Kalapuram movie review and Rating: 1.5/5
Cast: Satyam Rajesh, Sanchitha Poonacha, Kaashima Rafi, Chitram Seenu, Praveen Yendamuri, Janardhan, Kumar, and others
Music: Mani Sharma
DOP: Prasad G.K
Editor: S.B. Raju Talari
Co-Producer: Rajani Talluri
Written and directed by: Karuna Kumar
Kalapuram Telugu Movie Review
Palasa 1978 fame Karuna Kumar’s movie, Kalapuram starring Satyam Rajesh in the lead role has hit the screens today. Let’s analyse it.
Story: Kumar( Satyam Rajesh) an aspiring film director lands in a remote village named Kalapuram due to some unforeseen circumstances. As election code is in existing in the area, Kumar and his close buddy will be locked in the village for one month. During his leasure time, Kumar makes a low grade film utilising the properties in and around Kalapuram. Eventually, the film will be a major hit as a surprise to Kumar and his friend. Who is the main reason behind the film’s hit, forms the main USB.
Merits: Satya Rajesh did his aspiring director role sincerely. The indepth struggle in his character is showcased nicely by Rajesh.
Other artists such as Sanchitha Poonacha, Kaashima Rafi, Praveen Yandamuri among others are fine in their padding roles. Film critics turned actirs Aripirala Satyaprasad and Kumar in okay in extended cameo roles.
Demerits: Lack of proper actors is a major demerit for the film. Except for Satya Rajesh and Chitra Seenu, the film had most of the new faces due to which the proceedings fail to create an impact.
Adding to it, Karun Kumar’s taking and low-grade presentation will continue to divert the attention of the audience throughout. A free advice is that if Karuna Kumar is seeing a long career in the movie industry, he should stop doing this kind of films and focus on exploring various genres.
Technical Crew: Looks like director Karuna Kumar is running out of proper scripts as Kalapuram has nothing new in terms of story and remains us of RGV’s Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju. Narration wise, the film has a flat proceedings without any twists and turns.
Editing by SB Raju Talari is alright. The cinematography work is apt for the film proceedings. Music by Mani Sharma fails to register. While the songs are forgettable, the background score is also unengaging.
Production values for this low budget movie are okay.
Verdict: To wrap up, Kalapuram is a cinematic drama that lacks an emotional connectivity. Though Satyam Rajesh did his part decently, the unengaging execution and lack of proper scene order irritates the audience.