Movie Review: C/o Kancharapalem!
Cast: Subba Rao, Radha Bessy, Nithya Sri Goru, Vijaya Praveena, Kesava Karri, Mohan Bhagat, Praneetha Patnaik and Others
Music: Sweekar Agasthi
Cinematography: Varun Chaphekar & Aditya Javvadi
Producer: Vijaya Praveena Paruchuri
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Maha Venkatesh
Release Date: 7th September 2018
'C/o Kancharapalem' is a film which has been widely discussed in Tollywood. Theatrical Trailer gave an impression that it's a unique film in Today's times. Promotions by Rana Daggubati increased the range of the movie. Several Film Personalities have already showered praises on this rustic village backdrop subject. Let's see how special this movie is like...
A 50-Year-Old Attender who is still a bachelor loves his Higher Official...A 10-Year-Old Kid who had a crush on a Girl...A Prostitute in love with an Youngster who works in a liquor shop...A Brahmin Girl's love for a Christian Youth...'C/o Kancharapalem' is about the stories of these people who live in Kancharapalem. How the Love Stories changed their lives forms rest of the tale!
One single Actor can't be given credit for the way 'C/o Kancharapalem' has shaped up. People of Kancharapalem acted in this realistic movie. None of them behave as if they are acting but breathed life into the characters. Even and every character looks so natural. Out of all, The one who played the role of Raju stands out. Even the kids in the movie has done a marvelous job. Producer Vijaya Praveena has given a terrific performance as Prostitute. Even those who appeared for just few minutes left a mark of their own.
All the Technicians in 'C/o Kancharapalem' worked sincerely to present the vision of the Director. Songs and Background Score composed by Sweekar Agasthi are so refreshing. Shooting in the Sync Sound is really appreciable. Camera Work is one of the assets. Nativity of Kancharapalem has been presented to perfection. Production Values are as per the requirement of the subject. Rana Daggubati deserves praise for coming forward to support such a film. Director Venkatesh Maha left a mark of his own with his debut movie itself. He excelled as both Writer and Director. The way he designed the characterizations and extracted the best from the Actors is admirable. Screenplay & Narration looks so fresh. Tollywood has found yet another promising Director.
Films might come and go but only only few of them will haunt for days and stay in the hearts forever. 'C/o Kancharapalem' is one such rare offering! It's a pure & honest movie made with real people and realistic emotions. We laugh if the characters shown in the film does something funny, feel bad if the characters suffer and experience the tense moments at times. Travelling with the characters makes it a very special movie.
There is life in every character shown in 'C/o Kancharapalem'. Viewers could easily relate to the realistic characters. The meaningful stories will touch the hearts of the viewers. Each one of the Four Stories are as good as rest of them. Particularly, Humour generated with the character of Raju who remains bachelor even after reaching 50 is worth praising. The love story of the middle-aged couple has been handles in a matured way.
Every character in 'C/o Kancharapalem' have a specific characterization, that's evident with their behaviour and dialogues. Each one of the characters have a back story and the Actors behave accordingly. 'C/o Kancharapalem' might appear like an Art Film but it have all the elements of a commercial cinema, be it Love, Comedy, Action & Thrill. A meaningful discussion on Casteism and Honour Killings can be seen in the movie. Director showed the importance of love in the life of every human being here. Art plays a key role in every Love Story. In that way, The Debutante Filmmaker exhibited his creative side.
Audience take their time to get used to the New Faces initially. Once after connecting, They would travel with the characters till the very end. While First Half is mostly entertaining, Second Half runs on emotions. Climax leaves a lasting impact on the viewers and makes them go through a new experience. Overall, 'C/o Kancharapalem' is a film which will be remembered for a very long period.
Bottom Line: Not Just Cinema, It's Life!