Cineforest Rating: 2/5
Starring: Priyamani, Krishnam
Raju, Sarath Kumar..
Director: V. Samudra
Producer: Dr. Srinubabu G
Music Director: NR Shankar and
Release date: 08 November 2013
Popular South Indian actress
Priyamani has been in many few female-centric movies like 'Kshetram' and
'Chaarulatha' and has successful impressed the Telugu audience with her acting.
Exactly one year after the release of 'Chaarulatha', she has now made her
comeback to Tollywood with her latest female-oriented movie Chandi (Chandee).
Let us see how the movie is set to hit the silver screen.
Chandi (Priyamani) is a
powerful and talented young lady who is well versed in the art of combat. She
is handled by a named Azad (Sarath Kumar) and together, they hunt down some
evil government officials and political leaders. The helpless Police Department
turns to the CBI for help of Nagababu who comes in as a special officer to
tackle the case.
During the course of
investigation, some shocking truths are to be revealed about Chandi. The young
lady has a very violent and tragic past. She belongs to the village of
Krishnapatnam and her father is Ashok Gajapathi Raju (Krishnam Raju) and they
belong to the Alluri dynasty.
The village of Krishnapatnam
and Ashok Gajapathi Raju’s family are destroyed by the evil Minister (Ashish
Vidyarthi), as they stand in the way of some lucrative mines.
How this young lady turns into
Chandi and avenge to the destruction caused to her family is what the movie is
- Chandi is a revenge drama,
which has all commercial elements to impress the mass audience. Priyamani's
electrifying performance is the main highlight in the movie.
- Krishnam Raju looks regal as
Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Priyamani looks good in a few scenes. Posani manages to
tickle the funny bone in one or two scenes.
- ‘Chandi’ is a text book example
of how the film is not to be made. When a national award winning actress like
Priyamani finds herself in such a mindless mess, one can’t help but feel sorry
for her. There is absolutely no logic or conviction in the narration of the
- Samudra’s direction is very
bad. Dialogues are terrible and cheesy. There is no entertainment quotient at
all, except for a few scenes involving
Posani. Sarath Kumar and Vinod Kumar have been wasted in poorly moulded roles.
Ashish Vidyarthi is made a fool out of the film.
- There is no emotional
conviction in the film. Despite issues like land grabbing , the scenes doesn’t
has any impact over viewers. The famous
anthyakshari scene from ‘Gabbar Singh’ has been down to gutter in the film.
Poor Harish Shankar will have a heart attack if he sees how the scene has been
used in this movie.
- The film’s pace is quite slow
and boredom sets in quite early. Poor placement of songs just adds to the
- Cinematography of the film is
- Editing is not up to the mark.
- Music and background score are very bad and
is not going to help the film in any
- Samudra’s direction is the
biggest drawback for the film.
- There is neither entertainment
nor serious political drama in the film.
‘Chandi’ The tagline of the
film is ‘The Power of Woman’. But it should have been ‘The Power of Torture’.