Katamarayudu Review :
Film – Katamarayudu
Production House – Northstar Entertainment
Cast – Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan, Nasser, Rao Ramesh, Ali, Pradeep Rawat, Siva Balaji and others
Director – Kishore Pardasany (Dolly)
Producer – Sharat Marar
Music – Anup Rubens
Release date – 24 March 2017
It’s that time of the year when Powerstar arrives at box office with all the hysteria, attention and more importantly expectations behind him. The opening line may sound the bit cliche but this has to be stated as long as Pawan Kalyan is in action. Katamarayudu, the new biggie in the market, has been dropped in theaters today. Let’s see if Powerstar did reach our expectations or not.
What is it about?
Katamarayudu (Pawan Kalyan) is a heroic personality in a village beating the shit out of a baddie like Rao Ramesh. The flip side of his larger than life image, he is a caring elder brother who even has been sacrificing love life to take care of his brothers (Siva Balaji, Kamal Kamaraju, Ajay and Chaitanya Krishna). The story takes an interesting turn when the protagonist’s brothers bring Avanthika (Shruti Haasan) into the scene in order to generate some magic in the heart of Katamarayudu, which is nothing less than a barren land until now. The love story begins and at a moment, tension builds between Katamaraydu and Avanti for a strong reason. The female lead’s family is prone to serious troubles and how Katamarayudu safeguards his love interest is the rest of the story.
Katamarayudu Review | Artists & Performances
Powerstar Pawan Kalyan delivers a power packed performance yet again. With a sharp mustache cut, Pawan wears the skin of a typical Rayudu character. His mannerisms and dances will erupt theaters. However, it’s too much to ask the performer’s side in a typical commercial potboiler. In total, Pawan Kalyan scores very high as an entertainer in Katamarayudu. Shruti Haasan was breathtakingly gorgeous and managed to pull out a decent performance. Rao Ramesh, just another time, doesn’t repeat what he did in a previous movie. He is still, a fresh villain who churned out a fresh performance. Pradeep Rawat and Tarun Arora failed to impress and this bunch of goons doesn’t really catch your attention for long. The brother’s gang did their part in their limitations. Ali and Pruthviraj managed to bring some laughs.
Katamarayudu Review | Technical talk
Anup Ruben’s audio is already boring and the background went very pale most of the times. He literally failed to uplift the intensity and heroism of the scenes. For sure, this part is going to be a major complaint. The cinematography is pretty decent as you cannot expect any innovative trend in films of this genre. Productions values are a big let down, not what we generally expect from a film of this size. VFX quality would only make you laugh. Editing department should have worked extra hours, especially in the second half.
Katamarayudu Review | Analysis
What made Pawan Kalyan remake a film Veeram is still a question. The story has nothing new to offer, however, we weren’t expecting anything new. Veeram isn’t a classic, so we are not supposed to talk how honest Dolly was in remaking the film. The director added some extra weight to the character of Pawan Kalyan keeping his image in mind and the mannerisms made Katamarayudu a better version of Vinayagam (Ajith’s character in Veeram). Not much to talk about the story and screenplay because finding flaws in a commercial film is nothing but a showoff. Katamarayudu has all the elements for Pawan Kalyan fans to carry kilos of papers into the theaters. He will entertain you showing the sides of vintage Pawan Kalyan. First half scores good but second half could have been much better, On a whole, Katamarayudu is another mass entertainer with good family emotions and a superb love track.
* Pawan Kalyan
* Love track
* Mass elements
* Rudraksha fight sequence
* Songs and BGM
* Second half
Passable entertainer for your holidays
Box office Prediction:
70cr -85 cr (distribution share)
Katamarayudu Review Rating: 2.75/3 Readmore
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