Critics Review


A predictable yet engaging action drama

Custody has the kind of story that�s predictable and some of the characters could�ve been fully realised to make this experience better than what it is. But if action dramas with a touch of emotion are your cup of tea, this is right down your lane.(more)

Source: Neeshita Nyayapati, Times Of India


Works in bits and pieces

Custody manages to engage in bits and pieces but apart from those portions, there isn�t anything great to rave about. Naga Chaitanya and Arvind Swami try their level best, but it is the direction and story of Venkat Prabhu that has to be blamed. If you are a fan of Venkat Prabhu or Naga Chaitanya then make sure to lower your expectations before watching the film.(more)

Source: 123 telugu,


Naga Chaitanya's action thriller has too many subplots, needed a lot more to make an impact

Shiva lives with his parents and younger sister. He�s in love with Revathi, a driving school instructor and they decide to elope and get married. On the night Shiva is supposed to pick up Revathy and marry, he gets involved in a road rage case and arrests the two people involved in the incident. Soon, Shiva learns that one among them is Raju, a local hitman who does all the dirty work for the CM and her party. The other man in the road rage incident is a CBI officer, who has to produce Raju in a court in Bengaluru the next day. As news spreads that Raju is locked up, the CM sends out a team to kill him. Shiva quickly realises the gravity of the situation and takes the responsibility of handing over Raju in the court.(more)

Source: Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times


This Naga Chaitanya film had interesting premise but let down by weak screenplay

Custody is predictable but if the Shiva-Raju relationship/ story had been completely unlocked, it would have made for terrific viewing.(more)

Source: Latha Srinivasan, India Today