Movie Review: Chitralahari


Movie Review: Chitralahari

Director: Kishore Tirumala

 Producers : Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri

Banner : Company: Mythri Movie Makers

Music director: Devi Sri Prasad

 Starring: Sai Dharam Tej, Sunil, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Nivetha Pethuraj

 Release Date: 12th April 2019

 Rating : 3/5

Chitralahari Review:  After a series of six shocks (Thikka, Winner, Nakshatram, Jawaan, Inttelligent, Tej I Love You), Sai Dharam Tej is making his comeback with Chitralahari, which has hit the theaters today in a very grand manner. Chitralahari is helmed by Kishore Tirumala of Vunnadi Okate Zindagi fame, and the movie has two actresses  Kalyani Priyadarshan and Nivetha Pethuraj. Kishore Tirumala is best known for making emotional romantic movies and   Chitralahari is presenting Sai Dharam Tej in a new avatar. Let’s see the story of Chitralahari.

Story:  Vijay (Sai Dharam Tej) is a mechanical engineer who is looking for a  big break in life.  After getting rejections from various companies, Vijay starts working in  TV shop and falls for Lahari (Kalyani Priyadarshan).  After the entry of Shanthi (Nivetha Pethuraj) , vijay starts losing everything- her love and hopes in his life.  Will he catch a break?

Plus points:

  • Sai Dharam Tej
  • Posani Krishna Murali
  • Vennela Kishore
  • Performance
  • Flashback episode

Minus Points:

  • Slow Narration
  • Editing

Performance: Sai Dharam Tej has given his top notch performance in the role of  Vijay. He delivered his best. He has done full justice to his role. His scenes with Sunil are truly some of the best in Chitralahari. Sunil gets good role and delivers his best especially in the first half of the movie. He tries the best to get into the skin of his character. Kalyani Priyadarshan, Nivetha Pethuraj looks good.  Nivetha Pethuraj carries  out her role with ease. Posani Krishna Murali is good  in the role of Sai Dharam Tej’s father.  Vennela Kishore is hilarious and he is honest in his performance. Others performed accordingly.

Technical:   Karthik Ghattamaneni’s camera work is outstanding. The artwork is also superb. Devi Sri Prasad’ music is good but the background score is superb. Editing is fine. The story of Chitralahari is simple but interesting.  The dialogues are meaningful. Coming on the work of Kishore Tirumala, he narrates Chitralahari in a slow manner and presents Sai Dharam Tej in a neat manner.

Analysis: Sai Dharam Tej has earned a name for himself for attempting different concepts or scripts. He is introduced in simple manner but the later he stuns. Sai Dharam Tej’ excellent performance and screen presence glues the audiences to the screens. Plus points of Chitralahari are the presence of Sai Dharam Tej, Posani Murali Krishna and Vennela Kisrore, Kishore Tirumala’s direction and DSP’s music.