Pitta Kathalu on Netflix: Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam, Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin and Sankalp Reddy give us a half-successful anthology

Posted on February 19, 2021


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Two films work. Two don’t. And the standout is Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam’s ‘Ramula’, which takes big risks with form.

Spoilers ahead…

Ram Chander is one of the most wonderfully written idiots of Indian cinema. On the surface, he is just that: an idiot. He tells a woman he likes her because she is so “white”. It’s one thing to be attracted to a woman because of her fair complexion. It’s quite another to blurt it to her face! (“What soap do you use?” “Rexona!”) But that’s who this man is. He tries to feel up his girlfriend, Ramula (Saanve Megghana), in a movie theatre, and when she slaps him and orders him to fetch some popcorn, he obeys meekly. Normally, such a scene would come across as creepy. Here, you almost (not really, but almost) feel for the guy. And a large part of that is due to the amazing actor who plays Ram Chander: Abhay Bethiganti. He gets exactly who this person is, and he runs with it.

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