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Kalidasu

Movie:
Kalidasu
Director:
Ravicharan Reddy
Cast:
Sushanth, Tamanna, Vinodkumar, Ajay, Sunil
Producer:
Nagasusheela and Srinivas
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When stars with the right industry connections make their debut it has always been a fascinating experience. This time, it is Sushanth, the grandson of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, the doyen of Telugu Cinema. Though the movie was shot without much publicity, it stepped up hype at the eleventh hour and got released silently.

Kalidasu (Sushanth) loses his father (Nagababu) in his childhood. He also kills the killer of his dad on the spot. After killing the goon, the boy runs away to Guntur. A lady (Jayasudha) brings up Kalidasu like her own son. Brought up in a rugged manner, he will not leave anybody whoever attacks his family members. Grown up, he becomes a car lifter. One day, he finds a girl Archana (Tamanna) in the dickey of a stolen car. The girl, who parents are dead, has a huge landed property. Land sharks eye on the land. In search of a safe place, the girl has reached Kalidasu's place. The villains trace the girl and kidnap her. The hero leaves for Hyderabad to get her back. He achieves the mission after heavy action and drama.

Sushanth, the grandson of ANR and nephew of Nag, made a decent debut though it is tailor made for him as he displays excellent histrionics with fine dialogue delivery, stunts and emotions. Tamanna, who recently sizzled in the film ‘Happy Days’, looks good and is glamourous. She has exposed considerably, providing the necessary oomph to her character. Vinodh Kumar as villain, and Ajay as his sidekick are good. Jayasudha's sentimental role as mother is routine.

Ravicharan Reddy has made his debut as director with this film. He also also provided the story and screenplay. He concentrated much on stunts and dances, while ignoring the narration. Reddy succeeded in molding each characterization, but he couldn't make the same synch with the running story. Dialogues are good and energetic in the film, but one can easily find that there are a good number of censor cuts. Music by Chakri is average, while songs proved to be speed breakers for the narration. This factor is more so in the second half. The comedy factor is also limited, while Sunil shoulders the responsibility. Cinematography is good.

Verdict: Watchable

 

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