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'KGVPG' Review: Decent Action Love Story

'KGVPG' Review: Decent Action Love Story

Movie: Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha
Rating: 3/5
Banner:
14 Reels Entertainment
Cast: Nani, Mehreen, Satyam Rajesh, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj, Brahmaji,  Prabhas Srinu and others
Music:  Vishal Chandrasekhar
Cinematography: J Yuvaraj 
Editing: M R Varma
Action: Vijay 
Producers:  Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara
Story, Screenplay, and Directed by: Hanu Raghavapudi
Release Date: 12 February 2016

With 'Bhale Bhale Magadivoy', Nani proved that he could attract all kind of audiences. After delivering such a big hit, he has teamed up with struggling director Hanu Raghavapudi of 'Andala Rakshasi' for 'Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha'.

Since it is produced by big production house 14 Reels Entertainment and it is Nani’s immediate release after BBM, the movie has created a huge buzz around it. Let’s find out how the movie has fared up…

Story:
In Hindupur, Anantapur district, two faction groups wage war at each other. One group is headed by Rajanna. Mahalakshmi (Mehreen), Rajanna's niece, and Krishna (Nani), a timid guy who does nothing in life, love each other but meet in secret. Nani has no guts to tell her brother that he wants to get married to Mahalakshmi.

One day, the rival faction group attacks Rajanna’s family to kidnap three children. The kids are ACP Srikanth's children. Mahalakshmi brother seeks help of Krishna to safely handover the kids to their father ACP Srikanth (Sampath) in Hyderabad. Who are after these kids?

Artistes’ Performances:
Nani is known for delivering good performances and his performance in "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" was much appreciated. In this film too he has done superbly. He is at ease in comic and romantic sequences. Mehreen is okay.

The kids are cute and the little one steals the show. Sampath as ACP has got meaty role and he has done his best.  Brahmaji's character is hilarious. In other roles, Murali Sharma and Prudhvi have done good job.

Technical Excellence: 
New music director Vishal Chandrasekhar has scored background score that suits well to the story but the songs are not impressive. Yuvaraj who is also debutant has cranked the camera excellently.

The locations are relatively unexplored on screen and they are framed beautifully by the new cameraman. Editing is not at all good. The pace of the movie is its main drawback. 14 Reel Entertainment never comprises on production values and this movie also has richness in every frame.

Highlights:

  • Technical values
  • Backdrop of story
  • Little kid
  • Some comedy episodes

Drawbacks:

  • Too many threads in the story
  • Excessive runtime
  • Uneven pace

Analysis:
Director Hanu Raghavapudi, whose debut film as a director was the love story Andala Rakshasi, returns with this “Krishnagaadi Veera Prema Gaadha.

The director starts off the movie in interesting way with nice romantic track between Nani and Mehreen.

The track of Mahalakshmi drawing rangoli in exam papers just to fail in English exams so that her family would not get married off till she passes graduation is very entertaining. The way Satyam Rajesh turns bakra in their romantic tracks is also hilarious.

The writing by Hanu is impressive but the narration is uneven. The romance and the hilarious moments are entertaining to watch but the trouble begins when the movie gets into other aspects of the story - faction wars, kidnap drama and international don David's arrest. But the international Don's episode has a spark of novelty, though.

The good part of the movie is the stunning visuals, rich production values with some nice romantic track.

On the downside, the movie has no meat after the interval as the story's main twists and turns have already been established by then. The single point drive in the second half at times bores the audiences. Also the songs come as speed-breakers.

All in all, this prema gaadha is mixed bag - some good moments in the first half, flat second half.

Bottom-line: Entertaining But Lengthy

(Venkat can be reached venkat@greatandhra.com or Twitter)

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