Santosh Srinivas’s Kandireega (2011) Movie Review
Cast : Ram, Hansika, Aksha, Colors Swathi, Sonu Sood, Rajeev Kanakala, Brahmanandam, Chandra Mohan, Ajay, Dharmavarapu Subrahmaniam, Raghu Babu, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ahuti Prasad, M.S. Narayana, Srinivas Reddy, Hema, Pragathi and others.
Language : Telugu
Music Director : Thaman
Producer : Bellamkonda Suresh
Director : Santosh Srinivas
Date of Release : 12-August-2011
Censor Certificate: U/A
Watched at Prasadz, Hyderabad
Survi Review: 3/5
Storyline: Seenu (Ram), who didn’t even complete his graduation comes to city with an aim to complete degree. But he falls for Shruti (Hansika) at the first sight and comes to know that she is facing problem with a thug Bhavani (Sonu Sood), who wants to marry her against her wish. Seenu confronts Bhavani and a challenge from Bhavani gives an opportunity for Seenu to win Shruti’s love. One Seenu gets over Bhavani, he falls into a bigger problem called Rajanna (Jaya Prakash Reddy). Rajanna’s daughter Sandhya (Aksha) loves Seenu at first sight and asks her father to get her married to him. Now, Seenu has to use his brains to get out of this problem as he knows that sheer muscle power isn’t enough to get over Rajanna. The rest of the story is all about how Srinu solves the issues with a clever scheme.
Performance: Ram as Srinu, is simply fantastic and his style of action with a tinge of accent added grace to the film. Hansika as Shruti is fair enough but is not given a major role. Aksha carried herself well and performed with elegancy. Sonu Sood as Bhavani justified the role fantastically. Bharamanandam, Srinivas, Raghubabu were humorous and their rib-tickling acting in the movie can be appreciated. Jaya Prakash Reddy as Rajanna was apt.
Technical Aspects: Cinematography is just fantastic and praiseworthy. Locations chosen for the songs were simply superb and added flavor to the movie. Thaman.s music is the biggest asset of the film. The dialogues penned by the director were good. Direction is patchy and not well edited in post interval portions. There is nothing new in the subject line of the story. Content is repetitive and scenes are copied from various films (Brindavanam,Dhee, Ready.. Etc). Narrative is passable, though predictable. Choreography was fabulous perfectly suited
Survi Verdict: The film starts on an interesting note but suddenly the graph of the film slides downwards in the initial reels itself. It starts holding the attention of the viewer’s towards interval portion. Unpredictable spins and curls in the second half will keep the people engrossed but the pre-interval portions might cause weariness. Overall, A good attempt by director to keep audience entertained.
Final Word: Paisa Wasool Entertainer