Karthikeya (film)

Karthikeya is a 2014 bilingual Mystery thriller written amp directed by Chandoo Mondeti shot in Telugu amp Tamil languages simultaneously. It was produced by Venkat Srinivas on Magnus Cine Prime Pvt. Ltd. and featured Nikhil Siddharth, Swati Reddy, Tanikella Bharani and Rao Ramesh in important roles. Sekhar Chandra composed the films music while Karthik Ghattamaneni and Karthika Srinivas were its cinematographer and editor respectively. The film revolves around a closed Kartikeya temple on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and showcases the life of a curious medico Karthik and his nexus with the temple.

Centuries ago, Sri Raja Keerthi Ravi Varma promises to build a huge temple for a swayambhu idol of Kartikeya if the latter saves his kingdom from drought. It regains normalcy after unexpected rains and Varma constructs a huge temple under the supervision of Vishvakarma. On the night of every Karthika Pournami, huge white light is emitted the temple since its origin and people believed it as Kartikeyas presence and blessings. Since then, Kartikeya was worshiped there on a grand scale till 2012. However the temple was closed due to few circumstances in 2013 and whoever tried to reopen it or know about it died mostly because of a snake bite or an accident making the temple a haunted place.An endowment officer Shankar comes to know about the mystery and gets killed by a snake bite. ACP Sahadev who is investigating the case takes permission from endowment department chief Prudhvi Raj for completing the procedures. Later he receives a book which had Shankars research on the temples mystery. On a parallel note, Karthik is a medico and also a fearless atheist who is sent for a medical camp to Subramanyapuram where this temple is situated. He considers a BDS final year student Valli as his lucky charm who also happens to be a native of this place. The sarpanch Veerraju provides the accommodation at Dharmakartha Nilayam to the medicos group which is a very strange two floor building with a big statue of a five headed snake on its top shut since 2013. One night Karthik witnesses the death of Sahadev in an accident and gets Shankars book there. He reads it and learns about the temples myth but nothing about the mystery is written. ........

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