Movie: C/O Kancharapalem
Writing and Direction: Venkatesh Maha
C/O Kancharapalem is one small film which has attracted the attention of the trade as well as the audience. Suresh Babu who acquired it promoted the film extensively and allowed the good talk to spread with Special Previews to Media and a section of the audience before the release. Let us see how the audience receives the movie releasing Today.
C/O Kancharapalem is the story of four love stories which happen in the village. The first is between 49-year-old Raju (Subba Rao) who works as an attendant in a Government Office and the officer of the same office, Radha (Radha Bessy). The Second is between Sundaram (Kesava) a poor man’s son who studies in a Government school and his fellow student, Sunitha (Nithya Sri). The Third is between a Gym Worker and Rowdy Joseph (Karthik Rathnam) and a traditional Brahmin girl Bhargavi (Praneetha Patnaik). And the last one is Gaddam (Mohan Bhagath) who works in a liquor shop and his Muslim customer Saleema (Paruchuri Vijaya Praveena) who buys a quarter of mansion house from his shop every day.
The director got all his cast perfect with all of them delivering natural and honest performances. Subba Rao as aged bachelor, Radha Bessy as an officer from another state, Sundaram as a school kid, Karthik Rathnam as irresponsible youth who wants to change his path, Mohan Bhagath as liquor shop worker, Vijaya Praveena as a Sex Worker, Nithya Sri as a cute girl and Praneetha Patnaik as a dominating girl-friend played their parts really well. Kishore as an idol-maker is excellent. It is refreshing to see amateur actors performing really well.
As said earlier, Venkatesh Maha excelled in the story, screenplay, and direction as well. The cinematography of the film by Varun Chaphekar and Aditya Javvadi brought the necessary rustiness and natural tinge for the movie. Sweekar Awasthi’s music is excellent. Sound Design and Art Direction are excellent. Dialogues are natural and entertaining. Ravi Teja’s Editing is fine. The Production Values are appropriate for a small film.
Venkatesh Maha makes a terrific debut as a director. He penned the script very naturally that we get to feel that we are seeing something as honest as Malgudi days. Even with four love stories and about a dozen characters, he does not confuse at all. Some of the scenes like Idol-Maker sequence, Lady Government Officer questioning her uncle, Railway Crossing Scene and the hard-hitting climax are all very impressive. It has to be seen how the audience will patronize the movie in the theaters.
C/O Kancharapalem: Natural and Heart-Touching
Cast: Subba Rao, Radha Bessy, Kesava, Nithya Sri, Karthik Rathnam, Keshava, and others
Producer: Parchuri Vijaya Praveena
Presenter: Rana Daggubati
DOP: Varun Chaphekar and Aditya Javvadi
Music: Sweekar Avasthi
Editor: Ravi Teja Girijala
Banner: Paruchuri Vijaya Praveena films and Maha Sitralu
Release Date: 7th September 2018