Movie Review

Kathanam

Language: Telugu
Banner: The Manthra Entertainment
Producer: Battepati Narendra Reddy and Sarma Chukka.
Director: Rajesh Nadendla
Music Director: Sunil Kashyap
Editor: SB Uddhav
Story Writer: Rajesh Nadendla
Cinematographer: Satish Mutyala
User's Rating

6.5/10

Critic's Rating

6/10

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Story

Story

Anu (Anasuya Bharadwaj) is an aspiring filmmaker and waiting for her day to make debut as a director in Telugu film industry. Anu inks a crime thriller story for her first movie as a director that has four murder episodes and the only climax is left pending to finish. She requested the producers to give her a break time of one month to wrap up the writing with a suitable climax. The twist in the tale occurs when back to back murders happens in a similar style as Anu has written in her story. With no options left in her hand, Anu takes the help of ACP Randhir (Randhir) to find out the reasons behind the four murders occurring in the similar pattern that she has written for her film direction. Who is behind those four murders? Did Randhir helped Anu and solved the murder mystery. Forms the rest of the story.

Highlights

Anasuya Bharadwaj

Vennela Kishore Comedy

Few Interesting Twists

Drawbacks

Second Half

Pathetic Screenplay

Direction

Loud Background Score

Performances

Anasuya Bharadwaj has done her best that she can give do in the dual shade given to her in the movie. While coming to the performance she was good in the traditional role of a strong housewife who is the superwomen of the village but the modern role of an aspiring film director did not suit her as expected. Anasuya makeup got messed up a lot of occasions and we can witness it on the big screen very clearly. She tried really hard to shoulder the entire movie but she was successful partly but she was not bad.

Vennela Kishore is the only comic relief element in the movie as he nailed it as creative writer CK in the film. Dhanraj was given a full-length role but did not have strong scenes to showcase his potential as an actor. Srinivas Avasarala got a meaty role, it was a cakewalk kind of role to him that he did in many movies. Randhir was apt in the role of ACP and he was neat in the limited portions given to him.

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Critics Rating

Technical Department

Rating
Direction 7
Editor 6
Casting Producer 6
Art Department 6
Music Director 6

Technical Department

Rating
Story Department 6
Choreography 6
Cinematography 7
Graphics 7
Field Publicity 6
Others Comment:
Bottom Line – Unless you’re a fan of Anasuya Bharadwaj stay away from this movie.