Karthavyam Movie Review

Karthavyam Movie Review

Movie: Karthavyam

Director: Gopi Nainar

Producer: Sharat Marar

Banner: North Star Entertainments, KJR Studios

Music: Ghibran

Cast: Nayanatara, Ramachandran Durairaj

Release Date: 16th March 2018


 Gopi Nainar’s directorial venture Karthavyam, is unquestionably a step in the right direction for Nayantara- the lady superstar  South Indian Film Industry. Last year, her Tamil film Aramm released on 10th November which was turned out hit at the box office.  The commercial success and great word of mouth for the film and the performances, motivated  the film maker to release the film in Telugu as Karthavyam . Finally the movie has hit the theaters today. Let’s see the storyline.

 Story: Madhu (Nayantara) is a district collector  for whom duty comes first. She doesn’t care about who comes in her way, even if it is some government officials in the highest ranks.  She opposes the government and   fight against all odds and threat. What happens next? Forms the rest of the story.

 Plus Points:

  • Nayantara
  • Story
  • Screenplay
  •  Dialogues
  • Powerful message

Minus Points:

  • Couple of missing logics
  • Lack of commercial elements

 Performance: Nayantara as district collector delivers her fantastic performance.  She steals the show with her powerful and realistic performance. She mesmerized all with her electrifying emotions and expressions. Her way of dialogue delivery is powerful and elevated the scenes creating powerful impact. Sunnu Lakshmi, Ramachandran Durairaj, Vela Ramamurthy and others  perform accordingly.

Technical: The storyline of the film is impressive. It is about winning against all odds, and about good triumphing over evil. Karthavyam points out how the government has failed to create a better life for villagers and about the limitations of an officer fighting a corrupt system. The dialogues are perfect and apt for the situations. Technically, the movie is brilliant.   The cinematography deserves a mention. From the cracked earth to the blue waters and  blackness of a pit, the camera succeeds in giving one a real sense of dread and hopelessness. The rescue operation scenes – aided superbly by cinematographer Om Prakash – keep  the audiences  on the edge of  their seats . Ghibran’s background score,  action choreography by Peter Hein and editing by Ruben are the major assets of the  film.

Analysis:  Gopi Nainar shines both as a writer and director in never going overboard with his realistic treatment, even in the film’s most emotional and uncompromising moments. The film is about the shortage of drinking water but the director doesn’t set his story around it but use it as an undertone to address a bigger issue.