So, this weekend I watched ‘Extraction’ that had action at its epicentre. And then I decided to give this movie a shot that had love at its epicentre. Love as they say is a unique emotion in more ways than one. It is complex and yet the best part of it is that it doesn’t differentiate between caste, creed, age or religion. Interestingly, it is the people who associated love with all of the above. Care of Kancharapalem deals with this very emotion, does it succeed….lets find out!
Story & Screenplay
Care of Kancharapalem follows 4 stories of different age groups, caste and religion, each revolving around the emotion of love. The story is simple yet brilliantly tied up at the end! The screenplay is like a gentle breeze blowing across your face, the movie is almost 140 mins long but you won’t feel it at all. Thats how well the screenplay is written. Again simple with a few twists at the end and a shocking finale that beautifully ties up all the tales together! The dialogues are how we use it in our daily lives. The music is pretty good. Director Maha has just hit the nail on its head. How brilliant is his direction, a piece to marvel at and study!
Most of the performances are actually done by non actors. And how brlliant are each and everyone of them. Radha Bessy as Radha is such a natural. Mohan Bhagat as Gaddam is excellent and so endearing. Praveena Paruchuri looks so pretty and does a fabulous job. Praneeta Patnaik and Subba Rao are excellent. Host of other actors and each one are amazing.
Care of Kancharapalem is one of the best movies that I have watched this quaratine season. Full of heart, a dash of heartbreak, a bit of a lump in your throat with tears and a smile on your face and a sea of emotions to go with it. Such a roller coaster this one! Wonder why I didn’t get to it earlier. Absolutely Recommended and available on Netflix!