Prema Katha Chitram
|Prema Katha Chitram|
|Directed by||J.Prabhakara Reddy|
|Produced by||Maruthi Dasari|
|Written by||Maruthi Dasari|
|Cinematography||J. Prabhakara Reddy|
|Edited by||S. B. Uddhav|
|Distributed by||Maruthi Media House Productions|
|Budget||₹5 crore (US$720,000)(including prints)|
|Box office||₹29 crore (US$4.2 million)|
Prema Katha Chitram (English: Love Story Film) is a 2013 Telugu horror comedy film produced by Maruthi and Sudarshan Reddy, and directed by J.Prabhakara Reddy It stars Sudheer Babu and Nanditha in the lead. J. Prabhakar Reddy also is the cinematographer and S. B. Uddhav provides the Editing. J.B. scored the music. The movie revolves around four youngsters who decide to kill themselves because of their failure in their respective lives. They come together to die in a farmhouse, where they encounter a ghost which takes over the heroine's body. What happens following this, what they experience at this time and how they deal with it forms the rest of the movie. The audio of the film was launched on 12 April 2013 by Mahesh Babu. The film released on 7 June 2013 to positive reviews from critics and eventually became a Blockbuster at the box office. It was one of the Top 5 Super Hits of Telugu Cinema in the year 2013 and is remembered for its innovative taking. The film was remade in Kannada as Chandralekha with Chiranjeevi Sarja and in Tamil as Darling with G. V. Prakash Kumar.
The movie starts with Sudheer Babu (Sudheer Babu), Praveen (Praveen) and Nanditha (Nanditha) planning a combined and flawless suicide because of their failures in their respective lives. Firstly they try to fulfill their last wishes before leaving this world. Nanditha wants to steal a new car and Sudheer wants to slap the local MLA in his own house. After stealing a new car and slapping the local MLA, the trio flees away from there to a nearby resort after escaping from the police. At the resort, the car is stolen and the trio enters the resort to have some food. There Saptagiri, yet another suicide aspirant joins them and the four reach the farmhouse. There, Praveen and Nanditha,(who is in love with Sudheer), plans to postpone their suicide for 3 days so that they can prevent Sudheer from committing suicide due to love failure.
Their plan turns successful and in that interval of 3 days, all the four get close to each other. Sudheer develops feelings for Nanditha but hesitates to tell her for fear of being humiliated by her. At the end of the 3rd day, Praveen asks Nanditha to kiss Sudheer to divert from death, per male psychology. He meanwhile requests Sudheer to kiss Nanditha as she wants to experience her first kiss before dying to which Sudheer accepts with shame and shyness. As he tries to kiss her, a ghost enters the body of Nanditha, who forces Sudheer out of there. A flabbergasted Sudheer runs out of the room. Whenever Nanditha shows her feelings to Sudheer and Sudheer reacts to it by hugging or touching her, the ghost enters her body and scares Sudheer away. Unaware of the ghost's entry into her body, Nanditha grew depressed.
That night Sudheer comes to know about Nanditha. Nanditha, a hotel management student, falls for Sudheer, her neighbor. Sudheer never observes her and his intimacy with another girl leads Nanditha to plan to propose to Sudheer at any cost. Praveen, who wants to prevent Sudheer from committing suicide, uses this opportunity and plans the combined suicide. Thus the four are aware that they are not going to die. When Praveen hears Sudheer describing Nanditha as a ghost, he rushes to Nanditha's room to scold her and ask for an apology to Sudheer, only to see the ghost enter her body and thrash him. That night, Saptagiri too experiences the Ghost's fury at its villainous best. The trio decides to distance themselves from her and always stay together.
From the next morning, they try to get the ghost to vacate Nanditha's body only to earn the wrath of the ghost. After Nanditha comes to know about the ghost's presence in her, she too accompanies the trio to escape from there, in vain. Nanditha, who observes Sudheer avoiding her to escape the wrath of the ghost, gets deeply hurt and depressed, resulting in a suicide attempt by slitting her wrist. Three rich men enter the farmhouse who permit the four to stay there. One of them is the owner of the farmhouse. Sudheer reaches Nanditha but in turn, is requested to kill those three by the ghost. Sudheer asks her the reason for vengeance, and the ghost narrates her story to the trio.
The ghost is Lakshmi, a newly married girl who enters the farmhouse with her husband for their first night. There these three drunk men break the boy's head with a champagne bottle and rape the girl. The boy dies after being impaled accidentally and drowning in the swimming pool. Then those three men bury her nearby. Sudheer, Praveen, and Saptagiri decide to fight them and are successful in killing them. The ghost leaves Nanditha's body. The trio takes her to a nearby hospital, where Sudheer donates blood to her. She gains consciousness, and the movie ends with Saptagiri and Praveen watching the couple hugging each other.
- Sudheer Babu as Sudheer
- Nanditha Raj as Nanditha
- Saptagiri as Giri
- Praveen as Praveen
- Priya as ghost
- Dance Master Shekhar as Dance Director (cameo)
Celebrations on completing 50 days in 53 centers The film opened to positive reviews. 123telugu.com gave a review of rating 3.5/5 stating "Humour, Horror, and Romance is base human emotions. When they are handled effectively, viewers will connect strongly to a story. The same is the case with 'Prema Katha Chitram'. The entertaining and thrilling second half will make you happy. Don’t miss this flick." idlebrain.com gave a review of rating 3/5 stating "Made on a meagre budget of under 20 million, Prema Katha Chithram, from the team of low-budget super hits Ee Rojullo & Bus Stop, is going to be a winner at box office for it’s thrilling/entertaining moments in second half." Oneindia Entertainment gave a review stating "Prema Katha Chithram - Thriller with a pleasant surprise of good acting and story. Definitely an enjoyable movie." IndiaGlitz gave a review of rating 3.25/5 stating "It is a crazy idea that has been glossed over with immense craft. The film is a laugh riot. Even if you don't like one part of the film, you will like the rest of it, for it is a Montreal film with the sole purpose of dishing out entertainment and entertainment alone." APHerald.com gave a review of rating 3.5/5 stating "Prema Katha Chitram is a perfect mix of suspense-horror-love , don’t miss it." Telugucinema.com gave a review of rating 3.25/5 stating "Prema Katha Chitram hits right notes. The writer has mixed horror elements and comedy perfectly. It is a simple story and is told interestingly and entertainingly. In one sentence, it is a hilarious spooky thriller." way2movies.com gave a review of rating 3.25/5 stating "Despite few flaws, Prema Katha Chitram makes you glued to the screens for its right mix of horror and humor."
The film was made on a Low Budget of ₹20 million (US$290,000). But The first day collection of the movie was ₹34 million (US$490,000). On the second day, it collected ₹29 million (US$420,000) and ₹25.8 million (US$370,000) on the third day, thus collecting ₹65 million (US$940,000) in just 3 days, which was a jackpot for the producers. By the week ending 30 June 2013 the film was declared a hit at the box office. The film completed 50 Days in 53 Centers on 26 July 2013 and completed 100 Days in 9 Centers on 14 September 2013.
|Prema Katha Chitram|
|Soundtrack album to Prema Katha Chitram by |
|Released||12 April 2013|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The Music was composed by J.B. in which the song Vennelaina Cheekataina from Krishna-Sridevi's Pachchani Kaapuram was Remixed. The film's audio was launched by Mahesh Babu on 12 April 2013 at Hyderabad. J.B. used D. Imman composition "Ayayayoo Aananthamey" from the Tamil movie Kumki for the song Kothagunna Haaye.
|1.||"I Just Love You Baby"||Kasarla Shyam||Lipsika, Revanth||03:54|
|2.||"Vennelaina Cheekataina"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Malavika, Revanth||04:27|
|3.||"Prema Katha Chitramidi"||Karunakar Adigarla||Rahul Sipligunj||03:20|
|4.||"Kothagunna Haaye"||Kasarla Shyam||Deepu, Ramya Behra||04:48|
|5.||"Oh My Love"||Kasarla Shyam||Lipsika||04:43|
|6.||"Prema Katha Chitram Dance Bit"||J.B., Rahul Sipligunj||02:02|
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