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Chinna Babu Movie Review

Release date : July 13, 2018
Starring : Karthi, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Sathyaraj
Director : Pandiraj
Producers : Suriya Sivakumar
Music Director : D. Imman
Rating : 2.5/5

Karthi has a decent following in Telugu and all his films are eagerly awaited. Next in line is his village drama called Chinna Babu which has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.


Krishnam Raju(Karthi) is the only son of Rudra Raju(Satyaraj) who has five daughters. Every one in the family pampers him and two of his sisters keep fighting with each other to get their daughters married to Krishnam Raju. The twist in the tale arises when Neerada(Sayesha Saigal)enters the scene and falls in love with Krishnam Raju. Rest of the story is as to how Krishnam Raju solves all his family problems and finally marries Neerada.


Karthi is brilliant as the village born and bred farmer. His transformation from city based characters to a rural character is amazing. His performance in emotional scenes is the highlight of Chinna Babu. Satyaraj is very impressive in an emotional yet entertaining character. Soori as Karthi's sidekick provide good dose of humor throughout the movie. Bhanu Priya, Ponvannan and others are aptly cast in their respective roles. 'Krishnagadi Veera Prema Gadha' fame Shatru is impressive as the bad guy.

Plus Points:

Karthi's performance

Minus Points:

Age old story
Over dose of sentiment

Technical Aspects:

As said earlier, the production values of the film are top notch as the village visuals have been showcased on a rich scale. Music is a letdown but the background is decent and elevates the fights well. Editing is decent and so was the production design. Telugu dubbing is not that good for certain characters.

Coming to the director Pandiaraj, he done a passable job with the film. He has showcased the internal problems of joint families well in the first half but adds too much melodrama in the later part. This gets a bit upsetting as problems between the families are dragged too much.

Verdict :

On the whole, Chinna Babu is the same old village family drama which belongs to the early 90’s. The makers have tried to revamp the setup by adding some contemporary touch to the script. Emotions wise, the film works well in the first half but the second half gets over dramatic. As the film has some mass elements and Tamil flavor, it might do well in the Tamil circles and the B and C centers of Telugu states. Watch it if only if you like loud family dramas.

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