Chintakayala Ravi is a decent family, love and comedy entertainer with all the required sattiers and attiers. It is an out and out Venkatesh movie with all his typical style of acting. We get to see a lot of comedy from him in the beginning and a lot of sentiment in the end like his earlier family entertainers Raja, Kalisundam Raa, Premante Idera, Adavari Matalaku Arthale Verule etc.
Director Yogesh and script writer Kona Venkat aptly prepared a script for Venkatesh and in turn Venkatesh just lived in the character. Both Kona Venkat and Yogi brought out the best of Venkatesh in this movie and utilized his acting talents to the maximum. It is surely the best romantic entertainer in Venkatesh career as said by him.
Chintakayala Ravi is surely going to be a hit in all “A” centres and among all lady audiences. They are going to just love this movie as it has a lot of mother sentiment in it. It is also going to be a hit because there are no other big star movies during the dusserra festival holidays and also in the near future.
Performances: Venkatesh is the soul of this movie. He didnt act but just lived in the character of Chintakalya Ravi (just jeevinchadu). He was the best in comedy scenes and also in the emotional scenes. The audience will remember his Raja climax action when seeing the climax of Chintakayala Ravi. His dressess and glasses are asusual the best. He looks good in all the modern and fashionable dresses. A special mention about his elongated goatee should be made here. It gave him a real cool and stylish look and also matched the looks of all Indian youth living in US who try to look stylish and different.
Heroines Anushka and Mamtha Mohandas are not just used for songs unlike in other movies. They also have equal and important characterization in the movie along with Venkatesh. They both form a vital part of the movie. Yogi made use of the acting talents of both the heroines and not their body talent making it a family entertainer and not a youth entertainer.
Lakshmi, Chandra Mohan, MS Narayana, Shiyyaji Shinde and Chalapathi Rao were good as the parents of Venkatesh, Mamtha Mohandas and Anushka respectively.
Brahmanandam, Ali, Venumadhav and Sunil could make the audience laugh but not as much as Venkatesh could do. He was the best among comedians.
It was a pleasant to see Venu and Nikitha in guest roles. Arthi Chabriya was hot in her item number and NTR was smart in his french beard. He will appear on screen in a song and will entertain the audience with few dancing steps in his style.
Music by Bollywood duo Vishal – Sekhar is an added attraction for the movie. It is good when combined with Ravindra Babu’s cinematography and the beautiful locations and sets used in shooting the songs. The background rap on Chintakayala Ravi is good. The only minus point is that Vishal – Sekhar tried to indicate all the telugu audience that they gave Om Shanthi Om music by using the same climax background score in Chintakayala Ravi. Mani Sharma re-recording and background score is also appreciable.
Story, dialogues and screenplay by Kona Venkat are good. He made a decent family entertainer with Venkatesh in mind. It is actually a routine mother sentiment and love sentiment story but a lot of novelity was added to it. His dialogues (mainly the sattiers) also suited Venkatesh aptly. The comedy timing along with actors expressions made the audience laugh. His screenplay was also good because he could maintain the tempo all over the movie with out boring the audience.
Director Yogi who made a flop movie Oka Raju Oka Rani five years back came back with a bang called Chintakayala Ravi. He played safe by selecting a mother sentiment story which includes love and emotions. He played even more safe by selecting Venkatesh as hero who is a master of such stories.
Story: Chintakayala Ravi (Venkatesh) is a bar attender in a bar in USA but lies to his parents (Lakshmi and Chandra Mohan) that he is a software engineer in USA in order to keep his mother happy. Marriage is settled for Ravi with Mamidikayala Lavanya (Mamtha Mohandas) who falls flat for him after knowing that her would be is a software engineer in USA. Lavanya calls up her friend Sunitha (Anushka) in USA and asks her to enquire about Ravi.
This is the start of problems and what happens next is a mess up of things which should be seen on screen only.
Cast: Venkatesh, Anushka, Mamtha Mohandas, Lakshmi, Chandra Mohan, Brahmanandam, Ali, Venu Madhav, Shiyyaji Shinde, MS Narayana, Ajay, Sunil and many other known faces. Arthi Chabriya in an item number, NTR, Venu and Nikitha in guest roles.
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Productions
Music: Vishal – Sekhar
Lyrics: Chandra Bose
Cinematography: Ravindra Babu
Editing: Sreekar Prasad
Story, Dialogues and Screenplay: Kona Venkat
Producer: Nallamalupu Srinivas (Bujji)
Direction: Yogesh aka Yogi