Review: Kathalo Rajakumari
Actors : Nara Rohit, Naga Shaurya, Namitha Pramod and others
Director: Mahesh Surapaneni
Music: Ilayaraja, Vishal Chandrasekhar
Producer: Sudhakar Reddy, Narra Soundarya
Reviewed By : Team CG
Kathalo Rajakumari has been one film which managed to grab the attention of a usual film buff and with a decent trailer, the film has created that curiosity with some offbeat plot at its helm. But has the film managed to get the audience going with its plot, let’s find out.
The story of the film is a novel one with a pinch of revenge, love and sentiment associated with it and it all revolves around the love of Nara Rohit and his conflict with another person in his field and his ego. How his life events change the person of him and how he wins his love forms the rest of the story.
Nara Rohit gets introduced in an evil way in which he performs sublime which continues for the first hour or so. The graph with his performance keeps falling down and it gets bland in the second half. Naga Shaurya’s screen time is very limited and is more of a guest role which he performs well. Srinivas Avasarala does good in a little cameo while Namitha Pramod is okay.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are a drawback and might act as leak breaks. Background music is decent and could have been much better. Overall, the movie scores low in the music department.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
Director Mahesh Surapaneni choses a novel plot which probably has never been touched before in Tollywood but makes it routine with his love and revenge track. The first few minutes sets the characters well and establish the conflict point and the story gets to routine and boring mode from then on. The second half is a pain and with no interesting scenes and a flat screenplay, it fails to keep the audience glued to the screen. Dialogues are a let-down as well and nothing really register with the mind.
Cinematography is very good and the film has been presented in rich manner, probably the only positive thing about the movie.
Production values are decent and the film has been presented in a rich manner given its budget. Art work is decent and the village atmosphere has been managed in decent manner.
Overall, Kathalo Rajakumari starts off on a promising note but falters with its weak narration and routine taking. With neither stellar performances nor some arresting screenplay, the film has very less chances of surviving at the box office unless some miracle happens.
Katha”lopam tho” Rajakumari!!
Rating : 2/5
AP/TG audience : Flop
US/ROW : Flop
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4 - Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
NA – Not rating this genre.
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.