Tanu Vachenanta Movie Review & Ratings

By - October 20, 2016 - 10:56 PM IST

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Cast: Rashmi Gautam, Teja Kakumanu, Dhanya Balakrishna, Chalaki Chanti 
Banner: Sri Atchyutha Arts
Cinematography: Raj Kumar
Music: Ravi Chandra
Editor: Garry BH, Ganesh D
Producer: Chandra Sekhar Azad 
Director: Venkat Kacharla

A light-hearted zombie comedy!

Plot:

Teja (Teja Kakumanu), a happy-go-lucky young man attempts suicide under mysterious circumstances but ends up in vain due to his friend Chanti (Chalaki Chanti). Explaining the tragic story behind his suicide attempt to Chanti, Teja discloses about his girl friend Swetha (Dhanya Balakrishna), wife Shruti (Rashmi Gautam) and his dreadful equation between them. In an attempt to resolve Teja’s problem, Chanti ends up buying more. A series of miraculous circumstances lead to a major ‘zombie’ twist in the story.

What are Teja’s problems with Swetha & Shruti and how did he & Chanti get rid of the zombie forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

Rashmi Gautam: This hot and happening TV host and actress is mixing her moves and Tanu Vachenanta is yet another interesting move. What a cool, gorgeous ‘zombie’ she was who can give chills to the faint-hearted as well.

Dhanya Balakrishna: From supporting to lead roles, Dhanya has perched up the table really well and Tanu Vachenanta is yet another significant performance from her.

Teja Kakumanu: Now this is a big leap for the young talent. Popular for his 'Sakethudu' role in Baahubali, Teja Kakumanu is set out to announce himself with Tanu Vachenanta but he needs to make the cut.

Chalaki Chanti: Not just playing the lead role in the film, this popular comedian spearheaded the comedy department. His scenes with Rashmi are worth mentioning.

Sivannarayana, Fish Venkat, Bhargav and others make a key contribution to this comedy drama.

Analysis:

Zombies are in a way aliens to us, atleast to our Indian cinegoers. On top of it, not many zombie films could find a proper footing in our Indian cinema. At this juncture, Tanu Vachenanta is a zombie comedy promising so much but turns out to be a squib. All your knowledge and definitions about zombies and the genre of zombies will be redefined.

Director Venkat’s intentions of entertaining were pretty clear right from the beginning. He gives a lighter-vein treatment to a zombie film with major focus on comedy which backfires at crucial notes. Chalaki Chanti, Rashmi, Fish Venkat, Sivannarayana meet up to the needs of the script in terms of entertainment. While dialogues like “Abbailaki Pelli Ammayilaki Delhi antha safe kadu” with a rhyme and punch strike here and there.

With its share of loopholes, Tanu Vachenanta manages to be a time pass entertainer for diehard Rashmi fans.

Merits:

- Performances
- Comedy of Chanti, Rashmi & others
- Dialogues

Demerits:

- Lags in first and second half.

Music:

Ravi Chandra’s music meets the needs of the script. However a good song placement and background score could’ve made a difference.

Verdict:

Beyond a horror or thriller, Tanu Vachenanta is a light-hearted zombie comedy that you can try if you are a diehard fan of Rashmi/Chanti or both.