Movie Review : Charulatha
Rating : 1.5 / 5
Banner : Global One Studio’s
Cast : Skanda (Suraj), Seetha, Saranya Ponvannan, Arthi, Priyamani and Others
Music Director : Sundar C Babu
Cinematographer : Paneerselvam
Producer: Ramesh Krishnamoorthy
Director: Pon Kumaran
Released Date: September 21, 2012
Story: A poor remake, the story begins with Charu (priyamani) who comes to Vizag to visit her mother (saranya) who falls sick mysteriously. Coming there, she gets reminded of her twin Latha (priyamani) who is no more. Incidentally, both are conjoined twins and Latha dies during the separation operation. Charu is in love with Ravi (skanda) and they are about to get married. But she starts facing trouble from a spirit and that is of Latha. What happens after that forms the rest of the story.
Presentation: The director has come up with a remake storyline and while the presentation was good, the narrative was bad. The dialogues were weak, the script was poor and the screenplay lacked energy. Background score was alright but songs were not appealing. Cinematography was upto the mark. Editing was required at many places. Costumes were neat while the art department was effective. It was Priyamani all the way who shouldered the film and did her best. Skanda did his job as required and didn’t add any value. Seetha was alright, Saranya was standard, Ravishankar was not used to his potential. The others were not required.
Conclusion: The film is the remake of the Thai horror movie Alone which created a major fear factor among the world audience. But the remake is nowhere near the original. While the first half goes about in a dull fashion without much shock points, the second half gets some life with flashback angle. It is only the twist in the climax which is actually good. Overall, this is a film which could have been much better but it was not handled in the right manner. The box office may not be able to click for this one.