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Charulatha Movie Review

on Sep 21, 2012

Charulatha review, charulatha movie review, charulatha Telugu movie review, charulatha reviews, charulatha ratings: For the first time in her career, actress Priyamani is playing dual role in ‘Charulatha’, a horror thriller movie. The movie released in four languages today amid expectations and has registered huge openings in Priyamani’s career. Read on Charulatha Telugu movie review to see whether Priyamani strikes a chord at box office or not.


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Cast: Priyamani, Skanda, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha Parthiepan
Banner: Global One Studios
Producer: Dwarakesh, Ramesh Krishna Murthy
Dialogues : Mythili Kiran
Director : Pon Kumaran
Music : Sundar C Babu
Cinematography : Panner Selvam
Release Date : September 21, 2012

Charulatha Movie Review Story:

‘Charulatha’ is the story of two conjoined twins named Charu & Latha -both played by Priyamani. One day, Charu and Latha goes to music classes to learn violin but was rejected by the master as he feels that they can’t play tough tunes as it may injure them. Both Charu and Latha prove their mettle and impress the master and starts learning violin. In the mean time, Charu slowly gets attracted to her classmate Ravi and eventually falls in love with him. This didn’t go well with Latha who also loves Ravi and as a result, troubles slowly start developing between them.  Suddenly, Latha dies under mysterious circumstances and becomes a ghost thus threatening Charu. What happens next? Can Charu get rid of the ghost of Latha and will she be able to marry Ravi has to be watched on screen.

Charulatha Review Analysis:

Charulatha is inspired from Thai movie ‘Alone’. The movie turns interesting and the story was established only from the pre-interval scene itself.  However, director Pon Kumaran has come up with right blend of comedy, emotions and suspense in the first half with brisk narration. The sister relationship and sentiment scenes are heart touching and few scenes like the ghost of Latha threatening Charu by hanging herself to the ceiling fan, the scene where Charu was shocked when the ghost tries to kill her while bathing are fantastic.

The second half is the soul of the movie. Priyamani has delivered a wonderful performance and kudos to her for showcasing lot of variations as a timid girl and as a ghost. Especially, the climax episode is exhilarating and director Pon Kumaran has extracted the best out of her. He has given right kind of treatment and the way he adapted the movie to the Indian sensibilities needs a round of applause.

Charulatha Movie Review TeluguOne Perspective:

The movie is the official remake of Thai film ‘Alone’ which is again inspired from ‘Sisters Tale’. Right from the word go, director Pon Kumaran has made the film with engaging screenplay and gripping narration. What happens when two conjoined twins love the same guy and how will they emote and what kind of pain they undergo in the process and how they develop jealousy on each other has been etched brilliantly in a convincing way. The tag line ‘Never Break a Promise’ is apt and the director balanced it with a beautiful twist to the tale in the climax and made it even more thrilling. On the flip side, the climax is a bit cliched but there is nothing much to complain as Priyamani has one again proved her acting prowess here! Overall, Charulatha surely grabs the attention for Priyamani’s amazing performance and Pon Kumaran’s excellent direction.

Charulatha Review Performances:

Priyamani as Charu and Latha delivered amazing award winning performance and she has carried the movie on her shoulders. She showed lot of variations in both the roles and especially her performance in the climax is outstanding. Priyamani is apparently one of the finest actresses of the present era. Saranya has delivered a decent performance and Seetha played the vital role of a Psychiatrist. Sai Sasi is good as priest and others played their part well.

Charulatha Review Technicalities:

Dialogues by Mythili Kiran are good. Editing by Donmax is crisp. Cinematography by Panner Selvam is wonderful. Direction by Pon Kumaran is excellent. Back ground score of Sundar C Babu is an asset. Production values by Global One Studios are grand.

Charulatha Review Positives:
Priyamani’s brilliant performance
Background score

Charulatha Review Negatives:
Cliched climax

Final Word: Go and watch Charulatha for Priyamani’s spectacular performance!

Rating: 3/5

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