Chandi Review

Cineforest Rating: 2/5

Movie: Chandi

Starring: Priyamani, Krishnam Raju, Sarath Kumar..

Director: V. Samudra

Producer: Dr. Srinubabu G

Music Director: NR Shankar and Chinna

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 all about.


Plus Points :


  • 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.


Minus Points :


  • ‘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 story.
  •  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 misery.


Technical Aspects:


  • Cinematography of the film is very mediocre.
  •  Editing is not up to the mark.
  •  Music and background score are very bad and is  not going to help the film in any way.
  •  Samudra’s direction is the biggest drawback for the film.
  • There is neither entertainment nor serious political drama in the film.


Final Cut:

‘Chandi’ The tagline of the film is ‘The Power of Woman’. But it should have been ‘The Power of Torture’.

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