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Chakkiligintha Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, December 5, 2014 • Telugu ]
Chakkiligintha Review
Banner:
Mahi's Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
Cast:
Sumanth Ashwin, Rehhana, Chaithanya Krishna, Thagubothu Ramesh, Sapthagiri, Josh Ravi, Viva Harsha, Venu, Surekha Vani, Shivannarayana, Ambati Srinu, Naveen
Direction:
Vema Reddy. T
Production:
Ch. Narasimha, Narshimha Reddy Ilavala
Music:
Micky J Mayer
Movie:
Chakkiligintha

For a film that takes quirkiness very seriously, ‘Chakkiligintha’ should have been aptly set-up in a funny world.  Its wittiness and potential would have come out well if the backdrop was not an engineering college, but an abnormal world like in ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani’.

Adi (Sumanth Ashwin) is a college-goer who can’t think of falling behind girls.  “Why can’t we make them fall behind us? Are we not good enough to be written poems on?” he brainwashes his cohorts.  Following his sermonizing, no guy gives two hoots for any girl.  At a time when the girls are down in the dumps because they have been defeated at their own game, Avi (Rehanna) comes as a savior.

In her scheme, she should make Adi fall for her and let him know what happens when one falls in love.  But will Adi come to know the truth?

A very ordinary idea has been stretched into a long rom-com and the result is not bad.  This one is not about silly girls versus boys slugfest or some routine love story whose premise is a little different but everything else is incorrigibly routine.

The scenes overflow with good many intelligent dialogues.  They reflect the thinking of modern-day youngsters, even while not bordering on the profane in any scene.  When Avi gets cozy with Adi, there is no trace of juvenile sadism or a tendency to victimize him.  Rather, it is begins and proceeds like a mature love story in which the guy has strong convictions and the girl has a healthy bent of mind.

However, there are many moments where one feels the idea of “Adi’s concept” was not made to sound repetitious.  That should have been rightly dumped instead of having a character like Tagubothu Ramesh curse Adi for his ideological betrayal.

What is the best part of ‘Chakkiligintha’ are the dialogues, and of course the characterizations.  The characters of Adi and Avi retain their charm all through, even while undergoing a change from time to time.  Dialogues like ‘Meeku self-respect ledha ani adiganu.. Kani premalo padithe self eh undadu ani telusukunna’, ‘Premalo padithe andaru naa la avtara?’ are enjoyable.

There are some well thought-out scenes which deserve a mention.  Watch Avi unconsciously get closer to Adi when he is explaining her what he felt when he started loving her.

This is not to say that all is fine with this film.   The climax did not need the episode involving Tagubothu Ramesh and his love interest to be dealt with that seriousness and gravity.  The songs are a huge let down, so also the cinematography.

Sumanth AShwin needs to change his style, lest he ends up being stereotyped.  He has an innocent charm about him and this may deprive him of many kinds of roles.  Rehanna comes with a horrible lip sync.  Otherwise, she has good looks although not a starry grace.

All the comedians do an OK job.

Verdict: A rom-com whose takeaway is dialogues and characterizations.

Rating: 2/5

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