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Chitralahari Review

Banner Name: Mythri Movie Makers
Producer: Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri
Director: Kishore Tirumala
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Certified Type:  U
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Editor: A Sreekar Prasad
Language: Telugu
Art Director: AS Prakash
Story Writer: Kishore Tirumala
Sensor Board: CBFC
Cinematographer: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Story Details

The story begins in a court. Vijay (Sai Dharam Tej) starts narrating his story why he had landed in this court. Cut to flashback. An electrical engineer by education, Vijay invents devices and apps but he is unsuccessful in selling them off to corporate companies. He is a loser.

In such a situation, Lahari (Kalyani Priyadarshan) enters in life, bringing sunshine. Problems arise in a love relationship and he goes to Mumbai on a project work where Swecha (Nivetha Pethuraj), a spirited young woman slowly attracts to him.

How Vijay becomes successful in the end?

Sai Dharam suits the loser’s role in a superb manner. He has caught the emotions in the character perfectly and drives the film through his expressions. His performance in all the scenes with his father Posani is very good and Tej showcases moving emotions in these scenes.

Kalyani Priyadarshan is just about okay as the confused lover. But Nivetha Pehturaj gets a meaty role and is superb in her serious character. Right from her expressions to her body language, she suited the role of a corporate head perfectly.

Posani is amazing as Tej’s dad and his character relate to every middle-class parent in society. Like always, Vennela Kishore was hilarious in his role of English speaking Tamil guy. Wish he had more screen presence. Sunil gets a good role and was okay in the first half. There are many situations in the film where the youth who are struggling in life will connect to. Brahmaji was efficient as the crooked boss. Dialogues need a special mention as they run the show most of the time.

Others Comment:
Though the emotions work well initially but go against the director’s original idea in the final sequence. The court proceedings are not appealing. It begins as a peppy youthful entertainer but ends as a preachy message-oriented movie. Nevertheless, it does have some moments here and there but they don’t give an engaging feel.
Critics Rating:

Technical Department

Direction 8
Editor 8
Casting Producer 8
Art Department 8
Music Director 9

Technical Department

Story Department 8
Choreography 8
Cinematography 9
Graphics 8
Field Publicity 8
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