Kathanam Movie Review – Falls Flat

Kathanam Movie Review - Falls Flat

Kathanam Movie Review – Falls Flat

Release date: August 09, 2019

Starring: Anasuya Bharadwaj, Srinivas Avasarala, Vennela Kishore

Director: Rajesh Nadendla

Producers: B. Narendra Reddy

Music Director: Roshan Salur

Cinematographer: Satish Mutyala

Editor: S. B. Uddhav

Kathanam, starring noted anchor Anasuya Bharadwaj in the lead role built up decent buzz after the teaser and trailer of the film struck a chord with a section of the audience.

The film is said to be a suspense drama with a unique plot. Read on to see how the action unfolds in the big screens.


Anu(Anasuya Bharadwaj) is an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of becoming an acclaimed director one day.

Incidentally, she comes to know that the characters in her script are facing mysterious deaths in real life. She will now have to crack down the reason behind this massacre. The rest of the story unveils how the mystery behind this is solved.

Artist Performances:

Anasuya Bharadwaj has already proven herself as a worthy actress. Her intense performance is one of the assets of the film. She performs really well in emotional episodes and excels in action blocks.

Vennela Kishore adds the comic touch once in a while. He provides some much-needed comic relief on a couple of occasions in the film.

Avasarala Srinivas gets a good role, and he does justice to it. The rest of the star cast play their parts and succeed to an extent.

Technical Departments:

The director Rajesh Nadendla wrote a gripping plotline. But his screenplay is not so brilliant, and it falls flat more often than not. The uneven narrative puts off the audience frequently.

Music is okay, and so was the background score. The camera works are decent enough to provide an authentic suspense vibe.

Production values are adequate for this low budget suspense drama. Art direction is fine, and the colour palette goes with the vibe of the proceedings.

Final Verdict:

Kathanam is intended to be a brilliant suspense drama with steep twists and turns. But the film lacks the finesse to achieve it. The narrative is okayish in parts, but as a whole, the film is underwhelming.