Here is the exclusive Katamarayudu review and rating!
After facing a box office disaster with his last movie, Sardaar Gabbar Singh, power star Pawan Kalyan is coming up with a remake film titled Katamarayudu. Kishore Kumar Pardhasani (Dolly) who directed him in Gopala Gopala for the cameo role of lord Krishna, has now directed him for a full length, leading role. Shruti Haasan is pairing opposite Pawan for the second time after the blockbuster Gabbar Singh. Let us see whether duo scores another blockbuster hit with the high voltage action entertainer.
Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan, Rao Ramesh, Nassar, Ali, Ajay, Sivabalaji and others
Music: Anup Rubens
Cinematography: Prasad Murella
Story, dialogues: Akula Siva
Producer: Sharrath Marar
Director: Kishore Kumar Pardhasani
Censor certificate: U
Run time: 2:14 hours
Release date: 24th March
Rayudu (Pawan Kalyan) who runs a small scale business in his village, takes care of its laws as well. He has four younger brother who fall in love with four younger ladies but could not convey it to him as he does not like to have a woman neither in his life nor in his brother’s life. The brothers then plot to make him fall for a girl called Avanthika (Shruti Haasan) drawing plans with her.
On a parallel note, Narsappa, a local rowdy threatens Avanthika’s family due to certain issues between them. What are those issues? How Rayudu protects Avanthika and her family? Does he tie the knot along with his four brothers? Answers for these form the remaining story.
Katamarayudu is Pawan Kalyan’s show all the way. His looks, appearance and performance as Rayudu will steal the hearts whereas his aggressiveness in action sequences will make his fans go gaga over him. Shruti Haasan is quite beautiful in traditional looks and has done a decent job in her role. Rao Ramesh and Nassar are limited to their roles but still pulled off their roles with ease. Ali’s comedy is not decent. Ajay, Sivabalaji, Chaitanya Krishna and Kamal Kamaraju did their best playing Pawan’ younger brothers.
Songs received decent response and had better impact while listening in the theatre. Background score is good. Visuals are topnotch and are one of the major highlights of the film. Production values are good.
Dolly has got to direct a remake movie again which was already released in Telugu. He has stuck to the original version in almost all the scenes and portrayed the film with same emotional and action scenes. Those who have seen Veerudokkade might find it quite boring but it should not be considered as the director’s failure.
Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan
Katamarayudu is a routine action packed entertainer blended with few emotional and romantic scenes. Pawan Kalyan mesmerizes as Rayudu and his performance forms backbone of the film. Remaking a Tamil film that already got a release in Telugu must be left to makers’ knowledge but presenting without any major changes is the main drawback. If you have not seen Veerudokkade watch Katamarayudu for Pawan Kalyan ignoring the lagging second half and predictable climax.