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'Kerintha' Review: One For Young Hearts

Movie: Kerintha
Rating: 3/5
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Sri Venkateswara Creations
Cast: Sumanth Aswin, Viswant, Pavateesham, Sri Divya, Sukruthi, Tejaswi and Others
Dialogues: Aburi Ravi
Music: Micky J Mayor
Cinematography: Vijay K Chakravarthy 
Editor: Madhu
Producer: Dil Raju
Direction: Sai Kiran Adivi 
Release Date: June 12, 2015

A big film has it all, but a small film needs time to sink into audiences’ minds. Apart from heavy-duty action films and romantic films, another genre that sells is youth films. 

With times, the stories are fine-tuned to address the age-old issues that concern youth of that generation. Dil Raju’s small film Kerintha is one such film.

Let’s see how the film has come up…

Story:
Kerintha is the story of three couples and takes us through their happy and sad stories.

Artistes’ Performances:
A few films old, Sumath Ashwin shows maturity in his performance, while Sri Divya puts in a decent performance. 

On the other hand, Viswant puts in average performance and one is left feeling that the director should have cast a more mature actor for the role. 

And amongst the three couples shown, that of Parvateesam and Sukriti is the best. Parvateesam goes a little overboard with Srikakulam accent, but he gets the best moments and he is also the narrator of the film. Sukriti on the other hand gets to play a character that slowly grows on you and she becomes the most likeable character towards the end. Though she is a new actress, she puts in a good performance. 

The rest of the supporting cast does the best within the scope of their characters.

Technical Excellence:
The music for the film is by Mickey J Meyer and he has come up with some good songs like Mila mila mila mila, Sumagandhala, Swaramlo aaginde kerintha will stay in the charts for some time. 

Once again, Mickey shows that he is good at background score. In fact, his music takes the film to a different level. 

Abburi Ravi’s dialogues are the main highlight of the film and the cinematography is colourful in keeping with the theme of the story and sets the right mood for the plot. 

Dil Raju proves that he knows exactly how to pick the right subject once again. 

Highlights:

  • Feel Good Factor
  • Emotional Quotient
  • Songs

Drawbacks:

  • Cliched
  • Average First Half

Analysis:
Friends, love and ambition… that’s what takes up the life and time of young people. Of course, as said earlier, like romance and action, films based on youth come from time to time. And Kerintha is one such film which reminds you of Shekhar Kammula’s Happy Days, but has characterization on the lines of 3 Idiots. 

Till the interval, the film tracks the lives of present generation youngsters. And in the second half, it totally ties you down with strong emotions. 

In fact, Kerintha is a good example of development of characters and as the story progresses one tends to fall in love with the lead characters. You begin to enjoy their love, their problems and their small victories. 

Also, the biggest plus of the film is that though more or less all the scenes give a sense of déjà vu, you tend to enjoy them all over again with Kerintha. Though you know where the story is headed, the journey does not bore you and can be equally enjoyed by audiences of all ages. 

In the past, Dil Raju’s Bommarillu and Kotta Bangaru Lokam worked well with the audiences and now Kerintha gives you an emotional high without missing out on any entertainment elements. 

In short, the film will be liked by the target audience and takes the audience a step ahead from where Happy Days left you. 

The film’s director Sai Kiran Adivi manages to pull off an entertaining film which is fun in the first half and touching in the second half. 

Kerintha impresses you by telling the story of today’s youth and it remains to be seen if it will work at the box office.

Bottomline: For today’s youth

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

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