Updated | March 26, 2017 03:45 IST
Movie Name: Katamarayudu
Starring: Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Hassan, Nasser, Ajay, Ali, Ramesh Rao, Pradeep Rawat, Tarun Arora, Siva Balaji, Chaitanya Krishna, Kamal Kamaraju and others
Story: Remake of Veeram (Tamil)
Dialogues: Burra Sai Madhav
Cinematography: Prasad Murella
Composition: Gowtham Raju
Music: Anup Rubens
Producer: Sarath Marar
Director: Parthasani (Dolly)
Rating: 3.5 / 5
The audiences generally don’t expect a story with a message in a Pawan Kalyan movie. They look for his heroism, love and action sequences. He has taken to selecting more meaningful roles after he started his involvement in politics. In this film, he play the role of an elder brother with four younger brothers. This movie has created a lot of hype and excitement among the masses. Now let’s look at the film.
Story: This is a story of a man who tries to protect the family of the girl who is about to marry from a criminal. The girl’s father is a judge and the criminal wants revenge for his judgment against him at court. Katamarayudu (Pawan Kalyan) is the respected head of a village in rayalaseema. The farmers look to him like a god and he punishes the wrong-doers. He has four brothers (Ajay, Siva Balaji, Chaitanya Krishna, Kamal Kamaraju) and a friend (Ali) who is a lawyer. His brothers are his greatest strength and also his weakness. Katamarayudu develops a dislike towards woman due to a failed love story in his past. And because of this none of the other brothers get married as the elder brother doesn’t get married first. But unknown to the protagonist, the brothers fall in love but keep it a secret. So the brothers decide to make Rayudu fall in love with a dancer named Avantika (Shruti Hassan) who comes to the village. Her father is an honest judge. He doesn’t like faction wars as he lost his son to them by involving in their fights. So Rayudu’s family decide to give up on fighting in order to make Avantika a part of their family. The rest of the story revolves around how the protagonist deals with these problems protects the family.
Analysis: The story isn’t very different from the tamil version Veeram. The changes that have been brought to support Pawan’s image and telugu nativity added an appeal to the film. The film focuses specially on Pawans character and role. His character keeps the audience attent from the very beginning. Using the background score from ‘Kushi’ during the romance sequences created a pleasant theme. Every scene and dialogue has been framed to deliver Pawan’s full potential to satisfy the audience. The shades of his character are well balanced but some of his actions show him in a darker shade. Although the real story starts after the interval and the first half is filled with comedy. It runs smoothly without any major plot twists or suspense instances. The story doesn’t feel new but some of the dialogues are excellent. The song ‘ Meera Meera Meesam’ was a good one but none of the other songs were exceptional. There should have been better choreography. The director succeeded creating the film to match the fans interests. The film had a really good background score and portrayed excellent camera work.
Actor Performances: The film has been designed to fit Pawan Kalyan and treat his fans. His performance brought life to the movie and he did well in balancing the different aspects of his character. interests. Shruti Hassan’s character and performance went beyond expectations. Rao Ramesh’s character was well written indifferent from the rest. Tarun Arora’s character was grim but fulfilling. Ajay’s character was given more importance among the brothers. Nasser, Ali and Pruthvi took their characters to the highest level.
Love and Romance Sequences
Not a New Story
Final Verdict: A treat to the audiences to see Pawan at his best.
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