Title :C/O Kancharapalem CBFC Rating : U/A Run-Time : 2 Hrs 31 Mins Release Date : 07-09-2018 Banner : Suresh Productions Cast : Vijaya Praveena, Subba Rao, Mohan Bhagath, Radha Bessy, Karthik Rathnam, Praneetha Patnaik and Others Music : Sweekar Agasthi DOP : Aditya-Varun Producer : Rana Direction: Venkatesh Maha
Without revealing the twist away, C/O Kancharapalem is a love story featuring four characters. The childhood love followed by the teen, adult and old age. The different in love at these stages and a neat conclusion, in the end, breaking all stereotypes is the basic story of C/O Kancharapalem.
The entire movie is filled with real-life characters. They are not trained actors, and neither looks like one. It is the biggest challenge of the film, and the director pulls it off with none coming across as amateur and spoiling the mood and flow of the movie.
Gets predictable and slow at few instances
Director Venkatesh Maha has made a sensational debut with C/O Kancharapalem. He has taken a straightforward story and filled it with reality and a beating heart. One can’t help but feel connected to it by the end of the whole film and therein lies the victory.
The problem with C/O Kancharapalem is at the very beginning. Various characters and subplots are getting introduced, and since none of them is known faces, it takes time to get used to them onscreen. Once fifteen to twenty minutes have passed, and we have a look at the various tracks and actors in them, we start to become one among them. It is the biggest plus of the flick.
The relatability with the characters and the various situations they are in is where the movie succeeds. Still, after a point, it could have become a dull, one-dimensional affair. The director avoids that by subtly adding different layers involving the age, religion, sex. They are not overtly in our face instead everything happens subtly without diverting our focus from the main happening tracks. The end, as a result, gives a terrific high. Somewhere in the journey we stop thinking and analysing and give in to the happenings on screen. We are immersed in the world, and that is the most significant achievement of C/O Kancharapalem.
The music and background score is in sync with the narrative and are never out of place or inappropriately placed. They are only to enhance the emotional appeal. The cinematography is neat, and editing is smooth and sharp deliberately keeping the pace slow. The writing is excellent.
Finally, the producer Paruchuri Vijaya Praveena need to be appreciated for making it in the first place. And then Suresh Production and Rana Daggubati deserve all the applaud for backing it and giving it the perfect platform to register.
Bottom-line: Lovely Tribute To Ordinary Everyday Love