the crux of this horror movie.

As a conjoined twins, Priyamani has given a wonderful performance. She really rocks the viewers in both sentimental and horror sequences. As her lover, Skanda has also done good job. Other like Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha, Sai Sasi and Aarthi have also done justice to their respective roles.

In the technical front, Sundar C Babu's music is the main highlight. His background score really enhances the effect of suspense and horror element. But his soundtracks are just okay. Panner Selvam's camera work also adds to the beauty of this suspense drama. Donmax's editing is also commendable.

Overall, Charulatha is good horror movie and Pon Kumaran has done a commendable job in this remake. Moreover, it is Priyamani, who steals the show. Her performance is worth three times of your money. Don't miss to watch it this weekend.

Director: Pon Kumaran

Cast: Priyamani, Skanda, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha, Sai Sasi and Aarthi

Music: Sundar C Babu

Release Date: 21st September

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