Chitralahari Movie Review – A Roller Coaster Ride

Chitralahari Movie Review - A Roller Coaster Ride

Release date : April 12, 2019

Starring : Sai Dharam Tej, Kalyani Priyadarshin, Nivetha Pethuraj, Sunil, Posani Krishna Murali

Director : Kishore Tirumala

Producers : Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri

Music Director : Devisri Prasad

Cinematographer : Karthik Ghattamaneni

Editor : A Sreekar Prasad

Sai Dharam Tej’s Chitralahari hit the theaters across the world today. The film is carrying decent reports, thanks to good trailer and songs. Scroll on to check whether the flick lives up to the expectations.


Vijay Krishna(Sai Dharam Tej) is a young engineer, who is low on morale after his attempts to innovate something new fail each and every time. Even his love life with Kalyani Priyadarshan is put in jeopardy as a result of it.

However, he is propelled by his father Posani Krishnamurali, who keeps encouraging him to keep fighting till he achieves what he wants. Will he be successful in the process? Will his love life get back on track? These answers form the plot of the film.


Sai Dharam Tej looks apt for his role. His beard and body language add a lot of authenticity to the protagonist’s look. He performed well in a few crux scenes.

Kalyani Priyadarshan looks cute on the screen. However, she does not get much chance to emote. She dies well within her limitations though.

Nivetha Pethuraj is good in the role of a young lady with negativity. Her serious performance goes well with the already depressed protagonist.

Posani Krishnamurali plays his role to perfection and so does Sunil. The remaining star cast do a fine job as well.

Technical Finesse:

The director, Kishore Tirumala picked an honest storyline. His writing is good in parts but the film lacks a soul when looked as a whole.  The narrative is okayish though.

Music by Devi Sri Prasad is decent and he did a fine job with the background score. Cinematography is neat and eye pleasing.

Production values by Mythri movie Makers are adequate. Art direction is also good. Editing could have been better.

Final verdict:

Chitralahari is an honest attempt that hits a few rough patches every now and then. Writing is good in parts but the execution is not write pleasing on many occasions. The film might connect with a section of the audience.