Palasa 1978 Movie Review


Palasa 1978 Movie Review

Certificate: A

Language: Telugu

Genre: Action Drama Thriller

Release Date: 06 Mar 2020

Runtime: 02:24:00

Palasa 1978 Movie Cast & Crew

  1. Nakshatra

    Lead Actress

  2. Rakshith

    Lead Actor

  3. Karuna Kumar


  4. Mirchi Madhavi


  5. Thiruveer


  6. Dhyan Atluri



Palasa 1978 Movie Review

Palasa 1978 is a Realistic village drama movie that talks about rich vs poor
Aravind Peesapati

Updated: March 06, 2020 18:52 IST

Rating : 3/5

Palasa 1978 Movie Story:

Director Karuna Kumar’s Palasa 1978’s story is set in the district of Palasa in the Srikakulam district. In short, the film is about the conflict between the rich and poor. Guru Murthy (Raghu Kunche) and his brother take up the not so noble cause of suppressing people in his village. While doing so, two brothers in the village revolt against them.

Soon, things get serious which pushes the two brothers to leave everything behind and become full-time goons to put an end to the misery caused by Guru and his brother. How do these two brothers bring about a change in the village of Palasa forms the rest of the story.

Palasa 1978 Movie Performances:

Raghu Kunche, apart from acting, has doubled up as a music director in the film. He has changed his body language to play the role and he has excelled in it.

The actor who plays his brother has also surprised everyone with his exceptional performance. His little expressions steal the show and convey the expression hits well.
Rakshit is yet another young hero who has impressed everyone with his portrayal. His expressions are on point and if he gets the right opportunities, he will make a mark in the industry.

Palasa 1978 Movie Positives:

Palasa 1978 has its core story set in the 70s and to get everything right from the setting to the ambiance is extremely difficult. Yet, the world of Palasa looks authentic and realistic enough.

One of the advances of the film is that the emotions are so real. It is good that the filmmaker hasn’t forced anything onscreen, which could have ruined the entire experience by a large mile.
The screenplay of Palasa 1978 is brilliant as it keeps the audience engaged with the proceedings. The makers haven’t added any scene just to glorify the violence that’s unfolding in the film.
Raghu Kunche’s music, especially the BGM, is classy. In fact, the music elevates the film on a whole new level, which is one of the reasons why Palasa 1978 has worked well.

Palasa 1978 Movie Negatives:

The main drawback in Palasa 1978 is that the film drowns in predictability. You can easily guess what’s going to happen next as the film deals with rich vs poor conflict.

While the first half of the film keeps things interesting, the second half is a letdown in comparison. It’s a tad bit slow, which brings down the interest level.
The climax of Palasa 1978 is a little disappointing and lacks the punch. Even though the climax carries an important message, it could have been done in a different manner.

Palasa 1978 Movie Verdict:

On the whole, director Karuna Kumar’s Palasa 1978 is a film that is worth a watch in theatres for its story. Rooted in realism, the film showcases the injustice that happens to the poor people in the village. With excellent performances, the film is an interesting watch.