Chandi

Chandi

2.7 470 Ratings

Directed by : V Samudra

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“Samudra's Chandi is an avoidable flick for its mediocre story line and bad direction. Skip it. ”

Chandi Audience Review

One Woman Show!!

| by Raja Satish |
Rated 1.5 / 5
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Welcome to the world of woman centric films where you see them bashing goons and swinging swords. Many actresses tried to shed their routine of song and dance numbers and venture in this area. Some evolved from mere caricatures to great characters. But when you overload a social drama with multiple doses of the masala elements the result may be disastrous. Chandi proves that right!

 

As the story goes, Chandi belongs to the fourth generation of Alluri Sitaramaraju and she gets into the business of saving the society from corrupt leaders. She has a sad past which establishes her character and sets her objective behind all the killings. Her operation is headed by Azad (Sarathkumar) and she executes things as per his orders. Srimannarayana (Naga Babu) comes as a CBI officer to clasp Chandi and foil her plans. But nothing stops Chandi and she moves ahead with her killing spree. The main villain is Ashish Vidyarthi and her ultimate goal is to save the world from his clutches.

 

National- Award winning actress Priyamani gives a power-packed performance in the title role. As the entire movie is based on her, she gets ample scope to render punch-lines and bash the goons, and of course, shake a leg. But all her efforts go vain as she falls prey to a weak screenplay and a poorly written character. Director Samudra couldn’t properly exalt her with the emotion or the dialogues.

 

Other members of the cast – Krishnamraju and Sarathkumar, though magnetic with their presence – fail to deliver their best, again the blame goes to the writing department. Nagababu and Ashish Vidyarthi just collected their pay cheques.

 

On top of it, the climax and certain fight sequences remind you of Hollywood films with woman as central character. The songs dilute the film and other forced comedy scenes. Posani saves the day with his comic stints whereas other jokes fail to evoke laughter.

 

There isn’t even much to discuss about the technical departments, as one after the other fall into suicide mode. If one is bad, other is worse. Chandi has nothing new to offer, expect refined and matured acting skills of Priyamani. The film is a one-woman show and stays as a menial mishmash of many films that are typical of this genre.

 

My Rating: Expectation – 6/10; Reality – 3/10 

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