Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Hassan, Ajay, Siva Balaji, Kamal Kamaraju and Chaitanya Krishna, and Others
Screenplay: Vasu Verma, Deepak Raj
Dialogues: Akula Siva, Vema Reddy, Srinivasa Reddy, Timma Reddy
Producer: Sharath Marar
Music: Anup Rubens
Cinematographer: Prasad Murella
Editor: Gautham Raju
Banner: North Star Entertainment
Release date: March 24th, 2017
Katamarayudu (Pawan Kalyan) is an unmarried angry young man who lives in a small village of Andhra Pradesh along with his four brothers (Ajay, Siva Balaji, Kamal Kamaraju and Chaitanya Krishna). His brothers bring in a girl, Avanthika (Shruti Hassan) to entice him. How Rayudu falls in love with her and the twist that brings in the story.
It is Pawan Kalyan’s One Man Show in Katamarayudu. He will mesmerize the fans with his impeccable comedy timing and superb fights. On the flipside, his styling and dance movements are disappointing. Shruti Hassan plays a village belle and she is good. The glamor part is reserved to the songs. Ali gets a lengthy role and is good. Ajay, Siva Balaji, Kamal Kamaraju and Chaitanya Krishna are good as the brothers. 30 Years Industry Prudhvi is okay. Rao Ramesh is hilarious while Nasser is just about okay. Pradeep Rawat and Arora as villains are okay.
Dolly is a specialist in delivering averages. It may be offending if we call those as average but is a big act if we call them safe projects. Despite that, the director is missing his own mark on the films which are pegging back his career. It happened with Katamarayudu as well. The first half is incorporated with some changes in comparison to Veeram with some good comedy and songs, it helped. But then, he loses the trick in the second half. The action and drama become lengthy and monotonous. The Climax is also boring.
Boring Second Half
Katamarayudu ends up as an average venture with fans enjoying every bit of Pawan Kalyan. But then, the experience as a whole is not fullfilling because of the stretched second half and routine climax.
TollywoodAndhra Rating: 3/5