How Chandra Sekhar Yeleti's films bring layers and moral ambiguity to Telugu cinema

TollywoodYeleti has a knack for misdirection, making the audience believe something while cleverly turning it on its head later in the film.Sankeertana VarmaFacebook/Chandra Sekhar YeletiIn Anukokunda Oka Roju (2005), Yeleti’s second outing, a song—poignantly written by Sirivennela—plays in the background, close to the climax, that tries to underline the film’s conflict for us. Other than being an effective form of a pre-climax refresher, it also acts as a silent testimony of the filmmaker’s skill. There is a particular scene in that song where Sahasra (Charmy Kaur) is shown smiling at a kid. But then she sees a shovel in his hands and she gets up and leaves, scared. For all we know, he is an innocent boy but to her, he might as well be the next person trying to kill her. In the former portions of the film, we are shown her love
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