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Form: Vishwaksen, Vikas Vasista, Priya Vadlamani, Ayesha Khan, Chaitanya Rao, Ravishankar and others
Story, screenplay, dialogues: Sandeep Raj
Music: Kaala Bhairava
DOP: Sreenivas Bejugam
Editor: Pavan Kalyan Kodati
producers: Pradeep Yadav, Mohan Yella
Directed by: Gangadhar
Publication date: December 09, 2022
Before the film’s release, ‘Color Photo’ director Sandeep Raj made sensational comments on “Mukhachitram”, which he wrote, and the film featured Vishwak Sen as a guest star. So it will definitely arouse people’s interest.
Raj (Vikas Vasista) is a cosmetic surgery specialist. His childhood friend Maya (Ayesha Khan) proposes to him but he rejects her and instead marries a woman named Mahathi from Vijayawada (Priya Vadlamani).
Maya’s face is disfigured from a freak accident.
Maya gets a new face thanks to an operation performed by Raj. However, she soon discovers shocking information.
Performances by artists:
The film relies heavily on Priya Vadlmani and her performance. She shows two sides of her personality: that of a sweet wife and that of a strong woman. She definitely gets better grades.
The dark side of Vikas Vasista’s character is where he really shines. As the hero’s friend, Chaitanya Rao works fine. Ayesha Khan’s character is poorly written, and the actor’s portrayal of her is also unconvincing.
Vishwak Sen doesn’t quite fit the bill as a lawyer. His guest role doesn’t do much good. As another prominent lawyer, Ravi Shankar has left his mark.
The film’s technical and production values are below average. With the exception of the background music, none of the technical output conforms to any standard.
The relevant social message
The trial in court
Sandeep Raj’s debut film, Color Photo, won a National Award for Best Regional Film in Telugu. Sandeep Raj wrote the story, screenplay and dialogues for ‘Mukhachitram’. He structured the film in the style of a romantic thriller. For a long time, the film gives the impression that it is a plastic surgery thriller.
We don’t know what the purpose of the movie is until the end of the second act. Only then do we realize that the central theme of the film is marital rape. That’s a hot topic!
Delaying the reveal of the main plot isn’t the only problem, though. The inconsistency of the narration, as well as the poorly written characterizations of the protagonists, ruined this film.
The abrupt turns don’t come across as natural. Moreover, prolonged court drama completely distorts the seriousness of the message. The court drama appears to be a stage play. Vishwak Sen misplays his role.
At the end of the movie, it feels like the chance to discuss an important topic has been wasted.
The screenplay and editing completely detract from the movie.
In short, despite having a serious and relevant subject matter at its core, “Mukhachitram” fails miserably due to its flawed narration and poor execution.
What it comes down to: Uninteresting