Nandu and Sreemukhi pairing up together raised many eyeballs. And the film being called as Kutumba Katha Chitram certainly hiked the expectations over the film. A romantic thriller with many twists and turns, the film directed by debutante Vasu gives enough thrill. Read on to know our final verdict.
Charan (Nandu), Pallavi (Sreemukhi) are happily married. Both are working. Charan is unhappy with Pallavi’s work and wants her to sacrifice her job for family. He wants her dedicate full time for him.
Pallavi, who is a self-reliant and independent woman, is not convinced with Charan’s appeal. Pallavi loves Charan immensely but she also wants to prove herself. She says she doesn’t want to remain as Mrs Charan rather wants to earn her own identity.
The duo engage in a severe argument over this. The argument turns violent. Charan accidentally hits Pallavi and ends up killing her in their isolated villa which is far away from the hustle bustle of the city. Watchman ( Kamal Kamaraju) gets suspicious and smells something wrong inside house. How are these three characters – Charan, Pallavi and watchman – are connected? What are the disturbances in Charan and Pallavi’s life? Has Charan really killed Pallavi?
Nandu is alright as Charan. He has little to do. But he did his best in the limited role as Pallavi’s husband. Sreemukhi is the central character of the film as the entire story revolves around her character. Sreemukhi is so easy on eyes. She does performances naturally. Kamal Kamaraju has a different character. Probably, he has never tried such role before. His role has sadistic and psychopathic shades. This role has much to do. Kamal did an okay job.
Slow at Portions
Kudos to newcomer Vasu who has come up with an interesting plot and made it an engaging manner. The film has been shot in a house in just three nights. This must have come in handy for producers as the film wrapped up in shoe-string budget. That apart, the film offers good thrilling experience. Thanks to the twists that keep you hooked to the seats. Some are predictable while most are unpredictable.
The pre-interval twist is something that is thrilling and gives sort of goosebumps. Initially, the film struggles with slow pace. However, it picks up quickly. By interval, the film builds up curiosity on what is going to happen next. And the second-half did lives up to the curiosity. The main story lies in the second half. And end justifies the means.
Kutumba Katha Chitram keeps you on toes till the end. Don’t miss it.