Pitta Kathalu Movie Review and Film Summary (2021)
Web Film: Pitta Kathalu
Cast: Amala Paul, Ashwin Kakumanu, Eesha Rebba, Jagapathi Babu, Lakshmi Manchu, Saanve Megghana, Sanjith Hegde, Shruti Haasan, Naveen Kumar, Satya Dev, Srinivas Avasarala, and Ashima Narwal
Directed by: Tharun Bhascker, B.V Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin, and Sankalp Reddy
Release Date: Feb 19, 2021
Streaming on: Netflix
This series features four short stories namely; “Raamula”, “Meera”, “xLife” and “Pinky” and is streaming now on Netflix.
Four different women with four different stories from secrets and lies to jealousy and control. Find out their common interest!..
Directed by: Tharun Bhasker
The first of the series, Raamula kicks of in rural Telangana with Raamula (Saanve Meghana) a modest young lady being in love with Ram Chander (Naveen), an ex- MLA’s son who doesn’t feels the difference between love and lust with Swaroopa (Lakshmi Manchu), a bitter female politician who sees it fit to destroy not just their love story but also their fates by using the couple for her political doings.
A story full of unexpected turns yet so simple and straight to the point with performance so real and natural.
Great team work, great acting and natural performance from Naveen, Saanve and Lakshmi.
Directed by: Nandini Reddy
Meera termed as the hottest in this series tells us about Meera (Amala Paul), a writer in her youthful age who despite being pregnant with her third child goes through difficulty by being accused of committing adultery with their mutual friend Abbas by her ‘doubting Thomas’ of a husband (Jagapathi Babu) who is way older than her.
Nice performance by the beautiful Amala Paul even as she takes on love making scenes. Amazing act by the obsessed Jagapathi Babu. Great work by director Nandini Reddy as ‘Meera’ holds interest.
Directed by: Nag Ashwin
xLife happens to be the trickiest of the series, a story which is set in the near future.
A story about a tech company owner Vik (Sanjith Hegde) who takes control over people with his innovation known as xLife which is worth billions.. He thinks nothing of people but points and doesn’t believe in love but ends up falling in love with a kitchen staff.
Seeing xLife as it brings us the amazing idea of a tech taking control of the world…the idea is fascinating though, knowing the difference between the real and fake world which leaves our thoughts all over the place.
Nice performance and good acting from both Sanjith Hegde and Shruti Hassan. Amazing acts.
Directed by: Sankalp Reddy
The concluding story ‘Pinky’ happens to be about an intertwined relationship between two ex lovers Priyanka ( Eesha Rebba) and her ex, Vivek (Satya Dev), a wannabe writer as they happen to get engaged in an unsanctioned romance despite both parties being married.
An unexciting story directed by Sankalp Reddy.
‘Pitta Kathalu’ as a series is a good idea in the Telugu industry even if some of the stories were catching and some were lacking. Nice try on the plot, a must watch drama filled with mixed feelings.