Katamarayudu Movie Review: Festival Only For Fans.

Film: Katamarayudu
Rating: 2.75/5
Director: Kishore Kumar Pardasani
Cast: Pawan Kalyan & Shruti Haasan
Producer: Sharrath Marar
Release Date: Mar 24, 2017


Power Star Pawan Kalyan, whose last film “Sardaar Gabbar Singh” didn’t do well at box office is now coming up with an action packed “Katamarayudu”, which is remake of tamil hit film “Veeram”. The film generated enough buzz among the fans and film fraternity with its trailers and teasers. So, did Katamarayudu live up to the hype and euphoria? Let's find the answer in the review.


Katamarayudu (Pawan Kalyan) is a hardworking person in rayalaseema who single-handedly raised his four brothers and would not hesitate to wield arms to protect them. Katamarayudu does not marry as he feels that if a girl enters his family, there would be problems between his brothers.

Whereas, his three brothers and lawyer Linga (Ali) are in love, and want to get married. The only way for them to get married is to convince their brother to marry first. The four brothers and lawyer Linga get together to identify an apt girl for Katamarayudu. But due to unforeseen circumstances, Katamarayudu gets connected with classical dancer Avanthi (Shruti Haasan) at first look. So Linga and brothers go to Avanthi and Katamarayudu and tell false stories about each other to impress them. Eventually both of them fall in love with each other. 

When everything is going fine, Avanthi’s family is targeted by Elasari Bhanu (Tarun Arora). Why do he want to kill them and what is the story behind his grudge? How does Katamarayudu save everyone from him? For answers to all these questions, you need to watch this film on big screen.

What’s Good:

Pawan Kalyan’s performance & getup
Action Episodes
First Half
Clean family drama

What’s Bad:

Second half


Katamarayudu is a complete family entertainer and it has enough formula elements to entertain the masses as well as the youth and family audience. While the first half goes on with entertaining comedy, romance and breezy visuals, the second half is packed with action sequences and family drama, which drags to the core. Overall, the film gives a very rich presentation and it has very good rural backdrop to it.  

Pawan Kalyan excelled in the role of elder brother with extraordinary screen presence & charisma. There are certain moments in the movie such as action sequences, rain scene, opening Intro where fans would go absolutely aw-struck by Pawan Kalyan’s performance. The story (though not new) is tailor made with all the necessary elements of a commercial entertainer. However, the graphics are of third class especially in train action episode and village atmosphere in second half. The director did not put much effort to showcase those scenes efficiently.

Director, Kishore Kumar Pardasani had not changed much of original film story in this remake and sticked to its core strengths. He presented Pawan Kalyan in a new and powerful getup that was not explored earlier. The entertainment dose is also high and it could be enjoyed by all section of audience. Fans will have good time at the theatres. Overall, Katamarayudu is a tried and tested commercial masala film, which cashes on Pawan Kalyan’s craze but fails on rest of the areas.

Result: Festival Only For Fans.