Review Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada

Cast: Nikhil, Hebah Patel, Nandita Shwetha and Vennela Kishore

Editing: Chota K Prasad

Cinematography: Sai Sriram

Music: Sekhar Chandra

Producers: P Venkateshwara Rao

Story-Screenplay-Direction: VI Anand

Actor Nikhil, who scored hat-trick hits with Swamy Rara, Karthikeya and Surya Vs Surya, was set back by the failure of Shankarabharam. To strike back hard, he took a year gap and came up with his new film Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada. The film was released today and we bring you the review of it:


Arjun (Nikhil) falls for Ayesha (Avila Gor) during his college days. Both of them decide to get married. On the day of marriage, Ayesha doesn’t turn up.

Four years later, when Arjun visits Kerala, he meets Amala (Hebah Patel). Both of them get close and suddenly on one day, Amala vanishes from there. Later, Arjun again spots her in Hyderabad. But when he meets her, she says her name is Nitya, not Amala. Who is Amala then? Why didn’t Ayesha marry Arjun? You should watch the film to know the answers.



Nikhil has done justice to his role. It’s good to see him choosing different kind of scripts. But there is nothing new in his looks and style. Hebah Patel suited in the role of a cute girl. Nandita Shweta was perfect fit for her role and she has given most of the expressions through her eyes, which is quite commendable. Rest all have given neat performances.

Thumbs up:

  • Music
  • Story
  • Nikhil
  • Comedy scenes
  • Cinematography

Thumbs down:

  • First half
  • Editing


Technical and overall analysis:

Director VI Anand picked up a novel storyline where a girl still loves her boyfriend even after her death. He took utmost care to stand out from the other horror comedy flicks and he succeeded in that. The major highlight of this film is music. Shekhar Chandra has given a terrific background score which elevates the crucial scenes. Even songs are good. Cinematography was nice. Especially Kerala scenes and few horror scenes were shot well. Editing could have been better.


The first half of the film is quite sluggish and bores the audience. The story starts before the interval and the interval bang was good. The narration in the second half was good. The film was well shot with minimal budget. Producers must be appreciated for releasing the film in the period of financial crisis. Overall, Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada is a decent attempt which can be watched once.

One-line verdict:

Chinnodu impresses in parts.


Rating: 2.75/5

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