Jan 15, 2008

Telugu Movie KRISHNA Review


Cast: Ravi Teja, Trisha, Sayaji Shinde, Chandramohan, Jaya Prakash Reddy, MS Narayana, Sunil, Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharani, Kota Sreenivasa Rao, etc
Director: VV Vinayak

Krishna, starring Ravi Teja and Trisha with VV Vinayak as director, is a good entertainer with a good mix of comedy and action. Ravi Teja's acting and Brahmanandam's comedy are the highlights.

Krishna (Ravi Teja) is the brother of Chandrasekhar, an Mandal Revenue Officer, in Vijayawada. A gold medalist, Krishna sacrifices his Rs 40 K job for a poor fellow, and leads the life of a happy-go-lucky guy. One day, he happens to see the ravishing Sandhya (Trisha) along with her relatives at a temple. It’s love at first sight. He not only expresses his love for her boldly, but also shifts his house into their penthouse and plays a lot of pranks along with Bobby (Brahmanandam), the heroine's distant relative.

Sandhya’s brother Shinde (Sayaji Shinde), a realtor turned gangster, is always busy protecting Sandhya from his dreaded rival Jakka (Mukhul Dev). Krishna approaches Shinde to give his sister in marriage to him. How the hero punishesthe villain and gets to marry his love forms the rest of the story.

Ravi Teja plays the role of Krishna with his usual panache. Interestingly, the hero has you in splits with his comic timing and dialogue delivery. Like in Idiot, this character of his is likely to remain long in public memory. Trisha does not limit herself to glamour and has performed well, doing particularly well in the dance sequences. Brahmanandam plays the role of Bobby. This happens to be one of the lengthiest roles in his career, on the lines of Chari in the film Dhee. Mukhul Dev does not impress. The comedy by MS Narayana and Rajesh is hilarious. Sunil plays the role of the hero's friend, but nothing much comes from his role.

Though the story is as ancient as the hills, director VV Vinayak succeeds in giving it a new treatment. Screenplay is executed with skill, keeping the audiences glued to their seats. Music by Chakri is good. Though most of the tunes make you recall some hit Hindi or Tamil song, the songs have been shot artistically in beautiful locations. Last this film is AVERAGE.


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