Katamarayudu movie review -3/5

Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan

Director: Kishore Kumar Pardasani (Dolly)

Producer: Sharrath Marar

Music: Anup Rubens


After facing a flop in the form of Sardaar Gabbar Singh, Pawan has decided to do remake of super hit Tamil film Veeram. It has been titled as Katamarayudu and Dolly has helmed this family drama. Today, the film hit the theaters, let’s find out the performance of star cast and content.


Katamarayudu (Pawan Kalyan) is the most respectable person in a village. He has four brothers and remains unmarried. He hates the idea of marriage as he thinks that his wife might create disharmony in his family. When his brothers come to know that Katamarayudu had a love story during school days, they hatch a plan to introduce her for reopening his love story. Finally, he falls in love with her. How he gets married her despite many odds, should be watched on the big screen.


Pawan Kalyan fits into any character with ease. Here, as a most powerful village guy, he did a wonderful job and his transition is impressive. He is an ultimate in fights and comedy.

Shruthi Haasan is apt for the role as a village girl. Shruthi pulls it off well. Shiva Balaji, Ajay, Chaitanya and Kamal Kamaraju did a great job. They contributed their parts to elevate the film. Rao Ramesh’s role is hilarious and offers a few laughs to audiences. Tarun Arora and Pradeep Rawat are fine.


Dolly has an uncanny knack of filming subjects with a blend of refreshing presentation from the original script. First half was executed well and most of the scenes are impressive. All songs were timely placed. Comedy part is also integrated into the story nicely. Obviously, Katamarayudu is watchable despite its predictable story.

When it comes to second half, there is a less entertainment and focused on action part and climax is a bit lengthy. If Dolly had taken more care in the second half, Katamarayudu would have been more interesting. However, it is a decent family drama during this summer.


Anup Rubens provided decent tracks and rendered background score which carries the mood till end card. The cinematography is top-notch and captured the beauty of location while canning songs. Editing is sharp and fights are outstanding. Dolly’s directorial skills are good enough as it is a remake version, made changes to meet the sensibilities of Telugu audiences. Production values are adequate.

Final Say:

Pawan has taken good decision to remake a hit film for playing a safe game and Katamarayudu is a decent family drama to entertain all sections of audiences.