Panchakshari is a paranormal story where a dead woman’s soul descends into a look-alike woman wreaks vengence on the evil doers.
Panchakshari is born in the temple of Goddess Durga at exactly the same muhurtam as that of the godess. Her parents (Chandra Mohan and Rajitha) and the entire village treat her as a personification of goddess Durga. When Panchakshari (Anushka) grows up, she is married to Sriram (Samrat) of the same village.
The village baddie (Pradeep Rawat) has plans to steal the Durga temple jewels. Thinking that Panchakshari is becoming a hurdle for their plans With the help of Aghora Kundalika (Kamal), She is killed.
By a coincidence, Sriram meets Honey (Anushka) a look-alike of Panchakshari, who is a fashion designer. After listening to the sad story of Panchakshari, she volunteers to go to the village and when she goes there, the soul of Panchakshari descends into the body of Honey and the rest of the story is all about how the baddies are snuffed out and how the temple jewelry is saved.
Anushka, in her double role, carries the entire film on her shoulders. Samrat does not have any screen presence. Chandra Mohan, Pradeep Rawat and Nazar are as usual competent The comedy troupe of Brahmanandam, Ali, MS Narayana et al fail to tickle your funny bone. All others just go through their motions as their roles have not been properly delienated.
The story is as old as any Indian myth and the screenplay does not help the narration to be interesting. Mere special effects do not make any movie worth watching. There is lot of effort, but then you get the feeling of deja vu, seen it somewhere feeling. Technically, the film is good, but the utter predictability makes the film a pain in ypu-know-where.
Panchakshari can safely given a miss unless you are a fan of Anushka.
The Cast and Crew
Anushka Shetty, Vijay Samrat, Bramanandam, Chandra Mohan, Pradeep Rawat, Ali, Raghu Babu, M.S.Narayana, Uttej, Sudha, Telangana Sakuntala, Sana, Jeeva , Nassar,
Music Director: Chinna
2.25 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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