Movie : Kathalo Rajakumari
Director: Mahesh Surapaneni
Behind the Screens
Young Hero Nara Rohit is known for selecting good subjects but the actor is yet to get the much-need commercial success. He is trying his luck today through Kathalo Rajakumari which was postponed several times. Let us see how the movie fares with the audience.
Arjun Chakravarthy (Nara Rohit) is an arrogant film star who always degrades his fellow staff. But then, one major car accident completely changes his mindset and perception towards his staff. Arjun takes a break from his career and goes to his village to get his bad character back since he would need that to play villain roles perfectly. What happens next in his life forms the rest of the story.
Nara Rohit performed well as an arrogant film actor and a pained lover. He also managed to show good variations in both the roles. He, however, looks totally out of shape as the movie was shot a long ago. Naga Shourya is good in the cameo role. Namitha Pramod is good as a village belle. Prabhas Seenu enthralled with his comedy timing and some punches worked well. Ajay is okay.
Newcomer, Mahesh Surapaneni has come up with an okay concept but failed to handle it well. The first half will give you okay feel but the second half tests the patience of the audience with a slow pace. In fact, the movie turns predictable as it shifts to the village. The motive of the hero going to the village itself is not convincing. The Pre-Climax and Climax portions are even disappointing.
Director Mahesh Surapaneni focused more on good dialogues than narrating the film well. A decent concept is beaten to death with boring and routine proceedings. Music by Maestro Ilayaraja for two songs is good. Another music composer, Vishal Chandershekar did a decent job with his background score. Naresh’s cinematography is good with good locales of Araku captured. Editing is just about okay. Production Values are average.
Routine and Boring
Cast: Nara Rohit, Naga Shourya, Namitha Pramod and Others
Producer: Soundarya Narra, Prashanti, Beeram Sudhakar Reddy and Krishna Vijay
Music: Ilaiyaraja and Vishal Chandra Sekhar
Cinematographer: Naresh K Rana
Editor: Karthika Srinivas
Banner: Aarohi Cinema and Aran Media Works
Release Date: September 15th, 2017