Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Hassan, Rao Ramesh, Ali, Ajay, Siva Balaji, Kamal Kamaraju, Chaitanya Krishna, Nassar, Tarun Arora, Prudhviraj, Pavitra Lokesh, Pradeep Rawat etc.
Direction: Kishore Kumar Pardasani
Banner: North Star Entertainment
Music: Anup Rubens
Cinematography: Prasad Murella
Release Date: Mar 24, 2017
Fans won’t think about previous film result, when power star Pawan Kalayn film arrives in theaters. Though his last movie Sardaar Gabbar Singh was a flop, mega fans anticipated keenly for Katamarayudu hit the screens today. Let’s see whether the film pleases fans and movie buffs or not…
Katamarayudu (Pawan Kalyan) leads happy life with his four brothers who are everything for him and vice versa. Rayudu hates the idea of marriage as he feels that his wife might create disharmony among brothers. Though the four younger brothers say that they don't want to either fall in love or get married, when Rayudu is not around, they all have their secret lovers. In order to get the green light for their love stories, they make efforts to change Rayudu’s opinion on love and marriage.
In fact, Rayudu’s mind changes after meeting a beautiful girl Avantika (Shruti Haasan), who actually hates violence. Rayudu even agrees to keep away from violence. But, situations demand him to continue his original character. What will he do? What’s the twist in the story, when Rayudu arrives to Avantika’s village? Why Avantika and family are against violence? Who’s attacking them? Will Rayudu ever get acceptance from Avantika and family?
1. Pawan Kalyan
2. First Half
3. Rao Ramesh
5. Shruti Haasan Glamor
2. Second Half
3. Production Values
Katamarayudu is remake of Tamuil hit Veeram. But, script has been altered big time to suit Telugu sensibilities and also to match Pawan Kalyan style. Pawan loves his brothers a lot, but he hates females for a silly reason. His brothers who too behave like they hate girls have girlfriends in their life, but are waiting for Pawan to change his mind on love. The sequences of Pawan with his brothers are hilarious. Then, Pawan starts admiring Shruti Haasan, since she is a classic dancer like his childhood friend. The romantic track in the first half is cute as well as humorous. The way Pawan proposes to Shruti is fresh and sweet.
Then, Shruti gets to see original character of Pawan Kalyan. The train fight episode is good, but graphics work is poor. Movie becomes slow, ever since Pawan and his brothers enter Shruti’s house. Pawan has a tough task ahead. He is in a position to pick one of the two options which both will spoil his relationship with Shruti and her family. Rest of the story is how he handles the situation to settle all matters.
Pawan Kalyan is not a big performer like few of his contemporary stars, but he has got ‘something special’ which can’t be described. Whatever he does on the screen will be a treat for fans. The film has several heroism elevation sequences, and Pawan did give complete justice with his style of acting. Dances are okay and fights are one of the major assets. Masses like his makeover of sporting a twirled moustaches and displaying never seen before swag in a dhoti-clad avatar. Shruti Haasan looked traditional in talkie part and glamorous in songs. She didn’t get much to perform. But, the chemistry she shared with Pawan in first half was rocking. Rao Ramesh needs special mention. The way he uttered dialogues in Rayalaseema slang, his dialogue modulation and body language are a treat to watch. The way he explains how to slay Pawan and his brothers show his sadistic nature, but later he brings laughs with his feebleness. He is really a gift to Tollywood. Ali provides some laughs. All bothers are okay. Nassar is good and other artists played their roles effectively.
Akula Siva made enough of changes to script which is a good thing. We never get a feeling that, it is a remake film. Dialogues are one of the biggest assets of the film. Few are witty and few are thought-provoking. Vema Reddy, Sai Madgav Burra and other writing team did their job perfectly, except for screenplay writing for second half. Director Kishore Kumar Pardasani dealt the subject quite efficiently, but he should have worked on second half where the film appeared dry in places. Except for couple of songs, Anup Rubens composed album was pretty average. However, he did decent job when it comes to background score. Prasad Murella’s cinematography is a big asset. He captured action sequences grippingly. Gautham Raju’s editing work was mediocre. Production values are not up to the mark of a Pawan Kalyan starrer film.
Katamarayudu is definitely not a complete entertainer, but it has elements for fans and family audiences to rejoice. Overall, it’s a worth watching in theaters. Since it has ingrediants for all section of audiences, it would do wonders in both class and mass centers.
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