Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Krithi Shetty
Director: Venkat Prabhu
Welcome back, movie lovers! Today, I’m here to give you my honest review of the much-anticipated Telugu movie, “Custody.” Directed by Venkat Prabhu, this action entertainer stars the talented Naga Chaitanya, alongside Krithi Shetty. With solid promotional material raising expectations, let’s dive into the film and see how it fares.
Cast and Crew
Before we jump into the details, let’s take a quick look at the cast and crew of “Custody”:
|Directed by||Venkat Prabhu|
|Writing Credits||Venkat Prabhu (dialogue)|
|Cast (in credits order)||Naga Chaitanya Akkineni as A. Shiva|
|Krithi Shetty as Revathi|
|Rest of cast listed||Premgi Amaren|
|alphabetically||Darbha Appaji Ambarisha as Lawyer|
|R. Sarathkumar as (Sarath Kumar)|
|Produced by||Srinivasaa Chitturi (producer)|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Cinematography by||S.R. Kathir|
|Sumer Verma (Underwater DOP)|
|Film Editing by||Venkat Rajen|
|Production Design by||Rajeevan|
|Art Direction by||Satyanarayana D.Y.|
|Costume Design by||Pallavi Singh|
|Sound Department||Kannan Ganpat (re-recording mixer)|
|Visual Effects by||Venkat Vadisetti (visual effects supervisor)|
|Stunts||Mahesh Mathew (stunts)|
|Camera and Electrical||Sukesh Viswanath (underwater shots supervisor)|
|Music Department||Shri Shivani (lyricist)|
The protagonist of “Custody” is Constable Shiva (Naga Chaitanya), a small-town boy who is madly in love with Revathi (Krithi Shetty). The girl’s parents, however, are opposed to their love. Shiva unintentionally detains George, a CBI agent, and thug Raju (Arvind Swami), one day. Shiva finds out that Raju must appear in court in Bengaluru, but the entire government and the chief minister Dakshyani (Priyamani) are on his side. With Revathi at his side, Shiva sets out on a quest to defend the truth because he is driven to uphold moral principles. Will Shiva be successful in his endeavour? What difficulties does he face? Let’s investigate!
With passion and commitment, Naga Chaitanya gives a terrific performance as an underdog. He makes an attempt to convey realism to his character and appears to be in good shape. Chaitanya stands out in the action scenes and makes an impression, particularly during the brawl at the police station. The movie stays together thanks to his sincere acting.
Arvind Swami is the ideal choice to play Raju. There are few sequences that particularly highlight the interactions between Chaitanya, Swami, and Krithi Shetty. Swami’s persona adds a dash of humour, making the audience chuckle. He still exudes charm, making a good first impression.
Krithi Shetty gives a strong performance that lives up to the standards set for her persona. She successfully performs her part, giving the story more dimension.
With their smart one-liners and entertaining antics, Goparaju Ramana and Vennela Kishore add amusement. The first half of the movie begins out slowly, but after Arvind Swami’s character is introduced, the action ramps up and continues till the halfway point.
Unfortunately, “Custody” has trouble telling a gripping tale. The second part of the film fails to live up to the task of directing Venkat Prabhu’s thinly veiled narrative. The proceedings are boring and lack energy.
Despite the excitement surrounding Venkat Prabhu’s script, the movie falls short in terms of both the plot and the way it is carried out. In particular during the second hour, the action-focused approach falls short of making a major impact. The
The audience is distracted because the movie lacks interesting aspects.
Priyamani’s character presentation is unsatisfactory as well since it doesn’t fully utilise her talent. Sarath Kumar’s performance lacks humour and feels monotonous. The segment of the film that takes place in the past is boring and offers nothing fresh. The songs are another significant negative.
It is disappointing to see such subpar work from the esteemed Yuvan Shankar Raja and Ilaiyaraaja. The background score falls short of expectations, and the tunes are subpar. Certain passages may have been improved with a stronger background soundtrack. On the plus side, SR Kathir’s cinematography is tidy, but the editing lacks quality, making the movie feel a little drawn out, especially in the second half. The VFX work seems amateurish.
With “Custody,” writer-director Venkat Prabhu fails to live up to expectations. His writing falls flat, and he loses control of the second half. After the intermission, the movie never improves, and the events that follow are boring. Despite his prior success and some fascinating issues, this movie falls short.
In conclusion, “Custody” is able to hold the audience’s attention for brief periods, but there isn’t much more to recommend it. Despite the best efforts of Naga Chaitanya and Arvind Swami, Venkat Prabhu’s directing and screenplay fall short. Reduce your expectations before seeing the movie if you’re a fan of Venkat Prabhu or Naga Chaitanya.
1. Who are the lead actors in “Custody”?
The lead actors in “Custody” are Naga Chaitanya and Krithi Shetty.
2. Who directed “Custody”?
The film “Custody” was directed by Venkat Prabhu.
3. What is the rating given by ibomma for “Custody”?
ibomma has given a rating of 2.75/5 for “Custody.”
4. Who composed the music for “Custody”?
Ilaiyaraaja and Yuvan Shankar Raja wrote the song “Custody”‘s soundtrack.
5. Is “Custody” a Telugu or Tamil movie?
“Custody” is a Telugu-Tamil bilingual movie.
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