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Chandravamsam Review

Chandravamsam
Smriti Kashyap / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
1.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
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NA
NA
NA
NA
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Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
Chandravamsam is one of those handcrafted flicks that are lower than a snake's belly. And to add insult to injury, you are left wondering which of the two is the lesser evil - the movie frat for churning up such a vile flick, or you sitting in the theater with autowallahs on their lunch break for company. There seems to be no justification in anyone trying to watch this movie that's dumber than a pocketful of hair.

The whole cast comprises of a Mahabharat style family, replete with the panch pandavas (minus the caves and one Draupadi and several hundred meters of chiffon sari), who, on their Sundays off, go pedal-boating in Indira Park and pose next to the badminton nets singing loudly 'sensational family, sentimental something, happy happy - jawly, jawly'.

This, of course, lets you have an insight into the adhesive quality of this splitting-at-the-seams-but-tightly-knit family. Apart from the yarn is, of course, the shaadi of younger bro, which sets the ball rolling noisily for this flick.

Bro Krishna (Rohit), during the course of his elder brother's nuptial nonsense, falls like a cuckoo for the crow for the young and constipated looking Rukmini (Priya). This is also when the makers of the flick begin to look enquiringly, hoping fervently that you haven't missed the significance of the two names. Oh, whatever. Now that we've digested the first hiccup, we continue with the tale.

Young beauty doesn't exactly hail from any of the ashrams this side of the Sabarmati, and has not one but a bagful of bilious brothers, who, akin to unvaccinated dogs in summer, fume and froth at the drop of a paw. Not the sorts to pose next to sunshine postcards, they make hell for all and sundry.

Much blah, blah and blah, one wig, two songs and some sleep later, we discover that the family, headed by head honcho Krishna (the real one), sneaks into the girl's house dressed as a cook, a gatekeeper and the young betrothed as a dance master. I hope all those endless Sunday morning Mahabharat sessions played havoc on your memory and jolt you to the scene we're talking about.

The movie chugs along and, like a small kid proud of his ability to spell 'buffalo', throws up scene after scene, which neither entertain nor put you off in a coma. Superstar (hee hee) Krishna's acting and dancing seem to suggest symptoms of spondalitis and stiff joints and make him look like a barnyard fowl, whereas Jayaprada's overly matronly looks reek of a mid-life crisis.

Anyway, if you can actually survive the feeling of suspended animation with a bunch of friendly autowallahs and Ambassador car drivers, then go ahead 'jawly jawly' all the way!
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Chandravamsam (telugu) reviews
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  • Cast
    Krishna, Suman, Naresh, Rohit, Jayaprada, Rupa
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    J K Bharavi
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    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Rajaka Sangham on 5th Mar 2002, 12:17am | Permalink
Anna...Superstar..are you still there?..dont kill us anna..we cant bare you and your bunch of buffoons..sitting beside you..
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Kishore Gogineni on 22nd Feb 2002, 12:34pm | Permalink
Bad movie of the decade.I want to see the director and producers of this picture in my life time for for confirming that there are a few fools in the film Industry like 'Paramanandayya Sishyulu'.

Supet star krishna!,please retire as Super Star.Why you are doing these films.Ask Mahesh Babu so that he will give you pocket money.
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Basaveswara Rao Vemulapalli on 22nd Feb 2002, 6:30am | Permalink
I expected a good work for "Chandravamsam" before the realease of this movie.The director,writer and producers have told as it is a remake of a grand succees movie of a kannada film.It is claimed as the socialisation of "VirataParva" of MahaBharata.First of all the writer has failed in socialising the movie.the second culprit is the director.I think he does not know the basics of directiong a movie.Any lay person can handle the movie in a better way.In one way he has helped the so many youngsters who want to be directors.All the young assistant/Co-directirs can dare to handle a movie as they are having confidence that they can do a better film than"chandravamsam".It has helped the other way also.Anybody want to be a director, first he has to see Chnadravamsam so that he will be able to know how not to spoil good subjects.

I pity krishna for doing this movie.I think it is the time for him to retire as hero.He will be spoiling his image of Mass Hero(who acted in around 325 movies) by doing these"one among less market heros".

I suggest evrybody to see how a good director can make wonders even with a inferior subject by watching "Takkari Donga" and to see how a director can spoil good subject for lack of his application by seeing "ChandraVamsam"
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Chakali Tippa on 21st Feb 2002, 2:07am | Permalink
hahahahahahahahaha
look at those cast...a bunch of jokers...with horrible wigs and faces...without any work...looking for some bakras..who made this movie? How can he believe these out of work actors? God forgive him..sobsobsob!!!!
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2
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