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Ek Mini Katha review: Santosh Shoban-Kavya Thapar’s film is short, sweet and forgettable

In spite of the comedy, the storyline doesn’t keep the audience hooked throughout the film.

By Shaheen | OTTplay
May 26, 2021
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A still from Ek Mini Katha.

Telugu movie Ek Mini Katha, which is Amazon Prime Video’s latest offering, has a host of relative newcomers and a quirky and promising plot.

The film revolves around Santosh (Santosh Shoban), who assumes that he has an unusually small penis. Santosh has been scarred for life by the words of his schoolmate years ago. He has become so sensitive to the topic that common words like ‘big’ and ‘small’ stress him out and that leads to him trying new ways to be ‘normal’ and accepted by people around him.

Debutant director Karthik Rapolu has handled this tricky subject in a hilarious way. Despite packing the film with jokes at the expense of Santosh, Karthik succeeds in ably conveying the message. This is evident in how Santosh’s character is shown as being mature even in the toughest of situations.

There are also a few moments in the film which will make you laugh and most of these belong to Krishna Murali Posani, who plays the role of Dr Surya Prakash. The ‘dead body album’ is one of the most memorable scenes from the film.

Sapthagiri, who plays Santosh’s cousin Giri in the movie, is an interesting find and has some ‘winning dialogues’. Eager to help out Santosh with anything he needs after his wedding with Amrutha, Giri goes to great lengths, infuriating Santosh, who has a problem of his own. His ‘death winner’ dialogue is unexpected and something that will stay with you.

Kavya Thapar and Shraddha Das are good in their roles, but their screen time is limited. However, other supporting characters such as Sudarshan’s Darshan or Brahmaji’s Ram Mohan (Santosh's father) are easily forgettable. Despite the slew of newcomers in the film, the plot doesn’t offer too much scope for them to deliver.

In spite of the comedy, the storyline doesn’t keep the audience hooked throughout the film and it lacks elements that make viewers curious about what happens next. You wouldn’t miss much even if you happened to watch only a few portions.

Ek Mini Katha also has a lot of filler songs that hinder the pace of the film. The only good thing about these is that they add to the overall colour of the movie, with the choreographer and set designer deserving a special mention for making the visuals appealing.

Although Ek Mini Katha’s plot had a lot of potential, the movie ends up as just a one-time watch.

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