Chaavu Kaburu Challaga review: Kartikeya Gummakonda’s film makes for an engaging watch


Chaavu Kaburu Challaga solid: Kartikeya, Lavanya Tripathi, Aamani
Chaavu Kaburu Challaga director: Koushik Pegallapati

Trying to encapsulate the essence of philosophy in a film is a tough enterprise — attempt too exhausting and you can also make it heavy-handed, and a flimsy try can derail the film. Chaavu Kaburu Challaga director Koushik Pegallapati finds simply the fitting steadiness, largely, which makes his film an engaging watch.

The film with Kartikeya and Lavanya Tripathi within the lead roles hits theatres right this moment. On the floor, it’s about Basthi Balaraju (Kartikeya Gummakonda) and the way his life intertwines with Mallika (Lavanya Tripathi). However, that is what performs out on the floor. If you probe deeper, you’ll encounter the true soul of the film.

Balaraju, a hearse driver, falls in love with Mallika when he goes to select up her husband Peter’s useless physique for the ultimate rites. The premise might sound weird, however from Balaraju’s viewpoint, it seems as a divine act with none bias.

Mallika’s world is starkly completely different from Balaraju’s. She works as a nurse in a maternity ward of a authorities hospital. She values the enjoyment of delivery and acknowledges the price of loss of life. By putting the leads in such completely different professions, the film’s director questions the methods we select to take a look at life and loss of life. He tries connecting the 2 extremes utilizing love as the nice leveller.

The film boasts of some memorable dialogues. They are easy, reflecting the imaginative and prescient of the director.

Apart from the lead pair, what comes as a shock for the viewers is Aamani’s character. She performs Basthi Balaraju’s mom. She is a road vendor, and her husband is bedridden. Aamani’s character has a love monitor which is an important point of interest within the narrative. Despite witnessing her husband’s well being situation worsen over time, she by no means leaves her household. However, after a couple of emotional confrontations along with his mom, Balaraju realises the reality behind his mom’s life and makes amends.

There are many similarities between the characters essayed by Lavanya and Aamani: each are prevented by societal norms to be completely happy and lead a extra fulfilling life. Through them, the director questions the rigidity of such guidelines and their validity in right this moment’s day and age.

In spite of those, the film fails to translate the feelings convincingly. Music by Jakes Bejoy fails to impress, save one tune.

On the appearing entrance, Kartikeya wins applauds for his depiction of Basthi Balaraju. Lavanya Tripathi displays good display screen presence, however it’s Aamani’s character and her efficiency within the film that comes as an amazing shock.


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