Review: Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada


Cast: Nikhil Siddharth, Nandita Swetha, Hebah Patel,Vennela Kishore

Director: VI Anand

Producer: P.V.Rao

Banner: Meghana Arts

Music Director: Sekhar Chandra

Promising and young actor Nikhil is an expert in choosing different script is set to surprise us again with an entertaining thriller. Since the launch of intriguing teaser, Nikhil Sidharth’s Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada has been making right noises and been in the news. The film hit the screens today. Let us see what is in store for us!


Arjun (Nikhil) is a happy-go lucky who gives importance to friendship. He goes to Kerala for his friend Vennela Kishore psychological treatment. One day Arjun comes across a beautiful girl Amala (Hebah Patel) and instantly falls in love with her.

Later, after coming back to Hyderabad, Arjun realizes that Amala is a spirit, who has taken over Nithya’s body. After few days, the spirit in Amala’s body leaves Nitya’s body and enters into another girl Parvathi (Nandita Swetha) body. Why did spirit enter into Amala’s body? Why it left Nithya and enters into Paravathi? Forms the rest of the story.

Positive Points:

Nikhil Siddhardh is one of the major assets of the film. Nikhil gets a tailor made role and looks suave with some toned body and as usually good with his act too. Hebah Patel looks good and enthralled in a western number in second half. Another actress Nandita Sweta suits the bill perfectly. Vennela Kishore hilarious comedy is good and all the Jabardasth comedians generated decent comedy.

Right dose of thrill factor and situational comedy is major highlight of the film. Director Vi Anand has ensured that the interval bang as a perfect pitch for the second half. Second half is well paced and gripping.

Background music is another asset for this movie and music director Sharat Chandra did an excellent job. Sai Srirram’s cinematography elevates the right mood of the film.

Negative Points:

Dragged climax is one of the major negatives of the film. Initial parts of the movie should have been better and second half pace slows down towards the climax.


Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada is a movie that wants to ride on comedy and horror throughout. It does quite well in that respect, and the film satisfies hard-core thrill seekers, and also one movie that goes outside the bounds of commercial Horror Telugu cinema.

On the whole, the film is fun filled horror thriller to watch on screen.

Rating: 3.25/5