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Naga Chaitanya has collaborated with Tamil filmmaker Venkat Prabhu on the thriller flick Custody. Because of its strong promotional materials. This is released in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously. Krithi Shetty plays the female protagonist in the film.

Naga Chaitanya does a good job at portraying an underdog persona and his performance is genuine. His authentic acting he held the movie together. Chaitanya was also impressive in the action scenes.  Arvind Swami is a terrific match for Raju’s part, and there are some good interactions with him, Chaitanya, and Krithi Shetty. Krithi Shetty is a decent character who does what is asked of her.

The latter part is a major letdown, since the action is dull with no interest. Custody was written by Venkat Prabhu, who is well-known for his superb screenplays that one couldn’t believe. The action sequence had little influence on the picture. The portrayal of Priyamani and Sarath Kumar’s roles is unsatisfactory. The retrospective section is routine and lacking in excitement. A further serious setback is the music.

The picture is slow after the intermission, and the rest of the instances are quite uninteresting. It was additionally anticipated that the second half would include tense events, but there were indeed any. Considering his previous work and the issues Venkat Prabhu chooses, one would anticipate the film to live through them, yet it fails woefully.

SR Kathir’s filming is excellent. The editing is substandard since the picture seems a little long, particularly during the second half. The visual effects are poor. It was odd to witness such poor work from Ilaiyaraaja and Yuvan Shankar Raja. The songs are fairly terrible, and the surrounding soundtrack isn’t much better. 

There’s nothing noteworthy to mention. Naga Chaitanya and Arvind Swami give it their all, but the director and plot fall short. The film was panned for its extended running time and stability, and it was a box office flop.

The Times of India’s Neeshita Nyayapati awarded it three out of five stars. She also said, Custody has the kind of story that’s predictable, and some of the characters could’ve been fully realized to make this experience better than what it is.

The Hindu’s Sangeetha Devi Dundoo said that Custody is not without its pitfalls.It stumbles when it delves into a hackneyed emotional narrative. The romance, as well as some of the hilarity that surrounds it, should have been written better. “However, the film has a lot going for it.”

 “For a story that predominantly unfolds over a span of 48 hours and involves some solid chase sequences, the film wastes quite a lot of time initially in needless subplots,” commented Haricharan Pudipeddi of Hindustan Times. To have the intended impression on the viewer, the film needed to be more relentless and sharp.”

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