‘Tenant’ Movie Review

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Movie: Tenant

Release Date: 19-04-2024

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Run-time: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

Cast: Satyam Rajesh, Megha Chowdhury, Chandana Payyavula, Ester Noronha, Bharathkanth, Chandu, Anuraag, Ramya Ponduri

Director: Y Yugandhar

Producer: Mogulla Chandrasekhar Reddy

Music: Saahithya Saagar

Cinematography: Jemin Jom Ayyaneth

Satyam Rajesh is a popular comedy actor turned character actor and now a lead actor. His first film as a lead actor, ‘Maa Oori Polimera’ is a direct to OTT Film. It turned out to be a big success. Then the second installment tof ‘Maa Oori Polimera 2’ got released in theatres last year to a terrific response. Now, he is once again coming with a thriller ‘Tenant’ which is releasing on 19Th April in theatres. Let’s see how the film turns out to be in a review. 

Story:

Gowtham (Satyam Rajesh) is a Hyderabad based software engineer earning a handsome money. He decides to marry his cousin Sandhya (Meghana Choudhury) with whom he is in love with for a longtime. After their marriage, and everything seems going happy way, suddenly a shocking incident happens. Sandhya found murdered one day. Gowtham while trying to hide her dead body, takes in a suitcase and burns it. Ester Noronha, the police investigates and nabs Gowtham as culprit. But, does Gowtham really killed his wife ? If not who killed Sandhya? What is the role of Rushi (Bharath Kanth), Shravani (Chandana Payyavula) in this story ? Answers to all these questions will form ‘Tenant’

Performances:

Satyam Rajesh delivered and impressive and intense performance. With his subtle act he makes the narrative more gripping. He performed emotional scenes very well. He conveyed with his expressions itself without much dialogues. Megha Choudhury apart from looking attractive onscreen, performed well too. Her expressions in a single song of the film will haunt the viewers. Ester Noronha as a police officer expressed command which required by her role and she gave her best in recent times. 

Chandana Payyavula gets an emotional role and she performed impressively. Popular youtuber Chandu got a notable role and made it count with his performance and good screen presence. He played a tricky role in the film and captured the attention of audience with his impressive performance. He had done justice to his character. Bharat Kanth and Ramya Ponduri did according to their roles. 

Highlights:

Satyam Rajesh

Intriguing Plot

Engaging Screenplay

First Half

Drawbacks:

Gets lag at times in Second Half

Analysis:

Director Yugandhar, comes up with a compelling drama which keeps the audiences glued to the screens during the first half with an engaging screenplay aided by impactful performances especially by Satyam Rajesh. He handles a socially relevant theme efficiently which added a new layer to the film.

However, the film navigates through an engaging screenplay in the first half, unable to continue the same tempo in the second half too. It could have been tighter in places. But the crisp run-time of 1 hour 36 minutes ensures that the narrative is brisk and engaging. Furthermore, the film touches upon themes of women’s safety, providing a social message into its story.

Sahityya Sagar’s music coupled with Jemin Jom Ayyaneth’s cinematography complements the film’s tone, enhancing the mysterious and suspenseful atmosphere resulting in a quality output. Producer Mogulla Chandrasekhar Reddy ensures to deliver a top class quality product. 

Rating: 3/5

Bottom-line: Thought Provoking Slowburn Thriller

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