Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, What’s Behind: Natural Star Nani banking on the success of ‘Bhale Bhale Magadivoy’ is back with this film directed by Hanu Raghavapudi of ‘Andala Rakshasi’ fame. Produced by 14 Reels Entertainments banner, the movie also has Mehrene debuted as heroine. Let us get further into review.
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Story: Krishna (Nani), a timid guy in faction filled Seema area is in love with childhood friend Maha Lakshmi (Mehrene). Both of them hide their love from elders because Maha Lakshmi belongs to a faction family of Rama Raju (Shathru), continuously under threat of attack by opponents. On the other side, Rama Raju’s brother ACP Srikanth (Sampath Raj) in Hyderabad is an Encounter specialist living happily with three children. As Krishna decides to reveal his love before Maha Lakshmi’s family members, they are attacked by International Terrorist David Ibrahim (Murali Sharma) gang. So, Krishna takes on the mission of rescuing ACP’s three children from spot but interim, there are many twists and turns. Who arrested David Ibrahim? Where is he now? How Krishna succeeds in his mission to save three cute kids and also win Maha Lakshmi?
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Artists and Technicians: Generally, faction backdrop films are filled with heavy bloodshed and serious action. In contrast, Hanu Raghavapudi molded a serious story into entertaining dominated narration with a creatively written screenplay. Although execution gets feeble here and there, majorly there is a problem with second half getting tedious. Hanu could have seriously worked a bit more in overstretched second half where the tempo goes up and down with an overall diluted impact. Dialogues were funnily written and served the premise. Technically, camera department headed by Yuvraj and assisted by Senthil has done a tremendous job. On a whole, the color tinge is so soothing and appeasing to eyes. Editing from Goutham Raju should have trimmed at least 10 minutes in second half to cut short a lengthy runtime. Vishal Chandrasekhar’s musical score in couple of songs was fine and BGM is just awesome. Couple of songs in second half seriously disturbed the flow. Production standards from 14 Reels banner are highly appreciable.
On to performances, Nani leaves his own strong mark in every character offered. As a faint hearted lover, he came up with honest portrayal of character and his comic timing with simple mannerisms keep you always on smile. His innocence before three kids and favoritism towards Balakrishna are a delight to watch. Mehrene resembled Kajal Agarwal in few frames and is so cute in traditional costumes. She made a refreshing pair with Nani as the romantic thread smelled fresh. Sampath Raj is one more time so impressive and his sincere attitude paid off giving a new kick. Murali Sharma’s role is absolutely wasted in Police Station to run the comedy track with SI (30 Years Industry Prudhvi) and Prabhas Sreenu. Then, Brahmaji was hilarious in Police Station scene before interval block. Shatru, Annapurna, Ravi Kale, Harish Uttaman, Sathyam Rajesh and child artists Nayana, Moksha and Sree Pritham does well. Rest may not need much to mention.
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Rating Analysis: The way Hanu Raghavapudi scripted the whole film with lot many characters and weaving all of them using many sub threads sounded very well early on. In fact, movie takes-off on a very bright note elaborating the romantic track of hero, heroine and fun thereof. On the other side, faction feud in Seema followed by Sampath Raj’s bravery as cop in Hyderabad and terrorism thread on Murali Sharma are opened one by one with main focus although centered on cute romantic track. By the time of interval, all sub threads are bridged to main thread revealing the hero’s mission.
So, second half was wide and open. Here Hanu Raghavapudi had enough space to play a safe game with three kids and Nani running away in car. Instead, he relied on some clichéd elements to drive and drag the single pointed narration forward. In this scenario, Hanu even left some seriously important logics to air which kept the tempo dropping down. The principal error lied in director was with powerful characters introduced in first half going futile and pointless by second half. That was a total injustice. Towards the climax, it was again Nani took the entire burden closing on a routine note.
All in all, KGVPG had enough of entertainment to keep us engrossed in first half. Problem lied in second half with narration deviated from core plot. Characters introduced so seriously in first half either goes on to bed or get struck in PS for second half thus making the execution disoriented. Finally, Nani and Hanu make KGVPG a decent watch and worth winning 2.75 stars. Commercially, the film has high probability of clicking with all sets of audience.
KGVPG Cinejosh Verdict: Nani Show All The Way.
KGVPG Cinejosh Rating: 2.75/5.0
Reviewed by Srivaas