Movie: Kho Kho
Kho Kho review: An above average fare
By: By Vijaya Sarathy RG
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Friday 13 January 2012
Movie: Kho Kho
Kitty, Priyamani, Harshitha Poonacha, Srihari, Anu Prabhakar
R.Chandru directed Kho Kho is a mixed fare. It is packed with high technical values but is low on content and screenplay.
The movie has a racy narration though there is a lack of flow in many sequences. Logic takes a back seat as the viewer is force fed sequences like an item song, a romantic number and unwarranted action sequences.
The style of presentation and making builds interest but it soon fizzles away thanks to the unnecessary sequences and songs. The film leaves the audience confused in the end about the illogical presentation but nevertheless satisfies the viewers with the superb camera work and entertaining song picturisations.
Kitty befriends Kaveri, the Police Commissioner`s sister. Kaveri who is in love, leaves her house to get married to her lover but soon learns about his true nature. How Kitty saves Kaveri and and solves the issue forms the crux of the story.
Kitty looks convincing in this action oriented role. Priyamani looks glamorous in the song sequences and has a pretty good role in the film.
Harshika Poonacha has a small role, but she aptly fits into the role. Telugu actor Srihari with his stylised acting and dialogue delivery is too artificial for the role.
Veterans like Anu Prabhakar, Ravi Kale, Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila and Shobharaj play insignificant roles. Bullet Prakash has a slightly better role in which he excelled.
Chandrashekhar scores well in the cinematography department, though Ramana Gogula is not as good as he was in his first Kannada film Yuvaraja. The editing could have been better. The film carries lot of style because of its designing and the art director and stylists have to be appreciated.
Kho Kho ends up as an above average fare, though it could have been made into a total entertainer.
Rating: Two and a half stars.
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film