Starring : Sai Dharam Tej, Kalyani Priyadarshin, Nivetha Pethuraj, Sunil, Posani Krishna Murali
Director : Kishore Tirumala
Producers : Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri
Music Director : Devisri Prasad
After back to back flops Sai dharam tej completely depend on his next film Chitralahari. This is a film which needs to click at any cost as Sai Dharam Tej is going through a rough patch in his career. Directed by Kishore Thirumala, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see about the review.
Coming to story, Vijay(Sai Dharam Tej) is an engineering graduate who develops an app and keeps approaching various companies. But to his bad luck, he gets rejected most of the time. Let’s with no choice, he starts working at a TV shop and falls in love with Lahari(Kalyani Priyadarshan). But things change with the entry of Shanti(Nivetha Pehturaj) as Vijay loses his love and hope in life. Rest of the story is as to how Vijay gets back on his feet and proves that he is not a loser and becomes successful in life. For this answer we have to go and watch in theaters.
When coming to Performances, mainly we have to speak about the heor Sai Dharam. He 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 are 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 relates to every middle class parent in the 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. Rest of the Charectors played well.
Coming to the director Kishore Thirumala, he has done fantastic job with the film. His strength is dialogues and emotions and he has executed them well. He narrates the film in a slow manner and does not showcase anything new but presents Sai Dharam Tej in a neat manner.Production values of the film are decent enough as the film has been wrapped up on a simple note. Music by DSP is disappointing as some good songs would havee made a world of difference to this film. Editing is crisp and so were the dialogues which had a lot of depth.
On the whole, Chitralahari is the emotional story of an underdog with some decent moments in both the halves. Having said that, the film is way better than Tej’s previous duds and has some feel good moments which are quite relatable. Have a look on this weekend.