Release date : October 21, 2016
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Director : Venkat Kacharla
Producer : Chandra Sekhar Azad Pati Bandla
Music Director : Ravi Chandra
Starring : Teja Kakumanu, Rashmi Gautam, Dhanya Balakrishna
Tollywood is witnessing the releases of a handful of horror comedies off late. The makers of Thanu Vachenanta have gone a step ahead and have come up with Tollywood’s first ever zombie comedy. The film which has been promoted as Rashmi’s glamor treat has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
A young man named Teja (Teja) sacrifices his love for Swetha (Dhanya) due to his family disputes and unwillingly marries Shruthi (Rashmi). Teja is constantly troubled by Shruti even as he is yet to come to terms with his separation from Swetha. At one point, Teja becomes too vulnerable and commits a grave mistake.
What mistake did Teja commit ? What problems did he get into after this ? and where does the Zombie angle come into the film ? That forms the rest of the story.
The major plus point of Thanu Vachenanta is Jabardasth Chalaki Chanti’s rib-tickling comedy as the hero’s sidekick. His comedy, especially throughout the film justifies the film’s comedy genre.
The interval twist is quite good. Rashmi’s unexpected entry will thrill the viewers and she is quite effective as a zombie. Newcomer Teja is fine in the acting department. The film’s producer Chandrasekhar Azad provided the film’s main plot which is quite interesting.
The director fails to weave an arresting narrative for an interesting plot and lets down the excitement of watching Tollywood’s first ever zomedy. The film’s ending lacks conviction as the director ends the movie with an illogical “zombies have no heart but only mind” scene.
Those who step into the theaters expecting a sensuous, raunchy treat from Rashmi will be in for a huge disappointment. Certain scenes in the film give a feeling of deja vu as they seem very repetitive.
Producer Chandrasekhar Azad’s plotline weaved around a zombie comedy is interesting. Even though the director fails to carve an engaging narrative for two hours, he uses the comedy quite effectively. Ravi Chandra’s music is passable. The film’s cinematography, editing, and visual effects are decent.
Thanu Vachenanta is an innovative attempt to move away from the routine horror comedies that have been hitting Telugu silver screens quite frequently. But the makers completely fail to thrill the audience with the horror and glamor quotient as promoted. Chalaki Chanti’s rib-tickling comedy is the only saving grace of this film which can only be watched if you have absolutely nothing to do.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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