Chandrika staring Karthik Jayaram, Srimukhi, Kamna Jethmalani, Girish Karnad and others is an entertaining film in the horror genre. But it is not only about horror, the film also has family drama and lots of entertainment.
Director Yogesh combines good aspects of story and narration. JK plays a painter. He buys the house of his teacher. He and his wife go to live there. But there is something sinister lurking inside. Srimukhi is possessed and JK seems to know of a past that even he cannot fully comprehend.
The film is also a musical with Gunwanth coming up with some melodious tunes.
JK gives a wonderful performance but it is Srimukhi who steals the show with her performance. She is glamorous when it is needed and scary when required. Girish Karnad has one of the best roles.
Chandrika reminds of Apthamitra and follows a similar trajectory in screenplay. The film can be watched by the entire family as it has UA certificate. Go enjoy and get scared and entertained.
Chitraloka Rating 3.5/5