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Care of Kancharapalem Movie Review


Rating: 3.25/5
 Praveena Arts
Cast: Subba Rao, Radha, Praveena Parachuri, Mohan Bhagath, Praneetha, Karthik Ratnam and others
Music: Sweekar Agasthi
Cinematography: Varun Chaphekar and Aditya Javvadi
Editing: Ravi Teja Girijala
Produced by: Praveena Paruchuri
Written and directed by: Venkatesh Maha

Few movies come and ago, few movies stay with us longer than we expect them to. Some come up with life lessons and some just present life as is. Some make us fans of a star and some make appreciate an effort. Right from Rana Daggubati to Nani to many actors appreciated the film, Care of Kancherapalem. Let’s see what it is all about ..


Set in Kancharapalem in Vizag, the film chronicles four different love stories. Raju, a 50 year old male Government Office attender is an aged bachelor. His marriage becomes a huge topic in his village and they all start cracking jokes about him. New officer in his office, Rani starts becoming his friend.

A 30 year old male worker in a wine shop who is just referred as Geddam by all starts liking Saleema, falls in love with her who buys a particular brand from his shop.

A high school boy wants to talk to his friend, who is a girl and thinks it is love. And a 20 year old Rajesh falls for a rebellious girl in his town. All these love stories converge at one point, how? Watch the film…


Subba Rao, Radha Bessy, Kesava Karri, Nithya Sri Goru, Karthik Ratnam, Vijaya Praveena, Mohan Bhagat, Praneetha Patnaik and others came up with believable performances and as an assemble they looked exactly like the people from that village. Great casting by the team, one must say.


The film is made with modest budget of Rs 50 Lakhs. Director, Maha Venkatesh delivers a film that is almost a dark comedy in slice of life fashion and that is the USP of this movie. His writing for the movie makes us fall in love with the characters and also the setting. His execution even though has some flaws, gives us an enjoyable film.

Music Director, Sweekar Agasthi delivered good score. The songs and BG score are folk style and suited the film very well. Cinematographers, Varun Chaphekar, Aditya Javvadi did a commendable job as they could capture the village very well aesthetically and also, see that the film within the budget doesn’t look cheap. Editor Ravi Teja Girijala, did a good job in keeping the proceediings enjoyable.


Naturalness, No over dramatisation

Easy on eye story telling

Funny sequences

Good music

Final twist


Artistic feel, Lag here and there

No glamour quotient


Very rarely we see a film that is true to its story and the setting in Telugu Cinema. Maha Venkatesh has delivered a content driven movie on debut and his unconventional film is easily one of the bests in recent times with its unique way of unravelling each subplot and all of them are appealing. Care of Kancherapalem is a commercial movie set in different style trying to be true to its story.

As it is a twist based film, the moments created in this film appear to be a bit confusing but when you think about it, you feel like you had an experience of life. Producers should be appreciated for their guts to deliver this type of movie.