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'Courier Boy Kalyan' Review: Delivery Fail

Movie: Courier Boy Kalyan
Rating: 2.5/5
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Guru Films
Cast: Nithin, Yami Gautham, Aushtosh Rana, Raviprakash, Satyam Rajesh, Surekha Vani, Harsha Vardhan and others
Music by: Karthik, Anup Rubens
Background score: Sandeep Chowta
Cinematography: Satya Ponmar
Editing: Praveen Pudi
Produced by: Gautham Menon, Sunita Tati
Story, screenplay, dialogues, and direction: Prem Sai
Release date: 17 September 2015

When director Gautham Menon announced that he is producing a film with hero Nithin, the movie raised many expectations but Courier Boy Kalyan went through many problems and finally hit the screens after two years. On the auspicious festival day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Courier Boy Kalyan has come to theatres. So does this courier boy deliver the ‘parcel’ without any issues?

Story:
The film starts off in Bucharest, Romania in Eastern Europe in a research facility. A top-notch doctor (Ashutosh Rana) is involved in research of stem cells and there are sudden abortions in the hospital associated with the facility. With a patient’s brother threatening to take action against the hospital, the doctor shifts base to Hyderabad, India.

Here, he tries to go about his research and during the process, a ward boy gets to know of his plans. The ward boy Mallesh gathers evidence and sends it through courier to Satyamurthy (Nassar) who is a social activist.

In comes courier boy Kalyan who unknowingly gets involved in the story and ends up being chased by the doctor and his cronies.

Will Kalyan manage to fight the doctor and his associates? Will he break the nexus? That forms the rest of the story. 

Artistes’ Performances:
Nithin as a messenger has done quite a neat job. The role doesn’t require him to exhibit any histrionics other than being a normal guy and he carries it off with ease.

Yami Gautham appears in an inconsequential character that is there for songs. Aushtosh Rana is pretty plain villain. Satyam Rajesh has tried to do some comedy. All the roles in the movie including Nasser don’t get noticed for their performances. 

Technical Excellence:
The movie consists pretty ordinary technical values. Music is provided by three composers but none of the songs are catchy.

Background score by Sandeep Chowta serves what is required, nothing extraordinary. The pace of the movie is slow and movie drags on (editing by Pravin Pudi). Production values are on low side. 

Highlights:

  • Simple concept
  • Nithin

Drawbacks:

  • Too many songs at wrong places
  • Weak screenplay to sustain the interest
  • Unexciting climax
  • Silly comedy track

Analysis:
Courier Boy Kalyan is heavily inspired by the Hollywood film Premium Rush and it is also being released in Tamil as Tamilselavum Thaniyar Anjalum.

When a director comes up with concept based story, he has to have a  screenplay that can make the audiences glued to the seats till the end.

When the narration goes on plain mode without any twists, the audiences lose interest in the mid-way itself. Case in example is Courier Boy Kalyan that is told in predictable narration wherein we can tell the next scene and it ends exactly the same. 

Although it begins fairly in a interesting way, soon it drifts into regular movie style. Moreover, the songs come frequently testing patience despite very short run time.

If the editor chops off all the unnecessary songs, comedy track, the runtime would come down to below one hour. Such is the thin storyline that it has.

There is also no involving romantic track either on Nithin and Yami. In the beginning we are introduced Ashutosh Rana as menacing international mafia doctor but he is reduced to local don-type soon after.

While director Premsai did have a story that had a lot of potential, he fails to use it to the optimum extent and ends up giving the audience a rather flavourless film.

Bottomline: Boring affair

(Venkat can be reached venkat@greatandhra.com or https://twitter.com/greatandhranews) 

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