Karthikeya Telugu Movie Review
There is a mysterious temple in Subrahmanyapuram where every one who tries to know the secrets of it die strangely. On the other side, there is our hero Karthik (Nikhil) and his love, Valli (Swathi) who are medicos. Karthik is always curious and inquisitive, his professor wants to get rid of him and send him to Subrahmanyapuram and then Karthik begins to explore the mysteries of the temple and deaths of the people. Rest of the story is about the challenges he face and how he solves the mystery.
Nikhil has put up a convincing performance as a science student who do not buy superstitions or blind beliefs unless established by science. He looked good and performed very well. Swathi has put up extra oodles of weight which erases the freshness in her but performance wise, she had played it well. Rao Ramesh as Endowments Commissioner, Jogi Naidu as Tayathu, Tanikella Bharani, Tulasi and others have put up reasonable performances as always.
Sekhar Chandra's music is a big bonus for the film. Cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni is good and editing by Srinivas is crisp. Production values are good as well.
Finally, Karthikeya is a very good 'God Vs Science' thriller and is well executed. At the time, when audience are mashed up with back to back mass masalas, the film comes as a breather.