Prema Katha Chitram 2 - Movie Review

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 14:30
Prema Katha Chitram 2 (2019)
Cast & Crew: 

Film: Prema Katha Chitram 2
Cast: Sumanth Ashwin, Nanditha Swetha, Siddi Idhnagi, Krishna Teja, Vidhyulleka, Prabhas Srinu, NTV Sai and others
Dialogues: Ganesh
Camera: C Ram Prasad
Editor: Uddav SB
Music: JB
Art: Krishna
Producer: R. Sudarshan Reddy
Director: Hari Kishan
Release Date: Apr 06, 2019

'Prema Katha Chitram 2', starring Sumanth Ashwin, Nandita Swetha and Siddhi Idnani, hit the cinemas this Saturday. Let's find out what works and what doesn't.  


The film begins as a college campus story. Bindu (Siddhi Idnani) starts liking Sudheer Babu (Sumanth Ashwin) and confesses her love to him. She is not aware that the guy has a girlfriend named Nandu (Nandita Swetha). When Sudheer declines her proposal, Bindu almost commits suicide. While the hero hopes to lead a happy life with his girlfriend Nandu, he is shocked to know that she has been possessed.

The scene shifts to a farmhouse where Nandu scares the hero and his friend every night. Yes, she is possessed.  

What is the aim of the ghost? Will the Sudheer-Nandu duo survive her onslaught? Why does she want to kill Nandu? There is a third character and answers to the mystery are found in a flashback involving her.


There is a scene in the film where a few college girls punch a fatty comedian in his stomach. Due to the pressure of the punch, the guy releases a series of farts.  The girls collapse or run away due to the bad smell of the farts.  They literally beg him to leave the place. 

This scene is a metaphor for the fate of the audience watching 'Prema Katha Chitram 2'.  We audience are like those college girls.  The film releases a series of farts (a series of idiotic scenes). We want to run away and beg the film not to spread terror any further.  But the film laughs at us and keeps releasing farts.

Sudheer (the hero) knows that the farmhouse is being haunted by a ghost. He invites his friend and makes him suffer. It is like, 'Why should only I suffer?  Let my friend too cry'. After exposing his friend and Vidyullekha Raman's character to risk several times, Sudheer says towards the climax: "Don't get into trouble for my sake.  Leave this place". Seriously?

Nandita Swetha enters the screen as a possessed woman wearing shorts. She scares in one scene, laughs like a naughty college girl in the next, makes coffee in one scene, laughs maniacally in the next. For more than 30 minutes, the scenes literally test the audience's patience without making it clear what is their bloody purpose.

Everything is almost predictable. 

When it's not predictable, the film turns too silly to handle. In the second half, there comes a point where the audience forgets who is Bindu, who is Chitra, who is Nandu. The story is not told in a clear-cut fashion.

If we enjoyed Saptagiri's performance in 'Prema Katha Chitram', it's because he showed fear in a way we could laugh. Here it is totally different. A comedian is not supposed to evoke pity.

The track involving Sumanth Ashwin and Siddhi Idnani is so outdated that it has a traffic constable asking the woman if she is ready to sleep with him. Our hero comes to her rescue and love blossoms in her heart. What a romantic track!

There is a scene where the ghost tempts Prabhas Sreenu by showing off her navel. It's stupid and pointless. The ghost keeps trying one trick constantly throughout the movie: It opens the doors with its eyes. Her penchant for opening gates and doors makes one wonder if she was a 'chowkidar' (watchman) in her previous birth.

The performances are below average. Sumanth Ashwin looks out of place with his thoughtful postures. Nandita Swetha tries to repeat her 'Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada' impact but she only delivers a damp squib. Siddhi Idnani and others are forgettable.  

Jeevan Babu's music is not good. Cinematography and other departments are so tacky.

Bottom-line: 'Prema Katha Chitram 2' is a nightmare. This is one of the silliest and stupidest Telugu movies made in the recent times.

Reviewed by: 
Vishwanath V