Movie: Howrah Bridge
Director: Rewon Yaadhu
Behind the Screens:
Rahul Ravindran who made his film debut a long ago is still waiting for the first break of his career. The actor is simultaneously doing hero roles as well as character actor roles. His much-delayed film, Howrah Bridge has released today finally. Let us see how the movie has fared with the audience.
Arjun (Rahul Ravindran) is a happy-go-lucky engineer working in Kolkata who comes back to his village for his childhood sweety. He manages to woo Sweety (Chandini Chowdary) who was going to be engaged to her brother-in-law (Ajay). Once in love, Sweety convinces her brother-in-law to break the marriage as she is in love with Arjun. When the marriage is canceled, Arjun comes to know that the original Sweety (Manali Rathod) is living in the city. He goes to the city leaving a video message to Village Sweety. What happens next in their lives form the next.
Rahul Ravindran always gives an impression that he is an apt fit for love stories. He walked through the character easily. Chandini Chowdary is beautiful and is also at ease in the film. Manali Rathod is alright. Rao Ramesh is seen in a negative role as Contractor Madan Mohan and he is impressive. Ajay is okay in a little role. Madhu and Posani evoked some laughs here and there.
Director Rewon Yaadhu had chosen a good script but faltered with his execution. The twist in the story is decent but could not make use of it. Further, the screenplay is also disappointing. Except for the decent performances from the lead pair, the director could manage nothing. Sekhar Chandra’s songs are not impressive while the background score is okay. Dialogues are okay here and there. Vijay Mishra’s camera work is average and editing is horrendous in many places. A good portion of the second half can be easily chopped. Production Values are disappointing.
Howrah Bridge has got a decent story but then the director failed to deal it well. Some of the scenes are illogical and the director could not induce proper emotions for the audience to connect with the drama. The first half is okay with a decent twist but the second half is a complete disaster. You can skip it easily.
Howrah Bridge: Director’s Mess
Cast: Rahul Ravindran, Chandini Chowdary, Manali Rathod, Rao Ramesh, and Others
Story, Screenplay, Direction: Rewon Yadhu
Producer: Mandava Nageswara Rao, Vadeppali Srinivasa Rao and Nalli Kiran Kumar.
Music: Sekhar Chandra
Cinematographer: Vijay Mishra
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Banner: EMVE Studios Pvt Ltd
Release Date: February 3rd, 2018