‘Amaravathi’ excels in most of the technical aspects. Sound Effects by Ethiraj are very good. Screenplay by Satyanand is good especially in the second half. Dialogues by Nivas are adequate. Narayana Reddy’s art direction is apt according to the mood of the film. Editing by Shankar is good. Sudhakar Reddy’s cinematography is apt and gels well with the mood of the film. Most of the scenes in first half are shot at night with dull colours and low lighting. Shekar Chandra’s background score is good, although it gets too loud at times. Ravi Babu also penned the story of the film. He wrote a well researched story and also presented it well. Direction is good especially in second half with the right amount of twists.
It’s quite rare that films are made without the quintessential entertainment and songs, these days in Telugu. ‘Amaravathi’ is one among the very few movies which delivers what it promises. It’s not the remake of ‘Silence of the Lambs’ except for the mask which looks similar to that of Hannibal Lecter’s mask. Not every movie has to be entertaining but it has to be engaging especially if it’s a thriller. The story of ‘Amaravathi’ is quite disturbing in the first half, but the second half clearly explains the reasons why the characters especially that of Tarakaratna have turned out like that. The film has a taut screenplay which keeps you engaged for almost the entire film. It’s scary, disgustingly gory, funny and in the end quite disturbing. Thumbs up for ‘Amaravathi’, watch this film if you have a penchant for some edge of the seat action. You know what you are paying for and Ravi Babu keeps his promise and dishes out a good thriller.
P.S: Pregnant women and people with heart ailments should avoid watching this movie!