|Rahul Ravindran, Chandini Chowdary, Rao Ramesh
|Mandava Nageswara Rao, Vaddepally srinivas rao
|February 3, 2018
There are many actors who did as male leads and female leads in many movies. Some scored decent hits and some gone without any hint of a hit. They slowly faded after sometime and some actors struggle for good movies. One such actor who debuted with “Andala Raksashi” which was directed by Hanu Raghavapudi and produced by Sai Korrapati of Vaarahi Chalana Chitram is Rahul Raveendran and he did many movie after that but did not score any blockbuster except for Ala Ela. He is now coming with a movie named “Howrah Bridge” directed by Rewon Yadhu, which also stars Chandini Chowdary and is produced by EMVE Studios Pvt. ltd. Trailer of the movie hints it as a love story and let’s see how the movie is made to entertain audience.
Arjun (Rahul Raveendran) is a engineer working in Kolkata. He loves Sweety (Chandini Chowdary) right from his childhood and he finds it so difficult to forget her. He comes to Machavaram village for her and befriend her as childhood friend. They both get along well and after series of incidents she also falls for him and she cancels her marriage with her brother in law (Ajay). This is the time where Arjun leaves the village and sends Sweety a video message and says he don’t want marriage with her. What is the reason for him to do so? What happens after that?
Cast and Performance
Rahul Raveendran is good as a guy who is loving a girl right from his childhood. He looks good and he seem somewhat lost in action sequences. Other than that he is perfect fit for love stories. Chandini Chowdary is nice as Sweety. She looks cute as a Telugu girl. Manali Rathod is fine. Rao Ramesh is the biggest asset for the movie and he is fantastic in his role. His body language and diction made his performance stand out. Ali, Posani Krishna Murali, Prabhas Sreenu and Vidyullekha Raman tried to entertain but failed due to lazily written comedy. Ajay is good as a baddie. All other actors are fine.
Howrah Bridge has nothing new in terms of content. Screenplay is mediocre and doesn’t engage audience. Dialogues are okay.
Songs composed by Sekhar Chandra are okay. No song from the album can be hummed or remembered once we come out of the theatre. Background score is fine. Cinematography by Vijay Mishra is good. He presented the movie in a colorful way. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is okay. It could be a lot better for the pace and content it has right now. Action sequences could have composed by having Rahul Raveendran and his soft looking face in mind. They seem to have gone overboard. Production values are good.
Story and screenplay
Howrah Bridge is a love story with a confusion angle attached to it. Story when looked as a single line is interesting but it seemed routine when seen in the movie. Rewon Yadhu, who happens to be the director and also writer for this movie could have written a better screenplay. His story backed up with nice performances could have worked well with a better screenplay. Although, this movie is not a total disappointment, it bores audience with it’s cliche moments and lame dialogues to generate comedy. Rahul Raveendran who is not having any decent hit to his credit for sometime has to face another disappointment in the name of Howrah Bridge. An interesting concept is killed by mediocre writing and the result it leaves is a total mess. To sum up, Howrah Bridge is just another uninspiring love story to come in Telugu films.