May 23, 2024
Papam Pasivadu OTT Review: Telugu Web Series on Aha.

Papam Pasivadu

Papam Pasivadu Release Date: September 29, 2023

Movie Rating: 2.25/5

Starring: Sreerama Chandra, Rashi Singh, Sri Vidya Maharshi, Gayatri Chaganti, Madee, Ashok Kumar and others

Director: Lalith Kumar

Music Director: Jose Jimmy

Producer: Akhilesh Vardhan

Cinematographer: Gokul Bharathi

Editor: Viplav Nyshadam

Aha has just published a new Telugu web series named Papam Pasivadu (Season 1), which marks the OTT debut of famous playback singer Sreerama Chandra. Examine our review to see how the series fared.


Kranthi (Sreerama Chandra), a befuddled 32-year-old guy, is in a pickle after splitting up with Dimpy (Gayathri Chaganti). One night, when feeling depressed and inebriated, he meets Chaaru (Raashi Singh) at a pub and sleeps at her apartment. This piques his attention. At the same time, his parents plan for his marriage to Anusha (Sri Vidya Maharshi). Kranthi is split between Chaaru, and Anusha, and reunites with Dimpy. The series covers his decision-making process and the events that ensue.

Plus Points:

Sreerama Chandra, a singer, is a perfect choice for the part of Karthik. His acting is constant, and he conveys the inner turmoil of a disturbed character successfully.

Raashi Singh excels as one of the prominent characters of Chaaru. Her performance in her assigned role is commendable, as is Sri Vidya Maharshi’s portrayal of an open-minded woman.

Jose Jimmy’s background score provides a new element to the narrative and occasionally delivers moments of amusement. Aishwarya Rajeev receives credit for bringing vitality to the series with her beautifully designed clothing.

Minus Points:

Director Lalith Kumar effectively begins the plot in the first episode but struggles to sustain the narrative’s flow, resulting in a slow fall in tempo by the third episode, primarily due to a tedious screenplay.

While Karthik’s character is well-developed, the filmmaker fails to generate unique character arcs for the female protagonists, allowing them to increase their on-screen presence and interactions with the male lead. Notably, there are no memorable sequences between Sreeram Chandra and any of the female stars.

Madee Manepalli’s portrayal of NASA has unrealized, unexplored humorous potential. The remaining cast members have minor roles with little consequence.

Despite the simplicity of the plot, the series may have been made more engaging by including humor at appropriate points. Unfortunately, the last episode lacks energy and fails to provide an intriguing climax.

Technical Considerations:

Lalith Kumar employs technical components such as music, cinematography, artwork, and costumes expertly. A more refined screenplay, on the other hand, was required to make Papam Pasivadu into an easygoing and amusing series. While the production qualities are good, the editing might be better.


Overall, Papam Pasivadu is a coming-of-age web series that fails to leave an indelible impact. Although Sreerama Chandra’s acting is commendable, the basic plot and slow writing detract from the overall viewing experience. While there are some amusing moments, researching other weekend entertainment choices may be a better decision.

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